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How do you think they'll handle Bilbo's invisibility?

nobofthepony
Lorien


Aug 4 2012, 6:23pm

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How do you think they'll handle Bilbo's invisibility? Can't Post

Vanishing or "ring world" like in LOTR?

Transparency like in the cartoon? Bilbo has a lot of dramatic moments while he's invisible. How do you think they'll handle that?


GoodGuyA
Lorien

Aug 4 2012, 6:33pm

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I'm expecting Ring World [In reply to] Can't Post

Instead of everything being chaotic and terrifying though, it will be more of a background effect. I expect far less WOOOOSH-ing in the background. Some people don't like the effect, but I found it to be a very nice way of seeing things as it came to a world which was, canonically, different than our own.


TomthePilgrim
Rohan


Aug 4 2012, 6:42pm

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I've had a few thoughts on the subject as of late . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

How the Ring effects the wearer is important. In the LOTR it was portrayed as a harrowing, dangerous endeavour. Sauron would sense the use of the Ring, and he could speak to, and maybe even sense the surroundings of, the wearer.

However, I think the best way for PJ and company to explain the differences is thus:

Sauron had been hiding in Dol Guldur for a long time, but he had not chosen the site simply for it's remoteness. It was also very close to Gladden Fields, the place where Isildur lost the Ring.
As Sauron is still in hiding in Dol Guldur, he is obviously still too weak to show himself. In this weakened state, he may or may not be able to sense it's use. If he can sense it's use, he may not be able to contact the wearer or sense his location. He may not want to show his power as of yet . . .

In the LOTR, when invisible, there are a great deal of 'turbulance' and the colours were often reminisent of the colour of The Eye. I expect the colour will be gone and the 'turbulance' will diminish . . . otherwise, I can't imagine PJ would make it TOO different from the Trilogy.

"I am Gandalf, and Gandalf means me!"

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,

"Thorin sat up with a start. 'Something is not right,' he muttered to himself as he stood up and looked towards the mirror . . . . . . . . . 'Durin's bones', he gasped, 'what's happened to my beard?'"


Istaris'staffs
Rivendell


Aug 4 2012, 6:44pm

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I was wondering about this too... [In reply to] Can't Post

I guess it has to be faithful to how it was in LOTR but some casual fans will wonder about Sauron, etc. I don't know if this makes sense, but the amount of noise (Sauron's voice, the whooshing, the screaming) also makes it difficult for me to figure how they're going to do it in TH


Arandir
Gondor


Aug 4 2012, 6:51pm

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I think [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't be certain regarding how Bilbo will see the world around him, but with regards to how the audience will 'see' his invisibility, remember the ComicCon giveaway?

http://25.media.tumblr.com/...Vv1qkgkowo1_1280.jpg

I guess it pretty much confirms that Bilbo will be seen as this sort of liquid-ish material (like the T-1000 in Terminator)


(This post was edited by Arandir on Aug 4 2012, 6:52pm)


nobofthepony
Lorien


Aug 4 2012, 7:02pm

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Really? [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't see this. This was revealed at Comic-Con?


Arandir
Gondor


Aug 4 2012, 7:06pm

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Link [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep! Here you go: Wink

http://www.theonering.net/...comic-con-exclusive/


Welsh hero
Gondor


Aug 4 2012, 7:14pm

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Vanishing like he did in the first film [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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DanielLB
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Aug 4 2012, 7:20pm

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I'm not sure if you're joking or not ... [In reply to] Can't Post


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I guess it pretty much confirms that Bilbo will be seen as this sort of liquid-ish material (like the T-1000 in Terminator)


It's only a toy figure ... I'm not sure it confirms anything of what it will look like in the film.



Arandir
Gondor


Aug 4 2012, 7:28pm

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Well [In reply to] Can't Post

of course I can't be sure what they'll do, but considering they advertized an 'invisible' Bilbo in the ComicCon box, it made me wonder why they'd choose THAT particular model/portrayal out of many.

Why not a visible Bilbo? What's into showing how an invisible Bilbo model looks like? (if he's really not seen in the film, may as well have given an empty box! Laugh)

Still, I can't imagine that Bilbo will be completely invisible, considering the amount of events that occur under such a disguise - some I guess so 'materiality' will be present - similar to the giveaway figure.

Nothing for certain - just an educated guess Wink


(This post was edited by Arandir on Aug 4 2012, 7:29pm)


TomthePilgrim
Rohan


Aug 4 2012, 7:28pm

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hmmmmmm . . . . . . . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

I really hope that turns out to be wrong . . .

"I am Gandalf, and Gandalf means me!"

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,

"Thorin sat up with a start. 'Something is not right,' he muttered to himself as he stood up and looked towards the mirror . . . . . . . . . 'Durin's bones', he gasped, 'what's happened to my beard?'"


dormouse
Half-elven


Aug 4 2012, 7:33pm

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That was just a toy [In reply to] Can't Post

And probably the only way they could make an invisible toy - that or persuade people to buy an empty box! If Bilbo looked like that in the film surely no one would believe that he couldn't be seen.

They've already done Bilbo wearing the Ring in Fellowship. He disappears and you hear his footsteps or breathing, see things move as he passes. I can't see why they would do any different this time - though they might also give him a shadow in bright light, for the goblins to see.


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 4 2012, 7:33pm

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Yes, it's invisible Bilbo [In reply to] Can't Post

I wasn't saying it wasn't ... it was your comment about him being seen like liquid in the film.

It's only a toy - how else are they supposed to get across he's invisible?


Arandir
Gondor


Aug 4 2012, 7:38pm

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Uhm [In reply to] Can't Post

When I compared it to liquid, I didn't mean that they'd be making the shining reflective metal stuff to portray him - I just wanted to make another film comparison (I guess I shouldn't have done that now).

I know it's just a toy but aren't these type of models meant to represent the content of the film ... you know, as a marketing campaign?

And after all, what's wrong with such an invisible-looking Bilbo?


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Aug 4 2012, 7:39pm

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Why does it have to be faithful to how it was shown in LOTR? [In reply to] Can't Post

I really have a difficult time understanding this 'consistency at all costs' philosophy.


Hanzkaz
Rohan

Aug 4 2012, 7:40pm

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When Bilbo first puts on the Ring - [In reply to] Can't Post

- it's dark, so the watery effect might not be so evident. Once he's in the daylight it will be a much less darker and less distorted version of what we saw in LOTR. Bilbo will probably at first think that he was a bit dizzy from a stumble....


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 4 2012, 7:40pm

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Yes, it represents Bilbo's invisibility [In reply to] Can't Post

But Bilbo isn't going to have a plastic opaque-y appearance in the film.


Arandir
Gondor


Aug 4 2012, 7:41pm

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It's not just one scene [In reply to] Can't Post

it's a series of scene - almost entire sequences that portray him in that state - in Goblin Town, during the Spider battle, in Thranduil's Halls, confrontation with Smaug, etc

So I'm guessing, the audience would want to 'connect' with something that is present - rather than seeing a sword flying in mid-air ... Laugh


Kangi Ska
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Aug 4 2012, 7:42pm

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Why should it not be? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Arandir
Gondor


Aug 4 2012, 7:42pm

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No no [In reply to] Can't Post

that's true, but that kind of 'shine' and blending with the environment is best represented like that I guess


shadowdog
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Aug 4 2012, 7:44pm

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Agree [In reply to] Can't Post

They wouldn't sell many invisible Bilbos with nothing there at all. SlyEvil


Silverlode
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Aug 4 2012, 7:52pm

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Because [In reply to] Can't Post

The people who liked LOTR are taking the "if it ain't broke" and "when I watch all six consecutively in a marathon" points of view.

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
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DesiringDragons
Lorien


Aug 4 2012, 7:52pm

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They could do a sort of shimmery effect but [In reply to] Can't Post

it might look a bit Romulan Cloaking Device.

I think it could work with him completely invisible, as in the LotR films, despite the number of scenes. I guess we'll have to see.

I think the "Ring World" effect will be less pronounced and scary-looking, though, as others have said - because Sauron is not yet actively searching for the ring.


Arandir
Gondor


Aug 4 2012, 7:59pm

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Although I wouldn't mind [In reply to] Can't Post

acquiring that nice box, still Laugh


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Aug 4 2012, 8:06pm

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Because the Hobbit takes place at an earlier time [In reply to] Can't Post

When Sauron wasn't actively hunting for the Ring.

Plus, Bilbo uses it at the start of FOTR, and there is no indication that he goes through a crazy vortex before popping back to visibility in Bag End.

Plus, good storytelling shoud be the main goal of the filmmakers, not consistency (Emerson's hobgoblin.)

I think it would be great if we get an unnaturally darkened effect, as when Gandalf does his "conjuror" thing in Bag End. Something subtle, yet slightly unsettling. Not the in your face bombast we got in LOTR, which was not even close to how Tolkien described it.


Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Aug 4 2012, 8:49pm

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But this is just like the "invisible" toys from LOTR. [In reply to] Can't Post

Am I missing something?

LR


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Aug 4 2012, 8:58pm

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No, you're not [In reply to] Can't Post

The toys tell us nothing about how Bilbo's invisibility will be handled, as we saw a very similar toy for Frodo.


Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Aug 4 2012, 9:00pm

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People keep saying this - Sauron was actively searching for the ring! [In reply to] Can't Post

2850. Gandalf again enters Dol Guldur, and discovers that its master is indeed
Sauron, who is gathering all the Rings and seeking for news of the One, and of
Isildur's Heir.

2939. Saruman discovers that Sauron's servants are searching the Anduin near Gladden Fields, and that Sauron therefore has learned of Isildur's end.

2941 Saruman agrees to an attack on Dol Guldur, since he now wishes to prevent Sauron from searching the River.

FOTR: So now, when its master was awake once more and sending out his dark thought from Mirkwood, it abandoned Gollum.

LR


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 4 2012, 9:00pm

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Yup here it is: [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.themonstercompany.co.uk/images/image-large.png


Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Aug 4 2012, 9:05pm

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Apparently the invisible and intangible versions... [In reply to] Can't Post

Offer some of the best toy profit margins around.

LR


DesiringDragons
Lorien


Aug 4 2012, 9:05pm

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But [In reply to] Can't Post

the ring abandoned Gollum in TH, not FotR.

Thank you for the correction about the ring-seeking though! Maybe the difference is that Sauron was not yet focused. He hadn't yet tortured Gollum and learned of the Shire and "Baggins".


Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Aug 4 2012, 9:08pm

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Certainly he was weaker [In reply to] Can't Post

And didn't know where it was beyond the stage of the story where it fell into the Anduin.

I'm not sure I follow your first point though? This is Gandalf, in FOTR, describing the moment in TH where Bilbo finds the ring.

LR


Silverlode
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Aug 4 2012, 9:11pm

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The Emperor's New Toy? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


DesiringDragons
Lorien


Aug 4 2012, 9:14pm

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Oh, I thought you were making a chronology. [In reply to] Can't Post

You had a list of dates and then:

"FOTR: So now, when its master was awake once more and sending out his dark thought from Mirkwood, it abandoned Gollum."

So I thought you meant that it was in FotR that the ring left Gollum.

My mistake; apologies! And thanks again for the correction. I wonder even more now how this will play out in TH: whether the Necromancer will realize that the ring has changed bearers but be unable to pinpoint it.



Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Aug 4 2012, 9:19pm

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Not what I meant [In reply to] Can't Post

In LOTR, he knows it has been found, knows generally what geographic location it is in, and has an idea of who might have it. For this reason, his active searching was much more focused and intense. All his thought was bent on it. The Nazgul were on high alert.

Prior to Gollum's admission, Sauron was working off vague clues only.

As such, PJ can justify making the "ring world" a little less intense in the Hobbit.


Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Aug 4 2012, 9:31pm

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I tend to lump it into the "Tolkien's slightly erratic baddies" bag. [In reply to] Can't Post

The ring was seeking to get back to Sauron, and Sauron was seeking the ring.

But his eye wasn't as big so he couldn't see as far. As good an explanation as any!

LR


Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Aug 4 2012, 9:41pm

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Oh I think he'll have to. [In reply to] Can't Post

I would guess simply saying he is still gathering his strength would probably do.

It is a little incongruous in the text, for all the reasons that we know.

LR


Morok Cloudkeeper
Rohan


Aug 4 2012, 9:51pm

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Invisible [In reply to] Can't Post

"It's only a toy - how else are they supposed to get across he's invisible?"

By making him invisible? SmileWink


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DanielLB
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Aug 4 2012, 9:52pm

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Ahh, but it wouldn't be a toy then ;-) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Yngwulff
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Aug 4 2012, 9:56pm

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Bilbo and the Ring [In reply to] Can't Post

#1 Even in LOTR Bilbo suffered none of the ill effects Frodo was subjected to when putting on the Ring.

#2 Knowing ones name in ME is a powerful thing and can be misused. Notice how they refrain form using Saurons name as much as possible during LOTR ie the Enemy, the Dark Lord the Eye ect. Sauron did not know the name Baggins until Gollums capture and torture years later, and it was after Bilbo bequeathed the Ring to Frodo.

#3 I don't believe Sauron was strong enough until the time Frodo poissessed the Ring to exert his power upon it as Frodo experience, and Bilbo was never close enough with the Ring to Mordor and Bardur to feel the "weight" of the Ring as Frodo had.


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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Aug 4 2012, 9:56pm

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100% profit [In reply to] Can't Post

If you're selling nothing!


DesiringDragons
Lorien


Aug 4 2012, 10:08pm

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Works for me. :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Aug 4 2012, 10:09pm

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Don't get me wrong, there's a hundred reasons we could make up. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's just one has to do a little dressing rather than it being intrinsically clear. He was certainly much better at finding the ring a few years later. Amon hen - all over it like a tramp on chips. Mirkwood - not the faintest.

On a side point I would disagree slightly with your name thing. Sauron is the most common name used for him by some distance.

LR


Yngwulff
Gondor


Aug 4 2012, 10:30pm

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Even the Orcs feared to use it [In reply to] Can't Post

They said the Tower or Lugburz out of fear of drawing attention to themselves.


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Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Aug 4 2012, 10:35pm

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Ha the orcs might but Tolkien clearly didn't! [In reply to] Can't Post

If you count up the number of times the word Sauron is used by the characters it outnumbers any of the euphemisms for him.

LR


Yngwulff
Gondor


Aug 4 2012, 10:43pm

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Not talking about Tolkien [In reply to] Can't Post

Speaking about the characters and people of ME and their superstitious fear (and rightly so) of innate magic and the danger that could be brought upon oneself by drawing his attention to you. Hence they refrained from using his name when possible.


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Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Aug 4 2012, 10:59pm

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Um well the chracters in the books of LOTR [In reply to] Can't Post

In the speech recorded in the books use it more frequently than any other term on a purely quantiative basis.

Perhaps you are saying that "off page", as it were, the dialogue which might have taken place might be different, but there doesn't seem to be any great discomfort on the part of the characters using it "on page"

The only other business is the thing with him not allowing his own troops to use his name but that seems rather different (if true!)

LR


(This post was edited by Lacrimae Rerum on Aug 4 2012, 11:06pm)


Bladerunner
Gondor


Aug 5 2012, 1:05am

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Scenes from Bilbo's viewpoint while he's wearing the ring [In reply to] Can't Post

could be presented with a very slight trippy distortion like he is seeing the world through a viscous transparent media. Voices could have slight distortion or echo also.

Scene's from a third-person viewpoint where the audience can see Bilbo could be shown the same way.

Scenes switched to Gollum's, elves', dwarves' or goblins' points of view, can be shown in normal mode, with only hints of Bilbo's presence, such as his faint shadow at the cave entrance, his footprints, or his physical effect on surrrounding objects.

btw - at what point can a person claim "posting on TORN Forums" as an official hobby? :0)


Hanzkaz
Rohan

Aug 5 2012, 10:28am

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I wonder if Bilbo had the Ring so long - [In reply to] Can't Post


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Plus, Bilbo uses it at the start of FOTR, and there is no indication that he goes through a crazy vortex before popping back to visibility in Bag End.


- that he didn't notice how things had changed. The Ring's grip on him was getting stronger, making him more and more oblivious to indications that something was wrong. A bit like a drug.

By contrast, when Frodo put the Ring on, he got a shock. Nothing in Bilbo's stories had prepared him for the experience.


Spaldron
Rivendell


Aug 6 2012, 4:12am

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Its odd that Bilbo doesn't experience the Ring effects [In reply to] Can't Post

That's something I've never even considered despite seeing the FOTR at least 50 times. Maybe its because Sauron isn't actively seeking the ring at that point (which I find unlikely) but I suspect it was probably an oversight on PJ's behalf.

Its almost certain that Sauron was searching for the One Ring all that time (and we know that the Nazgul were about too) so its odd that none of them honed in on Bilbo the amount of times he used the Ring between The Hobbit and LOTR.

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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Aug 6 2012, 5:48am

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That's because [In reply to] Can't Post

In the books, using the Ring does not have the effect of immediately alerting Sauron and the Nazgul to its precise location, as if it sends off some sort of GPS signal. This inconsistency is the product of unfortunate simplification and alteration by PJ.


Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Aug 6 2012, 12:09pm

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Exacerbated by certainly, but not entirely a product of the films. [In reply to] Can't Post

Sauron and the Nazgul's ability to locate the ring is rather a movable feast in the texts.
It is implied strongly that Sauron is personally searching for the ring from a distance and that the threat of him succeeding is felt to be real by the ring bearers.
The only two factors which seem to consistently be presented as increasing the chance of discovery are being inside the borders of Mordor and wearing the ring (Amon Hen, Minas Morgul, Sam x 2 and Mount Doom)
But beyond that there is a good deal of variance - Amon Hen in particular is a very close call which is only averted by Gandalf's direct intervention.

I think we can flex the details with interpretation but the slight issue is the more we lessen Sauron and his troops ability to locate the ring (and thus make much easier Bilbo's frequent local uses in TH) the more we lesson Sauron's threat in general. If he has only the physical means that you or I have at our disposal then throwing it in the sea starts to look more reasonable, over whatever timeframe.

It is not impossible and we can create all manner of explanations but the audience has to do the running.

LR


(This post was edited by Lacrimae Rerum on Aug 6 2012, 12:18pm)


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Aug 6 2012, 12:18pm

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Invisible "twilight" Frodo toy... [In reply to] Can't Post

FotR:
http://www.collectoybles.com.au/...r_frodo_twilight.jpg

TTT:
http://figure-archive.net/...s/v043/_00148120.jpg

They always make invisible toys and call it "limited edition" it actually means it's a faulty model that didn't get painted. I have a few "camouflage" aliens and a "hologram" Iron Man http://www.popcultcha.com.au/...20holographiww_1.jpg It has nothing to do with the movie.


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dernwyn
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Aug 6 2012, 2:29pm

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"Twilight" Frodo? [In reply to] Can't Post

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Snaga
Lorien


Aug 6 2012, 4:44pm

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I think it'll be ring world with a twist [In reply to] Can't Post

We the audience will be able to see Bilbo most of the time, but with the added tones and background effect of what everyone here is calling "ring world." But every once in while they'll include a shot of empty background in which a branch will move by itself or a small peeble will scoot, just to reinforce to the audience "Hey, he's invisible."

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Arathorn
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Aug 6 2012, 8:30pm

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Well, it worked [In reply to] Can't Post

For the Emperor and his new clothes, after all ;)


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And probably the only way they could make an invisible toy - that or persuade people to buy an empty box!


"Gods don't like people not doing much work. People who aren't busy all the time may start to think."
- Terry Pratchett, Small Gods


 
 

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