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Can you name all the movie dwarves?
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Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Sep 27 2012, 10:31pm

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Yes [In reply to] Can't Post

I've had their names memorized since I was ten when I first starting reading the book and watching the 1977 movie over and over, so that helps. And they've always been one of my favorite things about the Hobbit, so I immediately latched onto their PJ movie versions last year. I'm good at remember details like that anyway I guess.


SaltedPork
Bree


Sep 27 2012, 10:39pm

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A Quiz [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's an online quiz to help you all train up.

http://www.sporcle.com/...ots/hobbit-travelers

I love doing the little quizzes on this site. Always a good time.


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 27 2012, 10:43pm

Post #28 of 79 (1002 views)
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Sporcle is a great way of procrastinating! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the quiz!

100% in 30 seconds! Woop! Cool

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Elutherian
Rohan


Sep 27 2012, 10:54pm

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Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy, Dopy..... [In reply to] Can't Post

...Donner, Vixen, Rudolph...

Tongue

Seriously, though, I've got them down pretty well.

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Aitieuriskon
Lorien


Sep 27 2012, 10:56pm

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Name goldmine [In reply to] Can't Post

Tolkien lifted almost all of the names of the dwarves (and some other notable characters) from the Old Norse poem "Voluspa".

Tolkien Gateway has a great page outlining the "catalogue of dwarves" from the Voluspa and highlighting all the ones transferred into Tolkien's legendarium: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/V%C3%B6lusp%C3%A1

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Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Sep 28 2012, 1:02am

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Yes...of course, I've been practicing since the cast started being announced two years ago! :P ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Sep 28 2012, 1:20am

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Don't forget Kelsey (Grammer)! [In reply to] Can't Post

Seriously, Mark Hadlow in the Dori get-up looks like Kelsey Grammer, if he were a Dwarf rather than a mutant...it's eerie!

Dori

Kelsey

Separated at birth? Maybe his name's actually Kori? So, it's Dori, Kori, Nori, Ori? Crazy

Well, maybe they're not really THAT similar... Tongue

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!

(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Sep 28 2012, 1:21am)


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Sep 28 2012, 1:25am

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Yes, I believe so [In reply to] Can't Post

But let me give it a shot to make sure. Okay, wish me luck.

*Takes a deep breath
*

Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Thorin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, Ori

Did I get them all???


There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Sep 28 2012, 2:42am

Post #34 of 79 (982 views)
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Jed Brophy-unsung hero? [In reply to] Can't Post

Jed Brophy (Nori) is one of Jackson's go to guys way back since Braindead. He also played several orcs, elves, Sharku (the warg rider), Rohan soldier, etc.

Now in The Hobbit he gets to play one of the 13 dwarves. In the book Nori isn't given much characterization (he drops Bilbo while escaping Goblin Town and saves him from the wargs).

Is his casting as Nori an indication that he won't be super heavily featured or is it finally Jed Brophy's day to shine?

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater."-J.R.R. Tolkien

"Thanks for the money!" -George Lucas

(This post was edited by There&ThereAgain on Sep 28 2012, 2:44am)


Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Sep 28 2012, 4:05am

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Nori [In reply to] Can't Post

Actually you're thinking of Dori. Nori has even less to do in the book. I don't think he even has one line.Frown


There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Sep 28 2012, 4:22am

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bah! [In reply to] Can't Post

I just reread the book not but a week ago!

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater."-J.R.R. Tolkien

"Thanks for the money!" -George Lucas


Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 28 2012, 6:07am

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Yupp, I can... [In reply to] Can't Post

... and I could do so long before the films got off the ground. Reading the book multiple times over and being obsessive about names meant I didn't have to struggle to actively memorize them.

And now after actually seeing the Dwarves, it's hard not to remember their names Cool



emre43
Rohan

Sep 28 2012, 7:04am

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Darn [In reply to] Can't Post

It took me a minute and seven seconds because I didn't realise that you are given a pattern to get them in. I was just typing in each name as I saw the face and then realised that I was inputting incorrect names when matched up to the faces.


flowww
Bree

Sep 28 2012, 7:37am

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let's see [In reply to] Can't Post

Klingony
Gimli-y
David the Gnome
Comedic Fatti
Hotti
Hotti's Wingman
Notti
Notti the 7th
Bifur (-cated Skull... [he has an axe in his head!])
Mongoli

and the rest...


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 28 2012, 7:45am

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I think Dwalin is braver, fiercer and a better fighter [In reply to] Can't Post

But according to the annual/almanac, Dori is the strongest. And that stays true to the book.

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macfalk
Valinor


Sep 28 2012, 7:50am

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Yes [In reply to] Can't Post

The only ones I used to mix up were Nori and Ori. Maybe because they are totally invisible in the book. However, they do look quite different in PJ's Hobbit, so once I got to know them, I can easily tell them apart.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

(This post was edited by macfalk on Sep 28 2012, 7:50am)


macfalk
Valinor


Sep 28 2012, 7:51am

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Isn't that Dori? [In reply to] Can't Post

Who drops Bilbo? I don't think Nori ever speaks in the book. In fact, he's barely even mentioned.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Fardragon
Rohan

Sep 28 2012, 8:12am

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Unless you count the Bakshi version where they rename Saruman to Aruman...Laugh


The BBC radio version goes for a similar pronunciation. I assume to minimise confusion with Sauron. Needed more without a face to attach the name to though.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...


Elenorflower
Gondor


Sep 28 2012, 12:31pm

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Hotti's Wingman [In reply to] Can't Post

he he he! Sly

and then there's Obelix, Mongolian Airways Flight Attendant, Father Christmas and Skunk with an Axe in its Head.. boy! looking at that poster you can really see the plastic noses.


Elenorflower
Gondor


Sep 28 2012, 12:43pm

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I have a horrible feeling [In reply to] Can't Post

that they will be so busy setting up exotic backstories for the Dwarves that poor old Bilbo will be forgotten. I am sorry to go on and on about the book like it has relevance (ppppffft!) but the Dwarves were largely anon in the book and only a few had a lot to say, like Thorin, Balin, Fili and Kili, the rest were in the background busily being generic Dwarves, and Bilbo took centre stage as is right and proper. I really fail to see why All the dwarves must be so prominent, all their backstories are actually not that important to the story as a whole, the Dwarves in the book are there to create atmosphere and tension for the Ques not to tell us their life stories. Only Thorin and Balin I really feel should have a good long backstory, IMO I dont think we really need to have them all so individual as they should not have prominence over Bilbo, its HIS tale and I dont really care about Hobbit Game tie-ins and figurines. IMO of course.
When I first saw the design of the dwarves I got a terrible sinking feeling, I was longing to see Tolkiens Dwarves arriving at Bilbos door, but it just wasnt to be. I will never get to see those silver tassels.


(This post was edited by Elenorflower on Sep 28 2012, 12:52pm)


Marionette
Rohan


Sep 28 2012, 1:50pm

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Very fast and easy! [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn´t before, but when the posters of the dwarves came out I memorized all the names of all the dwarves finally.

At least all the names are very easy to me, the thing was to remember them.


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(This post was edited by Marionette on Sep 28 2012, 1:52pm)


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 28 2012, 2:31pm

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There are three films called The Hobbit [In reply to] Can't Post

And the basis of those three films ultimately comes down to the adventure of a hobbit. Anybody that has read the book knows it.

I'm sure PJ and co wouldn't have forgotten this.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 28 2012, 2:33pm

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Maybe the production team are going to help us remember them... [In reply to] Can't Post

And have their name flash up on screen whenever they talk. Wink

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Magpie
Immortal


Sep 28 2012, 2:42pm

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ew.com had fun with the names: [In reply to] Can't Post


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http://insidemovies.ew.com/...obbit-poster-dwarfs/




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There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Sep 28 2012, 4:19pm

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I don't think we have much to fear [In reply to] Can't Post

but if I were coming into this blind, there better be a gosh darn reason for having 13 dwarves if half of them don't even talk!

Honestly they probably would be better off cutting out half the dwarves and really focusing on the most interesting ones, HOWEVER that would be sacrilege on the highest order. It's unfortunate film adaptations get stuck with baggage.

Again I love having 13 dwarves, but from an adaptation standpoint, a problem-solving and FILMMAKING perspective, having 13 anonymous bearded dudes as part of your main cast is something I personally would never want to take on. Also with pressure from fans to keep EVERYTHING from the book whether or not it makes for a good movie, my head spins just thinking about it.

PJ and Co have always had a great knack for cutting inessentials, rewatching the LOTR there are even more moments I wish he could have cut out that were made needlessly complex in order to maintain certain "bookish standards." Again, from a filmmaking standpoint. As a Tolkien fan I of course want everything from my precious little books, but sometimes it's good to learn to let go.

Smile

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater."-J.R.R. Tolkien

"Thanks for the money!" -George Lucas

(This post was edited by There&ThereAgain on Sep 28 2012, 4:23pm)

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