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Brian Sibley's Official Movie Guide to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (some spoiler pics)
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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 27 2012, 3:54pm

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Mine has arrived too! [In reply to] Can't Post

Can't wait to get home!

I haven't read the entire thread yet - but the links don't work. I expect it will be explained if I carry on reading. Cool

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Ardamírë
Valinor


Oct 27 2012, 3:54pm

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Galadriel looks great!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 27 2012, 3:55pm

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That picture of Cate is awful / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Oct 27 2012, 3:56pm

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Yes. Hairiness is FREEEDOMNESS! [In reply to] Can't Post

USA! USA! USA!

Ahem.


Ardamírë
Valinor


Oct 27 2012, 3:59pm

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Her face looks wonky, yes [In reply to] Can't Post

But the costume is cool and will probably look awesome on screen (with a proper facial expression!)

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


Lusitano
Tol Eressea


Oct 27 2012, 3:59pm

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Hairy VS Shavy [In reply to] Can't Post

In Russia, you dont wear beard. Beard wears you.


DanielLB
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Oct 27 2012, 3:59pm

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Hmmm ... I'm not sure ... / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Ardamírë
Valinor


Oct 27 2012, 4:02pm

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I'll be sure for you!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Eleniel
Tol Eressea


Oct 27 2012, 4:03pm

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I agree it's not the most flattering of Cate facially... [In reply to] Can't Post

...but the dress looks fantastic! Reminds me of a glistening cobweb... Heart


"Choosing Trust over Doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened."
¯ Victoria Monfort






Carne
Tol Eressea

Oct 27 2012, 4:09pm

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Contacted Amazon and they still only know of November 8th [In reply to] Can't Post

Mad

So I canceled my order and bought from Book Depository instead Wink


Vangalad
Lorien


Oct 27 2012, 4:12pm

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Perhaps [In reply to] Can't Post

you mean awfully gorgeous? Sly


All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost,
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Oct 27 2012, 4:14pm

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Ardamírë
Valinor


Oct 27 2012, 4:22pm

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Totally agree!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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DanielLB
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Oct 27 2012, 4:37pm

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Normally she is! [In reply to] Can't Post

Not here though. Unsure

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DanielLB
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Oct 27 2012, 4:37pm

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That's good enough for me! ;-) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Ardamírë
Valinor


Oct 27 2012, 4:49pm

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I know! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thats why I offered! Wink

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


emre43
Rohan

Oct 27 2012, 4:55pm

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My mum is 51 and the only reason she is going to watch the Hobbit is because of Aidan Turner [In reply to] Can't Post


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Turner looked great with his own beard. A missed opportunity, IMO, and a decision that was almost certainly made for the benefit of pre-teens...

It's odd, because at least in the United States, it seems that beards are "in" more for young people than they are for the old. So, he may have still been deemed attractive by the majority of young female viewers, beard or no...



Kristin Thompson
Rohan


Oct 27 2012, 5:19pm

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Gandalf with fireworks and hobbits [In reply to] Can't Post

First, thanks, Eleniel, for persisting and getting the live links up! I love the photo of Gandalf with the hobbits.

burgahobbit, the new Collider story linked on the front page probably explains why there would be a party, I think. It says that the film will include Gandalf's early acquaintance with Bilbo as a child, whom the book hints began when the wizard came to the Shire to put off fireworks for the Old Took's Midsummer parties. I imagine there will be a flashback to that, which should be charming. I hope, anyway.

That Collider story is very informative, by the way, well worth a read despite some of it being already-known.


Eleniel
Tol Eressea


Oct 27 2012, 5:22pm

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Nice quotes [In reply to] Can't Post

I know many of us are interested to hear what Philippa Boyens has to say about how the scriptwriters approached their task, so I thought I would share a couple of comforting quotes:

From the chapter which discusses how they established identities for the 13 Dwarves, including dividing them into a series of distinctive family groups (Thorin, the leader and exiled king; Balin & Dwalin as old warriors and members of the nobility; Fili & Kili younger, eager and enthusiastic; Oin and Gloin, the well-to-do merchant class; Dori, Ori and Nori, middle-class, and Bifur, Bofur and Bombur, miners from the west...)

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Clearly writing for so many characters, as individuals and as a Company, was a challenge. "What we didn't want to do", says Philippa, "was overload the film with too much information upfront. When you read Tolkien's books you see that he reveals his characters gradually in the telling of the story so we tried to follow his lead. Rather than panic about having thirteen Dwarves and the audience needing to know all about them, we allowed them to become known to us as they become known to Bilbo."


She also goes on to say:


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"Considerable thought was given to the character of Bilbo. "It was very hard," recalls Philippa, "because at the beginning your main character in the story is being swept along, like a piece of luggage. But what you can't do is turn him into the hero hobbit. Bilbo can never take on that role. Every motivation in his character is an honest, genuine one. For example, he is brave in the Goblin tunnels not because he is a hero, but because he desperately wants to get out of there and survive. What is amazing about him - and it's something that is of great importance to the events that unfold in the Lord of the rings - is that he does not kill Gollum in order to escape."



"Choosing Trust over Doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened."
¯ Victoria Monfort






burgahobbit
Rohan


Oct 27 2012, 5:29pm

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Thanks [In reply to] Can't Post

That should be a good scene! Very charming, as you said. Smile

I did read most of the Collider articles and I noticed the part where they talk about the child Bilbo. I just didn't put two and two together and link it to the party mystery. That sounds right though!


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Oct 27 2012, 5:38pm

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Does it say anything about Bifur and his "calm switch" axe? [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for posting, btw.


Eleniel
Tol Eressea


Oct 27 2012, 5:55pm

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OMG the petition is famous! [In reply to] Can't Post

I just turned to the chapter on Bifur (aka Willim Kircher) and nearly fell off my chair!


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The decision to have Bifur living with the blade of a hatchet embedded in the front of his skull proved controversioal with some Tolkien fans, and led to the launch of an online petition to Peter Jackson to have the offending weapon removed. But, for William, it provided the impetus for an exploration of his on-screen character.... ...As an actor that gives me a whole lot of things to explore: in any situation, I'll think, "How might Bifur react in a way that's different to the others?" There are times when he has to run and fight and be part of the team, but there are others when he will do something totally unexpected and that's a joy and a challenge."



No, there's no mention of the wrenching, so hopefully that was only an ill-thought out comment in the other article.

There is a minor spoiler here for an incident during the feast at Rivendell, but I must leave something for DanielLB to post! Wink


"Choosing Trust over Doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened."
¯ Victoria Monfort






thomasofrohan
Lorien

Oct 27 2012, 6:01pm

Post #48 of 207 (997 views)
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Links still aren't working for me, unfortunately NT [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Kristin Thompson
Rohan


Oct 27 2012, 6:03pm

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Have you tried the ones in post 11 of this thread? [In reply to] Can't Post

They worked for me.


Eleniel
Tol Eressea


Oct 27 2012, 6:04pm

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Try the links in a later post from me further down the thread// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


"Choosing Trust over Doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened."
¯ Victoria Monfort





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