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The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 4:35pm

Post #151 of 207 (25839 views)
Thank you so very much and welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

I know it's been said many, many times here already, but thank you for taking on this magnificent project and for sharing in the excitement with our community!!!!

Tol Eressea

Apr 25 2008, 5:36pm

Post #152 of 207 (24510 views)
Nice to see you again, Quickbeam! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's been a while. Wink

Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 5:59pm

Post #153 of 207 (23433 views)
Congratulations! [In reply to] Can't Post

Enjoy second breakfast... and elveneses... lunch.... :D


Apr 25 2008, 6:40pm

Post #154 of 207 (25028 views)
Welcome to Middle Earth! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome and I am looking forward to the ride!

Nerwen Altáriel
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 6:59pm

Post #155 of 207 (24640 views)
desde el Hemisferio Sur [In reply to] Can't Post

Desde las mismas latitudes de Nueva Zelanda pero en la Patagonia: miles de felicitaciones Guillermo!! La Tierra Media es mágica, por ella el querido Profesor es uno de los grandes autores de la literatura universal, por ella Peter está para siempre en la historia del séptimo arte, y seguramente por ella también vas a ser una estrella más en esa constelación de genios.

Gracias por tomarte el tiempo de escribir personalmente, sólo los grandes saben que gestos en apariencia pequeños significan tanto para los demás.

Today is a day to celebrate!! Congratulations again!!

Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 7:25pm

Post #156 of 207 (25331 views)
Oh wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hannon le Mr. GDT for announcing this here. I think I speak for several people here when I say that we are confident that you are quite ready for an adventure in Middle Earth. Wink

~ All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us ~

The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 8:04pm

Post #157 of 207 (25973 views)
Let the movie begin!! <NT> [In reply to] Can't Post


Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 9:00pm

Post #158 of 207 (24311 views)
Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

for coming here and posting...i look forward to reading your posts as you are one of the best directors around and besides Peter i couldn't think of anyone else who could direct The Hobbit...

"Research your own experiences for the truth...Absorb what is useful...Add what is specifically your own...The creating individual is more important than any style or system." Bruce Lee


Apr 25 2008, 9:52pm

Post #159 of 207 (23410 views)
Welcome, Guillermo! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm really looking forward to seeing your interpretation of the Tale.

Join us often!


Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 10:01pm

Post #160 of 207 (24152 views)
Just to reiterate... [In reply to] Can't Post

what everyone else has said, we are thrilled that you have agreed to take us all along on what I am confident will be a thrilling, haunting, and beautiful adventure!

The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 10:45pm

Post #161 of 207 (24608 views)
Ian Holm is the only Bilbo Baggins [In reply to] Can't Post

Ian Holm is the only Bilbo Baggins--Age? You can always digitally de-age him (as in X-men 3) or like Anthony Hopkins in Red Dragon, a 2002 prequel to Silence-1991.

The Shire

Apr 25 2008, 10:49pm

Post #162 of 207 (24974 views)
Wishing you the best of Lucks:) [In reply to] Can't Post

Just finished reading the interview posted in the One Ring about your plans
for our beloved Hobbit, and I must say I´m delighted!!!

It's a great idea that you post here and it's very humble of you to do it.
so I just wish you the best of lucks on this project, i WISh it was
already 2010, hehehe

best regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

saludos de mi esposo mexicano:) estamos muy orgullosos de que
latinoamerica pueda contribuir en algo tan preciado para la cultura anglo-sajona:) a traves de usted.

Tol Eressea

Apr 25 2008, 11:14pm

Post #163 of 207 (25230 views)
Welcome Aboard....remember to have some fun! [In reply to] Can't Post


What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"

mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 26 2008, 12:04am

Post #164 of 207 (25064 views)
Wonderful to have you here, Guillermo!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I never saw any of your films yet, but what you say about 'The Hobbit' and about the two films to come wins me over completely!...
So, I'm going to celebrate too... but inwardly only, for it's till night where i live, and I'm quite tired having woken up too early Crazy
Still, in spite of the exhaustion, I am overjoyed: thrilled, thrilled, thrilled by the prospect of the great films that are coming!!!
Thank you, thank you!...

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)

mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 26 2008, 12:10am

Post #165 of 207 (24753 views)
Now you have got your other Argonath figure!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Pleeease ask whoever had done that first great drawing of PJ, to produce quickly the second Argonath figure, this time after GDT!!!CoolHeartLaugh

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)

mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 26 2008, 12:17am

Post #166 of 207 (24902 views)
Isn't that a great 'coincidence' indeed?!? Overwhelming!!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for this superb little piece of TIME, gramma!... CoolCoolCool

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


Apr 26 2008, 1:56am

Post #167 of 207 (24467 views)
Brilliant! [In reply to] Can't Post

That is such a great idea!

And we should have the 3 boats passing through with Philippa, Fran and Richard Taylor paddling like crazy to get through THOSE waters ;)

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

TORn's Observations Lists

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Apr 26 2008, 5:37am

Post #168 of 207 (24411 views)
Oooo, that's not a bad idea. [In reply to] Can't Post

The drawing was done by an NZ political cartoonist (who I suspect is also a Tolkien geek). It'll be interesting to see if he creates any cartoons of GDT - if he does, I'll post them here!

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

Ataahua's stories


Apr 26 2008, 10:41am

Post #169 of 207 (24931 views)
Maybe a little like this? [In reply to] Can't Post

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

TORn's Observations Lists


Apr 26 2008, 10:43am

Post #170 of 207 (24505 views)
LOL [In reply to] Can't Post

love it!!!Laugh

There he stood
Proud and solemn
Yet happy and gay

Peredhil lover

Apr 26 2008, 12:08pm

Post #171 of 207 (25738 views)
Great! [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh Gramma, I love that! That is priceless! Now I want just that as an action figure! *LOL*

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.

The Shire

Apr 26 2008, 1:10pm

Post #172 of 207 (25375 views)
Great News!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I wish you the best of luck with this journey and also ask you to take your time to make this as best as it is capable of being.

Thank you for sharing it with the forum!

Registered User

Apr 26 2008, 2:03pm

Post #173 of 207 (24116 views)
Greetings! Congratulations! Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Unto Guillermo the Director, Greetings and Salutations!!

Uh, the folks here aren't insane, they're just really, *really*, really enthusiastic!Wink

Thanks for actually being here (well, virtually--you know what I mean), but have you gotten yourself in deep! Everyone and his ex-brother-in-law has an opinion (about "The Hobbit" and everything else!), and they're all going to want to tell you what they feel is the coolest, niftiest, sure-fire successful {fill-in-the-blank here}.

So, with that in mind, here are my sugestions:
1. Do cameos; they're fun, and they're your "tag" in your films;

2. Make Peter do cameos, too; he has a real knack for comedy! (see ROTK)

3. Please remember that things don't change very quickly in Middle-Earth; "fashion" is actually an 18th-Century idea, so Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, Men-of-the-West, Istari wizards, etc. will be dressed pretty much the same way they were in FOTR, except maybe the Hobbit lasses had a different fad in ribbons or caps back in Bilbo's time, and the Elves were into different colorways for their garb;

4. WETA Digital is too cool for words, but I don't envy them having to create Smaug! They did the Cave Troll, Great Eagles, Balrog, Fell-beasts, Shelob, the Mumakil, and all the other beasts on the field at Pelennor-- and now, Smaug has to blow all those critters out of the water! And, no, I haven't a clue which actor would do a good Smaug voice!

5. If the action-figure company offers to make a Hobbit action figure of yourself, do it!

6. I like wizards; I mean, I really, *really*, really like wizards, and I really like Ian McKellen and Christopher Lee; so I think you really, *really*, really need more wizard scenes!! And my favorite wizards r-r-really need some lush Elven clothes when they're in Rivendell or Lothlorien!!

7. Does history repeat itself? CAN history repeat itself?? (can I insert photos into this post without messing it up? hope so!) (seems not; they didn't appear in preview or first post)

Would you have trusted these two guys to make a blockbuster in 1981? (...uh, maybe?)

Will you trust *these* two guys to make a blockbuster in 2010? (Heck, yes!!)

Best wishes, good luck, and all the stamina you're gonna need to pull these two balrogs out of a hat!
Miranduviel the (wizard-groupie) Elf-Hobbit

...my road goes ever on and on...
Miranduviel the (wizard-groupie) Elf-Hobbit

(This post was edited by Miranduviel on Apr 26 2008, 2:08pm)

Registered User

Apr 26 2008, 2:18pm

Post #174 of 207 (25622 views)
How do I get those photos to show up? [In reply to] Can't Post

I tried to insert two photos, as attachments, and in the body of the text using the image editor on the toolbar. What am I doing wrong?

(cute photos; okay, cute *guys* in photos) you'll get a laugh, really!

"It's not a feature, it's a bug!!"

...my road goes ever on and on...
Miranduviel the (wizard-groupie) Elf-Hobbit

Tampa Phil

Apr 26 2008, 3:23pm

Post #175 of 207 (24223 views)
Re/: In exchange for the Riddle [In reply to] Can't Post

In Reply To
I'm confirmed and signed as the HOBBIT (SES) and I hope to join your community form this day forth-


Damn, I was holding out for Michael Bay.


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