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Popcorn Taxis have finally posted their video of the RA Q&A



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 29 2013, 9:50am


Views: 1390
Popcorn Taxis have finally posted their video of the RA Q&A

Check it out here

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Glorfindela
Valinor


May 29 2013, 11:00am


Views: 695
Terrific! Thank you!

 


ShireHorse
Rohan

May 29 2013, 12:29pm


Views: 670
Some good insights there.

Interesting to hear his comparison between his fur pelt and his self image as a bison.

More singing in films 2 & 3. Hooray!

Also wonder what those scenes are in the last film when a reaction was sprung on him? The violent row with Bilbo?

And will we recognise Smaug when we see him because he has BC's cheekbones, LOL? And will there be some kind of confrontation between Thorin and Smaug?

Love the relaxed joshing that goes on between RA, the interviewer and the audience, such as during the question about a potential cage fight between Thorin and Dwalin. Last I heard, Graham McTavish tweeted on this and said they had a surprise waiting for RA when he returned to NZ. Wonder what the outcome of the match was, LOL?


Súlimë
Rivendell


May 29 2013, 1:33pm


Views: 634
Thank you thank you thank you!

This just made my day Heart


TwirlingThorin
Bree

May 29 2013, 2:21pm


Views: 625
25 minutes of pure bliss!

Thank you for posting this interesting and funny interview (very well edited by Popcorn Taxi).

This is a great format for actor interviews, I would love to have something similar in the cinemas where I live.


(This post was edited by TwirlingThorin on May 29 2013, 2:23pm)


MasterOrc
Rivendell


May 29 2013, 2:36pm


Views: 608
That was

Awesome!! Thanks!!


LordotRings93
Rohan


May 29 2013, 2:52pm


Views: 610
Great interview

Richard Armitage is a great actor, and he made Thorin one of my favorite Middle-earth characters (behind Frodo and Bilbo).

Although when they showed that picture of Tolkien, he kinda looked like Radagast minus the beard. Crazy

Lover of Medieval Fantasy
"I know what I must do. It's just... I'm afraid to do it."


Esmeralda
Bree


May 29 2013, 3:13pm


Views: 636
Will someone *please*

design a set of ping-pong paddles for Thorin and Dwalin? I picture a shiny silver one for Thorin, with a dragon-tooth grip, a curved guard and a swirl on the paddle. Dwalin has two axe-shaped paddles - Server and Smasher.


Old Toby
Grey Havens


May 29 2013, 3:53pm


Views: 585
thank you once again

for posting this lengthy and wonderful interview! I think I've read bits of this elsewhere, but to have it all in one place and seen live is terrific! That RA is quite something. Smile

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

May 29 2013, 6:52pm


Views: 548
Good Interview

Great interview. I really am intrigued by his saying that Peter called Martin out of a scene (for movie 3) without RA knowing and sent him back in and when he did it elicited a response out of RA that he didn't expect. Now that is interesting.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


Brethil
Half-elven


May 29 2013, 7:45pm


Views: 543
Very intriguing point


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Great interview. I really am intrigued by his saying that Peter called Martin out of a scene (for movie 3) without RA knowing and sent him back in and when he did it elicited a response out of RA that he didn't expect. Now that is interesting.




Can't wait to see what scene it is...wonder if its about searching for the Arkenstone.
(Good to see you around HS!)

Thanks Kel, enjoyed it very much. Angelic

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

May 29 2013, 8:48pm


Views: 512
Back at ya!


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Great interview. I really am intrigued by his saying that Peter called Martin out of a scene (for movie 3) without RA knowing and sent him back in and when he did it elicited a response out of RA that he didn't expect. Now that is interesting.




Can't wait to see what scene it is...wonder if its about searching for the Arkenstone.
(Good to see you around HS!)

Thanks Kel, enjoyed it very much. Angelic


I'm around. Work has been extremely busy right now. I will be posting a bit more though after the first or second week of June when things get calmer and I have the time.

I thought the interview was terrific. I just love RA's interviews and this interviewer and the audience asked very solid questions and different ones (like the one that elicited this response from RA). It will be intriguing to see which scene it is and I want Martin to spill the beans on exactly what Peter told him to say..or do.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


Eldaria
Rivendell


May 29 2013, 11:56pm


Views: 470
sounds familar


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I really am intrigued by his saying that Peter called Martin out of a scene (for movie 3) without RA knowing and sent him back in and when he did it elicited a response out of RA that he didn't expect. Now that is interesting.




I haven't seen the Popcorn Taxis video so I didn't hear it there, but I have heard about this somewhere before - maybe from one of Peter's vlogs??



“There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep ... that have taken hold.”


Brethil
Half-elven


May 30 2013, 3:38am


Views: 417
Any hint on what it was about Eldaria?

Now I'm curious. Wink

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


Eldaria
Rivendell


May 30 2013, 6:00am


Views: 396
brain fart

I"m drawing a complete blank as to where I heard this before. I'm wondering if it was from the live event with Peter and Jed Brophy. Is there a complete transcipt online for it? I tried to search for one, but only found a summary of the hour video.


“There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep ... that have taken hold.”


namarie
Rohan


May 30 2013, 11:33am


Views: 363
Thank you for sharing this, Kelvarhin //

 


“The world is not in your books and maps. It's out there!”


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 30 2013, 11:49am


Views: 376
We do have complete transcripts

of both the live event with PJ and Jed Brophy and of the Popcorn Taxi Q&A, we posted them to the frontpage and Main here on the boards.

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

May 30 2013, 2:28pm


Views: 361
Here's the quote


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I really am intrigued by his saying that Peter called Martin out of a scene (for movie 3) without RA knowing and sent him back in and when he did it elicited a response out of RA that he didn't expect. Now that is interesting.




I haven't seen the Popcorn Taxis video so I didn't hear it there, but I have heard about this somewhere before - maybe from one of Peter's vlogs??



From Popocorn Taxis

" He’ll take an actor away that you’re going to work with. And I had a moment in movie 3 – which I can’t talk about – with Martin where I was in the middle of a scene and he took Martin away, and I didn’t know that he’d done this. And Martin came back and played something to me which got quite an extraordinary response from me that I had not predicted – and that was the take. And that’s actually what he (PJ) does. And he did it to me as well. I had a scene with Kili and he (PJ) took me aside and said ‘I want you to say this, I want you to do this’ and we got the response from Aidan. And I say this; it’s such a great piece of work you just don’t know that he’s having an effect on you."

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


TheHutt
Gondor


May 30 2013, 2:52pm


Views: 373
Interesting that they cut out some pieces...

especially some spoilery parts:

- About the Battle of Six (sic!) Armies,
- About bringing Orcrist through the customs,
- about turning horses into ponies,
- about (not) working with Christopher Lee,
- about Beorn and Mikael Persbrandt's performance,
- about most of Thorin's acting being in films 2 & 3.

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DanielLB
Immortal


May 30 2013, 5:35pm


Views: 342
Where you there?

Are you able to briefly expand on the comments that were missed out?

Smile


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

May 30 2013, 9:38pm


Views: 317
Little things


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Are you able to briefly expand on the comments that were missed out?

Smile


it's all in the chat transcript. If you read the transcript there's more there than is on the video. Basically nothing major. Just quips like "it should be the battle of six armies" and stuff like that..the major stuff was in the video.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


The Grey Elf
Grey Havens


May 30 2013, 9:54pm


Views: 314
I love watching Richard listen, don't you ?

Here and during other interviews, he often leans in or tilts his head or looks at the questioner with such an intent gaze .... There's something so completely charming about the way he does it. That him.Smile


Elven
Valinor


Jun 1 2013, 12:27am


Views: 273
The Missing bits are here... :)

There is a complete transcript of the night on tORN - the link to the full transcript is here:
http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/05/04/71345-popcorn-taxis-hobbit-qa-with-richard-armitage/

I dont know if there is more, but
The missing bits quoted are below:

About the Battle of Six (sic!) Armies,
About bringing Orcrist through the customs,



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Oscar: Whilst you shot quite a lot of the trilogy, there’s still actually quite a bit more shooting to do – I was quite surprised at that.
Richard: Yeah, at the end of May we go back and we’ve got 10 more weeks of shooting. We haven’t shot a single frame of the Battle of the Five Armies. Actually I think it might be the Battle of the Six Armies.
Oscar: Spoiler Alert!
Audience: (laughing)
Richard: cont… yeah, so we have to do that and also they would have edited the second movie and the third movie and decided they’ll need to get some new material, so that’s what we go back to shoot. 10 weeks of shooting is effectively enough time to make 2 small independent films. So you can imagine the scale of what we have to do. I started training again at the end of January so I could swing that heavy sword around we’ve been talking about. But I was gifted a replica of the sword at the end of the last year so I could practise with it*. I was very close in taking it to the gym with me ;)
Audience: (laughter)
Oscar: you didn’t bring it with you now though?
Richard: I didn’t bring it with me. I surely would never have got it through security.
Oscar: I would have liked to have seen you go through Customs with that. ‘Well, I’m an Actor!’… It would have certainly taken them by surprise.

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- about turning horses into ponies,

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Member of the Audiences - question: They’ve done a great job making the horses look like Dartmoor Ponies. What were the horses like to work with? They seemed far less grumpy than actual ponies.
Richard: I loved my horse – my horse was called Sharmon. She and I became very close. I used to go out riding with Jed Brophy (Nori) on weekends. When we were on location we used to go and visit the horses and take them out. Tolkien describes Dwarves as not liking the horses, they don’t ride very well. Which I get slightly annoyed about because obviously I was totally in love with my horse. And yeah, they had some hairy costumes on which Sharmon didn’t like. She used to try and shake that woolly coat off.

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- about (not) working with Christopher Lee,

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Member of the Audiences - question: There a lot of Urban legends about working with Christopher Lee. How was your experience with working with him?
Richard: I hate to disappoint you but I never met Christopher Lee. Sadly. (audience gasp) Well I don’t like giving away too many secrets about filming but, all of Christopher’s stuff was shot in the UK because he was too old to travel. Yeah, so I never got to meet him sadly.

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- about Beorn and Mikael Persbrandt's performance,

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Member of the Audiences - question: If you hadn’t have been cast as Thorin, who would you have liked to have been cast as?
Richard: Umm, you tell me (smiles). Actually one of my favourite characters in the book is Beorn, so I would have liked to have had a crack at him. But you wait until you see Mikael Persbrandt – it’s an incredible performance - and he really lives up to that image that I had as a kid. Yeah, he’s one of my favourite characters.

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about most of Thorin's acting being in films 2 & 3.

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Member of the Audiences - question: This person had a bit of difficulty with the question, but Oscar helped out by rewording the question for them: What was it like to feel like watching yourself in a movie?
Richard: It was really surprising. I had actually thought that I hadn’t done very much in the first movie. I thought all my stuff is in movies 2 & 3. So when I saw the first film I was shocked. I just didn’t realize what Peter had been doing; I didn’t realize the shots that he’d choose. Um, I was obviously quite pleased. Because he made Thorin look pretty awesome – that’s his work mainly, not mine.


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(This post was edited by Elven on Jun 1 2013, 12:34am)


Elven
Valinor


Jun 1 2013, 12:36am


Views: 257
Thanks do much for posting the vid link Kel :) //