Lurker in the Mirk
Oct 20 2014, 2:36am
(Started here on TAXVIII)
DoS EE Discussion
Neither am I - I mean patient
I certainly hope it appears somewhere. That crown is too good to waste. I prefer it to the twiggy one.
Am quietly hopeful that we will get Feast of Starlight. As you said, that crown's too good to waste. And if it wasn't in, I'd doubt the visuals will be released, just cos of the trouble of having to deflect questions spawned as a result. @VValar
Re that spoiler, yeah, I saw it. But well, my question is more along the lines of if it's just a flash-by of Thranduil without any lines or will he get to say something?
I'm really annoyed they are releasing the download before the DVD/Blurays. I think they should all be released on the same day - for all countries. I bought the bluray of the AUJ EE and it contained a download with it and I believe the EE for DOS will be the same, so I'm not paying for the extra early download - yet I know I won;t have the willpower to ignore the discussions that will inevitably appear before I can see it myself, which is likely to spoil it somewhat - Gah.I guess the powers that be are moving us plebians towards virtual media and in not too subtle a way either.
Yup that's the one. As mariel replied Do you think this is an actual shot for
it is meant to be a manifestation of Thranduil, his avatar.
In the white post I added, there's a link to a post with a viddy of RA talking about it, and he mentions Thorin taking a shot at the white stag, seemingly a symbolic shot at Thranduil.
From this TORn article on the homepage.
There’s a much longer version of Mirkwood that we shot. There’s a really beautiful sequence where Bombur falls into the stream, the enchanted stream. We have to carry him, and then also Thorin and Bilbo see the white stag, which is a sort of manifestation of the Elf King, kind of projecting himself into the forest, and Thorin kind of symbolically tries to kill the stag with his crossbow. I was really disappointed that that couldn’t be in the film, ’cause I think it’s like a little beacon of the relationship between Thorin and the Elf King.So from the released EE scene, we know the first part is in the EE. But I hope the rest plays out as well.
[book spoiler] this symbolism is entirely a movie-specific device. There's a normal coloured stag that the whole company tried to bring down in the book but only managed to injure, and this is after the white hind that they really didn't hit, but there's no mention of symbolism or manifestation. Though given the sources the writers and LP seemed to have drawn on in creating movie!Thranduil, it makes sense and is super exciting, especially if Thranduil speaks in this scene *I hope!!!*
From the collection of interviews here (scroll down for LP's)
His inspirations are very, very interesting to me. I thought of Oberon, the Fisher King … How do I begin to describe it? The thing about the Elves, the thing about this Elf, Thranduil, is that he’s not like people. They’re not like people. They don’t understand things like people. They’re more like a blizzard, or a very old tree, or a bear, or a tiger. They’re wild things. ‘He was the King of the Elves on the other side of the Wild,’ that’s what Tolkien wrote. He’s an exquisite thing, but he’s wild and dangerous because of his wildness—not because he’s evil, because he’s wild. That was the thing that I found very, very interesting.
[book spoiler end]
don't know tbh. There's been a bit of discussion in the post I linked to on this subject as well. But me, I hope it's not an early concept piece. I'd think with the care the production is taking to dress Thranduil for the occasion, and Tauriel's allusion of the Feast's importance, that Thranduil would be wearing a different crown, and this is so Starlight and festive, don't you think? *fingers crossed*
Feast of Starlight?
Or do you think this might be an early concept for the crown we have come to know so well by now
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