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LORD OF THE RINGS Reunites Apart on Sunday 5/31



Silmaril
Rohan


May 28, 8:31am


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LORD OF THE RINGS Reunites Apart on Sunday 5/31

The Lord Of The Rings Cast Is Reuniting Thanks To Josh Gad
Sunday 5/31
Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Peter Jackson, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Sean Bean, Karl Urban, Mirando Otto, John Rhys-Davies and Liv Tyler.

Link youtube

Link Peter Jackson

Link Dom Monaghan

(This post was edited by Silmaril on May 28, 8:43am)


Silmaril
Rohan


May 31, 5:07pm


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Loved it!!!

I love them all!!!


Solicitr
Gondor


May 31, 7:42pm


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Subject

Very revealing that PJ would contrast "boring dialogue scenes" with doing "something cool."


Loresilme
Valinor


May 31, 10:03pm


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Thank you- this was wonderful-a must watch for lovers of the film trilogy

Thanks for sharing this, Silmaril. It was sweet, funny and unexpectedly touching. A trip down memory lane with old 'friends'... smiles, laughs and a tear or two Heart.

What an incredible, one of a kind, magical moment in time the LOTR trilogy was.

Here is the link to the full reunion with all participants:

One Zoom to Rule Them All

Thanks again Silmaril.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


May 31, 10:38pm


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I get that

the dry, deadpan humour that's common to so many NZers can be difficult to pick up so you'll just have to take my word for it that he isn't serious.

Also, it makes sense to grab the attention of worried, money-focused executives with an action piece rather than asking them to buy into a scene of rich Tolkien dialogue, cold, without any story build-up that audiences of the movie would have.

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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 beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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squire
Half-elven


Jun 1, 2:11am


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I hate to be such a NARF

but I found the host guy so absolutely annoying in every way that I stopped watching a little after McKellen joined in.

It was somehow always about the host guy - who hasn't learned that one doesn't lean into the wide-angle lens and who doesn't realize that LotR film fans don't care very much about him, as he wasn't in the movie and would just like to get to the actors interacting.

Oh, well. Just my own reaction, of course. More power to those who loved the feature - enjoy!



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Solicitr
Gondor


Jun 1, 2:48am


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I agree!

He's that sort of hipster-geek YouTube/podcast host who isn't nearly as cool as he thinks he is and just annoys the hell out of me.


Thor 'n' Oakenshield
Rohan


Jun 1, 6:35pm


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I enjoyed it - as you said, a "must watch"

My only regret was that Cate Blanchett didn't join in (especially since she had done something similar with Taika Waititi about a week ago), and that Viggo Mortensen didn't get to re-enact a scene from the films. Particular highlights were when several of the cast revealed the props they had taken from the set; when Miranda Otto and Liv Tyler flawlessly recited their speechs in Old English and Elvish, respectively; the toast to Andrew Jack's memory; and when Billy Boyd sang "The Edge Of Night". I also appreciated that Ian Holm was able to send in a message despite not being able to attend in person.


Chen G.
Rohan

Jun 1, 6:48pm


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Its also not true


In Reply To
the dry, deadpan humour that's common to so many NZers can be difficult to pick up so you'll just have to take my word for it that he isn't serious.


Because the very first scenes Viggo shot were the dialogue with the Hobbits in the Pracing Pony.

I loved this reunion. Everyone were in high good mood for it, which is nice to see. Blanchett, Weaving and Hill were missed, though.


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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jun 1, 7:58pm


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Did you watch to the very end?

Bernard Hill makes an appearance.

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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 beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Erethen
The Shire


Jun 2, 3:42pm


Views: 1101
Fantastic!

This was such a heartwarming thing to watch and I find it really hard to express how much this meant to me during these trying times.

This cast is such a family it felt like a natural extension of the lovely interviews and interactions of the glorious appendices.

My only wish is that it could have been even longer to see them together more, but thatís just greedy. Wink

This was truly day making, and Iím sure Iíll rewatch several times. Hereís to hoping one day weíll get retrospective interviews on some future home media release.


Solicitr
Gondor


Jun 2, 4:29pm


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Subject

According to both Viggo and PJ in this very podcast, the first scene he shot was the Weathertop fight.


Chen G.
Rohan

Jun 2, 5:43pm


Views: 1085
They're misremembering

According to Ian Nathan's Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth, pp. 315 ff:


Quote
Legend gives Mortensen a heroic entrance battling with the wraiths at Weathertop, but in truth that was still a few days away. They first had to complete the prolonged Prancing Pony scenes.
Recalls Jackson: [..]"It is the scene where he is in the Pracing Pony bedroom, telling the Hobbits about the Nazgul. That scene was Day One of Viggo.[..]Then we shot the stuff of him smoking in the corner."



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