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Elutherian
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Sep 27 2012, 5:01am


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1. Probably the biggest concern about the orcs in Two Towers was how they evolve from faceless creatures to a full fledged society. Do you find their transition disconcerting, given how they were represented in Fellowship? Is this a convincing society, or is it over-brutalized?
I remember Lurtz talking in Fellowship, so I assumed orcs would be speaking from the beginning. This was just the first time we were allowed to see orcs/uruk-hai interact among themselves.

And I think you have to make their "culture" seem brutal. They are the villains after all.

2. As an addition to the prior question, the humans never seem to hear the orcs speak. Does this give the impression that only Hobbits can understand the creatures? Was this deliberate?
This never even occurred to me. Couldn't the Fellowship hear Lurtz shouting out orders? How about Gothmog at Minas Tirith?

3. Look at the orcs around the ones in focus. How are orcs represented as a race and do you think the different breeds of orc here help establish a wide range of visual features that determine an orc or Uruk-hai? Does this assist their appearance in Return of the King?
I was able to tell the difference. Uruk-Hai are portrayed as larger, bulkier, and more like alpha-males.

4. I chose shots somewhat at movement so that we may observe the versatility of the make-up at work here. Does it look convincing? What are the orcish visual traits here and what would you do to improve them and bring them closer to your imagination?
Looks amazing. WETA did a great job with the makeup for all three films. The diversity made it even more believable.

Bonus Question: Which orc here is voiced by Andy Serkis?
I think it's the middle one. If my memory serves me correctly.


The Grey Pilgrim, they once called me. Three hundred lives of men I walked this earth, and now I have no time...

Subject User Time
SCOD: All Manners of Orc GoodGuyA Send a private message to GoodGuyA Sep 26 2012, 10:08pm
    Let's see... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Sep 27 2012, 5:01am
        You're the only one who guessed on the bonus question GoodGuyA Send a private message to GoodGuyA Sep 29 2012, 3:53am
            Interesting Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Oct 1 2012, 5:04pm
    Love the blues in these scenes {NT} Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 27 2012, 5:59am
    The Hobbit contamination titanium_hobbit Send a private message to titanium_hobbit Sep 28 2012, 3:46am
    Interesting choice zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 28 2012, 6:00am
        You crack me up, zarabia Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 28 2012, 4:40pm
            "Meat izz Back on the Menu ...Boys" Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Sep 28 2012, 7:06pm
            Thanks, SA :D // zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 29 2012, 1:21am
        "Find the Halfling!" Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Sep 28 2012, 9:54pm
            I found that line horrifying too Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Sep 29 2012, 12:55am
                I understand your point zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 29 2012, 1:43am
                I have somewhat the opposite view Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Sep 30 2012, 3:00pm
            Yes, the Ringwraiths! zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 29 2012, 1:32am
                I don't agree GothmogTheBalrog Send a private message to GothmogTheBalrog Sep 30 2012, 7:54pm
    I definately saw Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Sep 28 2012, 9:40pm
    Belated post ;) Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Oct 1 2012, 11:18am
    Meat's back on the menu boys... dungolfin Send a private message to dungolfin Oct 2 2012, 11:43am

 
 
 

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