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Loresilme
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Feb 3 2013, 10:56pm


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Great questions, Roheryn! Although, you may speak freely of Thorin's hair whenever the urge moves you. You are among friends (and fellow Thorin-hair/eyes/voice obsessives) here, lol.

1. Would you rather see it in a fairly packed theater, or with just a few people in there with you, or would you like the theater all to yourself? Why?

I would rather there were other people in the theater - but not so packed that I can't get a good seat, lol! And generally I really don't like crowds, so I'd have to say that in a theater is the exception to that rule for me. Maybe it's because everyone is sitting down, but it doesn't bother me, and in fact I like it better when there are a lot of people there to react to the movie too. I haven't ever witnessed problems with rudeness, but I'm not sure if that's due to the kinds of films I go see - mainly fantasy films and kids films. So I don't know what it's like seeing other types of films with a lot of people, I imagine you get different types of people depending on the movie being shown. Most of what's happened to me has been unintentional, or just me being really over-sensitive. For example, during one AUJ viewing, I did have to change my seat because the people behind me kept knocking their feet into my seat. Someone else probably would not have been bothered by that, but because I really wanted nothing to break the spell of being in Middle-earth, I got up and moved somewhere else.

2. What's the funniest thing you've overheard other viewers say (I usually hear these things as we're all piling out together afterwards)?
I did hear some young adult boys on the way out, saying that they really liked it and - I quote - saying, "I don't know what the critics were talking about". Which made me very happy :-). But that doesn't really qualify as funny, so let me try to think of something else ... oh ok, here's something: upon exiting after one 3D viewing, some poor fellow accidentally also threw his own eyeglasses into the 3D glasses recycling bin on the way out, lol! So several people were trying to be helpful (because the bin was in the dark hallway on the way out) by shining the lights of their cell phones into the bin so he could fish out his glasses. He finally got them out and everyone cheered. It was a nice moment.

3. Has anything Unexpected happened during any of your viewings?

Yes, in the HFR viewings, there was a problem with the audio in two places: in Bag End, when Bilbo is walking between rooms as he's telling Frodo about Lobelia trying to steal his spoons, when he's hidden from view, his line of dialogue also cuts out so you didn't hear him say the part specifically about the spoons. You hear his dialogue again once you see him on-camera again. And also, in Rivendell, when Gandalf says "I had no idea Lord Elrond had sent for you", off-screen you're supposed to hear Saruman say, "He didn't. I did". But in the HFR version, we didn't hear those lines, at all. Which does make it seem odd that Gandalf makes that face, because we didn't hear the words that provoke the face. I saw it three times in HFR and it happened each time, but it was in the same theater each time, so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. And in both scenes, it involved dialogue that was spoken/heard when the character speaking them was off-camera, so there's definitely a pattern there, but I don't know what would cause it. And it only happened in the 3D HFR version (I also saw it in 2D and 3D IMAX).

Also, regarding people not knowing that a movie was part of a trilogy - I know people who had the same reaction when they saw FOTR. We forget that we fans are intimately involved in the story and these movies and we know a lot of these things beforehand. I know people though, who were really seriously annoyed that they'd spent three hours in a movie (FOTR) where everyone talked about destroying "this ring" and at the end of the movie, "the stupid ring" wasn't anywhere remotely near being destroyed :-). So I could easily imagine people feeling the same way at the end of AUJ.

Subject User Time
Questions about your viewing experiences Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 2 2013, 9:56pm
    I've never paid so much attention to anyone's hair Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 2 2013, 10:18pm
    I like to see it making money! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 2 2013, 10:18pm
        Ehhhhhh.. . . ! Yeah. That is unfortunate. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 2 2013, 11:23pm
    Five times... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Feb 2 2013, 11:04pm
    3: Missing polarizers belfalas Send a private message to belfalas Feb 2 2013, 11:18pm
        Interesting... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 3 2013, 4:10am
            Nope, but I got the impression that the HFR projectors were 'locked down' belfalas Send a private message to belfalas Feb 3 2013, 1:05pm
    four times... belfalas Send a private message to belfalas Feb 2 2013, 11:23pm
    6 times total Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 2 2013, 11:42pm
    Alrighty then CathrineB Send a private message to CathrineB Feb 2 2013, 11:43pm
        Ha. Your 1st response AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 3 2013, 12:46am
            I know right? CathrineB Send a private message to CathrineB Feb 3 2013, 1:00am
    2 times imin Send a private message to imin Feb 3 2013, 12:33am
    Viewings Gelir Send a private message to Gelir Feb 3 2013, 12:55am
    But... what about Thorin's hair? ;) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 3 2013, 1:05am
    my answers: Jeremy Send a private message to Jeremy Feb 3 2013, 2:05am
        TABA stands for. . . AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 3 2013, 2:32am
            don't judge a book by its cover Jeremy Send a private message to Jeremy Feb 3 2013, 3:36am
                Ugh! They may have been Posers!!! lol AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 3 2013, 4:21am
    8 times so far Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 3 2013, 2:33am
        This is sounding like a common occurrance: Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 3 2013, 2:49am
            6 times so far MistyMountain Send a private message to MistyMountain Feb 3 2013, 3:06am
    my answers arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Feb 3 2013, 3:05am
    Oh goodie! Another fun thread! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Feb 3 2013, 6:36am
    Okey. Dokey! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Feb 3 2013, 9:21am
        Four times Lonely Mountain Send a private message to Lonely Mountain Feb 3 2013, 10:13am
        DITTO about the perfume! Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Feb 3 2013, 5:01pm
        An addition to my post: Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Feb 3 2013, 6:54pm
    Fun! Sślimė Send a private message to Sślimė Feb 3 2013, 10:13am
        The Star Trek preview confused me too Nira Send a private message to Nira Feb 3 2013, 4:29pm
    I may have more opportunities to be in an empty theater! Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Feb 3 2013, 4:49pm
    11 years ago... glor Send a private message to glor Feb 3 2013, 5:42pm
        Same Here IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 3 2013, 9:29pm
    Fun topic!! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 3 2013, 10:56pm
        You don't keep your 3D glasses? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 3 2013, 11:43pm
            perhaps it was for IMAX imin Send a private message to imin Feb 3 2013, 11:59pm
                In my area Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Feb 4 2013, 1:00am
            Not the way it is now Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 4 2013, 1:12am
                Thank you all. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 4 2013, 1:43am
    The Joy of Teaching Tolkien Clifton8 Send a private message to Clifton8 Feb 5 2013, 8:41pm

 
 
 

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