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swordwhale
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Feb 24 2013, 7:41pm


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Thanks to Linuxelf for the video! (Too bad I'm on the other coast).

???: Has anyone else seen any of the other films? I am, of course, a rabid Tolkien Geek, so I'm all over The Hobbit. I also feel it might not get any real awards until all three films are out (much like LoTR). I did see Life of Pi, beautiful, probably had some production challenges, but I heartily dislike "dream frames" or "magical realism" or anything which goes, "oh, wait, that maybe wasn't real". The film did have something to say about how and why we tell stories, but... arrrrrgggggghhhh! My friend saw Lincoln, and said it was awesome. We live near the famous Gettysburg (as in Civil War, Battle of...) my favorite dog-running trail begins at Hanover junction, where Lincoln once stopped. We are steeped in that bit of history with random battle reinactments all the time, and Civ-War reinactors all over the place (they are quite good and very dedicated to portraying history accurately, down to the stitching in their uniforms).

I did not see LeMis (wanted to, might catch it on DVD) and still think this way about costuming and makeup regarding all these films:
Historical drama: look at some period paintings/photos, dress your actors. Horses in period gear. Add mud liberally.
Guy stuck on lifeboat: some sunburn, some tattered pirate gear. Some dead fish. A CG tiger.
Modern drama: dress your actors.
Middle Earth: turn a 6'2" guy who looks like an Elf into a stout stolid 5' Dwarf. Make him sexy. Then do it with scale doubles, stunt doubles, riding doubles, some other doubles (none of whom look like him at all). Now do it with 12 other guys. Now do it with a few Wizards, a Hobbit, and all the orcs that aren't CG. Throw in a few Elves. Find horses that make the Elves look Elvish. Find other Horses that look like Ponies; create entire "hairy pony suits", and don't let your horses (or Dwarves) collapse of heat stroke...

I fear we have nothing here in the US that even approaches the Awesomeness That Is WETA.

Go outside and play...

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Oscars tonight! Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 24 2013, 4:03pm
    Good luck to the production team :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 24 2013, 4:06pm
    Same here Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 24 2013, 4:29pm
        I'm going to watch TORN's live feed Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 24 2013, 4:32pm
    To be honest Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Feb 24 2013, 5:23pm
        It has one chance frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Feb 24 2013, 5:48pm
            Agreed DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 24 2013, 6:08pm
                You mean visual effects... frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Feb 24 2013, 6:19pm
                Sound editing? Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 24 2013, 6:20pm
                    My mistake DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 24 2013, 6:44pm
                        Sorry sorry I was quoting the LA Times?// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 24 2013, 7:52pm
            I won't be surprised if they don't win at all. Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 24 2013, 6:17pm
                I'm surprised Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Feb 25 2013, 7:21am
    TVNZ had a report last night from TORN's pre-Oscars art event, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 24 2013, 6:20pm
        Here it is! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 24 2013, 6:26pm
            Awesome! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 24 2013, 6:33pm
        TV report on our home page now, Ataahua. Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Feb 24 2013, 6:34pm
    random thots.... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 24 2013, 7:41pm
        I've seen most of them... cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Feb 24 2013, 8:10pm
            Next VBlog after theAwards? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 24 2013, 8:54pm
                Hope this link works Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 24 2013, 9:47pm
    Weta's hedging their bets. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 24 2013, 10:10pm
    Visual effects went to Life of Pi? WTH? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 25 2013, 2:19am
        Hair went that French Musical..Robbed?/// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 25 2013, 3:17am
            FRENCH musical, Bomby?:) Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Feb 25 2013, 7:02am
        Would seem Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Feb 25 2013, 7:09am
            If there is an agenda SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 25 2013, 6:34pm

 
 
 

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