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more observations 19th viewing

Cirashala
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Feb 25 2013, 7:34pm


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So I made some more observations last night and not sure if any of them have been mentioned yet so I apologize for any redundancy:

1. The metal counterbalance on Orcrist (or the end of the handle) has four tiny jewels and what looks like runes on the bottom, but when the eagle is carrying an unconscious Thorin the counterbalance is blank, but as the eagle is setting him down on the Carrock the jewels and runes are back.

2. Fili has two hair clasps, one at the top and one at the base of the braid on the back of his head, but after leaving Goblintown, the braid is gone and the only clasp left is the top one-the bottom one is missing (no doubt the reason for the braid being gone) making the back of his head have the same hairstyle as Kili- just a simple half ponytail in the back.

3. In the troll cave, Orcrist didn't have the metal counterbalance at all-I know it was very dirty, but the end of the hilt was entirely the same color and not too far off of the color of the hilt itself.

4. When the dwarves first enter Rivendell out of the secret passageway, it appears as though Kili leans over and seems to ask Balin something, then Balin responds by sweeping his weapon (staff? mace?) across himself right to left as he uses it to sweep the valley as he replies. I am guessing Kili is asking Balin a question about Rivendell and Balin is answering him-probably a character moment showing that Kili, unlike most of the other dwarves, is more interested in elves than he would care to admit, setting up the whole Tauriel thing in Mirkwood.

5. When old Bilbo is writing his account of his journey at the beginning in his study, there is a jar on the top of his desk that has three pipes in it.

6. There is a bench next to the front porch of old Bilbo's Bag End as well as the one down by the front fence, but 60 years earlier when Bilbo was speaking to Gandalf about "good mornings" that bench isn't there, though the one by the fence is. Probably a reflection of Bilbo getting older-perhaps some days he cannot handle the steps down and so has the bench on the same level as the door?

7. After the dwarves raid Bilbo's pantry, he is shown looking inside it, and (fortunately for Bilbo) the dwarves left some loose pears and apples on the shelves (so it isn't completely bare). Guess Bilbo's supper was apples, pears, and the "riddled with mold" blue cheese! Darn, all that work cooking the fish! Crazy

8. When old Bilbo is smoking on the bench by the front fence, the shrubbery behind him is mostly just green-very few flowers. Whereas, sixty years earlier when the "good morning" conversation happened, the shrubbery was full of blooms and flowers. Great nod to the difference of seasons-Old Bilbo was on September 22 (his birthday) so it was nearing Autumn, whereas young Bilbo was in the Spring.

Like I said, I apologize if these were redundant, but I hadn't noticed them before this viewing. That's why I love this movie so much and have seen it so many times-you notice new things every time! The sheer detail incorporated into this movie is amazing!

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UPDATED GEEKY OBSERVATION LIST *puff, pant* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2013, 2:45am
    **UPDATED GEEKY OBSERVATION LIST** grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2013, 2:50am
        I would like to Thank You Very Much :) Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 5 2013, 3:03am
        Breath, honey, breath Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Feb 5 2013, 4:22am
        Still think 3 films was a good idea? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 5 2013, 5:12am
            Fersher! *cracks knuckles* Bring 'em on! // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2013, 6:03pm
        What a labor of love! GloryBox Send a private message to GloryBox Feb 5 2013, 5:40am
        Thank You for putting together this amazing list TwirlingThorin Send a private message to TwirlingThorin Feb 5 2013, 5:46am
        This is awesome! Bellerock Send a private message to Bellerock Feb 5 2013, 6:06am
            I think it might be "armoire"? Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 5 2013, 6:14am
                Thanks! That makes sense // Bellerock Send a private message to Bellerock Feb 5 2013, 6:22am
                Teamwork! That's exactly right! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2013, 10:09am
        gramma, we've said it before, but... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 5 2013, 8:37am
            *sigh* This is great!! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2013, 10:15am
                If you want to read The Quest of Erebor, Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 5 2013, 7:17pm
                    *eyes shoot up to bookcase* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 6 2013, 1:30am
            That's odd. Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Feb 5 2013, 10:58am
                Yes, but... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Feb 5 2013, 11:29am
                    What? What? grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2013, 5:54pm
                        Gah! Now there's an existential crisis for Ro: Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 5 2013, 7:45pm
                            Well... grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 6 2013, 1:35am
                Let me guess... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 5 2013, 7:36pm
                    "Eggplant from Dublin!" mutelock Send a private message to mutelock Feb 5 2013, 7:44pm
                    Eggplant from Dublin!! Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Feb 5 2013, 9:11pm
                        Some say "ripe", some say "red"... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 5 2013, 10:53pm
                            red or ripe Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 5 2013, 11:16pm
            Thorin's fat lip AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Feb 5 2013, 2:35pm
                I found it. AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Feb 5 2013, 3:13pm
                    Beauty! Thanks! :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2013, 6:04pm
                    Wonderful interview transcript! GloryBox Send a private message to GloryBox Feb 5 2013, 9:11pm
                I read it somewhere recently Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 5 2013, 7:23pm
        This is amazing! Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 5 2013, 10:45am
            Looking at Thorin's hair a lot? grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2013, 5:57pm
        It's like seeing the movie again! AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Feb 5 2013, 2:37pm
        RE 299 SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 5 2013, 3:37pm
            Bwahahaha!!! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2013, 5:58pm
        279... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 6 2013, 5:05am
            You surely did hoot about it :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 6 2013, 8:09pm
        A couple more geeky observations... Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 12 2013, 4:06pm
            I did! ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Feb 12 2013, 9:51pm
            It's never too late!! :D No deadlines, EVER! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 13 2013, 5:34pm
        observations gathered after 50 viewings.... malla Send a private message to malla Feb 13 2013, 6:46am
            WOOHOO!!! 50 Viewings! *high five* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 13 2013, 5:51pm
                now I'm questioning myself malla Send a private message to malla Feb 24 2013, 4:03pm
                    It's definitely Bombur DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 24 2013, 4:10pm
                        We're going to Bomburize it for now :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 18 2013, 7:00pm
                        **Double checked :)** // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 18 2013, 7:01pm
    amazing Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 5 2013, 2:17pm
        uhh... a broca-tax frontal flatness? grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 5 2013, 6:01pm
            haha! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 5 2013, 11:14pm
    I love these lists! florian Send a private message to florian Feb 5 2013, 3:44pm
    Elf Horn IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 6 2013, 2:12am
        Yes! Perfect! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 6 2013, 8:12pm
    Thank you everyone!! Nunilo Send a private message to Nunilo Feb 6 2013, 3:30am
        Welcome! entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Feb 6 2013, 4:39am
        Welcome, Nunilo! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 6 2013, 8:23am
            Very fun indeed! Nunilo Send a private message to Nunilo Feb 6 2013, 11:49am
        *geeky hand clapping* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 6 2013, 8:13pm
    crack in the tile! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 6 2013, 3:42pm
        *jaw drops* Fantastic!!! :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 6 2013, 8:14pm
            The scene GothmogTheBalrog Send a private message to GothmogTheBalrog Feb 6 2013, 11:32pm
    This is a thing of beauty Gramma! Elvanui Send a private message to Elvanui Feb 6 2013, 4:26pm
        always a pleasure to read gramma! MistyMountain Send a private message to MistyMountain Feb 6 2013, 8:10pm
            I wonder where the grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 6 2013, 8:16pm
                The Goblin King's Throne TheSexyBeard Send a private message to TheSexyBeard Feb 6 2013, 9:07pm
                    wow Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 6 2013, 11:56pm
                        I noticed a very large mound SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 7 2013, 4:09am
                            That's just gross. GothmogTheBalrog Send a private message to GothmogTheBalrog Feb 7 2013, 5:34am
    **I've Gathered Geeky List Info from this post :) THANKS ALL! // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 7 2013, 8:59pm
    Okay, very late observation ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Feb 17 2013, 4:32am
    A couple more from me too Elvanui Send a private message to Elvanui Feb 17 2013, 9:35pm
    more observations! Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Feb 19 2013, 12:30am
    more observations 19th viewing Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Feb 25 2013, 7:34pm
        Love your number 4! Elvanui Send a private message to Elvanui Feb 27 2013, 2:11pm
    **I've Gathered Geeky List Info from this post :) THANKS ALL! **PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANYMORE OBSERVATIONS FOR THE LIST TO THIS THREAD!** grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 18 2013, 7:04pm

 
 
 

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