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Entertainment Weekly has 3 new photos from 'The Hobbit'
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deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 23 2011, 1:07pm

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Entertainment Weekly has 3 new photos from 'The Hobbit' Can't Post

We get our first look at Bilbo (with some dwarves in the background), Gandalf, and a behind the scenes shot with Peter Jackson and Martin Freeman). Hurrah!

http://www.ew.com/.../0,,20504849,00.html


(This post was edited by deej on Jun 23 2011, 1:09pm)


eralkfang
Lorien


Jun 23 2011, 1:14pm

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AAAAHHH [In reply to] Can't Post

Where's that flailing Kermit .gif when you need it?

Freeman looks great as Bilbo, but I have to be honest—he's so perfect for the role that it's really just seeing your expectations fulfilled. I'm a bit more interested in the dwarves; I'm having trouble picking out specific actors, but I think Thorin's going to have dark hair… can't wait to see this in better quality once the magazine hits tomorrow! (I'll probably have to pick it up, heh.)


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Jun 23 2011, 1:22pm

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*lol* Freeman looks so funny. And those feet! [In reply to] Can't Post

Gandalf is just like out of FOTR, which is as it should be. Shame we don't get a better look at the dwarves.


Welsh hero
Gondor


Jun 23 2011, 1:24pm

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OMG OMG brilliant just brilliant [In reply to] Can't Post

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Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Jun 23 2011, 1:25pm

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*incoherent schreeching* [In reply to] Can't Post

Gandalf the Grey! How I've missed you!

And... and.... and.... BILBO! Martin you're so perfect its not even fun!

Oh and I see Thorin! The Dwarves look nice and all Dwarvish, not too pretty at all. :)

Plus, I think we should have buried Tolkien in a larger coffin, he probably cant turn very well in his. -Rossmonster


painjoiker
Grey Havens

Jun 23 2011, 1:25pm

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I really love Martin Freemand as Bilbo! [In reply to] Can't Post

I too want clearer pictures of the dwarves! :o


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Jun 23 2011, 1:33pm

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Is it bad I'm more exicted about Gandalf than Bilbo? [In reply to] Can't Post

As is already said, Bilbo looks pretty much as we knew he would look, and it's nice to see him and all. BUT DAMN, the last time we saw Gandalf the Grey was when he dropped off the Bridge of Khazad-dum and the White edition just wasn't quite the same.

I'm suprised we got this much already. The Dwarves, from the little we can see, look absolutely perfect. These images made me trust PJ even more.

Plus, I think we should have buried Tolkien in a larger coffin, he probably cant turn very well in his. -Rossmonster


FarFromHome
Valinor


Jun 23 2011, 1:46pm

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Get a load of those feet! [In reply to] Can't Post

PJ mentions in the caption to the first photo that Bilbo has the biggest hobbit feet so far. And in photo 3 you can see what he means - large and exceptionally furry, it looks like to me...

Cool

They went in, and Sam shut the door.
But even as he did so, he heard suddenly,
deep and unstilled,
the sigh and murmur of the Sea upon the shores of Middle-earth.
From the unpublished Epilogue to the Lord of the Rings



SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jun 23 2011, 1:49pm

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They work better in 3D that way. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Snulle
Bree

Jun 23 2011, 2:00pm

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Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

Martin looks perfect and Gandalf gets me goosebumps everywhere.
And the dwarves looks amazing!!!! Heart Cool Heart


(This post was edited by Altaira on Jun 23 2011, 2:56pm)


DrDeath153
Lorien

Jun 23 2011, 2:05pm

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Thorin's moment of truth [In reply to] Can't Post

And it's still very Richard Armitage i'm afraid Frown. I know it's not a close-up but while the costume is lovely, the hair and make-up just looks like Richard Armitage done up as Cal Drogo from Game of Thrones- it's his eyes, it's his nose and the beard is rather close fitting rather than sprawling but well maintained and controlled. And not a hint of grey i may add. He also appears to be sporting dreadlocks (judging particularly by the exposed ear), but it may prove otherwise. I mean he doesn't look entirely un-dwarfy, but that ain't Thorin as i know him.

Judging by the pictures and PJ's comments on Bilbo though it looks like they've slightly over-cooked the prosthetics- those ears and feet are enormous, and the costume isn't exactly that of a respectable hobbit- looks a bit boyish and scruffy- no jacket or even a waistcoat, practically collarless and all very drab.

Don't get me wrong, i'm glad to see these pictures and they make me excited, but not wholly in the right direction....

Dr Death


macfalk
Valinor


Jun 23 2011, 2:08pm

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Yep, bad makeup on Thorin. Dissapointed. [In reply to] Can't Post

Bilbo looks perfect but Thorin looks like a mixture of Khal Drogo and Jack Sparrow. He should also look older.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Jun 23 2011, 2:09pm

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It's been a long time coming. [In reply to] Can't Post

Finally! Freeman looks awesome! That dwarf on the end of the table almost looks like one of the Umbar pirates, and a bald dwarf?

"There is a long road yet," said Gandalf. "But it is the last road," said Bilbo.


acheron
Gondor


Jun 23 2011, 2:11pm

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oh wow [In reply to] Can't Post

With all the worry and controversy we have here over these films sometimes, it's nice to get an awesome picture to remind us just what we're waiting for. Cool

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


dormouse
Half-elven

Jun 23 2011, 2:14pm

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I think they look perfect.... [In reply to] Can't Post

... both the Bilbo and Gandalf and the interior of Bag End. Not sure how anyone thinks they know which dwarf is which from that picture, still, whichever they are I reckon what I can see looks pretty good. Enough like Gimli to be recognisably from the same world, yet distinct enough to be recognisable individuals.

It's really happening! Smile


Earl
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Jun 23 2011, 2:15pm

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*almost collapses* [In reply to] Can't Post

WOW! This is right out of left field and no mistake. Who ever expected to see so much this early in the production?

I am thoroughly excited about Gandalf the Grey, but mildly concerned about the look of Bilbo and the Dwarves (or rather Thorin, as he's the only one I can see with any bit of clarity). Bilbo's ears and feet look tremendous and his clothes look a wee bit shabby given his prim and proper pre-adventure lifestyle; and Thorin looks decades younger than I'd always imagined in my head.

But hey! I'm not cribbing. I can live with all these personal little nigglings... PJ's always had my vote,my trust, and I'm just so glad all's coming along so well Cool



DrDeath153
Lorien

Jun 23 2011, 2:17pm

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Well while it may be a double bluff [In reply to] Can't Post

The significance of the dwarf in the centre, his placement relative to the table (remember also the seating plan we heard PJ going through in the production video) and the striking resemblance to the person playing Thorin does seem to suggest that it is indeed he.

I'd also take a slightly less certain prediction that the white-haired dwarf towards the back is Balin, although he might not be the only dwarf with white hair so i can't be sure.

Dr Death


(This post was edited by DrDeath153 on Jun 23 2011, 2:20pm)


Mad Hatter of Middle-Earth
Lorien


Jun 23 2011, 2:20pm

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OMG OMG OMG OMG [In reply to] Can't Post

This is AMAZING!!!! I am so glad they have released a pic so early!!! **collapses with excitement**

All you have to decide is what to do with the time that has been given to you...


macfalk
Valinor


Jun 23 2011, 2:21pm

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Though [In reply to] Can't Post

As mentioned I'm not a big fan of this Thorin pic, but at least PJ didn't give him antlers...



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

(This post was edited by macfalk on Jun 23 2011, 2:22pm)


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Jun 23 2011, 2:22pm

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Freeman looks terrific [In reply to] Can't Post

I always imagined Bilbo in more of a green waistcoat and trousers with a yellow shirt for some reason, but I like the casual way he's dressed here, and it will be interesting to see how he looks when he's out and about on his adventures. I pictured him with reddish-brown hair, and this isn't too far off. I don't seem to recall Bilbo reading a scroll in the book – have I forgotten something? Does anyone know what that's about? Thorin looks far too young for my liking; I'd been hoping they'd use make-up to compensate for his age, and that they'd cast him for reasons of fitness rather than looks, but his youthful appearance here puts a bit of a damper on that theory. I hope the other Dwarves are more Dwarvish.


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Jun 23 2011, 2:25pm

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'Antlers'? [In reply to] Can't Post

It's curious that you felt this was a threat; I don't seem to recall hearing any suggestion that Thorin would have antlers.


pandoraziki
Rivendell

Jun 23 2011, 2:29pm

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He's reading New Zealand Actors Equity contract// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Jun 23 2011, 2:30pm

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Del Toro... [In reply to] Can't Post

wanted to give him antlers with thorns on coz his name sounds like thorn...


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Jun 23 2011, 2:34pm

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Really? That's news to me. [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought he wanted to put the antlers on his helmet.


little mouse
Rivendell

Jun 23 2011, 2:37pm

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Thorin looks like Blackbeard from Potc [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought he would have white hair and beard, he looks too young but I still like the costume
Bilbo is perfectSmileSmile

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