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Jun 24 2011, 4:25pm

Post #251 of 318 (963 views)
*warm hug* [In reply to] Can't Post

Remember... we have a date to see these together!!

You always make me smile... :)

sample sample

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.

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Jun 24 2011, 4:46pm

Post #252 of 318 (980 views)
Hi Marten, welcome to TORN! [In reply to] Can't Post

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Jun 24 2011, 5:48pm

Post #253 of 318 (926 views)
I'm all with THAT! [In reply to] Can't Post

Think about it...13 principle Dwaves, 13 different physical features is the only way we could disquences.. them apart,,, each needs to be unquie!

I love the idea of some Bald, some very Hairy,
some with jewerly tied into their sorta Dwavf ..........."DRED-LOCKS"?

Because Tolkien introduced us to each, in many ways, in the First Chapter...
by the time Bilbo has to join them the next morning...
we have a Good CharACTOR... recogntion for each.

Then when things get really Dark, Trollshaus, Later Goblin-Kings Headquarters, Mirkwood...etc...
any close-up of each,
even the youngest member of the audience will know which one is which?.

There is secondary scene later, that allows anyone Still Confused "as to who is who?" the Rivendale RestHome? in the Light of day. I trust the make-up department to shine like there is NO Tommorrow with the Look of each!
Yeah Team!
(The Art of Make-up will set a new Standard in 3D, soon.....so get your pencils out?""

(This post was edited by Bombadil on Jun 24 2011, 5:53pm)


Jun 24 2011, 7:05pm

Post #254 of 318 (879 views)
I'll say, he looks nothing like he did when he played Nelson Mandella. / [In reply to] Can't Post


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Jun 24 2011, 7:05pm)


Jun 24 2011, 7:09pm

Post #255 of 318 (894 views)
Does anyone have the actual article? [In reply to] Can't Post

Today is June 24; does anyone have the actual article yet? Anything interesting in it?

The Shire

Jun 24 2011, 8:13pm

Post #256 of 318 (953 views)
Enlarged picture of the dwarves [In reply to] Can't Post

Brightened up and sharpened a bit:

An unexpected journey unfolds...

December 2012


Jun 24 2011, 9:12pm

Post #257 of 318 (840 views)
Reminds me of the helmet worn by Legolas... [In reply to] Can't Post

...in this painting by John Howe.

I'm not crazy about the idea of antlers on a dwarven helmet, but I agree that our trusted artists and designers could probably make it work. Antlers or not, I expect they will find a way to make Thorin stand out (His sky-blue hood is a start), especially at the Battle of Five Armies. Maybe he will find a nice, royal-looking dwarven helm in the dragon hoard!

A greenlight from the shadows shall spring!


Jun 24 2011, 9:24pm

Post #258 of 318 (856 views)
I've found this video, [In reply to] Can't Post

in which you can see which techniques they used in FotR to glue and paintbrush the Hobbit feet:




Jun 24 2011, 9:36pm

Post #259 of 318 (863 views)
Am I seeing things. . or Is Bofur sporting a combover? [In reply to] Can't Post

Wouldn't it be funny if Bofur has an inferiority complex about his balding noggin' and is always using some form of grease to get his combover back in place?
And then when ever the wind picks up, his hair flap goes bugger.

A la Donald Trump. . .

(This post was edited by pacochoa on Jun 24 2011, 9:38pm)

The Shire

Jun 24 2011, 10:05pm

Post #260 of 318 (821 views)
Not too rich yet? [In reply to] Can't Post

Wasn't Bilbo ok financially before The Hobbit, but really really well to do afterwards? Maybe that's why in this picture, they chose to play that up a bit with the scruffy look?

Grey Havens

Jun 24 2011, 10:10pm

Post #261 of 318 (807 views)
It's not just that [In reply to] Can't Post

He suddenly found himself hosting thirteen loud, hungry, and thirsty dwarves. He spends the entire evening running around fetching them this and that - getting all hot and flustered.

Wouldn't surprise me in the least if he took off the waistcoat in an attempt to be more comfortable.


Jun 24 2011, 10:11pm

Post #262 of 318 (810 views)
He was 'well to do' [In reply to] Can't Post

He didn't have a job, other than being a bit of a country squire and 'lord of the manor'- i really like that element of Bilbo, that he's a bit of a 'ralph' character from the Fast Show (only without the sexual attraction to his game keeper).

I've chosen to take this particular shot (although it's not a screenshot, it's a publicity shot so is all rather manufactured) as representing Bilbo late in the evening, having been forced to take off his jacket and waistcoat because of the heat of rushing around in a small house crammed with thirteen dwarves- he's a bit frazzled, but i hope that a much smarter and fastidious Bilbo is the one they establish at the start of the story. It'll be no journey at all if he's already a grounded, worldly, self aware everyman.

Dr Death

Grey Havens

Jun 24 2011, 10:47pm

Post #263 of 318 (813 views)
Darn [In reply to] Can't Post

If that is Kili on the right, then he won't be sporting his yellow/blonde hair and beard.


Jun 24 2011, 10:53pm

Post #264 of 318 (835 views)
Am I the lonely one... [In reply to] Can't Post

...who thinks that Freeman/Bilbo is phisically very similar to Boyd/Pipin?!?!


Grey Havens

Jun 24 2011, 11:02pm

Post #265 of 318 (777 views)
Not really any negative stuff. [In reply to] Can't Post

This is TORn, where everything from these films will be scrutinized to the smallest detail until the film comes out. Everywhere else I've read on the web, the emotion seems to be much more joyous and anxious rather than intrigued or unsure.

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien

"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."
--Walter Sobchak


Jun 24 2011, 11:23pm

Post #266 of 318 (778 views)
He is very Tookish, isn't he? [In reply to] Can't Post

I really like that he does look a bit Tookish—after all, that's the part of him that wants adventure!


Jun 25 2011, 12:09am

Post #267 of 318 (771 views)
tookish [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, the Took in him is coming out when he accepts to read the contract...

Hobbit firster, Book firster.

Grey Havens

Jun 25 2011, 12:57am

Post #268 of 318 (769 views)
Hopefully at least one of them is blond. [In reply to] Can't Post

I liked the idea of Fili and Kili standing out from the rest in that way, but maybe they decided one of them (probably Kili) should have dark hair to help people tell them apart.


Jun 25 2011, 1:18am

Post #269 of 318 (736 views)
yeah that did sound kinda creepy didn't it [In reply to] Can't Post

Interpret it how you will... anyway it's better that Thorin is younger and stronger looking because he's pretty much going to be the dwarf version of Aragorn in these movies and we already have an main character who's an old man. I think that if Thorin was silver and old then it wouldn't be as appealing to most audiences... I mean that in the nicest way possible.

Grey Havens

Jun 25 2011, 1:47am

Post #270 of 318 (772 views)
It's not unheard of for some people to never go gray. [In reply to] Can't Post

It tends to be a lot more common in natural blondes though.

Ultimately, it is clear that they are playing Thorin younger. But how much longer can't really be determined by that one picture, especially since his figure is in the background. Hopefully, we'll get more pictures soon of the dwarves so we can know a little more.


Jun 25 2011, 1:57am

Post #271 of 318 (711 views)
We have to consider scale [In reply to] Can't Post

The picture with Bilbos feet in it also has PJ in it, so when scaled down to hobbit size next to Gandalf they will only be half the size we see them here, ofc they will still be the same scale on Bilbo but compared to the rest of middle earth will be smaller.

I think Thorin looks fine, dwarves have a very long middle age, followed by rapid ageing, none of the members of the dwarf band are physically elderly or they wouldnt have gone on the journey. Middle aged is right for the eldest of them, ofc some people become bald and white haired long before they become physically old. and ignoring that, they got a handsome actor to play a main character in a book with no major eye candy potential, it would be foolish to wrinkle him up, and not something that will be anything more than a very minor niggle, to a few people, to change.

Grey Havens

Jun 25 2011, 1:57am

Post #272 of 318 (717 views)
Although I do suppose it depends upon which old man is in your head [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe I should stop here before we go too off topic.


Kangi Ska

Jun 25 2011, 2:02am

Post #273 of 318 (718 views)
It is funny but I enjoy movies with young people in them. [In reply to] Can't Post

I am old. How does that work. Oh by the way I like good movies with all sorts of people in them, young, old, middle age, brown, pink and all the shades between, men, women, gay, straight. The simple thing is, if you make a great movie with great actors people will come to see it. I really think Thorin does not have to be played as a hunk. A while back a group of people were all upset because Bilbo was suppose to be middle aged. No one would go to see it. I say that is just fine. Let them go watch Twilight. And when they get over their agism they might learn what makes a movie truly great.

Sorry about the ramble. Mad

Kangi Ska Resident Trickster & Wicked White Crebain
Life is an adventure, not a contest.

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.

Grey Havens

Jun 25 2011, 2:05am

Post #274 of 318 (738 views)
Maybe the cups get chipped by the dwarves? [In reply to] Can't Post

It would pay homage to the song in the book at least. Wink

Grey Havens

Jun 25 2011, 2:07am

Post #275 of 318 (713 views)
That was a good ramble, though. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I very much agree with you.

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