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Bret McKenzie (Lindir) Talks The Hobbit

Symbelmine
Rohan


Nov 21 2011, 5:06pm

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Bret McKenzie (Lindir) Talks The Hobbit Can't Post

Bret McKenzie is best known for being one part of "New Zealand's fourth most popular folk-rock act", Flight Of The Conchords.

Keen-eyed Lord Of The Rings fans might also know him for his potrayal of the elf Figwit...

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=32529


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 21 2011, 5:13pm

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Ah bless. [In reply to] Can't Post

In Lord Of The Rings, his character's name was Figwit, but it was never actually said out loud.


Good on you for trying, Empire. Laugh

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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shadowdog
Rohan

Nov 21 2011, 5:13pm

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Thanks [In reply to] Can't Post

or the link. So we get to hear his voice this time. Laugh


Symbelmine
Rohan


Nov 21 2011, 5:23pm

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Apparently they don't know the "Frodo Is Great! Who Is That?" story.... [In reply to] Can't Post

 


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 21 2011, 5:40pm

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*teeheee* Love this guy! [In reply to] Can't Post

And I can't WAIT to see what Sir Ian and he cook up for a musical! OMG! It could either be brilliant, or nasty scary! Either way... I'M THERE!!!



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




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Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Nov 21 2011, 6:28pm

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We got to hear his voice in ROTK [In reply to] Can't Post

He says "Lady Arwen we cannot delay. ... My lady."

Interesting that the article specifies that we will see him in the second film. I doubt that is right; why wouldn't we see him when the company first reaches Rivendell? But we'll see.

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

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Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Nov 21 2011, 9:13pm

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So he won't be [In reply to] Can't Post

Tauriel's love interest. That means our list of candidates runs thin. Good, good...


Symbelmine
Rohan


Nov 21 2011, 9:39pm

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Not so thin yet. [In reply to] Can't Post

Bard, Kili, Elros, Thranduil....


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 21 2011, 9:41pm

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Don't forget [In reply to] Can't Post

Bilbo. And Smaug! Tongue

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, with axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Ececheira
Bree


Nov 21 2011, 9:48pm

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Clickable link [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.empireonline.com/.../story.asp?NID=32529


Symbelmine
Rohan


Nov 21 2011, 9:59pm

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I also forgot about Bombur [In reply to] Can't Post

Tongue


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 21 2011, 10:12pm

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Hah! [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, it's been mentioned that Bombur is married, so who knows? Tauriel may be the lucky girl! Tongue

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, with axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!

(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Nov 21 2011, 10:15pm)


Symbelmine
Rohan


Nov 21 2011, 10:20pm

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Oups didn't know Bombur was married [In reply to] Can't Post

but I doubt some non hairy woman could get his attention. Tauriel has no chance with him.


titanium_hobbit
Rohan


Nov 21 2011, 10:32pm

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I love his teasing us [In reply to] Can't Post

"It's in 3D, so you'll be able to touch the ears!"

cue 3D worry-warts! :)

Hobbit firster, Book firster.


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 21 2011, 10:32pm

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Hehe...you're right, she's not nearly hairy enough! [In reply to] Can't Post

Along with Bombur, Gloin is the only other married Dwarf in the Company (there being a shortage of female dwarves in general). His wife is an acclaimed beauty with a particularly fine beard.

BTW, Bard is mentioned as being married as well in the 2010 casting sheet:

BARD is a direct descendant of the LORDS of DALE. Strong, weather-beaten and powerfully built, he is married with a young son.

And more recently, on this forum Carne discovered that a New Zealand actor named Michael Fowler was working as a stand-in for "Bain", IE, Bard's son...? So I suppose he might still be a family man in the new films, but his wife and son don't count as "major" casting..?

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, with axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Bombadil
Half-elven


Nov 21 2011, 10:33pm

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Bombur will Blow us AWAY! [In reply to] Can't Post

He is "the Key" to much of the humor we will see!.
Steven Hunter under all that STUFF? is gunna be WonderFULL!
The Most Un-likely candidate for a Quest, since he is SO Huge.
A Super-Chubb?
Fat jokes aside, he has, a great BIG Role, here.
Can't wait! xoxo WillowMan's guardian in the Old Forest.


Frodo
The Shire


Nov 22 2011, 12:09am

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Reply to: Bombur will Blow us AWAY! [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
He is "the Key" to much of the humor we will see!.
Steven Hunter under all that STUFF? is gunna be WonderFULL!
The Most Un-likely candidate for a Quest, since he is SO Huge.
A Super-Chubb?
Fat jokes aside, he has, a great BIG Role, here.
Can't wait! xoxo WillowMan's guardian in the Old Forest.


The design for Bombur is interesting as it's almost identical to the Obelix character from the French Asterix cartoons.

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf - Shadow of the Past - Fellowship of the Ring


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Nov 22 2011, 12:28am

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Seriously speaking though [In reply to] Can't Post

Out of the characters you mentioned only Elros is in any way plausible, and he's so extremely peripheral there's zero chance of any major romantic subplot.

Besides... who on Middle-Earth is he? And do we still have any official word of him, or is he still basically just an IMDb rumor?


Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Nov 22 2011, 2:11am

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Kili!! Thranduil!! seriously?????? [In reply to] Can't Post

wait......I know there was an intial fleeting refernce to her falling in love with an Elf Lord (sorry that I had to remind you ;) ).....but where does it say concretely that she will have a love interest????
........I mean PJ could, I dunno, be -original- and make her a non-romantic she-elf????.....(only kidding PJ)



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Bombadil
Half-elven


Nov 22 2011, 4:52am

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Bombur's Beard, Come on? [In reply to] Can't Post

EXTRA-ordinary to say,...
the Least?
We all know our Hobbit Drwarves
are awesome...Bifur, etc....
so let SirPJ & Company,
have some fun.

xoxox Goldberry says "Tra Tra, TRa...Lay"


phredegar
Bree

Nov 22 2011, 10:05am

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Boom boom boom [In reply to] Can't Post

- to quote FOTConchords


Symbelmine
Rohan


Nov 22 2011, 5:26pm

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I belive it won't be anything major. [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe something of the sort of Faramir/Eowyn romance in the movie version.


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Nov 23 2011, 2:05pm

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That's a sad comment on its own right [In reply to] Can't Post

The amount of screentime Faramir/Éowyn got in the theaterical version is just sad... I know it's a long movie and they had to cut out something blah blah, but sadly I don't always agree with PJ which themes and scenes are cuttable. The Pelennor Fields could well have been half a minute shorter to let the audience know Éowyn's and Faramir's character arcs had closure. Now they just reach their Darkest Moment and then fade away, only to be seen smiling (Why are they smiling? She was rejected by her love interest and his father made suicide, for all the audicence knows) in the backround. And don't let me get started with the Sons of the Steward. PJ, why? WHY?

If Tauriel/x has more screentime than Faramir/Éowyn, I'll be a very unhappy fangirl. Mad


Symbelmine
Rohan


Nov 23 2011, 3:46pm

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Amen to that. [In reply to] Can't Post

I share the same opinion.

 
 

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