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Stephen Fry on 'The Hobbit': 'Peter Jackson had me eating testicles'
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Welsh hero
Gondor


Dec 16 2011, 12:34pm

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Stephen Fry on 'The Hobbit': 'Peter Jackson had me eating testicles' Can't Post

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Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Dec 16 2011, 12:41pm

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I love this man. I could listen to him for hours. [In reply to] Can't Post

The description of the Master of Laketown sounds perfect, too. Greedy and slimy is just how I imagined him to be.

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


painjoiker
Grey Havens

Dec 16 2011, 1:33pm

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Oh! I can really imagine this! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love Braindead and Bad Taste, and I would love to see the tribute to those in the Master of Laketown! ;)


Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Dec 16 2011, 2:13pm

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W-O-W [In reply to] Can't Post

I just can't staring at his tache nevertheless!

Fry with whiskers rules


The Five Isari:

Sarry, Gandy, Raddy, Ally and Pally

A great bunch :)


Bombadil
Half-elven


Dec 16 2011, 3:52pm

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A Comb-Over? Really?.... how funny is THAT? [In reply to] Can't Post

sounds wonderful...Laketown would be kinda Slimy?
with fishing as their Main Industry right out of lake
below.
I'm sure Peter &CO will build up THIS Slimy angle since
Bilbo will be pretty Petified by that place.

YES, something No one has ever seen before, (YES,YES,YES)
xoxoBomby


Kasiopeia
The Shire

Dec 16 2011, 4:42pm

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Well I haven't ... [In reply to] Can't Post

I always thought making unpleasant, greedy and corrupt characters physically unappealing (particularly wisp facial hair, greasy hair, ugly skin and the rest of things he describes) is really predictable and boring. It's too obvious - much like Grima. And I never even pictured him that way either, really (Master of LT, that is).

But I DO trust in the awesomeness of Stephen Fry to make him as fun a character (not necessarily in a humouristic way) as possible.

I also never pictured Lake Town particularly smelly, but rather as an ordinary town with ordinary people. I guess the producers are gonna show the transformation of the town after Smaug's death.


(This post was edited by Kasiopeia on Dec 16 2011, 4:49pm)


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Dec 16 2011, 5:21pm

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Sounds a bit over-the-top to me [In reply to] Can't Post

But perhaps it will look more natural in the context of the rest of the film. From all we've seen thus far, they really seem to aim for a less realistic and more fairy taily feeling than in LotR.

<3 Gandy, Raddy, Sharkey, Ally & Pally <3


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Dec 16 2011, 5:26pm

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And the Hobbits aren't even fat in the films [In reply to] Can't Post

In the books Bilbo and Frodo (and Hobbits in general) being plump too helped me to deal with the somewhat cruel jokes made of fat people.

As for Lake Town being smelly, it sounds about right, really. Remember it's a city built above water. They dumb all their waste on their streets, so to say. And Venice is smelly too.

I'm curious about how literally we should take the notion of Long Lake being next to the Lonely Mountain. It would certainly look more cinematic, but it would also make one ask, how come they dare to live so close to a Dragon infested mountain.

Has there been any news of the Dale? Are they going to include it? The image of the ruined city is rather romantic.

<3 Gandy, Raddy, Sharkey, Ally & Pally <3


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Dec 16 2011, 6:29pm

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Sounds like the Master is [In reply to] Can't Post

very much the Grima Wormtounge of TH...one thing's for certain: he and his city won't want for lack of atmosphere.

And PJ, big deal about the 3D: how about smell-o-vision? And SLIME-o-vision? 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!!!!!


Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Dec 16 2011, 6:30pm

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Oh I'm sure that they'll have Dale,as you said. its way too Romantic and deep to miss out [In reply to] Can't Post

Actually, Dale should be a really good opportunity for Weta etc. to show off.

I didn't 100% lile Osgiliath in LOTR, so I really hope they get thi one spot on......

Dale has great potential in these films

:)


The Five Isari:

Sarry, Gandy, Raddy, Ally and Pally

A great bunch :)


Briza
Bree

Dec 16 2011, 6:52pm

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Thats not how I see the master of lake town. [In reply to] Can't Post

I always pictured the Master as over dressed and maybe even over-groomed with a fondness for jewelry, wine and good food . A fairly fat and rounded man. A great speaker and very charismatic, with the ability to weasel his way out of most situation. While not a brave man (he was a merchant not a solider), and corrupt he was a competent operator who kept the people of lake town content and allowed the trade to flow . He has had the job for over 20 years, and to the best of my knowledge the master is a elected position so he must have been fairly competent.


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Carne
Tol Eressea

Dec 16 2011, 7:03pm

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Well, elections can be fixed. [In reply to] Can't Post

Especially if you're corrupt and have a fair amount of money Wink


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Dec 16 2011, 7:14pm

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Was about to say the same, but also... [In reply to] Can't Post

Especially if you have a conniving civil servant Wink


Marillë by the Sea
Rivendell


Dec 16 2011, 7:56pm

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That's how I imagined him too [In reply to] Can't Post

More pompous and well-groomed than Wormtongue-esque.

And I hope Dale is not overlooked but included, although I don't know how they'll do that if Laketown is right beneath the Mountain. Town next door, perhaps?


Marillë by the Sea
Rivendell


Dec 16 2011, 7:57pm

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Was disappointed in Osgiliath too [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought it was too fake-looking and was disappointed we couldn't see much of the city, so I hope they get Dale right too...


Snaga
Lorien


Dec 16 2011, 8:33pm

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Sounds Brilliant! // [In reply to] Can't Post



Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Dec 16 2011, 9:06pm

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I have to agree [In reply to] Can't Post

although, not sure whether or not I like the idea of a gross Master just yet...

Also, I hope that Laketown isn't TOO slimy, disgusting, and scary...we need to sympathize with these people and root for their survival. There should be a feeling of safety and comfort for Bilbo and the Dwarves, as a respite between Mirkwood and the Lonely Mountain, as well for the audience. I hope it doesn't end up being a larger version of Bree...

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!!!!!


Kasiopeia
The Shire

Dec 16 2011, 9:33pm

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Exactly.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


dave_lf
Gondor

Dec 16 2011, 9:59pm

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Not a problem [In reply to] Can't Post

In LotR, you could see Osgiliath and Mount Doom from Minas Tirith. I expect a similar arrangement with respect to Laketown, Dale, and the Lonely Mountain.


There&ThereAgain
Rohan

Dec 16 2011, 10:13pm

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wit [In reply to] Can't Post

Knowing Mr. Fry I'm sure he's just playing it up for laughs. I expect Laketown to be hospitable, but not quite right.

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater."-J.R.R. Tolkien

"Thanks for the money!" -George Lucas


Darkstone
Immortal


Dec 16 2011, 10:26pm

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Dunno [In reply to] Can't Post

Destroying a rundown Lake-town full of corruption both natural and venal could be nice symbolically. A new dragon sweeps clean and Bard restores all.

And then you can have a nice scene where Turgon sends Echthelion up to restart trade with the north and a young Aragorn and Denethor make faces at each other!

******************************************
Brother will fight brother and both be his slayer,
brother and sister will violate all bonds of kinship;
hard it will be in the world, there will be much failure of honor,
an age of axes, an age of swords, where shields are shattered,
an age of winds, an age of wolves, where the world comes crashing down;
no man will spare another.

-From the Völuspá, 13th Century


Rostron2
Gondor


Dec 16 2011, 11:35pm

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Fry will be spot on [In reply to] Can't Post

Fry is grand. Can't wait to see how that first scene where the dwarves walk into the Lake Town hall will be done. Surprise! There's so much good material to mine in The Hobbit, it's just different from LOTR.

Also, I wonder if we'll get to see anything of Laketown in the first film? Perhaps in context of the dwarves story.


Bladerunner
Rohan


Dec 17 2011, 12:10am

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Your post was exactly what I was thinking.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Moahunter
Rohan


Dec 17 2011, 6:07am

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There is a rumour...... [In reply to] Can't Post

of a outdoor set being built on the Miramar peninsula.
Could be Dale but before Smaug's arrival, deserted ruins or rebuilt by Bard....who knows?
Interesting because Dale doen't feature much in the story, only by references.
And before anyone raises the NDA I didn't hear the rumour while I was working....... Wellington is a small city.


Alientraveller
Lorien

Dec 17 2011, 9:52am

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At least we won't see Fry nude [In reply to] Can't Post

Unimpressed

Anyway, I think the extensive make-up would help me divorce Fry's portrayal from the usual characters he plays.


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