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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jul 4 2012, 4:39am

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After a little research [In reply to] Can't Post

here is duly sanitized account of what I learned:

It seems the term "gimp" has been used in certain (adult) circles since before Pulp Fiction to describe a willingly subjugated person in a specific type of relationship. Often such a person wears a certain type of close fitting garment that covers their entire body, restricting movement (therefore not to be confused with a uni-tard). Such a suit started being called a "gimp suit" after Pulp Fiction. Before that movie it was (and still is on occasion) named according to its function/purpose.

All this is to say, in answer to my own question really, that it can be argued that it is a film reference rather than specialized knowledge of a sort.

Still, given the suits are green, he might better have called them Jim Cary Riddler clones. Considering (according to the article) that EW is owned by Warners it boggles the mind that that particular part of the interview was given so many column inches.
Crazy


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Jul 4 2012, 4:48am

Post #202 of 324 (11227 views)
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Perhaps he did! [In reply to] Can't Post

But WB didn't want to remind anyone of the "Schumacher"era in the Bat mythos, so the "gimp" commentary was an ill-advised to fabricate something else for PJ to have said. Tongue

Anyhoo, nice detective work! I agree the term's prominence in the article is weird. Wink

PJ shouldn't be giving Tarantino free publicity, however, seeing as his new movie - Django Unchained - will be released alongside TH in December (slightly different subject matter, however). Cool

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 of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of 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 Jul 4 2012, 4:53am)


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jul 4 2012, 4:57am

Post #203 of 324 (9796 views)
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I like the cut of ur jib Cap'n XD [In reply to] Can't Post

I just love the way your mind turns at times, good stuff.

Laugh


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Jul 4 2012, 5:00am)


dormouse
Half-elven


Jul 4 2012, 7:41am

Post #204 of 324 (9773 views)
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It isn't really... [In reply to] Can't Post

In the EE documentaries for Two Towers they talk about Andy Serkis's 'gimp suit' - so often that he probably took it for granted everyone would know the word. Either that or he's said it so often now he doesn't think about it any more. But this certainly isn't the first time they've used it.


imin
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 9:32am

Post #205 of 324 (10238 views)
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Isn't that what everyone thought of first or is my mind just dirty, haha // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 4 2012, 10:37am

Post #206 of 324 (10190 views)
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That's where I first heard the word too [In reply to] Can't Post

And I never really looked it up, just assumed it meant a tight-fitting suit (yeah they do talk about Andy's gimp suit a bit).



The Plan 9 Interview... in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the release of The Fellowship of the Ring.


Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 4 2012, 10:42am

Post #207 of 324 (9932 views)
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Well it's what I thought of first, and I think I have a pretty clean mind :P // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



The Plan 9 Interview... in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the release of The Fellowship of the Ring.


Ali
The Shire

Jul 4 2012, 1:30pm

Post #208 of 324 (9995 views)
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Images from tablet version [In reply to] Can't Post

...are on my website. Enjoy


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 4 2012, 1:31pm

Post #209 of 324 (9612 views)
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You're a star!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Balin and Dwalin look great!! First to arrive Laugh


imin
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 1:38pm

Post #210 of 324 (11360 views)
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Thank you very much [In reply to] Can't Post

The images appear to be very sharp, have they been photoshopped? Thorin looks like he has spent some time under a sunbed and starting to get an 80's rocker look, lol.

Love the other photo, Balin looks fantastic as does bilbo in is robe! Though his big feet are kinda distracting.

Also what is Thorin holding? A key?


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 4 2012, 1:42pm

Post #211 of 324 (10140 views)
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That's not the key [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe a different sword or axe (not Orcrist anyway).

I hadn't noticed the feet ... but now you pointed them out ... Unsure


Ali
The Shire

Jul 4 2012, 1:42pm

Post #212 of 324 (9934 views)
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Thorin's sword [In reply to] Can't Post

He's holding his original sword before he obtains Orcrist. Screencap here of original one from 3rd Production vlog.


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 4 2012, 1:43pm

Post #213 of 324 (9661 views)
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Excellent spot!! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 4 2012, 1:43pm

Post #214 of 324 (9690 views)
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Is there a massive chunk out of Dwalin's right ear? / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


imin
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 1:44pm

Post #215 of 324 (9748 views)
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Oh, i thought i found it first, lol [In reply to] Can't Post

Probably the hilt of his sword? Infact i just looked at the other pics of Thorin with his sword and it does look like it alot, i think its just that, oh well.

I wonder if a dwarf key will look like a standard key or something special?

edit: You are all too fast for me!


(This post was edited by imin on Jul 4 2012, 1:45pm)


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 4 2012, 1:46pm

Post #216 of 324 (9376 views)
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I've seen the prototype [In reply to] Can't Post

I made a thread months ago when a photo of the key prototype was leaked. TORN had to take it down though before anyone saw it Frown

I didn't think to save the picture Unsure


imin
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 1:48pm

Post #217 of 324 (9469 views)
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Oh you lucky thing, haha! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ali
The Shire

Jul 4 2012, 1:49pm

Post #218 of 324 (9504 views)
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Could be... [In reply to] Can't Post

well he is violent apparently.

I can barely believe that this pic is the same guy as this pic. Confused.com


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 4 2012, 1:50pm

Post #219 of 324 (9385 views)
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You're right [In reply to] Can't Post

The first isn't a very good picture of Thorin Crazy How far he has come! And I bet the real beard helps Smile


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 4 2012, 1:52pm

Post #220 of 324 (9399 views)
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It wasn't very spoilery [In reply to] Can't Post

But Warner Bros. keep an eye on the boards Wink I wonder if anyone got in trouble for the leak...


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 2:01pm

Post #221 of 324 (9563 views)
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So he has an axe and a sword before Orcrist? [In reply to] Can't Post

Or maybe he grabs an axe for a bit when the orcs take Orcrist from him? Hmm..

"...For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomed at the foundations of the Earth"


Lusitano
Tol Eressea


Jul 4 2012, 2:16pm

Post #222 of 324 (9745 views)
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Brotherly mischief [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank youuu!!

Balin and Dwalin look so great together! I wonder whats happening...could this be the moment we saw being rehearsed with pj in the 1st video blog when balin or dwalin shouted RAHAHAAA and bilbo said : sorry hate to interrupt...


little mouse
Rivendell

Jul 4 2012, 2:22pm

Post #223 of 324 (9546 views)
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WOW! Balin looks great [In reply to] Can't Post

And Thorin is ready to apply for a photo ID cardSmile


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jul 4 2012, 2:28pm

Post #224 of 324 (9645 views)
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Ah well there you go, it was an Easter Egg. [In reply to] Can't Post

they can keep the surprise inside Tongue


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 2:32pm

Post #225 of 324 (9403 views)
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I noticed that with these two... [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/.../album/10-Thorin.jpg

http://www.ew.com/...420,00.html#21179608

Same position, but totally different!

"...For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomed at the foundations of the Earth"

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