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Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 4 2012, 4:48pm

Post #251 of 324 (9963 views)
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Wasn't that subsequently revealed as the Badali Jewelery key? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll have to go and check!



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


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 4 2012, 4:51pm

Post #252 of 324 (9921 views)
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I don't remember it being Badali [In reply to] Can't Post

Sure it was something else ... but can't remember what Wink


Arandir
Gondor


Jul 4 2012, 5:56pm

Post #253 of 324 (9773 views)
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Is it me or does the tablet image of Thorin remind you of Dean O'Gorman? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


duats
Grey Havens

Jul 4 2012, 6:02pm

Post #254 of 324 (9838 views)
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I guess I'll be that guy [In reply to] Can't Post

The picture of Thorin is awful. Like something straight out of a modelling magazine.

Dwalin looks great, but Balin is really suffering from the prosthetics. His nose looks like it's about to fall off, and it all but obscures Stott's mouth. The poor guy looks like he can barely move his face under all of that makeup.


ShireHorse
Rohan

Jul 4 2012, 6:10pm

Post #255 of 324 (9863 views)
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A young Thorin? [In reply to] Can't Post

Perhaps that picture is of Thorin in flashback from the attack of Smaug or the Battle of Azanulbizar. This would explain why he is carrying his original sword and not Orcrist. If so, this is clever makeup. His nose is thinner (like in RL) and his hair bowner and livelier. He reminds me of Fili and Kili. As dwarves age, their features thicken up so, in the main photo, he has a broader nose, for instance. Personally, I love both pictures.


marillaraina
Rohan

Jul 4 2012, 6:25pm

Post #256 of 324 (11173 views)
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Younger [In reply to] Can't Post


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well he is violent apparently.

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


I'm thinking that picture is younger Thorin, I don't see any grey hair. Perhaps this is how they show that Fili and Kili are not especially "pretty" young dwarves but normal young dwarves, who get "thicker" and rougher looking as they get older(::sniff::)


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jul 4 2012, 6:29pm

Post #257 of 324 (9699 views)
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What Dwalin and Balin are smiling at... [In reply to] Can't Post

Image: http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/...-EWiPad-July2012.jpg

They're looking a portrait of Bilbo's father.

"That's one fine-looking woman!"

No wonder Bilbo looks disturbed!

"Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house." - Aragorn


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 6:38pm

Post #258 of 324 (9950 views)
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Nice, I'm betting those white hairs are from trauma, not age // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"...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"


MatthewJer18
Rohan

Jul 4 2012, 6:42pm

Post #259 of 324 (9626 views)
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Disagree [In reply to] Can't Post

I really love how Thorin looks, especially the hair. Armitage is good-looking, sure, but that doesn't mean it could come out of a magazine.


little mouse
Rivendell

Jul 4 2012, 6:48pm

Post #260 of 324 (9511 views)
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Am I the only one who sees grey hair? [In reply to] Can't Post

And his beard is grey too, I think they photoshopped this picture too much


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 6:48pm

Post #261 of 324 (9765 views)
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His right ear is also apparently falling off // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"...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"


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 4 2012, 6:48pm

Post #262 of 324 (9698 views)
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Balin looks a bit better here [In reply to] Can't Post

But I agree 100% that his prosthetics are overbearing - particularly the nose.

Another very odd decision given the very simple fact that Ken Stott's face is wonderfully dwarven as it is! He already has quite a large nose, so why exaggerate it further when it risks looking fake?

I hope this doesn't downgrade his acting, as he is one of my favorites on the cast. Was excellent in the second reason of Rebus.


Lusitano
Tol Eressea


Jul 4 2012, 6:57pm

Post #263 of 324 (9359 views)
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balin [In reply to] Can't Post

Hes got scars on his nose ...


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 4 2012, 6:59pm

Post #264 of 324 (10474 views)
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And? [In reply to] Can't Post

Can be done with a bit of makeup. Not necessary to create an entirely new nose - particularly one as exaggerated as this one.

PJ seems determined to complicate things visually, when there are much simpler, and more aesthetically-pleasing, solutions.


DarkJackal
Rohan


Jul 4 2012, 7:03pm

Post #265 of 324 (9615 views)
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It could just be lighting and PS [In reply to] Can't Post

But it really strikes me as younger. I can't see any grey either. The less sombre attitude is another difference that makes this more Fili-like. Perhaps odd that he's wearing the same stuff as later, if this is a flashback, but then they were exiles. Maybe they were very frugal in hanging onto clothing.


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 4 2012, 7:08pm

Post #266 of 324 (9613 views)
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A flashback to his rocker days [In reply to] Can't Post

This Is Spinal Thorin?


imin
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 7:47pm

Post #267 of 324 (9777 views)
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Didn't realise it was Ken Scott under there! [In reply to] Can't Post

I do think he looks like a dwarf before all the make up/prosthetics but i also think he looks dwarven with it on. I dont think i will stop him acting at least i hope not. His nose does look a little too long and his ears are doing something strange in this shot but overall i really like his look. Costume is excellent. I think they are going for a bigger nose is how a dwarf should look, but he is one actor who probably didnt need it.


imin
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 7:51pm

Post #268 of 324 (11593 views)
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haha, totally agree [In reply to] Can't Post

I think he looks younger for sure which isnt a bad thing i guess, certainly better than klingon from the original promo photos so im happy about that. To be honest i think its just the hair that is making me think he looks like 80's hair rock god, lol.

Though from the trailer we can see he doesnt quite look like this so nothing to get concerned about for anyone Tongue


Carne
Tol Eressea

Jul 4 2012, 8:31pm

Post #269 of 324 (9439 views)
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Prosthetics [In reply to] Can't Post

One of the reasons they do this is to compensate for everything else that is going on. Especially the massive beards and clothing that would otherwise drown their faces. Plus they want them to have a distinct look, and not just come off as short humans. Imagine if they all looked like Kili Crazy

But I agree to some extent, the nose looks as if it's going to fall off.


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 4 2012, 8:42pm

Post #270 of 324 (9566 views)
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I don't think it's that unrealistic ... some of us have noses like that ... [In reply to] Can't Post

Not me personally Wink

It looks fine to me Laugh


imin
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 8:48pm

Post #271 of 324 (9441 views)
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Did you know there is a big nose world championships? :D [In reply to] Can't Post

From looking at the world champ i think he would give Balin a run for his money but there is too much length on Balins for him to be denied. How does Balin drink with a nose like that, lol.


Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Jul 4 2012, 9:12pm

Post #272 of 324 (9578 views)
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I find it kind of silly how it's either too much or too litle prosthetics.... can we never be happy with something lol?... [In reply to] Can't Post

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Jul 4 2012, 9:26pm

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Yes it harkens bach to his youth [In reply to] Can't Post

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imin
Valinor


Jul 4 2012, 9:34pm

Post #274 of 324 (10581 views)
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I think it comes from over analysing things [In reply to] Can't Post

when the movies come out im sure most will have these kinds of worries melt away as we see what the actors are like when moving/speaking etc.


TheSexyBeard
Lorien

Jul 4 2012, 9:40pm

Post #275 of 324 (15832 views)
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Thanks for the scans, tablet images Ali [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm pretty curious about Oin and Gloin's roles in the company. Never expected Oin to specialise in herbal medicines and Gloin to be in charge of finances (would have thought that would have been Ori's job). Interesting how the other dwarves don't particularly trust Nori, I wonder how that will it will play out and his reasons for being recruited. I always thought Bifur's axe looked pretty Orcish, so it's good to finaly have confrimation it's a war wound (the ultimate war wound Tongue). I wonder if he received it at the battle Thorin, Thrain, Dain and Azog were all present at (Anzunibarr? I always forget the name).

Really like the photo of Dwalin, Balin and Bilbo. It's good to see the two brothers together. Never noticed Balin seems to have some scars on his forehead and nose.

It would be great if each Dwarf got a new photo like the new ones of Bilbo, Thorin and Gandalf's. They look a lot more natural than the shopped group images that were released IMO.


(This post was edited by TheSexyBeard on Jul 4 2012, 9:44pm)

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