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Eärwen Swan Maiden Of Alqualondë
Bree


Jul 24 2012, 3:12am

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I love this detail! [In reply to] Can't Post

Did anyone else notice the fish stuck on the axe in Bifur's head? Hysterical!

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Ataahua
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Jul 24 2012, 3:16am

Post #227 of 366 (7475 views)
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Embrace your inner fangirl! :D / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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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Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 3:34am

Post #228 of 366 (7087 views)
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I agree you are probably right, but ... [In reply to] Can't Post

... not only does his weapon suggest he might be Dain, he also arguably could be said to have a mohawk of sorts (look at the white strip of hair on the top of his head).

'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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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 4:27am

Post #229 of 366 (7233 views)
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Why [In reply to] Can't Post

...did it make more sense for the army of the dead to clean house on the Pelennor, than just take care of the bad guys controlling the ships?

IMO, it was a very poor story-telling decision by PJ and company, which cheapened the entire battle of the Pelennor...

Tolkien had it right there.

In any event, I am still loving this vlog.

And yes, I think Legolas has Orcrist!


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 4:38am

Post #230 of 366 (6901 views)
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I think of Dale [In reply to] Can't Post

As a Roman city in Britain, such as Bath.

In that context, its destruction, followed by the movement of its peoples from a stone city to a wooden one, mirrors the movement of native Britons from "haunted" Roman cities, to wooden ones built right outside the abandoned city. This happened almost without fail in post-Roman Britain, from Bath to Londinium.

In that sense, even if the film-makers did not intend it (though I suspect Alan Lee and John Howe did), I love the parallels. Quite appropriate.


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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 4:39am

Post #231 of 366 (6815 views)
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Gotta love any gags [In reply to] Can't Post

That are related to the axe-in-the-head gag! Wink


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jul 24 2012, 4:40am

Post #232 of 366 (6725 views)
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Fascinating! :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 4:40am

Post #233 of 366 (6849 views)
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Right... [In reply to] Can't Post

But is that Billy Connolly?

Sure doesn't look like it. Unless they have completely submerged him beneath prosthetics, which would be a waste of his excellently dwarven face...


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 5:03am

Post #234 of 366 (6802 views)
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The only bit I didn't like was Rhosgobel [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks far too fantasy-cliche, California psychedelic memorabilia theme-shop to me, with the crystals and the strangely shaped objects, and all that.

Pretty sure I once bought a cheap 3D Pink Floyd poster in a place like that...

Has the mark of PJ all over it. My guess is that Howe and Lee created something less over-the-top, and PJ said "get crazier!"


nobofthepony
Lorien


Jul 24 2012, 5:11am

Post #235 of 366 (6701 views)
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8:50... Radagast in full costume?// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 5:14am

Post #236 of 366 (6820 views)
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Thorin's tomb at 2:34 [In reply to] Can't Post

I would almost say with certainty that what we see here in the background is Thorin's tomb.

1. It looks like a tomb. A Stone bier, similar to the one Denethor burns himself on, only with a decidedly dwarven aesthetic.
2. There are long stone lamp-posts surrounding it, with candles on top. This suggests a place that will be hallowed.
3. Ori seems to be wearing dwarven chain-mail, which must be the gear he acquires in the Lonely Mountain horde.

That's a pretty massive spoiler right there...Think PJ's team missed it?


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 5:37am

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A burned out Dale at 8:22 [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks to be Fili and Kili in a burned out Dale, judging by the Roman-looking ruin and fresco behind them, as well as clear evidence of fire.


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 5:43am

Post #238 of 366 (6752 views)
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Thranduil's prisons at 10:40? [In reply to] Can't Post

Could well be. Either that, or another section of Thranduil's halls.


Ataahua
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Jul 24 2012, 6:02am

Post #239 of 366 (7207 views)
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My overwhelming impression from this vlog [In reply to] Can't Post

is that the cast and crew have had a blast making these films. :)

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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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 6:08am

Post #240 of 366 (6699 views)
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That should read "hoarde" [In reply to] Can't Post

Not "horde."


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 6:11am

Post #241 of 366 (6825 views)
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Burned Dale also at 11:03 [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks like the company will certainly walk through the ruins...


redgiraffe
Rohan

Jul 24 2012, 6:11am

Post #242 of 366 (7157 views)
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Yep [In reply to] Can't Post

While I loved the trilogy the army of the dead sequence just wasn't handled well in my opinion. It seems like a bit of a cop out to have people who can't be killed winning the battle. It kind of lessened the importance of the rohirrim and everything else.

I think they should have extended the entire thing as well. They should have had the whole stone of erech thing in there and just had it to where the army of the dead defeated the corsairs allowing Aragorn to take an army of southern gondorians on the ships with him.

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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Jul 24 2012, 6:19am

Post #243 of 366 (6976 views)
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At 12:39 [In reply to] Can't Post

That's definitely McCoy responding to McKellen.

Gandalf: I need a horse.
Radagast: Why...where are you going?
Gandalf: In search of answers.

Looks like this takes place in Mirkwood. Seems to me that Rhosgobel will be situated inside Mirkwood, rather than on the eaves...My guess is that Gandalf has a chat with him in the hovel, and then decides he must go to Dol Guldur at once.


DarkJackal
Rohan


Jul 24 2012, 6:58am

Post #244 of 366 (7162 views)
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Dain or Thrain, and a Dwarven wall gathers no moss [In reply to] Can't Post

Billy Connolly also said Dain had tattoos on his head. I've the feeling his mohawk would be of the more radical type. But I could be wrong about the whole thing.

What really intrigues me are the gouges on the walls in this shot, and even more, what looks like moss growing in them. How did these get there? If this was Erebor at the height of dwarven rule, why would they leave such blemishes in their walls long enough for moss to grow? They are stone masons. They would fix something like that if it was in a prominent spot.


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DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 24 2012, 7:16am

Post #245 of 366 (6682 views)
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It's McCoy alright [In reply to] Can't Post

I've watched enough of his Doctor Who episodes to know it's him Wink


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 24 2012, 8:28am

Post #246 of 366 (6475 views)
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Could this be the entrance to Dol Guldur? [In reply to] Can't Post

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Jul 24 2012, 8:47am

Post #247 of 366 (6727 views)
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Great spot DarkJackal, and I agree, it can't be at the xenith of Dwarven Erebor.. I'd hesitate a guess: [In reply to] Can't Post

It's some of the Iron Hill dwarves quick marching out of the gates of Erebor (could it be anywhere else? ? ) for some reason.... I'd not say Bo5A... summat else.

Plus, the gouges, safe bet: Done by Smaug in his sacking of the Lonely Mountain? ?

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Jul 24 2012, 9:06am

Post #248 of 366 (6709 views)
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all this attention on Tauriel, I think the orc to her right looks rather dashing :P :P :P ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

Sly

but in all honesty she does look amazing. .. . . must resist fanboy-ism UnsureHeart

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Jul 24 2012, 9:14am

Post #249 of 366 (6703 views)
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Welcome to the boards L.J Kiosq!!! don't sound so sad, there is --plenty-- yet to discuss ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Jul 24 2012, 9:27am

Post #250 of 366 (6935 views)
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Now, I feel a theory coming on..... Legolas confiscates their weapons at the halls of his father, and thus he claims Orcrist... [In reply to] Can't Post

... now I'd be interested if Thorin will claim it back during the Bo5A for example... that'd be some amazing screenplay between the two actors IMO Cool

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