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Can you name all the movie dwarves?
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LoremIpsum
Lorien


Sep 27 2012, 8:53pm

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Can you name all the movie dwarves? Can't Post

I admit I had to properly sit down and learn to assign a name to each movie dwarf, I still get Dori, Nori and Ori mixed up sometimes
I wonder how a causal movie goer will react to Gandalf naming all the dwarves?Laugh


DanielLB
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Sep 27 2012, 8:56pm

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I don't think the general audience will ever be able to name all the Dwarves correctly! [In reply to] Can't Post

Though, that's the benefit of giving them all distinctive looks and personalities, so people might do. Plus, if DOS starts with Beorn, then they are effectively re-introduced after a year's gap.

Thorin, Balin, Gloin, Fili and Kili will be easily recognised. Perhaps people will also remember Dwalin and Bombur.

But there's also Dain, Thrain, Thror, and any other Dwarves they might show!

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(This post was edited by DanielLB on Sep 27 2012, 8:57pm)


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Half-elven


Sep 27 2012, 8:57pm

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No [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't think I can even list them all, let alone keep straight which is which. Nori and Dori and Fili and Kili are my weaknesses



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Magpie
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Sep 27 2012, 8:58pm

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Probably not [In reply to] Can't Post

I haven't tried but I also don't keep track of them or keep them straight very well.

I'm not too worried about it. I'm a visual person and until get a good sense of personalities (and they already seem to be fixing personalities onto the characters, even in still promotional photos), I won't keep them straight. I am fairly confident that watching the movies will fix them in my brain well enough.

I'm not one to do homework when I don't have to. And I am always keen on letting movies work their magic rather organically. If I make it into 'work', I'll approach the movie like some kind of assignment I've studied for.



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DanielLB
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Sep 27 2012, 9:00pm

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Hmmm, let's try to come up a way of helping you remember them... [In reply to] Can't Post

Dori DOesn't have the star-fish hair
Kili is a KILljoy, for not sporting a beard.

Any better? .... Unimpressed

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Grey Havens


Sep 27 2012, 9:01pm

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I have actually made a picture of all the dwarves with their names beside each pic :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Also including actor name so I can remember that as well!
I can name each movie dwarf by now, but I still struggle with some of the actors :/

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Magpie
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Sep 27 2012, 9:02pm

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or, Kili used to kill people in another life. [In reply to] Can't Post

...as a vampire, that is.

Thorin and Kili I've got down. Thorin wouldn't need any help from the beginning but those two actors are ones I'd seen in other shows.

But then, I know who Jed is but I don't know what Dwarf he is.



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Lorien


Sep 27 2012, 9:03pm

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let me try .. I'm not cheating .. using the new poster ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

from left to right, row by row:

Gloin, Kili, Bofur, Bifur
Oin, Ori, Thorin, Balin
Fili, Dwalin
Dori, Bombur, Nori

I think I got it all right :)


LoremIpsum
Lorien


Sep 27 2012, 9:07pm

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Good point [In reply to] Can't Post

and from the trailer I think Bofur will be quite high on memorable list as well.

I wonder how will that work in the movie itself though ? Will Bilbo know their names straight away or will he be confused and call them "hey you" basically Smile? Or maybe the movie will ignore it completely.


Carne
Tol Eressea

Sep 27 2012, 9:07pm

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Not to brag, but I could name all of them after we got the first character photos [In reply to] Can't Post

Wink

Think I can list the entire cast as well (company plus all the other characters cast so far).

I don't know, I've always been good with remembering names. Especially actors.


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DanielLB
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Sep 27 2012, 9:09pm

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This should be available for the audience in cinemas [In reply to] Can't Post

So they can check who's who. They'l need eagle eyes though, I'll be throwing a shoe at anyone using their phone.

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Thoromir
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Sep 27 2012, 9:16pm

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Same here ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

But then again I'm very good with names and faces^^
Plus I'm kinda used to being introduced to a bunch of new people (study elementary school teacher fyi) ;)

But I can imagine it to be very hard for a lot of people!



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DanielLB
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Sep 27 2012, 9:18pm

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It's all part of the trust process [In reply to] Can't Post

As Bilbo becomes more acquainted with each of the company, he should start being accepted more and more. This is further added upon each time he rescues them.

I expect he'll be confused to start off with. And it might be quite entertaining. Not only does Bilbo have to learn their names, but so does the audience. I'd hope that Bilbo would know their names by Rivendell though- spending 24 hours a day with 13 people, you would soon learn their names.

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Altaira
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Sep 27 2012, 9:30pm

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Yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

The fact that I usually read The Hobbit every year or two helps. That, and a group of friends and I who have a Tolkien reading group are currently discussing The Hobbit. Plus, posting news on the Home Page and helping develop the actor/character bios for the site also helped. Though, I must admit, I often have to count on my fingers to get all 13 in one go. Laugh


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Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 27 2012, 9:40pm

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Certainly can't [In reply to] Can't Post

I can name all the dwarves in the company. I cannot, however, put each name with each face in the movie.

And I definitely do not know each of the actor's names.

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Chopsta123
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Sep 27 2012, 9:40pm

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me too :D [In reply to] Can't Post

I actually posted this picture last year on Fan Art for which I photoshopped the first dwarven pictures.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/01thehobbit.jpg/

note: I accidently wrote "Ken Scott" instead of "Stott" >.<


TheSexyBeard
Lorien

Sep 27 2012, 9:46pm

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I can name them all but... [In reply to] Can't Post

I recently just learned which one is Fili and which one if Kili, but I'm still having problems with Nori and Dori.

Nori has grey hair and Dori has the fancy hair?

And one of them is the strongest?

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Carne
Tol Eressea

Sep 27 2012, 9:47pm

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I actually thought his last name was Scott up until a few weeks ago [In reply to] Can't Post

Have no idea how I managed to mess that up Crazy


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 27 2012, 9:48pm

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Other way round [In reply to] Can't Post

Dori is the strongest, and has the grey hair. Nori has the star fish hair. Smile

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There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Sep 27 2012, 9:59pm

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I always thought Tolkien [In reply to] Can't Post

was trying to let us in on the joke by having their names so similar?

he certainly doesn't do anything like that in LOTR.

Unless you count the Bakshi version where they rename Saruman to Aruman...Laugh

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DanielLB
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Sep 27 2012, 10:02pm

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It's part of Dwarven culture [In reply to] Can't Post

And Tolkien was more than likely inspired by the Middle Ages, where the names of fathers, brothers and sons shared similarities.

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(This post was edited by DanielLB on Sep 27 2012, 10:05pm)


Carne
Tol Eressea

Sep 27 2012, 10:04pm

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Only thing I don't like about that [In reply to] Can't Post

They always do things in pairs Mad

To be honest I get rather annoyed when reading the book. If Fili did something then Kili would do the same, if Dori started saying something Nori would finish his sentence.

I know this was probably done to not confuse the reader, but still.

I really hope they mix it up a bit more in the movies.


(This post was edited by Carne on Sep 27 2012, 10:06pm)


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Sep 27 2012, 10:12pm

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Dwalin looks the strongest in the movie. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Sep 27 2012, 10:12pm

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I think for Fili and Kili *spoiler [In reply to] Can't Post

it could be endearing, and all the more tragic when they ummm kick the bucket, so to speak.

I don't see the same kind of aesthetic brotherly/cousinly affectations with the other triplets or pairs.

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Carne
Tol Eressea

Sep 27 2012, 10:17pm

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I hope they keep that [In reply to] Can't Post

But I don't want all the different pairs of characters to act as one like in the book. Though I doubt that will happen.

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