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There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Sep 27 2012, 9:56pm

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don't you think that ROTK poster is inappropriate? [In reply to] Can't Post

I love that poster too, but I feel like it would be misleading for a film like AUJ which will be mostly a comedy. Wink

"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


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Sep 27 2012, 9:57pm

Post #52 of 89 (1374 views)
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Yeah, not available in Chrome [In reply to] Can't Post

It apparently is only available in IE and Mozilla-based browsers. I like Chrome for some things, but that is one of the reasons that I tend to still mostly use IE.

Sorry to be misleading.

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

The Hall of Fire


Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 27 2012, 10:03pm

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Not at all inappropriate [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't mean something exactly like that. But I do want a poster similar to it.

Something like this or this is what I'm looking for.

I just think the LOTR posters were all magnificent, and I'd like some for AUJ like them.

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Sep 27 2012, 10:18pm

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Drew Struzan look [In reply to] Can't Post

Even though it is a bit cliche now to represent EPIC, I would certainly not dislike the Hobbit films getting that same kind of treatment (imagine all six hanging on a wall *drool), but at the same time I wonder if it sends the wrong message.

Obviously Peter is making these films epic, but it might be a little misleading to make this story appear more epic in scope than it really is in comparison...

"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


Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 27 2012, 10:20pm

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I don't think any of those says "epic" [In reply to] Can't Post

I just think they're all beautiful. And I'd love to get one for each of the hobbit films.

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 27 2012, 10:23pm

Post #56 of 89 (1368 views)
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Yes, I agree [In reply to] Can't Post

They just look like great film posters to me. I don't think they say anything about the tone of the films. I'll be disappointed if The Hobbit films don't get the same treatment.

And if they are going for a different tone, and wish to express that in the film posters, just use lighter colours. Smile

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Estel78
Tol Eressea

Sep 27 2012, 10:25pm

Post #57 of 89 (1343 views)
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I call it the parchment look. [In reply to] Can't Post

And yes, i'd love something like that for the Hobbit.


There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Sep 27 2012, 10:25pm

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gosh [In reply to] Can't Post

if there's one treat from London I miss (besides the ale) it would be all the jaffa cakes I consumed while living there.

I once got one of these boxes
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/...2BYard%2B16x750g.jpg


and ate it all by my lonesome. Blush

"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

(This post was edited by There&ThereAgain on Sep 27 2012, 10:26pm)


Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 27 2012, 10:26pm

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Yeah, they're beautiful [In reply to] Can't Post

And they don't say anything at all about the tone of the films. It will be a tragedy if we aren't given new ones for these films.

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Sep 27 2012, 10:32pm

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I think they are beautiful too [In reply to] Can't Post

All I'm saying is that style has a precedent for being used for films that are marketed as big epics and blockbusters (star wars, blade runner, indiana jones, etc.).

I'm hoping The Hobbit films get the Struzan treatment too, but I feel like this one we received today says that The Hobbit isn't going to just be your typical epic adventure story. It communicates the humor and also the non-conventional heroes we will be treated to.

"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


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 27 2012, 10:38pm

Post #61 of 89 (1317 views)
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As long as it applies to AUJ only [In reply to] Can't Post

DOS and TABA should be a lot more serious and less comedic.

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Estel78
Tol Eressea

Sep 27 2012, 10:40pm

Post #62 of 89 (1353 views)
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Indiana Jones is the perfect example of a movie that is not serious. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


duats
Grey Havens

Sep 27 2012, 11:06pm

Post #63 of 89 (1421 views)
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I knew this poster looked familiar.. [In reply to] Can't Post

http://i.imgur.com/Owt2s.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/.../muppetsposterft.jpg


There&ThereAgain
Rohan


Sep 27 2012, 11:50pm

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yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

you're so right about that.

What is interesting is the difference between these two Raider's posters

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NHhOq9bmBkQ/T9XWc_CYwCI/AAAAAAAAGYU/KfU6F0gk5Cw/s1600/Raiders+Of+The+Lost+Ark+(1981)+1982+Re-Release+by+Richard+Amsel.jpg

I love this one because it feels big (epic), but FUN and HUMOROUS as well. Really captures the adventure vibe. If AUJ's "Struzan-style" poster captures both sides that would be rad.

Notice another Raider's poster

http://posterwire.com/wp-content/uploads/raiders_of_the_lost_ark.jpg

seems way too serious for what eventually ended up on screen.

"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


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Sep 28 2012, 12:21am

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Hahahaha! [In reply to] Can't Post

Bombur has food sticking out of his mouth! Hahaha! Didn't expect that. Definitely an original touch...

Sly


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Sep 28 2012, 12:24am

Post #66 of 89 (1155 views)
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I'm smelling sarcasm. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Eolin of Rohan
The Shire

Sep 28 2012, 1:22am

Post #67 of 89 (1174 views)
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Yes... [In reply to] Can't Post

That is a great movie poster, I wish the hobbit poster was more like that.


alienorchid
Lorien


Sep 28 2012, 11:02am

Post #68 of 89 (1172 views)
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I like it, overall [In reply to] Can't Post

I like that there is a more comedic and light-hearted poster as well as the more sombre Gandalf in the shire poster.

Movie posters should give some indication of the tone and content of a movie, and since it seems that TH is going to have more light and fun moments, compared to the seriousness of LotR, it seems appropriate for the posters to reflect this.

I also wonder if the posters we will see for the next two movies might be more 'serious', as TH gets darker and more sinister as the story progresses.


dave_lf
Gondor

Sep 28 2012, 12:18pm

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It does what it's designed to [In reply to] Can't Post

My wife, who likes the Tolkien movies but is not a fan in the sense that we all are Wink, asked me yesterday if I'd seen the new Hobbit poster. She'd received it from an equally unfannish friend, who thought it was cute. So that suggests it has been effective from a marketing perspective.


dave_lf
Gondor

Sep 28 2012, 12:21pm

Post #70 of 89 (1089 views)
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Wow [In reply to] Can't Post

I wonder if the same individual is behind all three, or if this is just the industry's standard imitation.

And thanks for forcing me to be aware that the dwarves totally look like Muppets.


(This post was edited by dave_lf on Sep 28 2012, 12:22pm)


Elenorflower
Gondor


Sep 28 2012, 12:57pm

Post #71 of 89 (1017 views)
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yes [In reply to] Can't Post

it cerainly didnt remind me of a toddler refusing his dinner. Sly


One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Sep 28 2012, 1:43pm

Post #72 of 89 (1038 views)
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I was just about to make this comparison, [In reply to] Can't Post

Personally, I find it very appropriate that it could stand next to these two. Smile

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Marionette
Rohan


Sep 28 2012, 1:55pm

Post #73 of 89 (1160 views)
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Bombur, Ori and the hottest ones [In reply to] Can't Post

This poster makes me laugh CoolCool Yeah love it. All these little guys.
But picking up some:
Love Bombur and Ori. Of course Thorin, Kili and Fili as the hottest dwarves of the bunch HeartSly


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DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 28 2012, 2:36pm

Post #74 of 89 (1059 views)
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Maybe they need to change it ... [In reply to] Can't Post

The Hobpet 3

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Thoromir
Rivendell


Sep 28 2012, 3:00pm

Post #75 of 89 (1030 views)
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Nice ;-P // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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