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Hugo Weaving talks (briefly) about The Hobbit

DanielLB
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Oct 15 2012, 7:31am

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Hugo Weaving talks (briefly) about The Hobbit Can't Post

Collider have a short interview on their website with Hugo Weaving. He only talks about the films turning into a trilogy.

No spoilers.

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Bombadil
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Oct 15 2012, 8:32am

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Thank you Daniel many of us have thought... [In reply to] Can't Post

BOT5A..was saved for Next Years shoot.
Makes me wonder where?
though since much of it
on the Slopes
of the LM?.


DanielLB
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Oct 15 2012, 8:48am

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I imagine a lot of it will be done in the various stages [In reply to] Can't Post

And in front of the that massive green screen (the Back Lot).

Perhaps they're saving it for next year as they need more time to make it as impressive as possible?

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HiddenSpring
Lorien

Oct 15 2012, 9:59am

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Interesting [In reply to] Can't Post

He says he was there for four or five weeks. Cate Blanchett said she only did one week of shooting (which seems awfully low if she's going to have a battle scene.) And we know Christopher Lee did four days of work. So it looks like Elrond will be the most prominent WC member (other than Gandalf), followed by Galadriel and then Saruman.


DanielLB
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Oct 15 2012, 10:33am

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Length of shooting doesn't always equate to time on screen [In reply to] Can't Post

C.Lee would have done all of his in front of green screen, by himself, non-stop. In contrast Weaving would have done his scenes on set with a whole bunch of other cast members. Time to set up, and to film scenes (with retakes) would've taken longer for Weaving, than Lee.

But I generally agree with your order anyway:

Gandalf - Most active member
Elrond - We know he also enters Dol Guldur
Galadriel - Most likely enters Dol Guldur
Saruman - Unknown

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Fardragon
Rohan

Oct 15 2012, 11:19am

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Like I said: [In reply to] Can't Post

Elrond = Mace Windu, Galadriel = Yoda.

Tongue

A Far Dragon is the best kind...

(This post was edited by Fardragon on Oct 15 2012, 11:20am)


Otaku-sempai
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Oct 15 2012, 4:06pm

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Looks like Elrond is done... [In reply to] Can't Post

Weaving gives no indication of returning to NZ for the Battle of the Five Armies; but then Elrond wasn't present for that event in the book either. The novel doesn't even hint that Elrond took part in the assault on Dol Guldur, but it might just be that Gandalf and the Elf-lord kept that a secret from Bilbo.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


DanielLB
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Oct 15 2012, 5:15pm

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I suppose there's no motivation for Elrond being there? [In reply to] Can't Post

With the Necromancer ousted, would Elrond really be bothered by the battle?

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Otaku-sempai
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Oct 15 2012, 5:44pm

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Elrond and the Battle of the Five Armies [In reply to] Can't Post


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With the Necromancer ousted, would Elrond really be bothered by the battle?



It isn't even certain that anyone in the White Council would have been aware of the Battle of the Five Armies unless they actually went North, like Gandalf did, to check on Bilbo and the Dwarves. Elrond didn't really didn't have to worry about Smaug crossing the Misty Mountains as long as the Dragon didn't come under the Necromancer's (Sauron's) control. Once Smaug was dead, Elrond had no good excuse for heading for Erebor. In fact, it would have raised many questions that would have concerned secret Council business.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Fardragon
Rohan

Oct 15 2012, 6:54pm

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The book doesn't say [In reply to] Can't Post

there was any battle of Dol Guldur during the Hobbit.

But it does say the White Council "drove out" the Necromancer, and Elrond is part of the White Council.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...


Otaku-sempai
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Oct 16 2012, 12:02am

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'The Hobbit' doesn't specify a battle at Dol Guldur... [In reply to] Can't Post

However, we know that something happened there, and other sources (FotR and the Appendices) at least hint that there may have been some sort of violent encounter. Much of what little is written is open to interpretation.

At this time, though, what Tolkien wrote is less germaine than what Jackson will do.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Oct 16 2012, 12:06am)

 
 

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