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"...this Gandalf wasn't quite the same character as before." Sir Ian
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Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 21 2012, 10:30pm

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"...this Gandalf wasn't quite the same character as before." Sir Ian Can't Post

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/...mp;objectid=10848814


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Nov 21 2012, 10:37pm

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PJ: "be more funny" - me not liking :( [In reply to] Can't Post

Gosh, again, fears are back this will be a comedy for the most part, and not just part 1. Unsure


marcuspaine
Bree

Nov 21 2012, 10:39pm

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It's going to be too serious, it's not going to be serious enough... [In reply to] Can't Post

No matter what he does, PJ simply can't win.

When the film is released, we'll know what the tone is like.


imin
Valinor


Nov 21 2012, 10:45pm

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We already knew it was going to be like that [In reply to] Can't Post

I dont like that it is almost certainly (from all the interviews done) going to be that way but i have come to accept it and feel that although it may be more comic, it wont be a full blown comedy.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Nov 21 2012, 10:47pm

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Not the extent. More funny than LOTR can mean a lot. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


imin
Valinor


Nov 21 2012, 10:51pm

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Fair enough [In reply to] Can't Post

For me i figured it would be perhaps a little too comedic from what they have been saying for awhile now, but ultimately as i havent seen it i cant say for sure, lol.

Its probably helped lower my expectations down to a more realistic level. And when i think of Bilbo giving his little speech from tv spot 6, makes me feel better, lol.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Nov 21 2012, 10:52pm

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Yeah, more scenes like that please! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


nobofthepony
Lorien


Nov 21 2012, 11:14pm

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No worries...I'm sure Gandalf won't be slipping on banana peels when confronting the Necromancer...as the story progresses, it will get serious // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 21 2012, 11:17pm

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Yay TV spot #6.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 21 2012, 11:21pm

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Come on PJ, "more funny" isn't even proper English! [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe the word you were looking for was "funnier"? CrazyCool

I don't know, I hope TH films are more better than what a lot of what we've seen suggests.

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Lacrimae Rerum
Grey Havens

Nov 21 2012, 11:22pm

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Did you not feel the word "occasionally" was of import? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not sure "occasionally" and "for the most part" are obviously the same.

LR


riverwalker11
The Shire

Nov 21 2012, 11:55pm

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Comedic Tone and the Soundtrack/Score [In reply to] Can't Post

If you've heard the score, or even parts of it, I think it would quell anyones fears about the film being too comedic. We all know how much the music drives the emotional tone in LOTR, and from what I've heard of the music it will balance out the comedy with a greater emotional depth. This will be the brilliance of it!


Tim
Tol Eressea


Nov 22 2012, 12:01am

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I have it on good authority that "occasionally" and "for the most part" broke up a long time ago... [In reply to] Can't Post

... and won't even take each other's phone calls.

Wink

-Tim came by. Tim! If you had heard only a quarter of what I have heard about him, and I have only heard very little of all there is to hear, you would be prepared for any sort of remarkable tale.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Nov 22 2012, 12:11am

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No :P [In reply to] Can't Post

It's just.... everything i read... from we have a lot of comedic actors, PJ asking them to be funny, Martin saying he shot a lot of comedy the first year, the trailers... i dunno, i'm worried, dude! Wink


Olessan
Bree


Nov 22 2012, 12:12am

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Exactly. [In reply to] Can't Post


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No matter what he does, PJ simply can't win.

When the film is released, we'll know what the tone is like.

I agree; regardless of what is done in the films, some fans are always going to whinge about it -- sometimes, the same person who complained about one thing, sees that what they wanted has happened, then complains against their original point! It's getting a little annoying, hah.


Antalasse
The Shire


Nov 22 2012, 12:20am

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That's exactly the thing, IMO [In reply to] Can't Post

The dissonance between the soundtrack and the trailers and TV spots we've seen.
Than again, the footage amounts to only about 8 minutes of the film, so there's no knowing how the rest of it will play out.

...in every wood in every spring there is a different green...(c)


riverwalker11
The Shire

Nov 22 2012, 12:24am

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Agreed [In reply to] Can't Post

I also think that they are playing up the comedy side for advertising purposes, as a lot of film trailers do. On balance, I think think this whole trilogy will not be thought of as comedic in the end. I remember some recent comments from Philippa Boyens about the movies becoming more serious as they progress. Hope that's the case!


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 22 2012, 12:27am

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Complaining about what other people are posting [In reply to] Can't Post

is not conducive to having a respectful, grown-up conversation, yet I've been seeing more of it here on the boards as we get closer to the first film's release. I really hope ToRN doesn't turn into IMDB!

And no, this doesn't count as complaining.

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Nov 22 2012, 12:31am)


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Nov 22 2012, 12:31am

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Hey, now. [In reply to] Can't Post

I think that's a cop-out, "regardless what he does, somebody will complain". You can say that for everything. And well, frankly, i don't care about "somebody", it's me. It's how i feel, should i not express myself because i might annoy somebody? No dice. Wink

p.s.
I do not complain often but sometimes i have to vent. I had this fear that this might turn too lighthearted since the beginning, knowing the book. I'm of course anxious to see it and i hope i'm wrong.


(This post was edited by Estel78 on Nov 22 2012, 12:40am)


Antalasse
The Shire


Nov 22 2012, 12:31am

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Sure! [In reply to] Can't Post

If the films gradually become more and more serious it will reflect Bilbo's character development and prepare us for the tragedy that waits at the end. The contrast between the beginning and the end of the story will become even more poignant.
I sure do hope it will happen this way!

...in every wood in every spring there is a different green...(c)


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Nov 22 2012, 12:37am

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Right! Those concerned about the films are engaged in legitimate discourse about TH... [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't say the same for those who complain about "the complainers", however. And again, this post doesn't count. Wink

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Lindele
Gondor


Nov 22 2012, 1:53am

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i am so over [In reply to] Can't Post

the complaining/worrying about The Hobbit being a comedy. Seriously? It's going to be great, and the comedic aspects are going to be used in a way that compliments the story.
First, people complain that the tone is going to be too much like LOTR...now they complain that it is going to be to funny..give me a break!!!Unsure


(This post was edited by Lindele on Nov 22 2012, 1:57am)


sycorax82
Rohan

Nov 22 2012, 1:56am

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It sounds like that 'moment' between Gandalf and Galadriel was sort of improvised [In reply to] Can't Post

The way Sir Ian describes it it's like Cate Blanchett just decided to do it and Peter thought it was a good idea so kept it!


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 22 2012, 2:28am

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I thought that too. [In reply to] Can't Post

It sounded as if it was one of those things that felt right to do at the time and it clicked for both of them. No wonder he gets stressed working with green screen in a room by himself when there's no chance of this to happen.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Nov 22 2012, 2:33am

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Seriously? [In reply to] Can't Post

Have you watched the trailers? Have you read some of the comments? "Comedy" might be just a short way of saying too much goofing around.

Have you ever considered that there are different people complaining? I would never complain about it beeing too much like LOTR. Everyone having the same opinion would be boring, wouldn't it?

As much as you think it's going to be great, you don't know. I loved LOTR, it's not that i have no faith in PJ but the book is lighthearted, there's plenty of opportunity for him to insert gags, some of which we have already seen in trailers. We all know how silly PJ can be. Wink

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