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He describes how he and PJ explored Thorin

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Nov 24 2012, 9:07pm


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in a long interview in the French movie magazine, L'Ecran Fantastique:

"All of us spent some time discovering the character when the production of the film started. Philippa, Fran and Peter had a very precise idea of the way they wanted Thorin to behave, and I thought their concept was fantastic because it was clear, perfectly justified, and would allow the character to develop over the course of the three films.The main idea's that Thorin's a hardened warrior who will come to life little by little as he fulfils his destiny. What's more, I remember asking them why they'd chosen a forty-year-old guy to play such a role since it might have been more appropriate to cast someone older. They told me they needed an actor capable of showing a lot of energy in the fight scenes and expressing physically all the rage that Thorin gives vent to in order to reconquer his kingdom.We all worked to achieve that, the decisions concerning the way he'd speak and behave and the choices he'd make throughout the story were taken together. It was a very democratic process during which Philippa, Fran and Peter listened to my ideas attentively, while I also found huge inspiration in their suggestions. That allowed me to let myself go completely when acting and to follow the filmmaker's directions with complete confidence. I knew that Peter Jackson had reflected upon even the smallest detail of a scene and the reactions of the characters. All his instructions were pertinent."

Thank you, lexie of C19, for translating this.

Subject User Time
New Richard Armitage Spanish interview Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 24 2012, 5:25pm
    Clickie ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 24 2012, 7:15pm
        There's also one with Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis Oleander Took Send a private message to Oleander Took Nov 24 2012, 7:26pm
            Is there shadowdog Send a private message to shadowdog Nov 24 2012, 9:17pm
                RichardArmitageNet has put up the original in French ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 24 2012, 9:48pm
        Thanks Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 24 2012, 8:29pm
    Would be cool to hear his actual discussion with PJ on how he intended to portray Thorin Aitieuriskon Send a private message to Aitieuriskon Nov 24 2012, 7:27pm
        He does Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 24 2012, 8:35pm
        He describes how he and PJ explored Thorin ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 24 2012, 9:07pm
            Wow that sounds like an extremely good working relationship there! // imin Send a private message to imin Nov 24 2012, 11:18pm
                This is a very good interview with lots of insights. ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 24 2012, 11:49pm
                    Thank you for that, it was a very interesting read. imin Send a private message to imin Nov 25 2012, 12:05am
                    That L'ecran Fantastique interview is wonderful iduna Send a private message to iduna Nov 25 2012, 4:09pm
                        Yes, the French interview was worthy of the front page here. ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 25 2012, 4:35pm
                            Well said. iduna Send a private message to iduna Nov 25 2012, 4:56pm
    just as an aside, the hooked-nose that I see in some Thorin pics is just wonderful and perfect! Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Nov 25 2012, 1:02am
        i knew Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 25 2012, 1:10am
            Don't be hasty! ;) // painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Nov 25 2012, 1:34am
                Oho Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 25 2012, 2:03am
            <_____<.... .... why can't I appreciate a character's features... .... :P // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Nov 26 2012, 1:13am
                ha Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 26 2012, 1:15am
                    I'm just going to admit up front... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 26 2012, 1:35am
                        Fili's Fillies can crush Kili's Kuties any time, any place! Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Nov 26 2012, 2:22am
                            Agreed Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 26 2012, 2:34am
                                Oh, you mean *this* old thing? Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Nov 26 2012, 3:02am
                                    I meant Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 26 2012, 3:46am
                            I keep trying Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 26 2012, 3:05am
                                all I can say to this is.... Tauriel <3 Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Nov 26 2012, 3:32am
                        From what i gather he will be the focus Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 26 2012, 2:36am
    I get the strong feeling that Thorin, portrayed by Armitage, will be the most complex and interesting character in both Middle Earth trilogies! // Foromir Send a private message to Foromir Nov 25 2012, 5:31pm
        I've got a feeling you might be right! ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 25 2012, 6:19pm
        You are not the only one Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 25 2012, 7:30pm

 
 
 

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