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Outstanding French Magazine Interview (possible spoilers)

ShireHorse
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Nov 25 2012, 5:13pm


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This has already been mentioned briefly elsewhere but it is so very good that I thought it deserved a thread of its own rather than becoming buried and missed on other threads. I hope the mods don't lock it.

It is an interview with Richard Armitage by L'Ecran Fantastique. The interviewer asks all the questions that I would want to ask and RA, as usual, answers in depth and very thoughtfully. You can find it on RichardArmitageNet which has also translated it for us. Scroll down a bit and click on "partial translation):

http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/news.html#nov24

The interview discusses what it is like to work with PJ and Andy Serkis, desribes the casting process, gives an interpretation of Thorin's character, gives make-up details and the problems caused by fake ears, describes Thorin's weapons and his fighting techniques, tells us about special effects, talks about the brotherhood of the dwarves on and off set, discusses how much humour there is in the film and reveals RA's favourite moments when playing Thorin.

IMO, this is the most insightful interview we've had so far. My thanks to RichardArmitageNet and the translator, lexie. (The translation is in progress and so there's possibly more to come.)

Subject User Time
Outstanding French Magazine Interview (possible spoilers) ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 25 2012, 5:13pm
    Thanks, that was a good read! // Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Nov 25 2012, 5:44pm
    In particular - on humour .... Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 25 2012, 5:54pm
        Yeah that comment has made me feel much better imin Send a private message to imin Nov 25 2012, 6:05pm
            I thought that remark ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 25 2012, 6:10pm
        Of course that made me go :) Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Nov 25 2012, 7:31pm
            Trailers aren't very good guides to proportions. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 25 2012, 7:42pm
                I dunno why they should misadvertise Hobbit Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Nov 25 2012, 7:52pm
                    *Scratches head* Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 25 2012, 8:04pm
                        It's not about counting the number of comedic moments Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Nov 25 2012, 8:13pm
                            Well it is Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 25 2012, 8:17pm
                            Really? That may be a personal interpretation Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 25 2012, 8:24pm
    Thank you! Antalasse Send a private message to Antalasse Nov 25 2012, 6:08pm
    Very Enjoyable...Silly Bit Bagheera Send a private message to Bagheera Nov 25 2012, 6:21pm
        And this Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 25 2012, 7:21pm
            LOL, he's been reading the Appendices or The Tales of Erebor ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 25 2012, 7:27pm
                Too much Tolkien for one actor? Antalasse Send a private message to Antalasse Nov 25 2012, 7:33pm
                Ha Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 25 2012, 7:33pm
                    Well, in the Conceptual Art book Antalasse Send a private message to Antalasse Nov 25 2012, 7:37pm
                        really?? Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 25 2012, 8:12pm
            Yeah, poor guy Bagheera Send a private message to Bagheera Nov 25 2012, 8:05pm
                I dont have that much trouble with that Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 25 2012, 8:16pm
        But Armitage ALWAYS gives himself a back story. ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 25 2012, 7:38pm
            Right, at the end of the day Bagheera Send a private message to Bagheera Nov 25 2012, 8:02pm
    Richard does the best interviews sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Nov 25 2012, 6:23pm
    Here's the last piece of translation ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 25 2012, 6:51pm
    An enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing.// Owain Send a private message to Owain Nov 26 2012, 12:45am
        Lots of great info there! Interesting how the Japanese Elena the Elf Send a private message to Elena the Elf Nov 26 2012, 4:10am
    Wait...Fili & Kili's father is Thorin's brother? Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Nov 26 2012, 4:46am
        My interpretation/understanding of what RA says TwirlingThorin Send a private message to TwirlingThorin Nov 26 2012, 7:00am
            That's my interpretation too DarkJackal Send a private message to DarkJackal Nov 26 2012, 7:55am
                As an aside... DarkJackal Send a private message to DarkJackal Nov 26 2012, 8:08am
                    Looks the same to me. / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 26 2012, 8:38am
                        Does it? DarkJackal Send a private message to DarkJackal Nov 26 2012, 10:59am
                            Ask the admins in feedback. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 26 2012, 11:29am
                Ah, okay, was thrown by RA going Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Nov 26 2012, 5:03pm
    But anywho, thanks for sharing with us! Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Nov 26 2012, 5:03am
    I wonder......... Thorins_apprentice Send a private message to Thorins_apprentice Nov 26 2012, 10:34am
        Hmmm, "archetypal dwarves" - just like we used to have ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 26 2012, 11:00am
            One things for sure Thorins_apprentice Send a private message to Thorins_apprentice Nov 26 2012, 11:13am
                Don't dump the responsibility all on Armitage. ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 26 2012, 11:50am
                    Naysayers, please help me. Thorins_apprentice Send a private message to Thorins_apprentice Nov 26 2012, 11:57am
                        Because it forms part of his character arc. Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Nov 26 2012, 12:28pm
                        Lots of people dont like it imin Send a private message to imin Nov 26 2012, 12:30pm
                            Good, balanced reply, imin. // ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 26 2012, 12:34pm
                        Personally, i am now and always have been Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 26 2012, 12:31pm
                            People were bothered imin Send a private message to imin Nov 26 2012, 12:56pm
                                And because it is one of the most memorable characteristics of the Dwarves when you first read the book. / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 26 2012, 1:00pm
                                Do you think Thorins_apprentice Send a private message to Thorins_apprentice Nov 26 2012, 1:02pm
                                    I think imin Send a private message to imin Nov 26 2012, 1:06pm
                                        I too like the theory of Thorin cutting his beard because of shame. That could also explain the much maligned look of Kili! Foromir Send a private message to Foromir Nov 26 2012, 3:05pm
                                            I've been thinking that might be the case with Kili also // DarkJackal Send a private message to DarkJackal Nov 26 2012, 3:25pm
                                    Armitage is far from being a vain actor. ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 26 2012, 2:04pm
                                Precisely. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Nov 26 2012, 1:07pm
                                    The fact remains Thorins_apprentice Send a private message to Thorins_apprentice Nov 26 2012, 1:14pm
                                        Really? Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Nov 26 2012, 1:31pm
                                            No kidding dave_lf Send a private message to dave_lf Nov 26 2012, 1:45pm
                                        Give it a chance DarkJackal Send a private message to DarkJackal Nov 26 2012, 3:36pm
                                I would distinguish between those. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 26 2012, 1:36pm
                                    The beards of a dwarf are a more integral feature to their look than the hair colour of the elves imin Send a private message to imin Nov 26 2012, 2:29pm
                                        Of course there is a variety of opinion. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 26 2012, 5:20pm
                                            Tolkien's dwarves had beards imin Send a private message to imin Nov 27 2012, 12:54am
                                                I initially expected long beards totoro Send a private message to totoro Nov 27 2012, 6:06am
                                                But they all do have beards. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 27 2012, 10:45am
                                                    I wouldnt call it a beard, more just some stubble imin Send a private message to imin Nov 27 2012, 12:17pm
                                        as long... elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Nov 26 2012, 6:50pm
                            Agreed Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Nov 26 2012, 5:29pm
    Richar Armitage you are awesome Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Nov 26 2012, 8:50pm
        What a nice thing to say, Isaac! ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Nov 26 2012, 9:33pm

 
 
 

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