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The voice of Smaug

Tim
Tol Eressea


Dec 7 2012, 1:34am

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The voice of Smaug Can't Post

Mr. Cumberbatch narrates this fantastic trailer for Star Trek 2, if he sounds anything like this for Smaug I'll be a happy camper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diP-o_JxysA

Arthur: What manner of man are you that can summon up fire without flint or tinder?
Tim: I... am an enchanter.
Arthur: By what name are you known?
Tim: There are some who call me... 'Tim'...?
Arthur: ...greetings, Tim the Enchanter.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 7 2012, 1:42am

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Well, that doesn't tell us much about the movie... [In reply to] Can't Post

...but what a deliciously dark voice Cumberbatch is putting out there!

I wonder if they'll use his voice with no digital enhancing?


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Tim
Tol Eressea


Dec 7 2012, 1:56am

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Indeed they really picked the right guy to voice Smaug [In reply to] Can't Post

Love the teaser, hope that nine-minute preview the IMAX folks are gonna get gets leaked on youtube. I'm a big fan of the Abrams Trek as well as the previous movies.

Arthur: What manner of man are you that can summon up fire without flint or tinder?
Tim: I... am an enchanter.
Arthur: By what name are you known?
Tim: There are some who call me... 'Tim'...?
Arthur: ...greetings, Tim the Enchanter.


Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 3:32pm

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I was blown away! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've purposefully been avoiding listening to Cumberbatch, but I didn't realize he was going to be narrating the teaser, so I watched it. But my gosh, he sounded positively perfect for Smaug. I definitely now have humungously high expectations for Smaug!

"...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


Carne
Tol Eressea

Dec 7 2012, 4:51pm

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I love his voice, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

Smaug is very old, and even if Cumberbatch does a deep voice it still sounds like it belongs to a man in his 30s. I really hope they do some mixing, ala Treebeard.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for him voicing Smaug, but a voice like that does not fit a dragon in my opinion.


(This post was edited by Carne on Dec 7 2012, 4:53pm)


Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 5:08pm

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I have to disagree [In reply to] Can't Post

His voice (at least in the teaser) is smooth, methodical, suave, powerful, and cold. I could never have imagined Smaug sounding so phenomenal. I'll be disappointed in they manipulate his voice too much.

"...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


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 6:15pm

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Wow, what a descripton! [In reply to] Can't Post

You are a poet!Smile

Cold, and methodical, especially (shiver, shiver, shiver). Cool


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 6:17pm

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What a voice! And yes, it looks great. [In reply to] Can't Post

I loved all the "Treks" on T.V. but not so much the movies, so I skipped the first one of these. I've been told that was a mistake, and now I find I'm softening. I might catch it before seeing this one (which I must see after watching this!).

Thanks!Smile


Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Dec 7 2012, 6:19pm

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Blimey, didn't recognise BC's voice to begin with, very sinister tone [In reply to] Can't Post

His voice here for some reason reminds me of Jeremy Irons' voice.

"Radagast is, of course, a worthy wizard, a master of shapes and changes of hue, and he has much lore of herbs and beasts, and birds are especially his friends."-Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings.

(This post was edited by Radagast-Aiwendil on Dec 7 2012, 6:20pm)


Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 7:54pm

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Oh thank you! :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I for got to add seductive. I don't remember Smaug seeming seductive, but it's a very Glaurung-esque characteristic, and I have no problem with Smaug sounding so.

"...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

 
 

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