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I second the opinion that this wasn't an Oscar movie

Old Toby
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Feb 2 2013, 6:05pm


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As much as I absolutely love this film, I will readily admit that it isn't Oscar material, except for the more technical and artistic aspects such as make-up etc. The story itself just isn't on that level. And I don't agree that they should have been made to appear less human. After all, what does a Real Dwarf look like anyway? This is a fictional character we're talking about. So I think it's left to the creator's imagination and interpretation, and I love how this movie has made them into individuals with a wide variety of appearances. I read recently in one of the books that came out with the film - I can't remember if it was the Companion or another one, sorry - that PJ told his dwarf-design crew (now that's a unique job!) that he wanted all the dwarves to be recognizable as individuals from a distance. Thus I think all the different hair/beard styles along with everything else that set them apart from each other, including some that looked more 'human' than others. And I have made no bones about the fact that I love this movie Thorin just as he is...especially because he is the way he is.

Okay. My one cent worth (what with the economy and all....)

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)

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Do you think they could have still made the Dwarves appealing Thorins_apprentice Send a private message to Thorins_apprentice Feb 2 2013, 2:45pm
    This wasn't really an "Oscar" movie... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Feb 2 2013, 3:42pm
    I second the opinion that this wasn't an Oscar movie Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Feb 2 2013, 6:05pm
    Oscars glor Send a private message to glor Feb 2 2013, 6:54pm
        plus the oscars are very political julia0925 Send a private message to julia0925 Feb 5 2013, 4:25pm
    Thorin is a dwarf Marionette Send a private message to Marionette Feb 2 2013, 7:15pm
        Of course he is! Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Feb 2 2013, 8:04pm
            Exactly. In LOTR, Gimli stood out. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 2 2013, 8:20pm
                height difference between hobbits and dwarves Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Feb 2 2013, 8:33pm
                    In Brian Sibley's book, the Official Movie Guide, he talks about the size Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Feb 3 2013, 6:04am
                gimlii fitted in TH mefansmum Feb 3 2013, 3:41am
            Dwarves... why did it have to be Dwarves... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 3 2013, 8:40pm
                Thanks! and.... Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Feb 3 2013, 10:10pm
                it was necessary to put the audience in the Hobbit/Dwarf viewpoint... glor Send a private message to glor Feb 6 2013, 1:32am
    A-peelin' bananas, a-peelin' oranges... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 2 2013, 10:36pm
        yeah marillaraina Send a private message to marillaraina Feb 3 2013, 3:12am
            noses Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Feb 3 2013, 3:22am
        I love that video you linked to in another thread Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Feb 3 2013, 5:30pm
            Got North and South Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Feb 3 2013, 10:51pm
    Absolutely. The talent to pull it off is there, from acting and writing to design, and everything in-between. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Feb 3 2013, 12:15am
    Oh cripes... they're awesome! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 3 2013, 8:35pm
    For some people, yes. For others, no. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Feb 5 2013, 4:38pm
        POV swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 6 2013, 6:20am
    Easily aarondirebear Send a private message to aarondirebear Feb 12 2013, 7:53pm

 
 
 

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