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In Brian Sibley's book, the Official Movie Guide, he talks about the size

Old Toby
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Feb 3 2013, 6:04am


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I thought i read or heard in an interview, or one of the books, or some such that Peter Jackson wanted the height differences to be natural - as in, if Martin Freeman is 5'8" (i don't remember if that is right) and the Dwarves were supposed to be up to about 6" taller, then the actors playing the Dwarves would be about 5'8" up to about 6'2" or thereabouts which is approximately what we have.



differences. Not all of the dwarves are mentioned, but Thorin is supposed to be 5', Bilbo 4' 11.5", Gandalf 5' 11", the Goblin King 10'. They had to show the differences in height completely differently in this movie because of the HFR. They couldn't use the forced perspective like they did in LOTR films. They did a lot of larger & smaller scale doubles and differently scaled sets in scenes that included the shorter folk and the taller ones like Gandalf and Elrond. BTW it's a fascinating book. Much better than the Movie Companion IMO, because it goes into so much more depth and detail about everything.

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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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