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Dwarf personalities

The Shire

Feb 6 2013, 12:04pm

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Hi there. This is my first post to the forums. Iíve been reading for almost 10 years and I finally decided to join the conversation.
Anyway, I was very skeptical about how the Hobbit movie would turn out, but I actually really enjoyed it. I especially liked how all 13 dwarves had their own presence even if they didnít talk. I tested my memory and wrote down all 13 names and I was actually able to picture each of the actors with their correct name. This is a pretty big deal. Iíve been reading the Hobbit for 25 years and I never cared about any dwarves except Thorin and Bombur. Even in the Rankin Bass cartoon theyíre all fairly interchangeable. I wondered why I actually cared about the difference between Bifur and Bofur now.
I think it shows the great skill that Peter Jackson, the designers, and the actors have to be able to make a crowd of dwarves so memorable. I also think they might be giving each of the dwarves their own 15 minutes of fame across all 3 movies. Thatís why my favorite, Bombur, didnít have any lines. His time to shine will be in Mirkwood. It would be great to see him and poor Bilbo torturing each other with conversation about food when they run out of supplies. And they canít forget the drowsy water.
I think that AUJ focused on Balin, Bifur, Kili, and Dwalin more than anyone else. Dori had some great moments but he still has time to get his personality across (maybe in Beornís house). Ori and Gloin had some lines but they need some work too.
Overall Iím pleasantly surprised with how well they pulled it off. At first I was afraid they would just look goofy. I was wrong! The small details go a long way.

Subject User Time
Dwarf personalities 1415dr Send a private message to 1415dr Feb 6 2013, 12:04pm
    I feel the same way. Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 6 2013, 12:31pm
    Bifur or Bofur joec_34 Send a private message to joec_34 Feb 6 2013, 4:29pm
    Welcome to tORN, 1415dr! Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 6 2013, 5:58pm
        I couldn't remember all their names until I saw the movie! Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 7 2013, 7:44pm
    Hi & welcome! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 6 2013, 6:34pm
    Welcome! And I love the Dwarf designs. Lio Send a private message to Lio Feb 7 2013, 3:30am
    I can't wait for Mirkwood (mild book spoilers) Nunilo Send a private message to Nunilo Feb 7 2013, 4:56am
    I'll join the small chorus and say, "I agree! and welcome to TORn!"// Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Feb 7 2013, 6:00am
    Nice first post, 1415dr! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 7 2013, 7:35am
    Welcome, welcome! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Feb 7 2013, 3:52pm
        I wonder what makes an individuals facial structure not lend itself to prosthetics.// Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Feb 7 2013, 7:08pm
            Maybe prosthetics were too distorting iduna Send a private message to iduna Feb 13 2013, 2:47pm
        I'm reading the Weta Chronicles, too! Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 7 2013, 7:40pm
            good point Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 7 2013, 9:29pm


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