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Nice first post, 1415dr!

Roheryn
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Feb 7 2013, 7:35am


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Nice first post, 1415dr! [In reply to] Can't Post

And welcome to TORn. Smile

I think PJ's most brilliant stroke of genius with this trilogy was the decision to make each dwarf unique. Not only do they all have very distinctive looks and personalities, but most of them have unique backstories too (ok, so we don't actually see anyone's backstory in the movie but Thorin's, with a bit of Balin's and Dwalin's thrown in, but the backstories for most of the others are described in various "official" sources like Weta's Chronicles book). This makes the movie, to me at least, so much more interesting than if we had 12 more or less interchangeable dwarves, plus Thorin.

And don't even get me started on how great I think Thorin's characterization is in the movie, relative to the book. Movie-Thorin is a lot more like the Thorin in The Quest of Erebor (especially in the full-length version, published in the 2nd edition of The Annotated Hobbit) -- as seen through Gandalf's point of view -- rather than like the Thorin in the book -- as told from Bilbo's point of view. PJ and co did a fantastic job of extrapolating and reading between the lines, and giving us a fully and deeply characterized Thorin, something that is quite lacking in the book. Of course, Thorin's hair is pretty well characterized too...but I digress. Angelic

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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