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Voices and accents

Glorfindela
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Feb 13 2013, 3:52pm


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Just a quick observation with regard to this subject (I don't know whether it has been raised before on this forum, so apologies if it has).

Special care seems to have been taken to get the voices of the characters right, from Thorin's deep voice and the bonkers sound of the Goblin King, to the ground-shaking noise of Azog's speeches. I like Azog least of the characters in the film, but his voice and use of the Orkish tongue are very impressive.

The wonderful Scottish accents of Dwarves such as Balin and Dwalin (and their deep voices) have also been used to really good effect. I also like what has been done with the Trolls in terms of both their voices and accents, as well as their overall appearance and behaviour. Brian Sibley's 'Movie Guide' (which for me is the best of the books about the film so far) describes how the scenes with the Trolls were filmed, using motion capture. It seems as though the actors and PJ had great fun producing those scenes. I'm not sure how they managed to keep straight faces. Smile


(This post was edited by Glorfindela on Feb 13 2013, 3:56pm)

Subject User Time
Voices and accents Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Feb 13 2013, 3:52pm
    Agreed, Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 13 2013, 4:05pm
    Yes, definitely Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 13 2013, 4:30pm
    I agree... Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Feb 13 2013, 5:39pm
        In the LOTR films Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Feb 13 2013, 5:47pm
            The actor who played him, Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Feb 13 2013, 5:55pm
            Why does this confusion keep cropping up? Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Feb 13 2013, 9:52pm
                Why does this confusion keep cropping up? Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Feb 13 2013, 11:16pm
        Welsh is a very hard accent to put on without sounding silly Seaber Send a private message to Seaber Feb 13 2013, 8:51pm
            Welsh accent Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Feb 13 2013, 11:23pm
        Bard the Bowman? glor Send a private message to glor Feb 13 2013, 10:08pm
            Now, that would be something to look forward to!// Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Feb 14 2013, 4:54am
        Welsh Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 14 2013, 2:08am
    Nori Mythopoeia Send a private message to Mythopoeia Feb 14 2013, 10:45pm
        I guess it's easier for some than others marillaraina Send a private message to marillaraina Feb 15 2013, 2:53am
            accents Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 15 2013, 5:39am
                Accents and actors BalrogTrainer Send a private message to BalrogTrainer Feb 17 2013, 2:56am
                    Was that supposed to be Irish? Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 17 2013, 7:30am
                        Your guess is as good as mine. BalrogTrainer Send a private message to BalrogTrainer Feb 17 2013, 11:17am
                            Astin's accent arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Feb 17 2013, 2:48pm
                                That makes more sense... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 17 2013, 5:46pm
                    What about Lee Pace? // Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Feb 17 2013, 7:25pm
                        Ah, you're right BalrogTrainer Send a private message to BalrogTrainer Feb 17 2013, 11:08pm

 
 
 

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