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Barrels and costuming

Cirashala
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Mar 11 2013, 1:58am


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So I watched the location production videos since it shows the barrels, and I noticed that all the dwarves are pretty much in their underwear or just tunics and trousers for the barrel ride.

I know the actors have mentioned all their gear adding 70 or so lbs (30 kg) of weight on them and I was wondering if they were actually going to be in their long underwear (did the elven king take their outerwear as well as their weapons, maybe to lessen their chance of escape or in attempts to find all their hidden weapons?) or perhaps they couldn't fit into the barrels with all their gear and packed them in a couple of spare barrels (or were worried about sinking if they were too heavy since dwarves aren't light)? or if they were going to just CGI the costumes and weapons on afterwards and just kept the actors in their basic costumes because the wet fatsuits and such made them too heavy and if they had all their costumes and weapons perhaps the actors themselves would have sunk in the river?

I am quite sure the elvenking took their weapons-he would be extremely stupid to let 13 pissed off quick tempered dwarf prisoners remain armed in his kingdom regardless of the strength of his dungeons (plus he did in the book), but I was wondering if any of them had hidden weapons and perhaps tried an escape attempt and led to them being in their underwear upon escape?

I can't imagine the dwarves leaving any part of their belongings behind unless they had no choice-especially since it was supposed to be the end of autumn and winter was fast approaching and without all their heavy coats they would have frozen to death very quickly in the elements.

Any thoughts?

Half Elven Daughter of Celethian of the Woodland Realm

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Barrels and costuming Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Mar 11 2013, 1:58am
    Interesting question Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 11 2013, 2:21am
        laketown Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Mar 11 2013, 2:45am
            LOL!! okay. you get extra cookies for this!! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Mar 11 2013, 7:55am
                Memorable entrance indeed. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Mar 12 2013, 9:37pm
                    Experimenting again, are we? Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Mar 12 2013, 9:47pm
                        No way Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 12 2013, 11:51pm
                        Well, you know, enquiring minds and all that. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Mar 12 2013, 11:59pm
                            Ro! Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 13 2013, 12:07am
                                Oh! Now I understand!!! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Mar 13 2013, 12:29am
                                    The girls are back in town!! elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Mar 13 2013, 12:41am
                                        I'm selling tissues Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 13 2013, 12:44am
                                            Or maybe buy shares in Kleenex?? lol// elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Mar 13 2013, 12:46am
                                                That too! Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 13 2013, 12:56am
                                        Darn I missed all the fun here Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 13 2013, 12:56am
                                        There is only one place to go when there is a costuming thread here. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 13 2013, 1:25am
                                            Yep; these threads will have you in stitches. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Mar 13 2013, 9:20am
                            I should have known Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Mar 13 2013, 5:15am
                                It's just basic math. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Mar 13 2013, 9:58am
                                    Hahaha! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 13 2013, 4:16pm
                            Anything to advance sience... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Mar 13 2013, 7:04am
                                Poetry goes well with science too. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Mar 13 2013, 9:48am
                                    Now that... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Mar 13 2013, 9:57am
                                    Love you Ro! Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 13 2013, 2:28pm
                                        *mwah* Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Mar 13 2013, 8:18pm
                                    Thus Thorin's majesty does make poets of us all..... Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Mar 13 2013, 3:54pm
                        Hate to disappoint you.. elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Mar 13 2013, 12:22am
                            Nose ring Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 13 2013, 12:26am
                            That'll be... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Mar 13 2013, 7:12am
                                I can't recall what thread it was in Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Mar 13 2013, 8:11am
                                    Duh.... Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Mar 13 2013, 8:35am
    but where are the speedos... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Mar 11 2013, 3:39am
    They are wearing different clothes after Laketown... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Mar 11 2013, 5:33am
        The clothes look far more regal DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 11 2013, 9:11am
        Do you remember which one? Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 11 2013, 12:13pm
            In vlog #8 DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 11 2013, 12:26pm
                Thanks! Going there now. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 11 2013, 2:15pm
                Re: dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Mar 13 2013, 1:48pm
            Bilbo Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 12 2013, 1:40am
                Well, he did formulate the plan, so he gets to keep his clothes on :) Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 12 2013, 3:51am
    So, no chance for topless dwarves at sigh Marionette Send a private message to Marionette Mar 12 2013, 1:37am
        Nope. Once they decided to pad them for scale, that was off the table :( Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 12 2013, 3:44am
    Probably had their armor taken LordotRings93 Send a private message to LordotRings93 Mar 12 2013, 4:18am
        armor Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Mar 12 2013, 5:16am
    Any thoughts? Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Mar 12 2013, 9:02am
        Two words... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Mar 12 2013, 10:19am
            My thoughts Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Mar 12 2013, 3:43pm
                If they follow the book... *Book spoilers* Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Mar 12 2013, 4:04pm
                    Book and DOS Spoilers arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Mar 12 2013, 4:31pm
                    Thorin should definitely be in a separate cell DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 12 2013, 4:33pm
                Indeed. How I am supoosed to concentrate after all the underwear visuals... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 12 2013, 5:25pm
                    Thorin Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 12 2013, 5:45pm
                        Those little lines in the text that didn't stand out before Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 12 2013, 6:23pm
        I think you're right Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 12 2013, 2:36pm
    Or an other theory... Luinnár Send a private message to Luinnár Mar 12 2013, 6:17pm
        LOL! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Mar 12 2013, 7:46pm
            There is a drawing of them doing this in Rivendell in Chronicles. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 13 2013, 1:14am

 
 
 

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