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i used to do interviews / press junkets for films

Maciliel
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Apr 2 2013, 2:08am


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One of my huge pet peeves with interviewers and especially of something like The Hobbit is they all ask the same, canned repeated questions. I don't know how many times Martin Freeman has been asked "Were you nervous about taking on the Hobbit role" or a similar type question. The first 3 or 4 times fine. But after that, come on. Ask some original questions already.

The guy from Collider does an outstanding job and my take is he has asked the different questions. Empire mag also did a pretty good job as well. I get that these interviews are meant to be aired to a local or regional audience many times but it just gets old.

So yeah, ask some questions that are unique, thought provoking and interesting.



i used to do interviews / press junkets for films. they are a lot of fun, and you're right, a lot of interviewers aren't very thoughtful with their questions. they don't read previous interviews or they just don't think deeply about what they're asking.

however,

i will also add that i often had to ask questions that i thought were really commonplace, because someone over me made the argument that that's what our particular audience wanted to know. so, sometimes i was stuck asking basic things.

but i did work hard to maneuver in unusual questions, and i was often successful.

and those press junkets must be terribly, terribly boring for a lot of the talent after a while. they do get the same questions asked, over and over. and for the good part of a day they are usually stuck in a room while interviewers file in. but it's part of the job.

some of them were wonderfully gracious. some did not like being there. and sometimes some of them were just having a bad day, it seemed. i had a couple that were wonderful off-camera, very conversational, but when the actual interview started, they stiffened up and became unloquacious.

great experience. and much fun.


cheers --

.


aka. fili orc-enshield
+++++++++++++++++++
the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel

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Spoilers ahead.RA's climactic scene. Thorins_apprentice Send a private message to Thorins_apprentice Mar 30 2013, 10:02am
    Unfair Comparison Shagrat Send a private message to Shagrat Mar 30 2013, 10:27am
        Yes... glor Send a private message to glor Mar 30 2013, 6:47pm
    there is hope triptrap Send a private message to triptrap Mar 30 2013, 10:41am
    Yes. I have no doubt he'll (and the entire production team) will do it justice. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 30 2013, 10:48am
    Look again... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Mar 30 2013, 11:32am
        Agree marillaraina Send a private message to marillaraina Mar 31 2013, 2:11am
    I would focus on his performance only as Thorin so far Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Mar 30 2013, 12:10pm
        This line really stuck with me. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 31 2013, 3:43am
            Interesting Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Mar 31 2013, 11:30pm
    I'm absolutely certain he will pull it off Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Mar 30 2013, 12:15pm
    Baiting! tolktolk Send a private message to tolktolk Mar 30 2013, 12:56pm
        That's one way to learn not to take yourself too seriously Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Mar 30 2013, 4:50pm
    This was an amazing scene LordotRings93 Send a private message to LordotRings93 Mar 30 2013, 1:43pm
    Yes Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 30 2013, 2:30pm
        Could not agree more Ham Sammy! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 30 2013, 4:09pm
            Agree wholeheartedly Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 30 2013, 5:13pm
                MF was outstanding in that episode... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Mar 31 2013, 4:19am
                    Totally Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 31 2013, 4:28am
        Agreed HamS...Martin delivers his lines differently.. Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Mar 30 2013, 4:13pm
        I am not sure what you think that scene required but mefansmum Mar 30 2013, 5:30pm
            My previous post in the wrong place mefansmum Mar 30 2013, 5:42pm
            So would I Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 30 2013, 7:56pm
    I'm not a huge fan of Armitage's Thorin, but i will say this... sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 30 2013, 4:03pm
    agree jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Mar 30 2013, 7:00pm
        Well, yes, ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Mar 30 2013, 7:22pm
            Well said! GloryBox Send a private message to GloryBox Mar 30 2013, 8:00pm
            look out jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Mar 30 2013, 8:10pm
                I had to read this twice before I understood: ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Mar 30 2013, 8:46pm
                    oh jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Mar 30 2013, 8:51pm
            Strike Back (the UK first season) Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Mar 30 2013, 8:46pm
    Richard is a great actor. Underrated by many emre43 Send a private message to emre43 Mar 30 2013, 8:07pm
    RA will be fine *Spoilers* below IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Mar 30 2013, 8:31pm
        Tissues Please Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 30 2013, 9:29pm
        idrilofgondor Dwarvenfury Send a private message to Dwarvenfury Mar 31 2013, 5:01am
        I can't wait + interesting interview tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Mar 31 2013, 6:29pm
            Wow! Great interview with RA! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Apr 1 2013, 3:56am
                :D tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Apr 1 2013, 4:21am
                    Interviews Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Apr 1 2013, 3:45pm
                        Definitely tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Apr 1 2013, 4:07pm
                        I imagine those press junkets are brutal, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Apr 1 2013, 5:12pm
                            Agree Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Apr 1 2013, 5:16pm
                                YES tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Apr 1 2013, 5:24pm
                                    here it is tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Apr 1 2013, 6:23pm
                                        That's it! sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Apr 1 2013, 7:12pm
                                            :D tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Apr 1 2013, 8:16pm
                                                Those are so funny! Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Apr 1 2013, 11:33pm
                                That was hysterical... sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Apr 1 2013, 6:15pm
                        i used to do interviews / press junkets for films Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Apr 2 2013, 2:08am
                            Good insight Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Apr 2 2013, 2:15pm
                                my pleasure : ) Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Apr 2 2013, 2:41pm
                                    Yes i agree Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Apr 2 2013, 2:55pm
            That's a great interview, Tarasaurus Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Apr 1 2013, 3:22pm
                No problem tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Apr 1 2013, 4:06pm
    RA will be just as good as Sean Bean Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Mar 30 2013, 10:00pm
    guy of gisborne, thorin, armitage -- non-issue Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 31 2013, 3:48am
    I like RA and think he is a good actor Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Mar 31 2013, 11:21am
        But that's Thorin, isn't it? dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Mar 31 2013, 11:26am
            yes book Thorin was grumpy Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Mar 31 2013, 1:27pm
                The events you describe haven't happened yet. entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Mar 31 2013, 1:37pm
                Yeah, one of the problems they had with the films sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 31 2013, 1:58pm
                    RA and his beard tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Mar 31 2013, 2:49pm
                        Yeah, i saw that. sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 31 2013, 3:07pm
                            Haha yeah tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Mar 31 2013, 3:09pm
                            He does look like he's in his (human) 50s in this role Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Mar 31 2013, 3:09pm
                                No way... sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 31 2013, 3:18pm
                                    yeah tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Mar 31 2013, 3:20pm
                I don't agree about their reasons for inventing the final scene dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Mar 31 2013, 3:22pm
                    Right tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Mar 31 2013, 3:38pm
                        Me too dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Mar 31 2013, 4:01pm
                    And it's exactly these sorts of changes that i don't mind. sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 31 2013, 4:06pm
                    as you say, there are 3 films Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Mar 31 2013, 4:12pm
                        If that's how you see it fair enough... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Mar 31 2013, 4:25pm
                            If this was referring to what i said... sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 31 2013, 4:30pm
                                No, sorry... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Mar 31 2013, 4:36pm
                        How do you know it's resolved? entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Mar 31 2013, 11:07pm
                "Noodle" is a good word, elenorflower, LOL! ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Mar 31 2013, 3:30pm
                    sorry yes it was a wild assertion of mine Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Mar 31 2013, 4:25pm
                        Well, hopefully, Elenorflower, ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Mar 31 2013, 5:14pm
                            I didnt now that, Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Mar 31 2013, 5:22pm
                    RA has said that he tried to remain in character Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Mar 31 2013, 6:08pm
                        Mhmm tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Mar 31 2013, 6:26pm
    Poor RA -- he seems destined to always be a Thorin in somebody's side .... // The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf Mar 31 2013, 2:30pm
        !! Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 31 2013, 2:34pm
    RA acting Ececheira Send a private message to Ececheira Apr 2 2013, 12:19pm

 
 
 

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