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"The Head Bump" between Balin & Dwalin @ BagEnd!

Bombadil
Half-elven


Sep 26 2013, 6:32pm

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"The Head Bump" between Balin & Dwalin @ BagEnd! Can't Post

makes Bomby so Happy.
since it's a Subtle
Homage
To ALL
of
New
Zealand.

A Unique
KIWI
trait.


(This post was edited by Bombadil on Sep 26 2013, 6:34pm)


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 26 2013, 7:20pm

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Reminds me of that story about Sala head butting Orlando... [In reply to] Can't Post

At Viggo's instigation. I found the clip of the story here Bomby:

Head Butt the Elf

Viggo's little guilty giggle is adorable.

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








Riven Delve
Grey Havens


Sep 26 2013, 7:32pm

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I think it's a friendly heads-up from our filmmaker [In reply to] Can't Post

to let us viewers know that not only are these hairy little guys affectionate with each other, but they are very, very tough. Lest we worry that being tossed around by trolls, falling from great heights, or being mauled by Wargs could cause them any lasting injury. SlyAngelicWink


"Our perennial spiritual and psychological task is to look at things familiar until they become unfamiliar again."
--G. K. Chesterton



Thranderz
Rohan


Sep 26 2013, 7:37pm

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It is definitely a heart warmer! [In reply to] Can't Post

A moment that, when watching in a few years will be welcoming and a general heart warmer! Blush

I simply walked into Mordor.


MomoftheShire
Rivendell

Sep 26 2013, 8:39pm

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I remember that! [In reply to] Can't Post

From the EEs! I laughed out loud then, and I just did again!

AND Bomby, yes, it COULD be an homage to Kiwis, too!


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 26 2013, 9:20pm

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Definitely a Kiwi tribute I think Bomby.. [In reply to] Can't Post

as well as showing how tough those Dwarves are. Even in brotherly love.

(yes, I laughed seeing it again to Momofthe Shire! What a great bunch of boys!)

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








Metal Slug
Rivendell

Sep 26 2013, 11:33pm

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I saw in the EE [In reply to] Can't Post

That Viggo did it a lot in filming the Lotr.


Bombadil
Half-elven


Sep 27 2013, 9:18am

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In both cases..(LOTR & TH) [In reply to] Can't Post

PJ&co had Maori tribes
come and Bless their productions
which is somewhat like the
"Fierceness of the Dwarves"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BoNmpvkavo


ShireHorse
Rohan

Sep 27 2013, 9:55am

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Yes, I suppose it probably is a reference [In reply to] Can't Post

to all the head-butting that went on during the making of LotR. But, you know, because of Dwalin and Balin's Scottish accents, my first thought was that it was the Glasgow Kiss, LOL! Glaswegians are probably the toughest group in the UK and vicious head-bumps are seen as friendly gestures.


Noria
Rohan

Sep 27 2013, 12:06pm

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I totally agree with this. [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
I think it's a friendly heads-up from our filmmaker to let us viewers know that not only are these hairy little guys affectionate with each other, but they are very, very tough. Lest we worry that being tossed around by trolls, falling from great heights, or being mauled by Wargs could cause them any lasting injury. SlyAngelicWink


Seriously, I believe that the Dwarves of AUJ are meant to be tougher in the fibre than Men, Elves or Hobbits. I think that Tolkien's Dwarves are as well.

Beyond that, it's a great moment for both characters.


Thranderz
Rohan


Sep 27 2013, 12:55pm

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Yeah [In reply to] Can't Post

we have a great focus on Dwarves in these films (obviously). So I enjoy moments like the head-butting because it adds a real depth to Dwarves - how they interact with each other, that we don't get to see in LoTR due there being only one of them. Wink

I simply walked into Mordor.


Bombadil
Half-elven


Sep 27 2013, 2:06pm

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SH, Bomby did not know? that... [In reply to] Can't Post

seems that this could have
deep ancient roots?.. with
maybe even the Vikings?
or Eskimos?

Don't the Hawaiians also touch foreheads
as a greeting?

You do see this sometimes
with NFL players when they
are celebrating someone's
Great play.
Seems that they are transferring
their pleasure from one head to
another, with a bit of friendly violence?

It was a real pleasure to understand
the Maori definition of their "Haka" dance
from the above related YouTube videos.

They get down low, in a stance like
Badass Dwavres? Their tongue &
Eyes bulging out; their faces painted
intimidating their
opponent.


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 27 2013, 3:11pm

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I didn't know that! [In reply to] Can't Post

  


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to all the head-butting that went on during the making of LotR. But, you know, because of Dwalin and Balin's Scottish accents, my first thought was that it was the Glasgow Kiss, LOL! Glaswegians are probably the toughest group in the UK and vicious head-bumps are seen as friendly gestures.




Nice example there Shirehorse.

I heard(?) read(?) somewhere that the initial greeting was for Balin to be lifted up and shaken but that got lost quickly, as Ken said no way.

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Sep 27 2013, 3:14pm

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Perhaps there was a Bond fan??? [In reply to] Can't Post

The idea was for Ken/Balin to be shaken, but unperturbed/stirred? Maybe he couldn't pull it off?CrazyTongueWinkAngelicLaugh


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Sep 27 2013, 3:49pm

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Not so tough that they'd try it with Bifur, but pretty tough.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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