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WHAT IF you were... ON this Production &...
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Feb 14 2014, 10:39pm

Post #1 of 41 (954 views)
WHAT IF you were... ON this Production &... Can't Post

What would you have
WANTED to do?

Personally Bomby wouldn't Care
if the only thing... was to
sharpen John Howe's

But Bomby's Dream Job
would have been a
" Location Scout",
Flying a Helicopter!

Imagining , Imagining, NZ as MEarth!!

(Happy Valentines Day...LOVERS of MiddleEarth)


The Shire

Feb 14 2014, 10:57pm

Post #2 of 41 (502 views)
Whatever! [In reply to] Can't Post

I honestly would have done everything just to be part of this incredible journey...

"Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps it is because I am afraid and he gives me courage"

Tol Eressea

Feb 14 2014, 10:57pm

Post #3 of 41 (520 views)
I know exactly what I'd want to do! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd follow the costume designer Ann Maskrey around like a puppy! I absolutely adore all the costumes she designed, but especially Thranduil's outfits. IMO, she is the MASTER of costumes and I love how much thought she apparently puts into the designs! I'd also love to have met John Howe and Alan Lee as well as anyone else who helped design/build the sets. I would have been able to go on location as well as the sound stages and been able to watch pretty much all the filming while being in my own personal arts and crafts heaven!Angelic

Happy Valentines Day to you too Bomby.Smile

"And we find what we're made of
Through the open door
Is it fear you're afraid of?
What are you waiting for?
Love alone is worth the fight."

Superuser / Moderator

Feb 14 2014, 10:59pm

Post #4 of 41 (497 views)
Not makeup and prosthetics. [In reply to] Can't Post

Actors might have early starts but the makeup people are ready to go when the actors get there, and are packing up after the actors leave at the end of the day. Their days are damn long.

Stunt double would be cool - if I wasn't, you know, a clutz.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

Ataahua's stories


Feb 14 2014, 11:07pm

Post #5 of 41 (483 views)
Scale double [In reply to] Can't Post

I am actually 5 foot nothing tall, so I qualify Cool


Feb 14 2014, 11:18pm

Post #6 of 41 (450 views)
I would have hand sewn the Talking Purse. / [In reply to] Can't Post

And then been its PA. And bodyguard.


Feb 14 2014, 11:24pm

Post #7 of 41 (467 views)
DLB... Whatzz w/ the Purse? [In reply to] Can't Post

Bomby calls
Mine a

Have a Good ONE



Tol Eressea

Feb 15 2014, 12:08am

Post #8 of 41 (439 views)
Stuntman/Extra [In reply to] Can't Post

As long as it involves swinging swords, I'm all over it.

Although Bomby has a good thought about flying helicopters. Too bad I'm strictly a fixed-wing pilot; rotary wings give me the willies.

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.

book Gandalf

Feb 15 2014, 12:22am

Post #9 of 41 (449 views)
easy [In reply to] Can't Post

script editor/adapted screenplay writer

for obvious reasons

This is a serious journey, not a hobbit walking-party.


Feb 15 2014, 12:32am

Post #10 of 41 (424 views)
I would have wanted to work on the location shoots [In reply to] Can't Post

Just so that I could see the wildlife and scenery of New Zealand.

Not sure whether I would have wanted to work on any of the sets, since I've worked on photo shoots in the past and found it extremely tedious because of all the hanging around. I wouldn't be particularly interested in meeting any of the actors, either – I'm more interested in the characters the actors portray, than who they are as private personalities.

Tol Eressea

Feb 15 2014, 12:38am

Post #11 of 41 (418 views)
Catering [In reply to] Can't Post

I love cooking and serving. . I also would have loved to have been the barista.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


Feb 15 2014, 12:48am

Post #12 of 41 (414 views)
Dwarf support [In reply to] Can't Post

I ran costumes backstage for years so I know what it's like to work with sweaty, grumpy, wonderfully talented actors. I was always amazed watching them make magic out of their sweat and tears on a daily basis.

Grey Havens

Feb 15 2014, 12:51am

Post #13 of 41 (419 views)
Set Dresser [In reply to] Can't Post

I would have loved to be one of the set dressers. I never get tired of watching the backgrounds and appreciating all of the gorgeous, handcrafted props. I also love the costumes, but since I don't sew very well, I don't think the costume people would want me around for very long. Smile


Feb 15 2014, 1:14am

Post #14 of 41 (406 views)
I just ... [In reply to] Can't Post

want to be a fly on the wall watching it all! Wink

KasDel the Last

"Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger." Gildor


Feb 15 2014, 1:56am

Post #15 of 41 (392 views)
Official Pastry Chef [In reply to] Can't Post

or Sous Chef or Dishwasher or Animal Wrangler, particularly anything with birds. With my background as bakery owner and a zookeeper, I could do either. But really I would have done just about anything!

(This post was edited by MistyMountain on Feb 15 2014, 1:58am)


Feb 15 2014, 2:44am

Post #16 of 41 (384 views)
Scale double here as well [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm only 5 feet as well! But I'd really love to work with the costumes. Heart


Feb 15 2014, 6:13am

Post #17 of 41 (348 views)
Horse wrangler [In reply to] Can't Post

I would love to have exercised and cared for all the horses and 'ponies' for the films. I've had horses and worked as a wrangler so I'd be up for it.


Feb 15 2014, 7:22am

Post #18 of 41 (340 views)
An extra [In reply to] Can't Post

Being nearly six foot with cheekbones, I really did want to be an elf extra! But having a more 'earthy' look, could also have been completely at home as a Laketown citizen. I did a teensy bit of extra work when much younger - seeing how things work on PJ's set would be fascinating, and I don't mind all the waiting around involved.

Being a NZ citizen living in Australia, I went as far as to download the 'extra audition' application form, thinking I could take a month off work to hang around Wellington. But I learnt I would have to be on call, and living locally, for six months. (I'd need a less demanding job and a geeky boss who'd say "just go and live the dream.")

But as for the production team., I would love to be involved in either set dressing, or creating sound effects (as my current job has an audio engineering aspect).

'O' is very useful. You use it when you say... "Oscar's only ostrich oiled an orange owl today."


Feb 15 2014, 8:34am

Post #19 of 41 (326 views)
Rock On! [In reply to] Can't Post


izz where itzz

Do your Damn-ist ta

"That old Friend
you just met?"



Feb 15 2014, 11:52am

Post #20 of 41 (300 views)
If i were on the production, oh wow [In reply to] Can't Post

I would stalk the actors all day, (Richard Armitage and Lee Pace) but on a serious note
I would love to be one of the costume designers :)


Feb 15 2014, 12:15pm

Post #21 of 41 (293 views)
I'd be happy just as a focus puller :p [In reply to] Can't Post


Pessimists have no disappointments.


Feb 15 2014, 12:21pm

Post #22 of 41 (291 views)
I want to be [In reply to] Can't Post

Doug Adams, so i can be friends with Howard ShoreTongue


Feb 15 2014, 12:38pm

Post #23 of 41 (277 views)
Set decorator! :D // [In reply to] Can't Post


I simply walked into Mordor.


Feb 15 2014, 1:10pm

Post #24 of 41 (286 views)
That would probably be incredibly frustrating. [In reply to] Can't Post

Feeling as you do about the movies, wouldn't it be frustrating if what you wrote didn't match PJ's vision and was rejected or ignored? I think that's what would happen, because it seems to me that Jackson marches to his own drummer.

Example: It is clear on the director/writer commentary for RotK that Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens did not approve of Aragorn decapitating the Mouth of Sauron (nor do I), but it happened anyway.


Feb 15 2014, 1:51pm

Post #25 of 41 (282 views)
Did you notice there's a man in Laketown called Percy? [In reply to] Can't Post

My first thought was that it sounded very un-Tolkien. Then I wondered if it was a tribute.... The talking purse makes an appearance after all. Only I can't remember if he said anything! Wink

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