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In exchange for the Riddle-
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Gaffer Gamgee
Bree


Apr 28 2008, 6:48am

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GO the Gaffer! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Heed the words of the Gaffer. For even if they not be wise, they are worth listening to.


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 28 2008, 7:45am

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And it ws ANZAC day Down Under [In reply to] Can't Post

I took the dates some where coming up with from the Riddle and then looked and saw it was ANZAC day on Friday in NZ`and that would be a very nice day for PJ to be part of the announcement.




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beginning the tale of The Hobbit! And isn't it tomorrow in NZ? April 25th? HOW COOL!

*twitch*


Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 28 2008, 9:30am

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Talk to the hands // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 28 2008, 9:35am

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GdT was in NY and PJ was in LA, I think [In reply to] Can't Post

at least that's what I've gleaned from the various little news snippets I saw during the day(s) before and after that date. From what GdT said, it sounds like the announcement was supposed to be earlier, but was delayed by some last-minute details. If they pre-planned that date, that makes them ultra geeky and makes ME smile! :D



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ohtar77
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Apr 30 2008, 4:14am

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G. del Toro should have done LOTR too. [In reply to] Can't Post

    Hi fans and hopefully Guillermo. I haven't posted since the XenArwen days when I rather gave up on my hope for Jackson's LOTR and I hope others are as happy about Guillermo del Toro directing the Hobbit as I am. We've seen already that GDT can use film to move and engage us but I'm particularly excited about his ability to quietly and gently astonish (see Pan's Labyrinth). Jackson's work (though obviously a labor of love) relied too heavily on special effects and action to entertain. Go back and read the scenes like the Temptation of Galadriel or the Awakening of Theoden - or if you don't believe me read Roger Ebert's FotR review. del Toro knows how to communicate subtext through performance whereas Jackson seems to feel most comfortable having his actors dictate subtext: "nothing ever dampens your spirits" or "you have come for information" should be messages a film communicates, not pieces of dialog. I also feel confident that del Toro will try not to make a Hobbit that is as Hollywood Conscious as Jackson's LOTR. Much was made of the independence Jackson showed in filming everything in New Zealand but his LOTR is chock full of Hollywood: one-liners, sudden awakening from dreams, and improbable-but-cool action setpieces. I believe GDT has the sensibility to appreciate some of the more quaint and curious moments in Tolkien, moments that may not play well in studio boardrooms but that fans are nevertheless hungry for - if not for Tolkien at least for something that isn't a cliche. The magic of Tolkien is in discovery. The Hobbits are the perfect guides because they are unaware of the vastness of their world - and that world is revealed during a journey of walking many hundreds of miles. If Tolkien wanted them to understand their world before entering it he would have given them a way, but he knew that the story would lose it's immediacy if the audience knew ahead of time what Mordor, Edoras or Isengard were like in detail. Jackson (or Raimi or any Hollywood director) are afraid to give an audience anything they might not understand at the first pass - del Toro realizes that you can respect your audience enough not to dumb things down for them. Once, after reading an audience one of his poems, Robert Frost was asked to explain it. He said: "You mean you want me to say it again only not as well?" Here's hoping that Bilbo will be more Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth and less Anne Darrow in King Kong.


MrCere
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Apr 30 2008, 11:13pm

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"or if you don't believe me read Roger Ebert's FotR review" [In reply to] Can't Post

Really? Ebert's opinion holds little weight for me and yet you quote him as though his is The Final Word in film. I was more able to consider your words before getting to that part. He is the most famous film critic to be sure which gives him no extra credibility for me. Thanks for the post. Tongue

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mordor89
Bree

Oct 11 2008, 3:07am

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ian holm [In reply to] Can't Post

MUST reprise the role


as i said here (http://newboards.theonering.net/...gi?post=92075;#92075) i know but i shanefuly allowed it to go dreadfully off topic

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