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Rumor: Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' series is expected to return to New Zealand
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Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Sep 26, 10:08pm

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How much is too much? [In reply to] Can't Post


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While a Television show is on a different medium alltogether, and some inconsistencies are bound to present themselves, overall some sense of continuity - including in landscape - is to be desired.


Yes, but how much consistency do you expect to see throughout an entire continent (or two, including Harad)? Aragorn eventually journeys far into Rhn and deep enough into Far Harad to be able to see the southern constellations. I'm not sure how much of Aragorn's backstory we might get in the series, but it could conceivably cover this period.

Now, what I should have said earlier is that we should have a mixture of familiar lands and places and ones that are entirely new to the viewership--if still derived from or at least inspired by Tolkien and his writings.


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As for Forochel


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I can imagine Aragorn the Ranger getting up there at some point in his travels' Forochel isn't really that far from the Hills of Evendim. Cool


That would also require portraying Lossoth. I don't know why, but I've always thought of them as the Northern version of the Druedain.


Not me; I originally though of them as connected to the Inuit. However, the more I thought about it, the more I was convinced that the Lossoth should be the forefathers of the Sami folk of Scandinavia.



"For a brief time I was here; and for a brief time I mattered." - Harlan Ellison

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Sep 26, 10:14pm)


Intergalactic Lawman
Rohan


Sep 29, 11:15pm

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The SW series is already building sets and up and going - What's with the snails pace of this project..?

Cool


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Sep 30, 12:48am

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I am far from being an insider in the entertainment industry. But the show needs a staff and prep time before production can begin.

"For a brief time I was here; and for a brief time I mattered." - Harlan Ellison


Thor 'n' Oakenshield
The Shire

Oct 6, 7:37pm

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I wonder why it's taking so long [In reply to] Can't Post

This whole thing is moving so slowly, I'm really getting frustrated waiting for any news.


Chen G.
Rivendell

Oct 6, 8:51pm

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Its a huge undertaking [In reply to] Can't Post

Middle Earth is a much more antiquated world than, say, Games of Thrones' is; and its got a source material which - regarding the period they want to adapt - is not nearly as fully-drawn, calling for screenwriters to work overtime to craft an actual series.


Wainrider
Bree

Oct 17, 1:12am

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New Zealand [In reply to] Can't Post

Ugh, how boring and predictable. They can't find any other places to portray as Middle earth?


Otaku-sempai
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Oct 17, 1:05pm

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So far this rumor has not been confirmed. Also, even if the production does film in New Zealand, there could be other locations as well.

"For a brief time I was here; and for a brief time I mattered." - Harlan Ellison


Lindele
Gondor

Fri, 1:48pm

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The locations on LOTR/The Hobbit were so ugly and predictable!

I really hope they get some good locations like the Marvel movies.


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Fri, 2:11pm

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The Nature of the Beast (well, Place) [In reply to] Can't Post

A location such as the Shire is supposed to be predictable (and I certainly didn't find it ugly). Other locations such as Mordor and the Desolation of Smaug were meant to be unpleasant. Granted, the depiction of Rohan was not entirely accurate to Tolkien's description; it was a bit too rocky where it ought to have been more of a grassy plain. But locations such as Beorn's house and its surroundings were quite picturesque.

"For a brief time I was here; and for a brief time I mattered." - Harlan Ellison


Thor 'n' Oakenshield
The Shire

Fri, 11:13pm

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Which of the Marvel movies features landscapes more breathtaking than those of New Zealand? Wakanda is quite beautiful, but it's mainly CGI, and I can't really think of another incredible location that's not a modern city in the MCU. Kamar-Taj perhaps, but that's also not an actual location, really. New Zealand is incredibly varied and unpredictable, in my opinion: Mount Ruapehu, for instance, is absolutely breathtaking, and Matamata is as essentially Hobbit-like as I think you can get.


lurtz2010
Rohan

Sat, 3:40am

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How could anyone take that post seriously?


Thor 'n' Oakenshield
The Shire

Sat, 2:13pm

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Because with hard-core purists who absolutely despise New Zealand and Peter Jackson, you never can tell. I've read complaints before from people who hated the locations, and wanted all of Middle-earth to be filmed in England.


Wainrider
Bree

Sat, 4:36pm

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There are so many places they could film it. My home state of Washington here in the US, Canada, Romania, Poland, Scananavia, etc.


Thor 'n' Oakenshield
The Shire

Sat, 4:51pm

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Even where I live, in the north-east (of the US) I pass places that look Middle-earthy; we've got plenty of farmland around here, the quiet fields and little rivers that one would associate with the Shire. And Scandinavia is incredible.

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