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Sir Ian McKellan marks 20 years since he began filming LOTR.

Ataahua
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Jan 12, 2:52am

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Sir Ian McKellan marks 20 years since he began filming LOTR. Can't Post

First ... where did those 20 years go??

Second, he's linking to the blog he wrote before and during filming, which makes for a good trip down memory lane. Check out the Stuff story here:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/...ng-lord-of-the-rings

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


CuriousG
Half-elven


Jan 12, 2:59pm

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Interesting to see his respect for Jackson [In reply to] Can't Post

McKellen is no novice actor compelled to lavish false praise on his director for the sake of his career, so it must be genuine. And, of course, he had also worked with a lot of directors before PJ, so he had plenty to compare.

And New Zealanders are friendly? Who knew? Smile

Funny about the airport being so problematic with the studios. The low-rent district has low rent for a reason.


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 12, 10:21pm

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A weird thing about where I live [In reply to] Can't Post

Real estate is more expensive near the airport, and cheaper by the sea.




Ataahua
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Jan 12, 11:36pm

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Whanganui has something similar, [In reply to] Can't Post

with the cheapest houses being on the waterfront (although I think it's slowly changing).

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


CuriousG
Half-elven


Jan 13, 3:19pm

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That is surprising [In reply to] Can't Post

But look, you're upside down on the globe, so why not have real estate preferences turned upside down too? Smile


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 14, 12:00am

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True [In reply to] Can't Post

It all depends on one's point of view. Cool




Ataahua
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Jan 14, 2:40am

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"Switch it back." [In reply to] Can't Post

"Why?"
"'Cause it's freaking me out."

#TWW

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


CuriousG
Half-elven


Jan 14, 4:06am

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Nice thing about this map is [In reply to] Can't Post

that NZ is in the center, not easily lost on the side, like a certain airline's map did. Phooey on Mercator projections!

Though it does look like Canada's northern reaches trail off into space or something.


Solicitr
Rohan


Jan 14, 2:24pm

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That [In reply to] Can't Post

map's a Mercator too


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jan 21, 10:01pm

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*geeky hand clapping* Praise him with Great Praise! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't imagine anyone else who could be a more worthy and incredible Steward (imho) for Tolkien's greatest character than Ian McKellen. I chuckle as I remember one of his comments on the 2002 FotR EEDVD commentary as he questioned whether or not to take on this role. [Wildly paraphrasing]: At 61 years of age, I had to consider if I really wanted to spend my time running up and down New Zealand.

Bless you, dear Sir. Thank you for not only running through LotR, but TH, too! *massive hug*



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We have been there and back again.


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(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on Jan 21, 10:04pm)


Tampa Phil
Rivendell


Jan 22, 11:38pm

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20 years since he began filming? [In reply to] Can't Post

Poor guy. Hope he manages to finish soon.
TP.




Ataahua
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Jan 23, 3:44am

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Ah, we've missed your wit TP. [In reply to] Can't Post

No, really - this is my genuine face.

Angelic

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Tampa Phil
Rivendell


Jan 23, 3:57am

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What have I missed? [In reply to] Can't Post

Other than the annoyingly s l o w load times?


TP


PS: Am I the only one who finds it fascinating that the post counts go to 13? How very Spinal Tap.


(This post was edited by Tampa Phil on Jan 23, 4:04am)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jan 23, 11:35am

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*flying tackle hug* HI!!!! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

Mercy... it's GREAT to see you :D



sample

We have been there and back again.


TIME Google Calendar

 
 

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