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There and Back Again - A Little Orc's Tale

calisuri
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Aug 27 2008, 3:14pm

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The following video is one of the most unique and creative LOTR themed fan films we have ever seen - so we are super glad to share it with you! The film, shot in black and white silent film style, tells the story of a little orc who happens upon two lost hobbits in Middle Earth. Will they be lead into Saruman's hands or will the little orc help them find their friends? Check out the video on YouTube or view it below. [YouTube]



The Mysterious Calisuri



One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Aug 27 2008, 3:17pm

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I just loved the silent film element! It's different from most fan films. Smile


Elemmírë
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Aug 27 2008, 3:29pm

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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.

~George Gordon, Lord Byron~


jnett
Bree

Aug 27 2008, 3:34pm

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I wasn't sure at first, but I did like it! A kind of Laurel and Hardy type of atmosphere and the costumes were great!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Aug 27 2008, 4:33pm

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*applause with full smile* That was fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

The Arms of Middle-earth: A Sword, A Pan, and a nice attitude. I loved it towards the end when Sam was wiping off Frodo's sleeve.

Those orcs were PRECIOUS!

Thanks so much! Loved it :D



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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."



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Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Aug 27 2008, 5:22pm

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Clever, creative and cute! [In reply to] Can't Post

I really enjoyed this little silent movie, complete with old-timey piano score! Hopefully the filmmakers will do more in this vein. Very well done!

We're discussing the BBC Lord of the Rings Radio Play on the Movie Discussion - LOTR board.

With caffeine, all things are possible.

The pity of Bilbo will screw up the fate of many.

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Child of Manwe
Rivendell


Aug 27 2008, 7:16pm

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I really thought that Gimli was played by John Rhys-Davies there for a sec.....Blush

"Fear, Fire, Foes...Awake! Awake!"

"Ash nazg durzag, ash nazg grimbaultuk..."

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Aug 27 2008, 7:39pm

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Gimli was the most similar, I think. Oh well, with all that hair in the face, that's easy Wink

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Little Orc 1
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Aug 28 2008, 6:07am

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Thank you so much for posting this!!

Signed,
The Little Orc


Osgiliath, Middle Earth
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Little Orc 1
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Aug 28 2008, 6:09am

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thank you!

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The Little Orc


Osgiliath, Middle Earth
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Little Orc 1
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Aug 28 2008, 6:11am

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Thank you for your kind words. We filmed the frying pan backwards and then reversed it: "Sam" placed it against my forehead and yanked it away.

Signed,
The Little Orc


Osgiliath, Middle Earth
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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Aug 28 2008, 8:52am

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and well done!!!

Your blank & white format and accompanying music set it all off perfectly!

Now, I watched the 3 LotR films an average of 57 times each at the theaters, and I have to admit that I haven't watched yours quite that often... but I'm working on it ;)

Please tell your cohorts/Fellowship WELL DONE for me!! *high five*



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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Aug 28 2008, 8:58am

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And thank *you* for making this little film in the first place! It was fun to watch, and you're a very nice orc! Wink

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


dernwyn
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Aug 28 2008, 10:35am

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Really? [In reply to] Can't Post

That's clever - and the best way to do it, so no one got accidentally hurt!

Your film had me chuckling; that was very novel! And welcome to TORn.


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Aug 28 2008, 1:15pm

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The one at 2:15 of the film looks exactly like the one that the 4 hobbits hide underneath to escape the Black Rider in FOTR. Go look!

That was very well done. I loved Gimli! He's got the eyes down perfectly. Nice details on all the costumes, too!

More please. Smile

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And suddenly the Ainur saw afar off a light, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame.





weaver
Half-elven

Aug 28 2008, 1:20pm

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You captured so much of the look and feel of the films I felt like I was back in Middle Earth there for a moment...

Thanks for sharing your inspired take on the tale. Hope you are considering developing your talents further or already gainfully employed someplace along the film lines -- keep up the good work!

Weaver



Lossefalme
Gondor


Aug 28 2008, 3:23pm

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How very clever. It puts orcs in a whole new light. Thank you for the link.

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Aerin
Grey Havens


Aug 28 2008, 5:46pm

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I really enjoyed the film. Very well done!


Garfeimao
Rohan


Aug 28 2008, 9:29pm

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She does do a lovely Gimli [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, Gimli was a girl. In fact, all of them were girls except the two big Orcs who were not so nice to the Littlest Orc.


We had this group come to our final Oscar Party and perform because they do some terrific little musical numbers in their amazing costumes. And then, of course, we had them as speakers at ORC because there were so many different topics to discuss, from leatherwork, to effects make up, to distressing armor. Yes, TORn loves it's costumers, and this little short film was just too adorable not share.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


orcbane
Gondor


Aug 29 2008, 12:44am

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Is this a female orc flick ? [In reply to] Can't Post

I wanted to write a story about a little orc that has an ugly nice streak & now you've gone and done it as a video. I'm ruined! Doesn't matter anyhow. I can't write. Laugh

But I am glad someone did it. Kind of restores my faith in...well never mind.

B&W silent film. Who would have guessed. I like the circling around the camera & how the orc gets to carry the 'Uruk-Hai' banner at the end.



An Ent juggling spikey things ?


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Aug 29 2008, 5:02am

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We know in the fanbase women are more numerous, in spite of what the studio once thought Wink

Glad to know they got more public recognition for their great costumes and their Fellowship!

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Little Orc 1
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Aug 29 2008, 4:20pm

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It wasn't female by design but by coincidence. The two big orcs were played by guys, Gary Ingram and Mike Acebo. Gary plays both orcs in close up (he switched masks). Ed Martinez was cinematographer; when the Little Orc is on camera, he's behind it. When she's not on camera, the it's me filming. I originally scripted two short films, the second had indoor shots, but they didn't match the outdoors. One of these days I'll post the "deleted scenes". We actually had a Gandalf too, but he didn't make the cut!


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orcbane
Gondor


Aug 29 2008, 7:01pm

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Actually I was trying to (in jest) compare this to a 'Chick Flick', but for female orcs. But of course when I have come to the point of having to explain, it reflects only (more) shame & infamy, on moi! Laugh

And as an advocate of the exsistance of female orcs, or at least female something being involved, can never pass up a chance to mention it. I just don't buy the idea that orcs and goblins are grown in the dirt like potatoes.

By the way, welcome. Smile



An Ent juggling spikey things ?


Garfeimao
Rohan


Aug 29 2008, 11:01pm

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All we have to decide is whether Gandalf makes the cut or not.


Wink

Gandalf not making the cut, now that's just terribly funny.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Little Orc 1
Registered User

Sep 3 2008, 4:56am

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I promise I will put at least one of Gandalf's lost scenes up onto youtube. We just got a new computer that I'm learning how to use!


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