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Oct 2 2012, 4:39pm

Post #76 of 91 (1952 views)
Yup, that's a typo! Thanks :-D / [In reply to] Can't Post


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Oct 2 2012, 4:41pm

Post #77 of 91 (1973 views)
photoshopped [In reply to] Can't Post

Hmm...the figures in that poster seem to be cut and pasted from this other poster with the mountain background (which we first saw in the White Dwarf magazine)


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Oct 2 2012, 5:42pm

Post #78 of 91 (1996 views)
Orchrist's Glow [In reply to] Can't Post

In this poster there is a halo effect around Orchrist's blade. It is especially noticeable when the blade is compared to its cross guard and pommel, or to the other weapons on display in the poster.

The blade appears to either be out of phase, vibrating or, as I said, glowing. What say you?

(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Oct 2 2012, 5:43pm)


Oct 2 2012, 6:22pm

Post #79 of 91 (1938 views)
The image recycling is bordering on tedious. [In reply to] Can't Post

When you consider the hours of stock they shot, you would think there'd be enough fresh images for scores and scores of posters and books. I wonder if it's a problem with Red stock -- or what is involved when doing make-up for 48fps -- that it's too much of a bother to convert stills for print?


Oct 2 2012, 6:30pm

Post #80 of 91 (1941 views)
my memory from LOTR products [In reply to] Can't Post

is that the cheaper products - and by cheaper I mean low quality, not inexpensive - all had cheaper looking graphics. I wonder if the companies making these products buy a bundle of images from the film company and its up to them to make those images work for their packaging, etc.

I bet Kristin Thompson would know something about this.

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(This post was edited by Magpie on Oct 2 2012, 6:31pm)

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Oct 2 2012, 7:29pm

Post #81 of 91 (1999 views)
I recolored the poster to look similar to LOTR [In reply to] Can't Post

Just for fun. Since this poster reminded of the trilogy ones for way back when.

Original Hobbit poster for reference: http://www-images.theonering.org/...it-action-poster.jpg

Crappy recolor http://img850.imageshack.us/...9/lotrhobbitpost.jpgLaugh

Flame of Udun

Oct 2 2012, 9:53pm

Post #82 of 91 (1866 views)
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's amazing what a little color grading can do to a feel! :D

"'Ai! ai!' wailed Legolas. 'A Balrog! A Balrog is come!'
Gimli stared with wide eyes. 'Durin's Bane!' he cried, and letting his axe fall he covered his face.
'A Balrog,' muttered Gandalf. 'Now I understand. What an evil fortune! And I am already weary.''

Flame of Udun

Oct 2 2012, 9:54pm

Post #83 of 91 (1862 views)
but.... [In reply to] Can't Post

i still agree with people that the lens flare just has to go!

"'Ai! ai!' wailed Legolas. 'A Balrog! A Balrog is come!'
Gimli stared with wide eyes. 'Durin's Bane!' he cried, and letting his axe fall he covered his face.
'A Balrog,' muttered Gandalf. 'Now I understand. What an evil fortune! And I am already weary.''


Oct 2 2012, 10:29pm

Post #84 of 91 (1865 views)
That's very cool! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome to TORn Inkraven! Smile


Oct 3 2012, 3:57am

Post #85 of 91 (1807 views)
I didn't see anyone else post about this [In reply to] Can't Post

But I am fairly certain that the orc/goblin in the bottom lefthand corner of the poster appears to be in a barrel. If anyone sees something different, feel free to correct me. Given what we know from the recent toy descriptions, I cannot help but wonder if this is supposed to play into the [SPOILER] idea of a goblin following the party all the way to Erebor. It's also entirely possible that it is simply a goblin machine, just thought I would bring that up.

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Oct 3 2012, 4:46am

Post #86 of 91 (1775 views)
Probably a Goblin Town barrel... [In reply to] Can't Post

that thing behind the goblins looks like one of their apparatuses. Also, it would have to be a mistake for something from DoS to be included in the poster. Good catch, though...and you still may be right. A goblin scout would explain them showing up in BoFA. I just hope for the general audience's sake that its not so obvious what he's doing as to spoil the surprise.


Oct 3 2012, 5:21am

Post #87 of 91 (1759 views)
LOL [In reply to] Can't Post

The idea of a random goblin tracking the party from the Misty Mountains all the way to Erebor, and even hiding out in a barrel to follow them down the river, is so hilariously bad, that I almost wish it was going to happen. Sly


Oct 3 2012, 7:17am

Post #88 of 91 (1761 views)
It could just be a barrel placed in front of the goblin? / [In reply to] Can't Post


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Oct 3 2012, 1:02pm

Post #89 of 91 (1726 views)
Ummm Gollum? [In reply to] Can't Post

I scrolled through everyone's comments and it's possible I missed someone mentioning this but . . .

How does Gollum not make a spot on a poster that contains so many characters?! Considering how they are likely to end this movie with Riddles in the Dark and Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire, Gollum needs more poster-time!

Besides, this is the only movie out of the three to contain Gollum and Riddles in the Dark is arguably the best chapter in The Hobbit!

Don't be hasty.


Oct 3 2012, 1:48pm

Post #90 of 91 (1745 views)
It may look more like LotR [In reply to] Can't Post

But it's unlikely to match the palette of a movie where most of the important action happens in the dark.

Trolls, reading the map, and practically everything after the Stone Giant.

I expect the second film posters with have a dark green and brown palette, since much of the action takes place in Mirkwood. The final film posters will be grey and gold.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...

(This post was edited by Fardragon on Oct 3 2012, 1:51pm)

Kristin Thompson

Oct 11 2012, 2:22am

Post #91 of 91 (1663 views)
Hi, Magpie! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry to have responded so late. I've been at the Vancouver International Film Festival, with no time, alas, to check the Message Boards.

All the licensees producing LOTR merchandise were given a style guide devised by the film designers themselves. (Mainly Weta Workshop people, I suspect.) I talk about this briefly in The Frodo Franchise (pp. 194-95). These guides were gorgeous, by the way. I wish I could have reproduced some pages in my book, but I couldn't get New Line's permission. My guess would be that the inexpensive and/or low-quality items either printed the packaging on lower quality paper or cardboard, or perhaps reproduced the graphics from the guide with a copying system that didn't give a very clear result. All the products I've seen, however cheaply packaged, did follow the basic guidelines about color, graphic style, and so on.

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