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jimmyfenn
Rohan


Dec 6 2012, 10:38pm

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if you could film the lord of the rings or the hobbit in any locations you wanted, where do you think would be best for each area?

i know new zealand is brilliant, but as a purist, id loved the shire scenes to be filmed in england, and gondor to have an more italian landscape.

rohan could have been done either on the plains of mongolia or the american great plains!

for quickbeam often laughed, he laughed if the sun came out from behind a cloud, he laughed if they came upon a stream or spring:


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Dec 7 2012, 7:07am

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It's hard to imagine one country standing in for all of ME as well as NZ [In reply to] Can't Post

New Zealand is so gorgeous, diverse, and evocative. However, I, like you, think it would have been nice if the Shire scenes had been filmed in England. As beautiful as the scenery was for the Hobbiton set, it wasn't really what I had imagined. I didn't have a particular image in mind for the other locations, but the Shire, and especially Hobbiton, were very clear in my mind.

But if I had the chance to visit the Hobbiton set, I'd do it in a heartbeat Smile

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


DanielLB
Immortal


Dec 7 2012, 8:09am

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Mordor would've be stunning on an active volcano [In reply to] Can't Post

Perhaps Etna? I doubt the tourism board of Italy would like to advertise their country as "the home of Mordor" though!

Shire - England
Rivendell - somewhere with lots of waterfalls (I like the film design) and in a deep valley
Misty Mountains - NZ, or perhaps the Rockies, Andes ...
Lorien - difficult one ... I'm not sure
Fangorn - plenty of suitable forests in Europe

I agree with your Rohan and Gondor.

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jimmyfenn
Rohan


Dec 7 2012, 8:55am

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more thoughts [In reply to] Can't Post

rivendell - black forest region germany
misty mountains - norway
lorien-californian redwood forests
erebor- mount fuji japan

for quickbeam often laughed, he laughed if the sun came out from behind a cloud, he laughed if they came upon a stream or spring:

 
 

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