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Fourth Time Fantastically Funny Dwarf Scene

Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 26 2013, 11:50pm

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Went again today, fourth time...I pick up on things I didn't catch before because I was focused on some thing or someone else. Today, in the scene in Rivendell when the dwarves are cooking food as they were probably still hungry after that light Elvish dinner, and Bofur tosses a sausage to Bombur and that slight added weight causes the table he is sitting on to collapse.....Bifur throws a log on the fire....and then holds a head of lettuce to the flames to cook it, with a dead serious look on his face.....I burst out laughing!!!!! Everyone laughs when the table breaks, but I was the only one laughing at the cooked lettuce...this was afternoon show and there were probably 40 people there...from every generation. It's the little things I notice now from the actors....the lines, physical movements, etc. Each actor really found something interesting and unique in their character and it shows in even the shortest scenes.


The Prancing Pony
Rivendell

Jan 27 2013, 12:03am

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I laugh at that too. The way Bifur is starring at the lettuce is cute. Though I really cannot imagine what the cooked lettuce would taste like. Especially since it seems that he is holding it way too low.
I also like how Bombur was made. He does not have a single line, but i really like him because he always seems to be mumbling something in agreement (e.g. at the party in Bag End), while he seems to be only concentrated on his food.
I think, it is these small details (and there are a lot of them as we can see by the many geeky observations lists) that really add to the whole atmosphere and make these films so very special. Evil

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Kirly
Lorien


Jan 27 2013, 12:06am

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which causes me to burst out laughing.... the scene in the goblin town chase where one of the dwarves has a pole and he's turning round and round bonking goblins on the head as he goes. the sound of the bonk along with the visual... going round and round... makes me laugh out loud every time!

way back in LOTR, i have a completely inappropriate moment of laughter but i can't help it.... when the wall at Helm's Deep is blown up there's a guy with his arms and legs splayed out like a star fish flying through the air turning end over end. up, up, up he goes right out of the frame and a second later, down he comes. i can't figure out why but i find that detail in that huge scene just absolutely hilarious!

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andwise
Rivendell


Jan 27 2013, 12:59am

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I spotted that 3rd or 4th time too.have you also noticed that the fire the dwarves are sat round is made up of broken up Elvish furniture!hahahaha I laughed out loud in the cinema when I spotted that,fantastic detail.

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Starling
Half-elven


Jan 27 2013, 5:18am

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Or am I confusing it with another scene? I've only seen it twice you know. Smile


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Jan 27 2013, 5:29am

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AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Jan 27 2013, 8:56am

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What really made me laugh at the Bombur scene was Bofur's mishievous enthusiasm. [In reply to] Can't Post

He REALLY cracked himself up, and that made me laugh. He is a prankster, but such a good hearted fella. REALLY enjoyed him in this movie.

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Went again today, fourth time...I pick up on things I didn't catch before because I was focused on some thing or someone else. Today, in the scene in Rivendell when the dwarves are cooking food as they were probably still hungry after that light Elvish dinner, and Bofur tosses a sausage to Bombur and that slight added weight causes the table he is sitting on to collapse.....Bifur throws a log on the fire....and then holds a head of lettuce to the flames to cook it, with a dead serious look on his face.....I burst out laughing!!!!! Everyone laughs when the table breaks, but I was the only one laughing at the cooked lettuce...this was afternoon show and there were probably 40 people there...from every generation. It's the little things I notice now from the actors....the lines, physical movements, etc. Each actor really found something interesting and unique in their character and it shows in even the shortest scenes.


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swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Jan 29 2013, 3:59am

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I think it took me a couple times to noticice... hey, are they burning furniture?????

I think Bofur is sort of a Magical Child (archetypically speaking), and a Gentle Trickster (think Raven, in North American myth... helps the creation come into being, plays jokes on those who need it, not a bit like the darker Loki). He's old enough to have experience lines (and laugh lines) in his face, but has the sense of wonder (stone giants!!!) of a kid... has a very large inner 12 year old. And it all seems to come from some good hearted place. Stuff so many of us lose as we get older.

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