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a few thoughts on my 7th viewing today.
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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Feb 4 2013, 5:29pm

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If you happen to see it again - [In reply to] Can't Post

look at the size of the helmet at the base (there's a bit of strap hanging there I think). It is far too large a helm for any dwarf-sized person. Compared to Frodo the thing looks big enough for an orc chieftain -- that is larger than man-sized even.


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 4 2013, 5:53pm

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to see that it comes from the Battle of Five Armies... though it's awfully big for Bilbo to carry back. Maybe Balin brings it as a gift later on when he visits with Gandalf?



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 4 2013, 6:05pm

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That fish that Dwalin eats at the beginning -- is that real? [In reply to] Can't Post

Did you see Viggo Mortensen in Hidalgo? Remember the scene when he ate the locust? He said in an interview that the locust he ate were made out of sugar. Hence the tasty crunchiness and the reason Hidalgo (his horse) and he both ate them with gusto!

I'm thinking they did the same thing with Bilbo's fish head that Dwalin eats. Maybe he couldn't divulge the secret in an interview? I know believe it's sugar makes it a lot easier for me to enjoy that CRUNCH! CHOMP! CHOMP! CHOMP!



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arithmancer
Grey Havens

Feb 4 2013, 6:49pm

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Funny, I am the opposite! [In reply to] Can't Post

I like the idea of Dwarves eating fishheads whole. Smile More massive/powerful bodies for their size should translate to stronger jaws and teeth too! I loved that moment (and Bilbo's reaction, LOL).


irreality
Bree


Feb 4 2013, 7:24pm

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Icelandic horses [In reply to] Can't Post

"As others have pointed out, they're in hairy makeup just like the actors! No one bothered to remember before wanting shaggy ponies that ponies are only shaggy in winter. However, I actually find this degree of shagginess rather excessive: few healthy ponies will actually grow that much hair, even in winter (and certainly never in summer). Ponies (or horses) that shaggy likely have a thyroid problem called Cushing's disease, which amongst other problems means they grow really shaggy hair and never shed. So when I see all those really shaggy ponies, as much as I would rather just find them cute, I can't stop thinking they all need some serious vet treatment."

They are Icelandic horses, I believe. In the winter, they can be pretty shaggy. E.g. http://www.hedweb.com/.../icelandic-horse.jpg

But yeah, bad call not realizing horses shed!



Brandybuckled
Lorien


Feb 4 2013, 7:33pm

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2. 2D/24fps Wow, this is really blurry by comparison, I can hardly focus on scenes with sweeping camera movements, especially the first panning shots inside Erebor.



This really struck my son and me when we saw it the second time (after the full 48fpsAtmos3D first). The 2D panning was just a messy blur (Dale, as well as next door in Erebor), and was far more distracting than any quirk of the newer technology. As we left, my son (8YO) said "It looked more like a DVD than a Blu-Ray."

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kiwifan
Rohan

Feb 4 2013, 7:38pm

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It's mentioned in Brian Sibley's 'TH: AUJ The Official Movie Guide' [In reply to] Can't Post

in the chapter called 'Arming the Dwarves', p. 142 ff.

'Goodness gracious, you really are a messie!' 'Oh no, I'm not, these are all just mathoms...'


The Prancing Pony
Rivendell

Feb 4 2013, 7:50pm

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Oin [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought Oin mistook the thrush for a raven because of his damaged ear-trumpet (I think it was chirping when it flew by).

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Feb 4 2013, 10:37pm

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I don't think its being damaged could be an excuse for not being able to tell a thrush from a raven!

Thrush: around the size of an American robin, depending on the species (actually, robins are in the thrush family, so technically they are thrushes too), usually brownish on top with brown-streaky underparts; spends a lot of time hopping on the ground. Smallish insectivore beak.

Raven: Around three times longer and maybe eight+ times heavier than a robin; shiny coal black. Waddles when walking, not so much hopping. Massive beak.

Really, it boils down to small brown bird vs. huge black bird -- Oin ought to be able to tell them apart even if he were *looking* through his squished ear trumpet!


The Prancing Pony
Rivendell

Feb 4 2013, 11:28pm

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Maybe he is short-sighed [In reply to] Can't Post

I know I wouldn't be able to tell a thrush from a raven without my glasses (probably not even a pony from a donkey) Blush.

Hehe, the image of Oin trying to look through his ear-trumpet. Laugh

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."


Nerwen
Bree


Feb 5 2013, 1:03am

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I agree, the ponies looked distractingly fake [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought the idea of the fur suits was to make them look like ponies when they are in actual fact horses. Real ponies would have been too small to be ridden by the actors (not saying they couldn't necessarily carry their weight as many pony breeds are very sturdy, just that it would look stupid with legs dangling near the ground...)

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and horror in the halls of stone
look at last on meadows green
and trees and hills they long have known
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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 5 2013, 2:11am

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 18 2013, 6:59pm

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