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Peter Swords King: yak-hair beards, dwarf design, and Thorin's hair

Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Feb 9 2013, 7:02am

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King's team... decided to forgo yak hair in favor of human hair to make Thorin stand out from the tribe.


No kidding, eh, ladies?

The Academy Award winner for LOTR and nominee for TH about creating hair and make-up for The Hobbit.
http://www.vanityfair.com/...k-hair-beard#slide=1


Old Toby
Gondor


Feb 9 2013, 8:29am

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thanks [In reply to] Can't Post

for the fun and interesting article. Me being one of Thorin's Hair admirers, I'm grateful they did what they did. I imagine, though, that there are a lot of hairless yaks running around saying, "Curse that Peter Swords Kingses! We hates him forever!"
Tongue

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Feb 9 2013, 9:51am

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Well, that explains it... [In reply to] Can't Post

Thorin's hair is fantastic because it looks better than a yak's! Erm, actually, not sure that's much of a compliment.

Yaks don't smell so great either, do they? Just wonderin'...


Eowyn3
Rivendell

Feb 9 2013, 11:26am

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Very interesting article. [In reply to] Can't Post

Ah, the hair! Yes, Thorin wears his hair better than anybody else!
Also, MF is very hobbity like they said. As I was watching the movie yesterday, I was thinking to myself, he is even more hobbity than Billy Boyd as Pippin. I never thought anyone could do that.

" He has just as much reason to go to war as you do. Why can he not fight for those he loves?"


imin
Valinor


Feb 9 2013, 11:55am

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Who would have thought long greasy hair would be so attractive?! [In reply to] Can't Post

I will have to show my parents and say ' remember when i was a teen and had greasy hair and said girls didnt mind, well see i have proof now!' Tongue


Kimtc
Rohan


Feb 9 2013, 4:55pm

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Think it's interesting that Martin Freeman was old Bilbo in the location shots. [In reply to] Can't Post

Because Ian Holm couldn't travel, they used MF in prosthetics for the exterior locations shots. Fun!


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Feb 9 2013, 9:03pm

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This may help you work it out... [In reply to] Can't Post

[under heading 'Using Yak Fiber', sub-heading 'Fiber preparation and spinning tips']
The hair, should you have some, will feel ornery and opinionated but can be spun into interesting, heavily textured, strong yarns; it's tempting to call them cords instead.
---- The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook

The finest yak down is comparable to cashmere and qiviut, but the hair is "ornery and opinionated". Sounds dwarvish to me even without any info on what it smells like. And yes, I do need to get a life! ;)

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Roheryn
Grey Havens

Feb 10 2013, 10:40am

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Ornery and opinionated! [In reply to] Can't Post

No wonder they used yak hair; it's perfect! Too funny.


Kimtc
Rohan


Feb 10 2013, 11:26pm

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When I was in HS, all the yearbook pet peeves were "greasy hair" [In reply to] Can't Post

Seriously, any guy with hair like that back then was automatically out. Now, of course, I would turn into a puddle of mush around someone (Thorin, Aragorn, etc.) who had hair like that. It is my primary focus in most Thorin scenes, next to the eyes (which I presume where not enhanced with contacts--they are all RA). Heck, I would even be willing to be the Thorin wig wrangler, just to touch it.

Unfortunately, the one photo I have seen of Bard does not bode as well for his hair. Which is too bad, because Luke Evans is one good looking guy.


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I will have to show my parents and say ' remember when i was a teen and had greasy hair and said girls didnt mind, well see i have proof now!' Tongue



sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea

Feb 10 2013, 11:48pm

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I've actually thought this... [In reply to] Can't Post


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Think it's interesting that Martin Freeman was old Bilbo in the location shots. Because Ian Holm couldn't travel, they used MF in prosthetics for the exterior locations shots. Fun!

... since i first saw the trailer (almost 100%, really)-- nice to finally see it confirmed!


imin
Valinor


Feb 11 2013, 12:29am

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You make me laugh :) :P [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Old Toby
Gondor


Feb 11 2013, 3:32am

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The eyes have it (a diversion) [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, I will vouch for RA's eyes. He has an intensity that's quite remarkable. If you've seen the last scene of "North and South" you know of what I speak. Makes women weak in the knees, he does! Of course, the hair helps. I love your 'wig wrangler' comment! LOL! Good one! It probably would require a wrangler, to keep it all in order.

Regarding The Bard's hair, it's probably a good thing it's not up at the top of the Thorin Scale of Hair Enhancement. We wouldn't want a Hair Wars on our hands! WinkTongue

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Feb 12 2013, 7:07am

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OMG!!! ded of lol [In reply to] Can't Post


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[under heading 'Using Yak Fiber', sub-heading 'Fiber preparation and spinning tips']
The hair, should you have some, will feel ornery and opinionated but can be spun into interesting, heavily textured, strong yarns; it's tempting to call them cords instead.
---- The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook

The finest yak down is comparable to cashmere and qiviut, but the hair is "ornery and opinionated". Sounds dwarvish to me even without any info on what it smells like. And yes, I do need to get a life! ;)


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