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Helm's Deep


Mar 1 2013, 8:38pm

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1. What do you think of the design of Helm's Deep in the films? Did it match your own visual expectations or was it different to what you imagined? If different, do you like it more or less than the one you imagined?

Yes, it was pretty darn close to what I thought of it in my head. There was no battle at a fosse or dike further from the walls, but that was okay by me.

2. There is quite a long sequence building up to the fight. How, in your opinion, did PJ build up tension/anticipation in the scenes prior to the battle?

I always enjoyed the fact that he got a lot of the crowd noise from footballers in a stadium. The kids and women in caves was a stock tension builder, but it worked. How scary would it be to hear 10-thousand orcs outside?

3. On that note, how would you rate the Battle of Helm's Deep sequence as a whole?

One of the best fortress assaults ever done on film. The rain, the 'reckless hate'; etc. I wish there had been more emphasis on the Rohirrim defenders than having the elves show up, but it was cool anyway. Since basically every arrow is going to be a hit coming from them, the orc casualties would have been very high. I love the 'indirect fire' segment, too. The cavalry charge at the end of it was good, especially since the sunlight actually was in the eyes of the orcs, who were never fans of the sunlight, regardless of their heritage.

Subject User Time
SCOD: Helm's Deep Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Feb 26 2013, 5:24pm
    the Battle of Helm's Deep was terrific Nuradar Send a private message to Nuradar Feb 26 2013, 6:03pm
    Helm's Deep arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Feb 26 2013, 6:08pm
    Overall IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 27 2013, 1:03am
    :) awesome ( oh and sorry people about skipping one set of SCOD frames.. I didn't have time :( ) Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Feb 27 2013, 3:12am
    Helm's Deep Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Mar 1 2013, 8:38pm


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