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Lord of the Rings casting: gender-swap version

Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


May 30 2013, 11:10pm

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Lord of the Rings casting: gender-swap version Can't Post

I saw this and thought it was fun: http://october-26.livejournal.com/371384.html?format=light


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Maciliel
Tol Eressea


May 31 2013, 12:14am

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fantastically neat idea [In reply to] Can't Post

 
... tho i disagree with most of the swaps in the link (although glen close as denethor is +awesome+!).

what would be yours?

cheers : )

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aka. fili orc-enshield
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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


May 31 2013, 2:19am

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I'm not very clever about those things [In reply to] Can't Post

and I'm not that up on modern actors. But I enjoyed what this person put together.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


May 31 2013, 7:51am

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OK list [In reply to] Can't Post

It could do without Keira Knightley (who I think for all her looks is an atrocious actress), though Helen Mirren as Saruman is quite an interesting idea.

However, I don't agree with their choice for Gandalf-it has to be either Maggie Smith or Jennifer Saunders.

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."-Gandalf


Semper Fi
Rohan

May 31 2013, 1:22pm

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Fun idea, my take on girls [In reply to] Can't Post

Arwen = Tom Hiddleston or Henry Cavill
Eowyn = Chris Hemsworth
Galadriel = Alexander Skarsgaard


Elwen
Lorien


May 31 2013, 1:25pm

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I too thought Maggie Smith [In reply to] Can't Post

for Gandalf. I like the idea of Keira Knightley though.

Before kids, exercising with LOTR meant listening to the soundtrack while I ran.

After kids, exercising with LOTR means having an all out dance party with the little ones to the "Break the Dam Release the River" disco mix form the Lego game.


Magpie
Immortal


May 31 2013, 1:47pm

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now see, I think Kiera is a really good actress [In reply to] Can't Post

I actually think she looks a bit odd, not pretty. But even though I could easily find that perceived 'oddness' distracting, I don't. And I find I really like her in lots I see her in and I think she does a lot better job than many people give her credit for.


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Magpie
Immortal


May 31 2013, 1:50pm

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ahem... women. [In reply to] Can't Post

please. :-)

If Aragorn, Elrond, or Gandalf aren't boys... then anyone over the age of 16 isn't a 'girl'. :-)


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BoromirOfWinterfell
Rohan


May 31 2013, 2:14pm

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There's only one problem I have with this list... [In reply to] Can't Post

Not enough eye candy. The guy who plays Arwen is not to my liking...I'd prefer Hugh Dancy.


I never thought I'd say that.
I am now laughing because I realise how little the guys have to look at in the trilogy.

I love being female.

"Eala Earendel engla beorhtast
ofer middangeard monnum sended."

"You think you world is safe? It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned to have my vengeance. So, shall we begin? " - John Harrison/Khan/Sherlock/Smaug (Star Trek: Into Darkness)

(This post was edited by BoromirOfWinterfell on May 31 2013, 2:23pm)


Elwen
Lorien


May 31 2013, 2:31pm

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I agree completely. [In reply to] Can't Post

I think she's quite talented.

And actually, the "little bit odd" aspect helps with the elf thing, as they are such different beings.

Before kids, exercising with LOTR meant listening to the soundtrack while I ran.

After kids, exercising with LOTR means having an all out dance party with the little ones to the "Break the Dam Release the River" disco mix form the Lego game.


Semper Fi
Rohan

May 31 2013, 3:57pm

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She was terrible as an archer and warrior in King Arthur so no Keiragolas [In reply to] Can't Post

I also didn`t like Cate Blanchett in the similar role in Robin Hood so I don`t want her as Aragorn either.


Semper Fi
Rohan

May 31 2013, 4:03pm

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Fine, women! :) [In reply to] Can't Post

IMO, those men from my list are way more beautiful then women who played actual characters, yes, even Liv Tyler who was so incredibly gorgeous and true Arwen. But there isn`t a human or other being more beautiful than Henry Cavill. Or Tom Hiddleston in The Avengers (Loki with long hair = the Evenstar of Asgard). And Alexander Sarsgaard is so perfectly Elvish while Hemsowrth is a true Prince(ss) of Rohan.


Semper Fi
Rohan

May 31 2013, 4:04pm

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While blond wig and contacts worked for OB, I doubt they would on KK [In reply to] Can't Post

My pick for Legolas would be Saoirse Ronan as long as they don`t bleach her eye-brows like in Hanna. But she has a real Elvish look about herself.


Magpie
Immortal


May 31 2013, 4:40pm

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I wonder... [In reply to] Can't Post

if the prep for the actors was as rigorous for King Arthur as it was for LOTR?

I know that Orlando went through quite a lot of training but I have no clue what training KK received. Their attempt for some sort of historical accuracy was certainly not very high for King Arthur! (I enjoy the movie but seriously... Woads? And those costumes for the Woads.)


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Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


May 31 2013, 4:45pm

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They seem to like historical inaccuracy for Arthurian films [In reply to] Can't Post

John Boorman's 'Excalibur' featured Knights who wore armour from completely the wrong time period. It was quite a good film aside from that though, which is something that I can't say for 'King Arthur' (though that's only my opinion).

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."-Gandalf


Semper Fi
Rohan

May 31 2013, 5:06pm

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Woad costume = Slave Leia costume in ROTJ [In reply to] Can't Post

Laugh
I honestly doubt they wore anything like it


noWizardme
Tol Eressea


May 31 2013, 5:18pm

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Arnold Schwarzenegger to play Eowyn... [In reply to] Can't Post

Cause I'd love to hear him do the "I an no man!" Line…

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"


Semper Fi
Rohan

May 31 2013, 5:22pm

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he`d make it iconic unlike the movie one [In reply to] Can't Post

that never became quotable.


BoromirOfWinterfell
Rohan


May 31 2013, 5:37pm

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Good one! [In reply to] Can't Post

*High five*
Laugh

"Eala Earendel engla beorhtast
ofer middangeard monnum sended."

"You think you world is safe? It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned to have my vengeance. So, shall we begin? " - John Harrison/Khan/Sherlock/Smaug (Star Trek: Into Darkness)


imin
Valinor


May 31 2013, 6:32pm

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Haha!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

That would be brilliant! I can hear it now along with his crazy scream/shout! LaughLaughLaughLaugh

And Iluvatar spoke to Ulmo, and said: 'Seest thou not how here in this little realm in the Deeps of Time Melkor hath made war upon thy province? He hath bethought him of bitter cold immoderate, and yet hath not destroyed the beauty of thy fountains, nor of my clear pools. Behold the snow, and the cunning work of frost! Melkor hath devised heats and fire without restraint, and hath not dried up thy desire nor utterly quelled the music of the sea. Behold rather the height and glory of the clouds, and the everchanging mists; and listen to the fall of rain upon the Earth! And in these clouds thou art drawn nearer to Manwe, thy friend, whom thou lovest.

 
 

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