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Now that I've seen Smaug, I don't see him talking, AT ALL.
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The Mitch King
Rohan


Jun 13 2013, 7:33am

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I thought the opposite [In reply to] Can't Post

When he turns his head around the corner you see his mouth and face change as if about to speak. He will clearly show emotion well and his mouth looks more than capable to make talking look great! (I am leaving the theater if he doesn't talk like a dragon should).


Yngwulff
Gondor


Jun 13 2013, 8:06am

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really? [In reply to] Can't Post


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(I am leaving the theater if he doesn't talk like a dragon should).



Having never heard one in person, I am just curious as to how one should sound?


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Glorfindela
Valinor


Jun 13 2013, 11:16am

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Well, yes, that's true [In reply to] Can't Post

Reptiles are closely related to birds, though no one has yet found the exact connection between them.

My sister's parrots speak. One even has a comprehensive vocabulary, particularly of swear words…not taught to it by my sister, I hasten to add.


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He is decidedly warmblooded, for one thing. He has avian or bat (thus mamallian) style wings, for another (flying reptiles extend their ribcages, but do not actually have wings they can beat independantly). Above all he is a magical creature, which negates everything regarding normal animals.

That said, if he WERE a more ordinary beast, he would likely be more closely related to the warmbloodied, avain kin Saurians than to actual lizards. And avains are known to be able to vocalize, some even to the point of repeating human speech, and all this with beaks much more hard to manuver than Smaug's mouth.

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gleefindel
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Jun 13 2013, 3:57pm

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Design of smaug [In reply to] Can't Post

I was expecting them to incorporate the fact the smaug talks into his facial design i.e. a more human looking face so that smaug talking is believable.
Also, since smaug is the exception in peter jackson's films where no animals talk (even though they do in the book) I was expecting a more believable mouth for forming words


The Mitch King
Rohan


Jun 14 2013, 6:39am

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Probably with his mouth? haha [In reply to] Can't Post


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(I am leaving the theater if he doesn't talk like a dragon should).



Having never heard one in person, I am just curious as to how one should sound?


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