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Old 07-09-2011, 10:44 PM
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The dwarves look... too shiny and pristine, somehow. Almost alien. Not at all how I'd envisioned them. The pics of Freeman as Bilbo are nice, though.
I tend to think they'll be grimier looking in the movie. Those are publicity stills.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:06 PM
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I find it very interesting how they've managed to make the dwarfs look short, even when devoid of context and my being fully aware they're really all 6 foot actors.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:29 PM
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:05 PM
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I'm a little said they're not going with the colored caps described in the book. Would it kill these dwarves to add a little color to their wardrobe?
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:53 PM
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I'm a little said they're not going with the colored caps described in the book. Would it kill these dwarves to add a little color to their wardrobe?
Disney would sue. They have a copyright on the whole "little people in brightly colored clothing" thing.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:21 PM
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I've never been more excited about the release of a movie(s).
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:34 PM
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I've never been more excited about the release of a movie(s).
Well, I was more pumped for Phantom Menace. I also was hugely pumped for all three Lord of the Rings.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:42 PM
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Well, I was more pumped for Phantom Menace. I also was hugely pumped for all three Lord of the Rings.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
Very true, but I think The Hobbit is as close to a sure thing as you can expect from a movie.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:49 PM
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:48 PM
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Very true, but I think The Hobbit is as close to a sure thing as you can expect from a movie.
Oh, I'm quite confident, especially with Peter Jackson directing.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:45 AM
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Seconding what GuanoLad said. How the hell'd they make those actors look so short with nothing else to compare them to in the image! Amazing!

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Old 07-13-2011, 01:05 AM
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Seconding what GuanoLad said. How the hell'd they make those actors look so short with nothing else to compare them to in the image! Amazing!
Very short in-seam. Either that or the dwarfs are sagging.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:41 AM
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Seconding what GuanoLad said. How the hell'd they make those actors look so short with nothing else to compare them to in the image! Amazing!

I notice several things in those shots that support this illusion. There may be more, but I'm no expert.

1. The camera's position is shot from slightly above the subject's faces, so we're looking ever so slightly down at them.

2. There is significant empty space above their heads in each shot.

3. The proportions of their clothing is odd and overwhelms them, which I guess serves to make them look like kids bundled in winter clothing: coats at knee or mid calf lengths, ridiculously heavy boots, belts that look 6 inches tall, a scarf that looks inches thick, sleeves big enough for their legs to fit through. Huge hair, also. (And I'd bet those outfits are hot and uncomfortable)
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:47 AM
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I hope they get Ian Holm to be "old" Bilbo talking to Frodo. That would be awesome.
Ian Holm is still the "real" Frodo, as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:21 PM
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And here is Bofur, Bifur, and Bombur.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:31 PM
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Add Balin, Dwalin, and Thorin, and we'll have it wrapped up.

BTW, are they pronounced Bah-lin and Dwah-lin, or Bay-lin and Dway-lin?

ETA: I always heard it in my head as the latter, but I suspect it is the former. And my ROTK pronunciation guide appendix isn't at hand.

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Old 07-13-2011, 08:35 PM
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How the hell'd they make those actors look so short with nothing else to compare them to in the image! Amazing!
Two words: Elf. Magic.

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BTW, are they pronounced Bah-lin and Dwah-lin, or Bay-lin and Dway-lin?

ETA: I always heard it in my head as the latter, but I suspect it is the former. And my ROTK pronunciation guide appendix isn't at hand.
Gimli talks about his cousin "Bah-lin" in FOTR.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:44 PM
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On the audiobook version I have it's pronounced "Bah-lin" and "Dwah-lin", so that's what I've got cemented in my head.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:27 AM
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Only Thorin remains unrevealed:
http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2011...in-and-dwalin/

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Old 07-17-2011, 03:39 PM
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Only Thorin remains unrevealed:
And here is Thorin Oakenshield, holding Orcrist.

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Old 07-17-2011, 03:40 PM
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He has a definite Klingon-ish visage (dunno if that is intentional)-in any event he does look total badass.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:35 PM
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He has a definite Klingon-ish visage (dunno if that is intentional)-in any event he does look total badass.
Definitely Klingon-esque
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:48 PM
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I just can't see these guys dancing around Bag End singing, "...break the plates, that's what Bilbo Baggins hates."
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:22 PM
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I really want to like these Dwarves, but I just don't. They just look... wrong. I guess those in the animated TV movie The Hobbit were closer to my mental image. Hope these new guys are better up on the big screen.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:43 PM
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I notice there's a Radagast (I sorely missed him in the LOTR movies, for some reason, he's one of my prefered characters).

At least we won't have dwarves who are mere clowns (I really disliked the way Gimli was depicted in the movie as a "comic relief" character).
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:07 PM
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Where did you see that Radagast will appear?

Decipher, with the help of Weta, photographed an actor as Radagast for their collectible card game: http://scrapbook.theonering.net/scrapbook/view/12628
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:17 PM
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Sylvester McCoy has been announced as Radagast
http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2010...bbit%e2%80%9d/

(He's also in the 2nd production video)

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Old 07-18-2011, 09:55 PM
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Sylvester McCoy has been announced as Radagast
http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2010...bbit%e2%80%9d/
Did we not comment on that yet? Yeah, it's good casting as well.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:02 PM
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Yup...Gowron's the first character I thought of when I saw the photo of Armitage in costume and makeup.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:17 AM
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Production Diary #3:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50463

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Old 07-21-2011, 07:14 AM
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Ooh, high detailed video of the Dwarfs. Excellent.

Plus a cameo, or two, from other cast members, new and old.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:40 AM
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http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50463

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Yes! The dwarves look a lot better in this than in the publicity stills. And that appearance at the end...
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:37 AM
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http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50463

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That was fantastic. The dwarves look amazing in motion. And Peter Jackson is adorable and hilarious.

Also, not gonna spoil it, but watch 'til the end.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:20 AM
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And that appearance at the end...
Oh yeah! That was awesome!
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:51 AM
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Surely this has been mentioned. But I hadn't fully realized that James Nesbitt was playing a dwarf!

One more reason to see the thing....
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:23 PM
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Extremely cool! And yes, PJ is putting weight back on. Aren't we all.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:36 PM
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PJ has released a composite show of the dwarves. Too many bad ones were floating around the internet.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:07 PM
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Oh, I did like that cameo! I'm wondering if he's in the movie (yes, his character isn't in The Hobbit, but then neither is Galadriel)...if not, he's a pretty good sport to get into makeup and wardrobe for a five-second appearance.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:24 PM
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Oh, I did like that cameo! I'm wondering if he's in the movie (yes, his character isn't in The Hobbit, but then neither is Galadriel)...if not, he's a pretty good sport to get into makeup and wardrobe for a five-second appearance.
He is, I think. Besides, I have a feeling that PJ is in England to ease the filming for Christopher Lee. Perhaps the old man doesn't want to fly to New Zealand this time.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:45 PM
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Now that I think of it, I seem to remember the possibility of the White Council being in the film(s). So that makes perfect sense.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:10 PM
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Looks like Orlando Bloom is getting $1 million for 2 minutes of screen time.

Wow.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:38 AM
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BUMP

Quint from Aintitcool is embeded in the crew for the current 2 months of filming, which includes Elijah Wood filming his Frodo scenes that come at the very beginning of the movie. Very, very cool.

Here is his write-up, which he'll update as his months go on.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:12 AM
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Lookin' good. Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:52 AM
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I was prepared to hate these, but y'all are getting me all excited, dang it.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:59 PM
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I was prepared to hate these, but y'all are getting me all excited, dang it.
Yeah, they'll do that. It sounds cool.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:09 AM
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New production video out:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150451523596807

(I'm sure it will be on youtube soon)

Focuses (pun inteneded) on 3D. I'm not super thrilled with 3D, but understand it is a reality for big movies. Interesting that even the concept art is in 3D.

Even if you don't like 3D, there is is still interesting stuff in the video

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Old 11-05-2011, 07:17 AM
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Another on-set report from "Quint"
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51851

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Old 11-05-2011, 09:41 AM
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Good God, her feet...
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:32 PM
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Kili is pretty hot. Thorin's not bad either.

I just finished watching both Jekyll and Sherlock. I do not see James Nesbitt in that Dwarf outfit at all and I am really happy with Martin Freeman as Bilbo, as Dr. Watson he was somewhat quiet and unassuming but still badass and kind of adorable and that's how I picture Bilbo.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:07 PM
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Best teaser of the latest blog from Peter Jackson: the shot of Bilbo in his bathrobe opening the door and four or five dwarves falling in, a la Fibber McGee's closet.
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