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So what did you guys think of the horses in LOTR: Two Towers? (Let's try to keep it horse related now... aren't I good, Erin?)

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  • #61
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by artienallie:
    Just because as we were coming home yesterday from our 3rd viewing, I said I wanted to be an elf - so I could do that cool vault onto the horse.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    But there's a caveat in that I'm geeking over the movie too. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] If I can geek over wanting Boromir's wardrobe, you can geek over the horses.

    I love these movies. Raise your hand if you want a house that looks like Edoras. All that Celtic knot design work with gold accents. Suh-WEET. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    • #62
      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by drifting cloud:
      The actor who plays Gimli is actually a large man. I think he's somewhere around 5'10" and he's very thick-framed and solid. You'd never know it by watching Gimli in the movies!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

      Actually, John-Rhys Davies is closer to 6' 2" or thereabouts. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] I agree that they did a wonderful job of hiding that fact in the films.

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      • #63
        Uraeus is the name of Aragons horse (warmblood stallion) He was Lockie Richards FEI level dressage horse, and Lockie has used him for breeding as well. Uraeus loves his second career as a filmstar!

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        • #64
          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Colonel Tavy:
          I saw it with Britney last night, and lets just say that we were both completely glued to the screen. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

          I loff Shadowfax [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
          I loff Aragorn and his horse [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
          I loff Orlando Bloom [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
          I loff the entire thing. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

          _If you lose yourself, your courage soon will follow. So be strong tonight, remember who you are... (Bryan Adams, "Sound the Bugle")_
          <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

          DITTO! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

          I'm pretty sure this is how I break it down:

          -I'm an official LOTR junky now. Never have I seen a movie that made me wish I was there more than this one, I just absolutely loved every single second of it.
          -I'm going to marry Legolas for his incredible athleticism and blonde, hot, elf-ness. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
          -I'm going to marry Aragon because he is the most amazing character. So brave and beautiful. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] I feel kinda bad though, taking him away from Arwen, because she is like super cool. Oh, and I'm also stealing Brego because I am absolutely in love with that horse. I think he was my favorite character. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

          Okay, was it just me, or was anyone else slightly drawn to the leader of the elf army's blonde hotness too? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] I was like "WoW!" Then, umm, I kind of cried. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] I think he really got to me when the elves first arrived and he gave that speech to Theodan about the allegiance they once had, etc. So lovely! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

          One more thing, I think, Am I the only one who thought Golem (or smeegle [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]) was totally cute in this movie? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] I just thought he was so adorable! The split personality thing kinda freaked me out though... Yup, okay I'm off to surf LOTR sites. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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          • #65
            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kachoo:
            And am officially smitten with all things Middle Earth. I read the books so long ago that I've forgotten nearly everything - the movies have rekindled my desire to go read them again. I'm going to agree with those who've mentioned that the horse scenes are visually stunning - Shadowfax cantering up the hill made me sob like an infant, and the cavalry, led by Gandalf and Shadowfax, charging into the orc melee nearly made me wet myself. I've never seen a movie that made every hair on my body stand up so darned often.

            I think that Gimli is hilarious, and I just wanted to squeeze the adorable Merry and Pippin to my bosom. I didn't pick up on much sexiness between Frodo and Sam (who is the sweetest, truest man-servant ever), but I did see a few lingering gazes and almost-spooning action that hinted in that direction [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]. Aragorn just smolders, but I must say I am among the hordes desperately lusting after Legolas. This is interesting, because while I think that Orlando Bloom is cute enough, it's his elf self I find absolutely delicious - what is it about that quiet, enigmatic, graceful, slender, arrow-shooting blondness that is so darned HOT?

            I'm rooting for a Men of Middle Earth Calendar or something. With a limit, that is - I have no desire to see Gimli or Gandalf in mesh briefs [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img].

            But for now, I'm off to sleep.

            Cheers,
            Susie
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            "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!" ~Homer Simpson<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

            VERY well said, Kachoo. I agree entirely with everything you said. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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            • #66
              Next time I fall off, I'll be like Gimli and yell "That was deliberate! That was deliberate!" [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

              Amazing movie, got all choked up when the big bay laid down next to Aragorn. Got the chills when the riders of Rohan charged the Urok Hai.

              I actually started to like Golem, especially when he was talking to his other "self" telling it to go away... but the ending made me worry, because now he seems like he is an evil little dude. Dunno, I haven't read the books so I guess I'll just have to wait *another* year!

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              • #67
                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 416 HorsePower:
                I actually started to like Golem, especially when he was talking to his other "self" telling it to go away... but the ending made me worry, because now he seems like he is an evil little dude. Dunno, I haven't read the books so I guess I'll just have to wait *another* year!
                <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                I love Gollum, he was soo amazing in the movie and he is one of my favorite characters. (I can also do a very good impression of him! LOL) Andy Serkis who did his voice and all the movements for Gollum deserves an Oscar.

                Anyway...keeping this horse related..theres and article by the AHA that talks about training the horses and that they are looking into how the horses in LOTR were treated...very interesting.

                http://www.ahafilm.info/movies/movie...phtml?fid=7471

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                • #68
                  Why not read the books then? LOL

                  If you do, the treachery he hints at in the end of the movie actually DOES take place in the 2nd book (they cut it out of the movie and moved it to the third so that it would be another hour long, LOL, and so there'd be enough good stuff for the 3rd movie).

                  [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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                  • #69
                    Read a book *GASP*!!!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
                    Actually, I'll read all of the books after seeing the last of the trilogy. Whenever I read the book first (Jurassic Park, The Horse Whisperer, etc.), I was disappointed when I went to see the movie.

                    Are there any websites that have information regarding The Return of the King?

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                    • #70
                      actually you'd be surprised- I've read the books over and over again for years, and I'm not disappointed in the movies in the least- they re-create the feel of the books better than any movie I've ever seen. Some of the details are different, but it was like watching exactly what I had imagined on the big screen... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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                      • #71
                        The women and children thing didn't bother me in the least. In days like those the women worked hard to raise the children and keep them alive and feed their families and husbands who were in charge of protecting the village.

                        It is not a slight to women to protect them. Men are much bigger and much stronger. Women can certainly fight to protect themselves, just like the blonde royal woman in the movie said. All the women in that Rohan town knew how to use a sword. But that doesn't mean they can hold their own against an army of men who weight 100lbs more and spend their days preparing to fight.

                        In times like those, people had a place in the workings of the society. Women are then only ones who can bear children, and they can only bear one at a time. They are mothers and nurturers and they are crucial. Who better to ensure their survival and that of their offspring than the man who weighs 250lbs and his only job in life (if he is a knight or soldier) is to prepare to fight well and hard.

                        Like I've said before, we are different! Just because a man is more suited to carrying out hand to hand combat, doesn't mean a woman is useless.

                        I liked the movie, I need to see it again for it to sink in... it was long and a little overwhelming.

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                        • #72
                          I fully admit it I am disturbed.As I told my very good friend Golddust ( who was laughing hysterically)how gone I was over Aragorn ( Viggo)I admitted that it was sick and I am too old for this behavior but hey its Xmas.I told her that I was so obsessed by this that I had done a search on my fav only to find out that he is a published poet ,an artist who has had many shows at serious galleries throughout the US.Ok so she is laughing at me hysterically .I am done in I know it ! Is there a 12 point program for those of us who are in serious need of help?
                          I want to see it again...
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                          • #73
                            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mr. Artienallie:
                            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by drifting cloud:
                            The actor who plays Gimli is actually a large man. I think he's somewhere around 5'10" and he's very thick-framed and solid. You'd never know it by watching Gimli in the movies!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                            Actually, John-Rhys Davies is closer to 6' 2" or thereabouts. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] I agree that they did a wonderful job of hiding that fact in the films.

                            Niners aren't linear; we're _everywhen_.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                            He IS tall! We saw him at the premier last monday and my friend and I spent about 10 minutes trying to figure out if it really was him or not because he was so tall!

                            I know that the people who play the hobbits aren't actually short, but are they really tall too? How do the movie people make them look short?

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                            • #74
                              A couple of ways. First off, whenever they are standing alone or talking together (just hobbots) then the sets around them are built extra-big.

                              In some scenes they have "body doubles" who are literally itsty liitle people who are really that tall in life. They wear special masks in the exact shape of each character's face. Frodo's body double is a wee Indian man named Kieren (sp?)

                              In some scenes "forced perspective" is used. This means that one character sits further away from the camera than the other, and the sets are broken into "near parts" and far parts" that line up perfectly though the camera. In Fellowship, the scene in Bag End with Gandalf sitting down and Bilbo pouring tea is a Forced Perspective shot. If you watch reaaally close, Gandalf's knee knocks the table, and only the front part moves.

                              In a few scenes, they used "Big Rigs" which were people on stilts walking by to make the hobbits look small. (They ended up using this less than they thought they would).

                              In a few scenes, different characters acted in front of blue screens, and then the images were composited together to make one shot.

                              Ca you tell I'm in love with this movie!? Can I join the Aragorn Fan Club? Ooh, he's so *serious*. Legolas is a girly man, and he spends more time on his hair than me.

                              To keep it horse-related, when Arwen is carrying Frodo to Rivendell on Asfaloth, Frodo is just a puppet she's carrying in front of her for the most part. Oh, and Liv Tyler is scared of horses!

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                              • #75
                                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Britney:



                                -I'm going to marry Legolas for his incredible athleticism and blonde, hot, elf-ness. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
                                -I'm going to marry Aragon because he is the most amazing character. So brave and beautiful. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] I feel kinda bad though, taking him away from Arwen, because she is like super cool. Oh, and I'm also stealing Brego because I am absolutely in love with that horse. I think he was my favorite character. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

                                <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                No no [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] .... You cannot have both! It's called sharing, and it's the whole idea of the Holiday season. So, having said that....I get Aragorn because he's so brave and has a nice horse. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] You can have Legolas because he has nice hair. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

                                Yes, Big Elf Army Leader Guy was quite nice looking too. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                                No, I don't thing Golem is cute. I did when he told off his bad side, but at the end of the film he just reverted back to his former creepiness [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] ...

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                                • #76
                                  I can tell I'm not the only one who has watched all 12 hours of extra footage on the FOTR Extended Edition [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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                                  • #77
                                    Ok all the smiley gaga flirty crap between Aragon and the blonde lady bugged me.

                                    He seemed to be looking at her and remembering his true love, which is understandable, but she bugged me being all coweyed over some guy she just met who clearly has a woman already.

                                    She better go away!

                                    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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                                    • #78
                                      Guilty! Guilty as charged!

                                      Cut Eowyn some slack. She hasn'r seen anyone worth looking at who wasn't her brother or cousin in like... ever.

                                      P.S. she's not going away. She hasn't had a chance to prove it yet but she is a serious ass-kicker.

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                                      • #79
                                        I just got back from seeing the movie. I LOVED it like I knew I would! The stallion was gorgeous, I about cried when I saw him cantering in the field. *melts*....Oh and Orlando wasn't too bad looking himself! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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                                          #80
                                          I am still working on getting through all the hours of extended footage.

                                          I thought there was an actual Nat'l Geog. special on the making of FotR on it, but maybe that's on the extra-extra special edition.

                                          I wish there was a whole docu on the DVD on the horses! Maybe there will be on the TT DVD.



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