THE HOBBIT happenings: webmaster Rob Irwin of Sydney begins his profile with "the king under the mountain himself," and with the words "a very erudite man" he acknowledged that he found RA's interview answers to be very nuanced and thorough. [R: IMO, one of the first glimmerings of beginning of the world's discovery of a super bright rising star] http://kingunderthemountain.com/2011/03/07/hobbit-profile-richard-armitage/
Weta workshop auction results for earthquake relief:
Sir Ian’s latest journal post:>For someone recovering from major abdominal surgery, Peter is looking better than fine, though it's still a surprise to see a slim-line rather than cherubic PJ, remembering first time round when there was always a tempting bowl of sweets ("candy" to the Americans and "lollies" to the Kiwis) by the director's chair. His eyes seem darker, more pronounced, more purposeful. He showed me his scar and said he is raring to go.
He suggests we should start talking through the script next week. Meanwhile he showed me the preliminary make-up designs for the dwarves, each utterly himself and yet dwarvish. Lots of hair and braids and some jewellery. My first glimpse of Gimli's ancestors.<
Sir Peter Jackson’s NZ auditorium with sound-mixing control boards... http://www.kristinthompson.net/blog/?p=2096
THE HOBBIT: Dwarf prosthetics comments - including quote from Gimli of LOTR who turned down the offer to reappear in The Hobbit: http://theprelude.net/?p=87
Few facts about Thorin Oakenshield:
--Gandalf remembered Bilbo Baggins yearning for adventure and decided the latter might join forces with Thorin Oakenshield in order to start a quest to recapture the dwarf‘s homeland from Smaug the dragon.
--The wizard persuaded Thorin to consider a plan for a silent attack on the dragon by taking a hobbit as his secret weapon. Hobbits were stealthy, dwarves were not.
--Thorin had a haughty disregard for hobbits. He thought of them as merely food-growers.
--At one point Gandalf said to the head dwarf - “your own ideas are those of a King, Thorin Oakenshield; but your kingdom is gone. If it is to be restored, which I doubt, it must be from small beginnings.. I wonder if you fully realise the strength of a great Dragon."
--Thorin was the grandson of Thror. His Halls were in the Blue Mountains. There he agonized over the loss of the treasure of his forefathers.
--The leader of the dwarves expressed an immense sense of inherited duty to take revenge on Smaug the dragon (a sense of duty was taken very seriously by dwarves)
--Thorin was proud, obstinate and with a burning grudge.
There's no way...*shaking head in disbelief* :) in what alternative universe is this...
One of the beautiful settings to be found in upcoming Game of Thrones....
Around the world with Richard Armitage fans…Lucas & Jo…if only..
Guy and Marian...