Posted at youtube 10pm, Sun evening...
Thorin, Bilbo and Gandalf quotes:
Thorin: May the hair on his toes never fall off!
[as Bilbo and the dwarves are getting ready for the Battle of Three - ultimately Five - Armies, "Mister Baggins" complains about his ill-fitting war-gear]
Bilbo Baggins: This is deucedly uncomfortable. I'm certain to get a rash!
Thorin: That armor was forged in the foundaries of my grandfather. Wear it proudly, and it will carry you to victory!
Bilbo Baggins: BOTHER victory! I hope only to be taken prisoner as quickly as possible!
Thorin: Those are the words of a COWARD!
Bilbo Baggins: The coward who flushed out Smaug? The coward who saved you time and time again? The coward who always went forward while you cringed behind?
Thorin: You don't see us cringing NOW, do you?
Bilbo Baggins: This is MADNESS! Fourteen against ten thousand, and yet you march off to certain destruction as merrily as if you were on your way to another tea party!
Thorin: Your kind will never understand war, hobbit. This is WAR!
Gandalf the Grey: This is a map of Lonely Mountain, given to me by your grandfather.
Thorin: What? Why wasn't it given to me, the rightful heir?
Gandalf the Grey: I have chosen my time to give it to you.
Bilbo Baggins: Oh, I do love maps! I have quite a collection of them.
Thorin: Bah! I remember the mountain well enough without this.
If LOOKS COULD KILL, the orcs and goblins will be dead once Thorin's steely gaze fastens on them
His powerful sword is 'Orcrist'...
That penetrating stare is a strong reminder of...
July 17th, 2011 - Following copied from TheOneRing.net website...
For a week or so, we have been treated to an unprecedented look at the Dwarves from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Today, TheOneRing.net is both honored and humbled to be given the worldwide exclusive reveal of Thorin Oakenshield! (and Orcrist, the Goblin-cleaver!)
From TheOneRing.Net, here’s what they say about Thorin: “As a young Dwarf prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and terror wrought when a great fire-breathing Dragon attacked the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. After slaughtering many of Thorin’s kin, the great serpent, Smaug, entered The Lonely Mountain and took possession of its vast store of gold and jewels. No-one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, and thus, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile. Through long years of hardship, Thorin grew to be a strong and fearless fighter and revered leader. In his heart a fierce desire grew; a desire to reclaim his homeland and destroy the beast that had brought such misery upon his people. So when fate offers him an unusual ally, he seizes the chance for revenge.
TheOneRing website provided a wallpaper of Thorin and Company…
More of my thoughts on newly released Thorin pic:
Are you happy with PJ‘s Thorin look? Tolkien describes Thorin as a commanding figure…a noble presence. The look above pretty much sums that up for me. I have a mental image of RA as the dwarf leader - he’s growling, shouting orders, providing swashbuckling action during swordplay scenes,
I think Jackson was going with the Guy3 look except with the required dwarf beard and much thicker, longer hair…can’t believe how much I like his flowing mane…surprising myself
IMO, Jackson will have many close ups of Thorin’s eyes and it will have an even more stunning effect than when he zeroed in on Aragorn's eyes (also Frodo's huge blue eyes). RA's deep blue pools can compete anyday with the aforementioned. Especially when he adopts the Guy stare, like in the newly released Thorin image.
Thorin’s bling..a silver ring on each hand - it’s ironic that he’s wearing a ring on each hand because Laura suggested yesterday that she thought she could see a mark on one of his fingers…as though his hand was suntanned but a lighter band indicated he might be wearing a ring. She really might’ve noticed something on the Project pix.
ROCK STAR - Hair Band called Thorin and The Dwarves
Sue says Thorin in the newly released pic looks fierce. Agreed, and isn't that how Tolkien described him AND doesn't it remind you of someone else who was often fierce?