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Old 02-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #121
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Ohh, maybe they'll make her a dominatrix, thereby attempting to appeal to third wave feminists.
That has already been planned. In the second movie, Bilbo gets a dominatrix love-interest, a buxom Stoorish beauty named Labia Spankbottom.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #122
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Ohh, maybe they'll make her a dominatrix, thereby attempting to appeal to third wave feminists.
A third wave feminist would surely be more likely to reject the whole thing as commercial nonsense and not indie enough?

I've got no particular ideology to make me think this way, but my primary concern is it's all too predictable and cheesy to throw in a constructed female character because they think women will be turned off by the film without this. A bit like how toy shops insist on making everything for girls in vile pink. It's patronising.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:21 AM   #123
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A third wave feminist would surely be more likely to reject the whole thing as commercial nonsense and not indie enough?

I've got no particular ideology to make me think this way, but my primary concern is it's all too predictable and cheesy to throw in a constructed female character because they think women will be turned off by the film without this. A bit like how toy shops insist on making everything for girls in vile pink. It's patronising.
It is patronizing, which is why I can't take Jackson's films seriously. The very idea that he considered throwing in Xenarwen at Helm's Deep is laughable. And even what was kept in the LotR films shows his knack for novelty and not serious filmmaking; for instance, we have bold Arwen defying the Nazgul at the Fords of Bruinen, only to watch her character becoming more and more squishy as the films progressed. It's almost as if she had an evil twin who only made an appearance in FotR, and then Elrond made her to go her room. Bad Xenarwen! No supper for you!
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:42 AM   #124
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Bad Xenarwen! No supper for you!
And no "Sweet 1600" party if you don't forget about that Aragorn boy!

My basic problem with such changes from book to movie remains: if you have to alter a book substantially to make it work in a different format, maybe you should just write your own story and screenplay and do with it what you like. Oh, right, No one would likely be that interested unless you can attach the name of a well-known book to it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:25 PM   #125
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If we are being forced to watch this film with Taurielektra in it, I hope that it is done with some decorum. I think this elven woman will be dressed very much like Arwen who stole Glorfindel's place, but it is not and never will be, the part of the film I am looking forward to. I suspect it will annoy more people than it will please. Given the fact that they are making two films out of this little book, surely this time they won't miss huge chunks out, and if the have space to introduce Miss Nobody of Nowhere and do miss out ANYTHING I will be very DISPLEASED.
If they put her in a leather bikini like Guinevere in King Arthur, I am going to scream.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #126
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I haven 't seen any casting for Galion so I am afraid it will be hobbit needs to be saved by Elf-warriorette again. Billy Connolly is playing Dain. Wonder how many more unlikely cameos can be shoehorned in?
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #127
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Billy Connolly as King Dain Ironfoot.................I think this will work. No doubt we will see The Iron Hills and the dwarves getting ready/marching to war when they get the message...
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:38 PM   #128
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On his current form the dwarves would heckle him and he would stomp off half way through...
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:33 AM   #129
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On his current form the dwarves would heckle him and he would stomp off half way through...
Speaking of Dwarves, why the heck do they need a burgler? They're armed to the teeth! In the book I thought they had kitchen knives or something? I don't think PJ can pull off that 'unlucky number' act with the dwarves he's made.
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Billy Connolly as King Dain Ironfoot.................I think this will work. No doubt we will see The Iron Hills and the dwarves getting ready/marching to war when they get the message...
Well, it seems a logical choice, as Billy has had previous experience with dwarves (warning: profanity and politically incorrect terminology):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tbsNUvQQmI
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Thanks for this video, Im a big fan of Lord of the ring, Im very excited waiting The Hobbit
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