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Old 03-12-2002, 01:07 PM   #1
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Sting Saruman plays with crayons?

Something has been bugging me in the movie LOTR. When the fellowship is discussing whether to go through Moria or not, Saruman is turning the pages in a book. Everything in it is black on white pages EXCEPT when he comes to the picture of the Balrog. That has colour on it. <BR>So I've been thinking: Toddler Saruman was bored, found a book with a nice picture in it, and decided to play with his crayons?
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Old 03-12-2002, 07:05 PM   #2
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Ehhhh....why is it that all of you folks seem to notice these kinds of things and I don't? Sigh. Guess I was too busy making sure Sean Astin played my Sam right.... <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Suddenly a low voice murmured:<BR>"Gil-Galad was an elven-king.<BR>Of him the harpers sadly sing:<BR>the last whose realm was fair and free<BR>between the Mountains and the Sea.<P>His sword was long, his lance was keen,<BR>his shining helm afar was seen;<BR>the countless stars of Heaven's feild<BR>were mirrored in his silver shield..<P>But long ago he rode away<BR>and where he dwelleth none can say<BR>for into darkness fell his star<BR>in Mordor where the shadows are. "<P>The others turned in amazement, for the voice was Sam's. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 03-12-2002, 07:12 PM   #3
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Ha, ha, that's funny!<P>"Oooo, pwetty Balwog!" <P>I wonder if he colored the living room wall as well?
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Old 03-12-2002, 07:46 PM   #4
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I'll bet he drew cartoons and made snowmen like Calvin did in that wonderful cartoon strip "Calvin & Hobbes."
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Old 03-12-2002, 07:58 PM   #5
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Mhahaha! I never noticed that! Don't worry Samwise I never notice those things either..maybe the next time I watch it I'll look more closely
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Old 03-12-2002, 09:37 PM   #6
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Actually, I'd thought the book was like one of those illuminated manuscripts - mostly done in black ink but with the occasional vividly-colored picture (the Harrowing of Hell, say, or something suitably dramatic) thrown in. Maybe I wasn't looking hard enough - were there other black-and-white drawings in there?<P>Though since you mention it, you have to wonder what sort of color names Middle-Earth Crayola would use..."Orthanc Black" "Moria Black" (a bit more ash-color to it than Orthanc Black) "Elvenwhite" "Balrog Crimson" "Helm's Deep Crimson" ...maybe not.
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Old 03-12-2002, 10:24 PM   #7
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Thing is, I've seen that pic of the Balrog before, so I think it is by one of the more famous LoTR illustrators. They did this a few times: The trolls are straight from a drawing (Howe?) as are many scenes in the movie. Anyway, I know I've seen that pic before, and think that they knew that many fans would know it. Hence, they put it into the manuscript Saruman was reading...<B>Shadow...and Flame</B>
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Old 03-13-2002, 06:14 AM   #8
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Yes, I'm sure Saruman played with crayons.<P>I also heard he eats paste.
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Old 03-13-2002, 12:52 PM   #9
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