Photo of the week: I was completely excited about a picture of Luke Evans and Orlando Bloom! Together! In Hobbity-type things. But then it’s not nearly as awesome of a picture as I was hoping for. So there’s two pictures of the week this week.
Tag: Lord of the Rings
Peter Jackson is not Tolkien.
I know I’m stating the obvious there but after seeing The Hobbit I’m not sure Peter Jackson is aware of this fact.
This picture just freaks me out! I had a number of interesting and fun contenders this week, but had to go with this one for sheer awesomeness. I’m not even really a Mission Impossible
I had this whole plan to write a post this month about December fantasy films because for years I’ve loved a good fantasy film in the winter. With the completion of the Harry Potter franchise
What do you think about when you think about The Lord of the Rings? Moments of self-sacrifice and unexpected heroism, which are the twin strands of the trilogy’s DNA. When the people who actually made The Lord of the Rings think about The Lord of the Rings — and we asked a dozen of them, as they hugged and caught up for the first time in years at photo shoots in Los Angeles, London, and Sydney — they remember New Zealand, and the most exhausting, exhilarating years of their lives. To be specific: They remember shooting the very first scene […]
Bloom Think of an elf – lives forever, can only die in battle or of a broken heart. I’d been watching Kurosawa, and I wanted that samurai-warrior quality. [He also studied archery.] By the end, I was shooting paper plates out of the sky. Bloom We’d been shooting for about four weeks, so we were all fresh-faced. We had a fireworks party on November 5 at Pete’s house. Pete lets off these fireworks and they all start flying into the crowd! He was running around like this mad scientist – and people were [screaming] Ahhh! Pete was just standing there […]
Whatever flaws I found in this movie (and there were more than a few) I have to give Peter Jackson credit for taking such an unwieldy storyline, full of several different threads built up through the trilogy and wrapping them up so satisfyingly.
At first I was upset at what this movie was and then I saw the extended version of this movie and surprisingly enough, I found forgiveness. Now, ironically, it’s probably the one I’ve seen the most.
My major grievances with the theatrical version of this movie were as follows: Faramir, Elrond, Arwen, Tree Beard, Shelob.