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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:49 am

azriel wrote:I just like Karl Urban ! Very Happy

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Post by bungobaggins on Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:43 am

Theoden, Eowyn, and Eomer were all great. Or, at least, they weren't in the movies long enough for the writers to completely destroy them.

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Post by azriel on Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:04 pm

True that..

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Post by malickfan on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:06 pm

bungobaggins wrote:Theoden, Eowyn, and Eomer were all great. Or, at least, they weren't in the movies long enough for the writers to completely destroy them.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I'm confused Laughing scratch

Bernard Hill was one of my favourite casting choices in the trilogy, Karl Urban is always fun to watch and Eowyn I never really found that interesting as a character

Denethor on the other hand was barely in the films, and was destroyed as a character within minutes i.m.o

I do like Boromir more in the films, not necessarily because of the way the character is written, Sean Bean is just fantastic in his relatively small amount of screentime

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Post by halfwise on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:41 pm

Eowyn's best scene in the movie was playing with the sword in Edoras. It was an insertion but a damn good one.

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Post by azriel on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:50 pm

I agree with the Sean Bean mention. For the time we saw him he played his character well ( in whatever form he character was meant to be ) I don't feel I will ever see a more touching death scene as the one Sean did. That moment redeemed Boromir & earned respect from Aragorn. I especially liked that Aragorn told Boromir what he wanted to hear, forgiveness. He told Boromir that he would not let our people fail Crying or Very sad


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Post by chris63 on Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:11 am

Funny how Boromir became a baddy when he tried to take the ring, but i still shed a tear at his death scene. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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Post by halfwise on Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:34 pm

Redemption was the whole point of the scene, both in film and books.

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Post by malickfan on Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:19 pm

azriel wrote:I agree with the Sean Bean mention. For the time we saw him he played his character well ( in whatever form he character was meant to be ) I don't feel I will ever see a more touching death scene as the one Sean did. That moment redeemed Boromir & earned respect from Aragorn. I especially liked that Aragorn told Boromir what he wanted to hear, forgiveness. He told Boromir that he would not let our people fail Crying or Very sad


On the Directors commentary they stop talking and singled Bean's performance in this scene for special praise, IIRC the death scene was split over both sides of lunch, so Bean must have spent the morning rehearsing and working himself up into a great emotional state, then spent the afternoon pretending to lie dead hoping his lunch wasn't digesting too loudly, Viggo Mortensen came up with the idea that Aragorn takes Boromir's gauntlets and wears them as a tribute afterwards (though it's never directly mentioned in the film).

I always thought it was a bit ironic Aragorn comes from the rural North of Middle Earth (the shire is roughly analogous to the Midllands, and the Bree-Land isn't that far away(
and has a much posher accent and Sean Bean keeps his Northern accent despite Gondor being much further south (equivalent to the Mediterranean I suppose if you were to drop the middle earth map over a map of europe) and Boromir coming from high class.

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Post by halfwise on Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:19 pm

remember that Aragorn grew up in Rivendell. If that's not posh, nothing is.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:23 am

One of my favourite Bean Scenes is in Lothlorien with Aragorn, when they are talking about Minas Tirith. It always gets me. Sad

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