18252Re: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: Why Bloom is an awful Legolas (opinion)
- Sep 1, 2007This is the result of their "classical training" - words & gestures have to be interpreted from the back of the theatre.L-o-H----- Original Message -----From: Gary BellingerSent: Saturday, September 01, 2007 5:21 PMSubject: Re: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: Why Bloom is an awful Legolas (opinion)<Snip> As opposed to some like
Denethor or when Gimli was trying to do his Groucho Marx imitations.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gustavo" <g.olivieri@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2007 11:45 AM
Subject: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: Why Bloom is an awful Legolas (opinion)
> Orlando Bloom gave me an excellent "man trying to be a pirate". Will
> Turner was a great and happy part for him.
> He's nice in Elizabethtown, too. Character fits him.
> But I'm sorry: Legolas??? Please!: give me Paul Bettany!
> Latin Teacher
> --- In TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com, Kathy Main <arnor3@...>
>> I love Orlando Bloom as Legolas. I am personally a Haldir fan, but
> Orlando provided some nice eye candy too. Sorry to seem shallow, but
> I'm not just a fan because of the good looking elves. They just add
> to the already wonderrul story. hugs,Kathy
>> Peter Chapman <hawkworks@...> wrote: Attempt 2 - Computer
> crashed for no reason on attempt 1 - lucky they don't make cars!
> Also, you'd have to learn to drive again each time you had a new one!
>> In other words he's a "star" rather than a character actor. Like
> Tom Cruise except Orlando isn't an a'hole - which doesn't mean I
> don't enjoy Tom's films.
>> But as LotR has a heavy preponderance of character actors, it
> doesn't hurt to have a star in it. And, like a bottle of gin in a
> truckfull of beer, it's "something for the ladies".
>> But as to Orlando's character not fitting, well, the book
> Legolas doesn't actually have one - he's one of Tolkein's weakest
> literary creations. I think Orlando did a sterling job!
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Gustavo
>> To: TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 5:16 PM
>> Subject: [TolkienDiscussions] Why Bloom is an awful Legolas
>> Orlando Bloom is that kind of actor who always plays Orlando
>> Therefore, if the character fits Orlando Bloom (like Will Turner),
>> all right; if it doesn't fit (like Legolas), poor Bloom can do
>> Orlando Bloom is too stern to play Legolas. I truly think Legolas
>> should be played by an actor who would work better the character.
>> makes me think of Paul Bettany.
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