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18252Re: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: Why Bloom is an awful Legolas (opinion)

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  • Peter Chapman
    Sep 1, 2007
      This is the result of their "classical training" - words & gestures have to be interpreted from the back of the theatre.
       
      L-o-H
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      Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2007 5:21 PM
      Subject: 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.

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      From: "Gustavo" <g.olivieri@...>
      To: <TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com>
      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!
      >
      > lol!
      > :^))
      >
      > G.O.
      > Latin Teacher
      >
      >
      > --- In TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com, Kathy Main <arnor3@...>
      > wrote:
      >>
      >> 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!
      >>
      >>   L-o-H
      >>     ----- Original Message -----
      >>   From: Gustavo
      >>   To: TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com
      >>   Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 5:16 PM
      >>   Subject: [TolkienDiscussions] Why Bloom is an awful Legolas
      > (opinion)
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Orlando Bloom is that kind of actor who always plays Orlando
      > Bloom.
      >> Therefore, if the character fits Orlando Bloom (like Will Turner),
      > its
      >> all right; if it doesn't fit (like Legolas), poor Bloom can do
      > nothing.
      >>
      >> Orlando Bloom is too stern to play Legolas. I truly think Legolas
      >> should be played by an actor who would work better the character.
      > This
      >> makes me think of Paul Bettany.
      >>
      >>
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