Re: Casting for LotR
- In a message dated 6/28/99 7:58:55 AM Central Daylight Time,
> I'm thinking that Arwen riding to the host is "roightI recommend that anyone interested in keeping up with this film drop in
> owt," as Monty Python would say. I don't remember anything of her doing
> any such thing in LOTR.
regularly at http://www.ringbearer.org
I believe it was at that site I read something sourced to the filmmakers
which says Arwen will NOT be with the Company of the Ringbearers, but
nevertheless there is obviously some active role for her, which they of
course aren't making plain as of yet... I guess not being with the Company
wouldn't preclude her turning up for the battle...
Son John sent me these interesting "trailers" offered by a fan at that site:
Narrator: the voice of the actor portraying Gandalf
A black screen. As each word is spoken, it appears in gold calligraphic
script on the screen and then fades as the next word is spoken and appears
on the screen.
Narrator: Imagine... a... world...
No more captioning. A strain of music begins, sweet and haunting. Possibly
played by a flute or panpipes. Rivendell appears on the screen.
Narrator: Of unspeakable beauty...
Rivendell fades to possibly the scene of the attack of the Dark Riders on
the hobbits and Strider at the end of Chapter 11 just before they reach the
Ford of Rivendell. The music changes to a strain conveying desolation and
Narrator: And unimaginable horror.
The Dark Rider attack fades to one of the computer-generated battle scenes.
The music changes to main theme for the trilogy.
Narrator: Where a war rages between good and evil...
The battle scene fades to a scene of Frodo.
Narrator: Where a solitary hobbit is the only possible hope...
Frodo fades to a scene of Dark Riders riding their steeds.
Narrator: As the Dark Lord of Mordor searches...
The Dark Riders fade to a scene of Frodo holding the Ring. Camera pan to a
close-up of the Ring.
Narrator: For the One Ring that will allow him to enslave all of Middle
Frodo fades to a scene of the Fellowship walking abreast except for the
hobbits, which are ahead of the rest of the Fellowship, center screen,
toward the camera. A road through the forest can be seen behind them. The
Fellowship eventually stop walking when they fill the screen.
Narrator: And become... the Lord of the Rings.
At the same time as "the Lord of the Rings" is spoken, the title appears
Lord of the Rings Part One Fellowship of the Ring
Fade to black with the title remaining, then a complete fade to black.
Here's another way to think about it:
(Overhead view of the Shire, camera zooming in on Frodo's house. Inside
Frodo holds the Ring, glowing from the fire)
Gandalf:"This is the one ring he lost so many ages ago"
(Camera zooms on ring and though it, revealing scene from Lothlorien with
Celeborn and Galadriel)
Narrator: "Three rings for elven kings under the sky.."
(Galadriel showing Frodo her mirror. Camera zooms on and through mirror to
reveal Gimli in the Mines of Moria)
Narrator:" Seven for the dwarf lords in their halls of stone.."
(Camera focuses on vast hall, which shifts and becomes a dimly-lit, grassy,
windswept plain where the Nine Riders stand still, looking far off)
Narrator:" Nine for mortal men doomed to die..."
(Camera zooms in on darkness in rider's hood, revealing the flaming eye of
Narrator:"One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne."
(Outside shot of Barad-Dur and the plain of Gorgoroth)
Narrator:" In the land of Mordor, where the shadows lie."
- Hear, hear Mary! That's a fine term. Who made the rules that say
you're not a Star Trek fan if you don't dress like a Klingon and go to
all the conventions? Or that you're not a true Star Wars fan if you
didn't camp out to get tickets to "Phantom Menace", or at least get to
see it during the first week? (I did neither - but I am a Star Wars
Another "moderate Trekkie & Star Wars fan",
> From: Stolzi@...
> In a message dated 6/28/99 4:53:32 PM Central Daylight Time, FrMacKen@...
> > An addendum: I think that my Star Trek jibe in a previous letter about the
> > "Ears" controversy went unnoticed. We must not have any Trekkies in this
> > group!
> Oh no, I saw it, just didn't have any particular comment.
> I consider myself a "moderate Trekkie," if there is such a beast.
> Mary S