Re: More LotR casting
- At 8:56 PM -0400 8/28/99, Stolzi@... wrote:
>From: Stolzi@...Shrinking them down seems problematic to me. There are certain laws
>In a message dated 08/28/1999 11:59:00 AM Central Daylight Time,
>> I have
>> no idea what "Queen of the Fairies" refers to. Galadriel? Arwen?
>Perhaps they've invented a whole new character :)
>Enchanted by computer miniaturization, they have created a whole race of
>tiny, elfin creatures who dance about the Forest and sit on buttercups and
>have gauzy wings :)
of physics that will be violated enough
for us to feel that it just doesn't seem right. Speed of movement,
gravity, etc will be off, and our brains will notice.
I hope they don't have noticable edges.
It's 1999, where's Moonbase Alpha?
- In a message dated 08/29/1999 12:02:12 AM Central Daylight Time,
> Shrinking them down seems problematic to me. There are certain lawsWell, Steve, as you probably know, the "tiny fairies" are a joke of mine
> of physics that will be violated enough
> for us to feel that it just doesn't seem right. Speed of movement,
> gravity, etc will be off, and our brains will notice.
(since Tolkien so abominated them); but the Hobbits =are= going to be shrunk
down from normal size actors. I think their heads will look noticeably tiny;
human children in reality, and Hobbits as drawn by most artists, have larger
heads in proportion than human adults. And maybe their arms and legs will
seem a bit spidery...?
It will be interesting to see what size is chosen. My friend and fellow
Tolkien freak here, and I, did a little thinking and experimenting. Three
feet is very, very, small. Four feet is more manageable for interaction -
but JRRT has only exceptional Hobbits attaining that height. Yet he has even
ordinary-size Hobbits walking twenty miles in a day, and leaping a =seven
foot wide chasm= in Moria. (OK, pretty desperate Hobbits, but still...)
Grace and I thought that four feet was more reasonable, but after all,
"three-quarters-lings" or "two-thirds-lings" wouldn't have sounded half so
well, would it?