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Sizzlin' !!!! :mrgreen:

[b:2cznanfc]GB[/b:2cznanfc]
He is a bit yummy --- never knew I'd ever be a little sad to be heterosexual - and married (mmm... he hetero bit, I suppose, might just be a state of mind :? - but the Missus is real enough though :roll: )
Yes, he is kinda dreamy lookin' eh! <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />

[b:1i6fh40f]GB[/b:1i6fh40f]
His face looks weird and he's way too scruffy. :P :P
Eh, it was the best picture i could find. And Beren IS scruffy!
True. That guy probably looks better than Beren would have. :lol:
Scruffy is HOT on some dudes! Han Solo was "scruffy looking" too. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [b:2ovvspml]GB[/b:2ovvspml]
Christain Bale could make a great Beren, especially if he went for his Reign of Fire look.
The only problem Noom would be that no one would be able to understand a word he said!!!!
Christian Bale strikes me as too grim, and a bit of a soupuss. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [b:1otf46k3]GB[/b:1otf46k3]
[quote="Gandalfs Beard":p4bqujds]Christian Bale strikes me as too grim, and a bit of a soupuss. [/quote:p4bqujds] What is a [i:p4bqujds]soupuss[/i:p4bqujds]? Is it a Puss who likes soup :? ? And, really, whatever names one may call Christian Bale, surely "Puss" is not one of them. But as I imagine Beren as as a grim hunted animal though, like a Stoat, and as we all know Stoat's are part of the Cat Family, well --- well, couldn't Christian Bale play a soup supping Stoat (Cat) after all? :ugeek:
OOPS :oops: Typo--should read Sourpuss. Bale just seems a bit too grim and morose for my tastes. Though I think he has been very good in some parts that are suited to his personality, like Batman for example. [b:1q81yv4f]GB[/b:1q81yv4f]
I think Charlize Theron would make a great Luthien.. she looks great in dark hair and has that 'angelic' quality of an elf... As much as Jessica is gorgeous, she'd look strange as an elf, let alone the most special elf woman that ever lived... (Ok, Galadriel is probably more so but not as celebrated..). Viggo would make a good Beren, but to my mind Beren would need to be a strong, rugged yet emotional character. I thought Viggo missed a trick or two when depicting Aragorn. The Dunedain stature was missing for me for example when he meets the Riders of Rohan for the first time. In the book he unveils himself in a way that makes him kingly and the Rohirrim are in awe! What's the quote from the book? 'You appear as a king of old has spring from the ground' or something like that... I didn't get that sense from him until the third film when he rallies the troops outside of the Black Gate.. so that's a quandry.. Beren.. hmmm... I'd LOVE to see ALL of the werewolves... those battles would be beyond amazing! Also, seeing Luthien break down Sauron's tower.. and I wonder if they would add Finrod and Sauron's duel with magical song... ah! You guys are making me want to read Silmarillion again!
[quote="mosaical_spirit":arb7759g]I'd LOVE to see ALL of the werewolves... those battles would be beyond amazing! Also, seeing Luthien break down Sauron's tower.. and I wonder if they would add Finrod and Sauron's duel with magical song... ah! You guys are making me want to read Silmarillion again![/quote:arb7759g] We have done good then! And Welcome to this Forum mosaical_spirit! If you have some ideas for a script/adaptation, plunge right in! We've run out of poop at the moment! Regards Odo Banks
I'm dying to see the dresses they make for Luthien. I'm sure her elvin dresses will be deliciously feminine - but I hope they don't make her outdoor wear too impractical!
[quote="Mirabella Banks":2l2dvh6s]I'm dying to see the dresses they make for Luthien. [/quote:2l2dvh6s] I'm dying to see who plays Luthien! I hope it's someone lithesome.
Easy way to cast Luthien- just have a global contest to find the most beautiful women on the planet- then another contest with the winners of that to find one that can actually act. I volunteer for judging duties due to my, ummm, Tolkien knowledge ( that sounds good) and , erm, because I really want to (that doesn't sound good but its true!).
I didn't know you were interested in [i:2trwa2i5]Miss World[/i:2trwa2i5], petty. :P
Sort of a Miss World- but without the pretense of being interested in what they think. No round 1 of finding Luthien should be purely a matter of judging women on looks and looks alone. Surely no one could object to that?
Emma Watson looking stunningly Elvish: [img:dqaovkpu]http://www.emma-watson-gallery.net/Emma%20Watson%20/Emma%20-%20eyes.jpg[/img:dqaovkpu] [img:dqaovkpu]http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/8900000/Emma-Watson-emma-watson-8949088-1920-1200.jpg[/img:dqaovkpu] [b:dqaovkpu]GB[/b:dqaovkpu]
Yikes, the images didn't look so huge when I downloaded them. :? Anyone got any hints about resizing from their original URL? [b:zy55en7o]GB[/b:zy55en7o]
Sorry no idea GB but proof here that high definition photography is not always a good thing- she has a moustache in the first one!!
[quote="Gandalfs Beard":3n2s654d]Anyone got any hints about resizing from their original URL?[/quote:3n2s654d] I'd try saving them to your hard drive and then resize them using image manipulation software like the GIMP or the [url=http://www.resizeimage.4u2ges.com/index.asp:3n2s654d]Online Image Resizer[/url:3n2s654d]. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Eldorion":2zz9m01n][quote="Gandalfs Beard":2zz9m01n]Anyone got any hints about resizing from their original URL?[/quote:2zz9m01n] I'd try saving them to your hard drive and then resize them using image manipulation software like the GIMP or the [url=http://www.resizeimage.4u2ges.com/index.asp:2zz9m01n]Online Image Resizer[/url:2zz9m01n]. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />[/quote:2zz9m01n] The problem with resizing them on my own PC is then I would have post them at a picture hosting site before posting them here, and I expect I wouldn't be able to do that with copyrighted images. Would the online resizer allow me to post from their original URL? :? [b:2zz9m01n]GB[/b:2zz9m01n]
We won't tell anyone they're copyrighted if you don't GB. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> I use photobucket and the Doctor Who pictures I posted might be copyrighted, I've no idea to be honest, but no ones ever complained about it. (If we get shut down by the BBC it wasn't me!)
I love her. I also love her moustache. A very feminine moustache I must say. Looks nice and soft and sweet to kiss. Not some rough masculine moustache - no way! Give you a rash - not that I'd know. :oops: Luthien? You know, not impossible...
...but I can't see her as Luthien. I love her, she's gorgeous, just not the RIGHT gorgeous. I'm rather picky. I blame my nose...
[quote="Gandalfs Beard":3viz7jzk]The problem with resizing them on my own PC is then I would have post them at a picture hosting site before posting them here, and I expect I wouldn't be able to do that with copyrighted images. Would the online resizer allow me to post from their original URL? :? [/quote:3viz7jzk] Photobucket doesn't seem to pursue copyright claims on a very regular basis, and hosting them on Photobucket doesn't raise many issues not already raised by posting them the way you have. The online resizer requires you to upload them from your own computer, though. If you're worried about copyright the safest bet would be to just link to the images on their original site. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
[quote="Tinuviel":3lecgjom]...but I can't see her as Luthien. I love her, she's gorgeous, just not the RIGHT gorgeous. I'm rather picky. I blame my nose...[/quote:3lecgjom] That's the problem with your nose, Tin, once forms a mental picture of it, nothing else gets a look in! (AntiEldoSpam5)
Nose. Picky! Urggh!
NOT Tin's nose, Mr Tyrant! How dare you! You've gone too far this time....!!!!! :x :x :x :x :x
Well, I just have high expectations for anyone going to play me. She needs to have fair skin and dark hair. Preferably naturally blue (or gray) eyes, but that can be fixed. The more naturally she looks like Luthien, the better.
[quote="Tinuviel":2oh8v4n9]Well, I just have high expectations for anyone going to play me. She needs to have fair skin and dark hair. Preferably naturally blue (or gray) eyes, but that can be fixed. The more naturally she looks like Luthien, the better.[/quote:2oh8v4n9] Exactamundo, Tin! Ha! Get back in your box, Scottie!
Alright, I just saw Deathly Hallows, and I'm growing on the Emma Watson idea...
She'd need a wig these days. Can't see Luthien with cropped boyish hair. And is Miss Watson not a bit short? I always thought of Luthien as being a good 5' 10 or even 6'. Tall, elegant, beautiful and timeless. Granted that's tricky to cast for but I humbly volunteer for casting duties, just to help pick the right women you understand!
[quote="pettytyrant101":4mpzkrm4]Granted that's tricky to cast for but I humbly volunteer for casting duties, just to help pick the right women you understand![/quote:4mpzkrm4] How kind of you, Petty. You are such a gentleman.
Always happy to oblige dear Mirabella. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Tinuviel":3ruue3rf]Alright, I just saw Deathly Hallows, and I'm growing on the Emma Watson idea...[/quote:3ruue3rf] I think I'm in love. :oops: I can't wait to see Emma Watson playing you Tinuviel. [b:3ruue3rf]GB[/b:3ruue3rf]
Hail! Ok, I've read through the entire thread and I'll pitch a few ideas for actors for this movie. Firstly - and seemingly most difficult! - Morgoth: How about Gabriel Byrne? He has a superbly sinister look and feel about him I think. Luthien: But for her age I would have chosen Phoebe Cates here, even though she still looks great now in her forties! Probably too old, perhaps Melian?? So, how about Jennifer Connelly? Again she's older but definately has a beautiful elvish quality about her. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> Sauron: Joaquinn Phoenix. Because he's deliciously eeevil !! :twisted: Daniel Day Lewis should be in somewhere but I can't decide on bad or good, he'd do either. Thingol? Celegorm? take your pick. Just a few thoughts, I'd so love this as a movie. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
How about Daniel Day Lewis to play Daeron the ministrel Hail? Need a good actor who can convey his feelings for Luthien and his reaction to Beren without making it too pantomime. Reckon he could do it.
[quote="pettytyrant101":20vnv6su]How about Daniel Day Lewis to play Daeron the ministrel Hail? Need a good actor who can convey his feelings for Luthien and his reaction to Beren without making it too pantomime. Reckon he could do it.[/quote:20vnv6su] As long as he isn't wearing that god-awful mustache from Gang's of New York <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> (not Scorcese's best moment either). [b:20vnv6su]GB[/b:20vnv6su]
Whoever was chosen for Luthien, I believe you would need someone in the full flush of womanhood. A mature young woman, perhaps around thirty years old, so as to capture both a "youthful" enough appearance and vitality while having a mature womanly bearing. Catherine Zeta-Jones in a younger version would have had "the look", if perhaps not the quite the "presence" required. And, of course, she would need to look fabulous wearing a mesmerizing, though magically "restrained", frock in Thingol's halls, but also look great when clad in rags, all dishevelled and begrimed, in the harder times. An amazing woman all said and done:-Jane
Indeed Jane. She will be very difficult to cast! A chance of a lifetime for some lucky actress. [quote="pettytyrant101":1wv6qmo8]How about Daniel Day Lewis to play Daeron the ministrel Hail? Need a good actor who can convey his feelings for Luthien and his reaction to Beren without making it too pantomime. Reckon he could do it.[/quote:1wv6qmo8] Why not? 8-) I actually thought of DDL for Morgoth or Sauron at first, but I changed my mind and was thinking perhaps one of Feanors sons. There are so many important roles however that it would be great to see some big names in all of them! I guess though since we're fantasising a bit, if we got everyone we wanted the budget would be slightly high! :lol:
Surely big actors would take a reduction in fees for the honour? Its Tolkien after all. Morgoth would be tricky to cast- I'd be tempted to make Morgoth CGI, a shape in the dark, a pitch blackness in the gloom with the light of the Silmarils glowing out from the blackness like star light struggling to escape a black hole, in which case you'd just need to cast a voice. So if he were still able to do it, be tempting to ask Christopher Lee, no one does intelligent evil as well.
[quote="pettytyrant101":2j1lmwjp]Surely big actors would take a reduction in fees for the honour?[/quote:2j1lmwjp] What about small (hobbit-sized?) actors?
There arent any Odo- they use big actors only and film them small! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[quote="pettytyrant101":6m01br9q]Surely big actors would take a reduction in fees for the honour? Its Tolkien after all. [/quote:6m01br9q] You'd hope so, especially the Brits! With Oscars practically guaranteed, surely money wouldn't be the main motivator.... (wakes up..) Um - on second thought I think we'd need about 500 million! :cry:
[quote="HenrySmith":2sdikbxp]Whoever was chosen for Luthien, I believe you would need someone in the full flush of womanhood. A mature young woman, perhaps around thirty years old, so as to capture both a "youthful" enough appearance and vitality while having a mature womanly bearing. Catherine Zeta-Jones in a younger version would have had "the look", if perhaps not the quite the "presence" required. And, of course, she would need to look fabulous wearing a mesmerizing, though magically "restrained", frock in Thingol's halls, but also look great when clad in rags, all dishevelled and begrimed, in the harder times. An amazing woman all said and done:-Jane[/quote:2sdikbxp] Hmm, well, in my idyllic fangirl world, Luthien would be played by me. Naturally. But looking on this, I'm in my Ideal Movie World- most of the time... If she hadn't played Galadriel, I would have said Cate Blanchet. The actress would have to pull off Luthien's angelic radiance...but the real question is: Who will do her singing?! Plus we can't just have any pretty girl playing her either; she's the prettiest thing in all of Tolkien's writing. So she must be prettier than Liv Tyler. If that's possible.... Personally, I'd be happy to see Brad Pitt play Beren, but that's just me being a fangirl again! :lol:
What about Katherine Jenkins, beautiful, voice of an angel and was good in the Doctor Who xmas special. And she is about the right age, not too young but still with a great beauty. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPDQrTg4RDI
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