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Fatherly advice? comforting the bereved?
Curse PJ and his secrets! I so need to see that movie!
Dont know which film this is from, but I admit that Elrond / HW looks not to bad here. I can almost believe that it is Elrond. He looks more... "young and yet not so..." which is something HW did not manage to achieve before, although evidence of stubble is still aparent - you would think makeup would give him a decent shave.
What do you think is happening here?
Well, as she doesn't have her angry face on I don't think he has told her flat out, "You can't marry that bum!"
Then again he may have just told her the Beren-like task that Aragorn must accomplish before he will bless any marriage: "Not until he becomes King of both Gondor and Arnor."
Probably he is just giving her some unwanted fatherly advice, upon the eve of her wedding.
She looks very depressed indeed, so I'll stick with the marital advice.
Btw, that picture of HW reminds me of Star Trek a lot.
Btw, that picture of HW reminds me of Star Trek a lot.
Oh yeah, and in reply to the origional post , I didnt think much of Weaving/Elrond.... Guess I had to high an expectation too!
How did you picture Elrond, BTW?
So how did you imagine him to look like?
[Edited on 7/7/2002 by Cirdan]
making him seem less intelligent and more belligerent.
How could they do that to Elrond?
ew ick: Elrond with dog and friends http://www.nightrunner.com/cgi-bin/show_image.py?id=1777&pn=0
http://www.torania.com/hobbit/wald-shortrest.htm quite like this one.
None like my favourite though. I wish there was somwhere I could post it to get some comments.
[Edited on 11/7/2002 by Allyssa]
I dont think this is the definative Elrond, but certainly the closest IMHO.
and see the picture (I personally think he should have longer hair, but maybe that's just me.)
This is more how I pictured Elrond than as he was represented in the movie.
"The face of Elrond was ageless, neither old nor young, though in it was written many things both glad and sorrowful. His hair was dark as the shadows of twilight, and upon it was set a circlet of silver; his eyes were grey as a clear evening, and in them was a light like the light of stars. Venerable he seemed as a king crowned with many winters, and yet hale as a tried warrior i the fulness of his strength. He was the Lord of Rivendel ans mighty among both Elves and Men."
Note the look of sadness mingled with happiness, and the sense of "world-weariness". It is cut out of the picture, but at his feet is an English broadsword (not the oriental type seen in the movie). His cloak is long and rich and so is the clothing worn underneath - simple trowsers and light shoes. Practical and comfortable. He drinks from an ornate goblet - presumably wine. On his head is a simple circlet - not the overly elaborate type worn in the movie.
Above all, he looks like a half-elf. Thick-ish eyebrows, strong jawline, slightly large nose (although it is possible that the artist thinks this is how a beautiful nose should look) and strong-ish features.
The only objection I have is that he is wearing his ring openly. He did not do that until after The One was destroyed, and I dont think this picture is meant to be set "post-war".
No pointy ears, but I have never really been a convert to the "pointy-eared-elves" faction.
I hope some others have some comments, after all the trouble Plastic has gone to to set this up.
I think he shows a "classic" Greek rather than a "classic" Roman nose; however, Grondy nominally knows nil about noses necessarily negating any noises notwithstanding.
Still, I'd be content to say this is a very good Elrond
A rationalization about the ring on Elrond's hand in the preceding picture. Can we not say he just wore another ring in addition to Vilya, mightiest of the Three? After all, that ring doesn't look gold, nor the stone look blue, or even that great. And even though it looks like an aurora around the ring, it also surrounds the rest of him, might it not be emanating from other than the pictured ring.
A good point Grondy! It could well be a completely different ring, even an heirloom or denote royal descent or something.
Hairy arms? yeah, they could be, or that could just be shading. I am no art expert, but the artist seems to use little "hairy" lines to denote shading. Could be the "style" of the drawing.
[Edited on 17/7/2002 by Allyssa]
None of the pictures fit my imagination, really. I had imagined him to be rather tall, with short blond hair and other things I cannot say cos they're only in my imagination and no one else could possibly see them the way I do, if you know what I mean. Nothing inappropriate though, if you should think that.
Here's an idea - dont scroll down, just look at the face...?
Blonde? I am sure Tolkien said dark as the shadows of twilight...almost black to my thinking
Unfortunately, I was never happy with that picture from the start. For me, it always looked to more like a Roman emperor than a half-elf. Not just the face, but the robes too. They just look too ornate for my liking.
I always imagine Elrond to be lightly built, more youthful, have shoulder length straight hair and plainer clothing. Personally, I think HW was okay in the role, but would have been a lot better if he had smiled more.
As for the ring, its not unreasonable to asume its Vilya. He could be sat in his own silent council.... or could have been after the destruction of the one ring. Looks like he might be conemplating spending an eternity without his daughter.....just an idea
I actually really liked how they protrayed Elrond in the movie. Don't get me wrong, I totally agree that he should have smiled a little more, but I thought he was actually pretty handsome. And, this is a bit strange I know, I actually liked his Men Are Weak speech. Essentually, it was true, and I loved the flashbacks. I can quote that whole sean. He was also cool when Sam came running in. Plus that knotted hairstyle was kinda neat...I tried it, but my hair was too short. He was exactly what I expected of an elf-lord; a bit aloof, a bit stressed out, and handsome rather than gorgeous.
Yes, agree with most of your assessment...but handsome? I wanted gorgeous!
ie: Handsome = presentable, moderately attractive
Gorgeous = Makes women swoon, is so handsome.
I think that Elves should be gorgeous, and Elrond (as a half-elf) should be exotically gorgeous. I hope his sons dont dissapoint, if we see them, that is.
Got any tips for that hair do? wouldn't mind trying that myself. Would look good on a girl....
[Edited on 29/7/2002 by LadyoftheRings]
He apparently knew Sam was there (as did we fans), but was as surprised as we were to see Merry and Pippin. That was well done. Good acting, as well as acknowledging the fans.
Still would have liked to see more smiles. Maybe we will be treated to some in TTT?...or maybe not, if the previews are anything to go by...:bemused_smilie:
For me, it always looked to more like a Roman emperor than a half-elf
You did it again Val! On the spot! I knew that picture reminded me of someone very non-elvish, and now I got it. We saw a video at school last year about Nero, the Roman Emperor. That's exactly how Allyssa's Elrond looks to me. Ta Val!
God I must get that video! Soon!
Sorry people, I cant get the link to work.
[Edited on 5/10/2002 by Allyssa]
I did find the perfect Elrond today, but sadly, he was a sketch in a $70 book, which is a little expensive for my budget. If I find the sketch elsewhere, I will let you know.