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Was listening to the audio CD last night read by Martin Shaw, and it was at the part when Bilbo and company were stuck in the mountains. Amid the thunder and lightning the Rock Monsters were to be seen hurling rocks at each other for fun. Should make for a great scene in the film (if its in) <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> What would they look like? There is a rock monster of sorts in Hellboy 2, but hope PJ can create somthing a little better. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> [img:2alfpcai]http://i56.tinypic.com/51pytu.jpg[/img:2alfpcai]
I hope he puts that scene in, I always liked that one very much. I am a bit worried about it though, it's a scene I can imagine Jackson will leave out. Then again, he might like it and keep it in. He could really play around with the special effects on that scene <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> No idea what they might look like though, but if they do make it into the film, I am pretty confident that Weta won't disappoint us <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
Two ways I see that scene going in the movie- not there at all as it could be construed as not 'fitting' with the LotR tone they seem to be striving for, or just as bad, a CGI fest with the line about the dwarves afraid they might be accedently mistaken for rocks and picked up and hurled becoming an excuse for an over the top life threatening scene that goes on for ages. The one thing we can be certain we won't get is what is in the book. <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' />
Is it just me, or does chris' screenshot look a lot like LOTR? The background, at least, seems very familiar to me. :idea:
The background is very similar to the one used for Rohan. Particularly the three hunters scenes. No idea if it is or not but a similar landscape of grass and rocky outcrops. [img:1ct006fm]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/tttscene5.jpg[/img:1ct006fm]
Yes, that's what I was thinking of, Petty. :ugeek: Thanks for the image!
I think it was supposed to be Giants hurling Rocks, not necessarily Rock Monster Giants. :? Besides, they were never seen but heard. It was purely Narrative Speculation that it was Giants hurling rocks causing the Thunder. Still, I think it would be brilliant to include ACTUAL Giants hurling Rocks. :mrgreen: [b:ihft2xd7]GB[/b:ihft2xd7]
From TH; ' ...he saw that across the valley the stone-giants were out, and were hurling rocks at one another for a game, and catching them, and tossing them down into the darkness where they smashed among trees far below....' and, 'This won't do at all!' said Thorin, 'If we don't get blown off, or drowned, or struck by lightning, we shall be picked up by some giant and kicked sky-high for a football.' So definetly giants who hurl rocks about- and dwarfs play football- who knew!
Rock Giants? Yes please!:-Jane
And I want to see Bullroarer inventing the game of golf in an action-packed prologue! :twisted:
Mmmm? Hobbits playing golf and dwarves playing football. Wonder what they play in Gondor? There's a whole sporting side to ME I had never given consideration to before! :o Still don't fancy playing a game footy against a team of dwarves. Bet their defenc e is something fierce.
[quote="pettytyrant101":2486a85c]From TH; ' ...he saw that across the valley the stone-giants were out, and were hurling rocks at one another for a game, and catching them, and tossing them down into the darkness where they smashed among trees far below....' and, 'This won't do at all!' said Thorin, 'If we don't get blown off, or drowned, or struck by lightning, we shall be picked up by some giant and kicked sky-high for a football.' So definetly giants who hurl rocks about- and dwarfs play football- who knew![/quote:2486a85c] Thanks Petty! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> You'd never know that I reread the Hobbit last Spring :P . Ah, that's what old age does to the memory synapses :roll: . I could have sworn that the passage read that they only heard the Stone Hurling Giants. Hear that PJ? We want Boulder Tossing Giants! 8-) [b:2486a85c]GB[/b:2486a85c]
'Hear that PJ? We want Boulder Tossing Giants!'-GB Yes and no. I want them in there but I don't want a ridiculous cg scene that goes on for fifteen minutes to cover what is a line and a half of book. But its PJ so thats probably what we'll get as the Man with No Constraint rides into town once more.
Let's split the difference and give PJ a 7 1/2 minute Boulder Tossing Giant sequence. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [b:2dy2yurm]GB[/b:2dy2yurm]
Tyrants never compromise GB! You should know that by now. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />