"Born of hope"

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rho
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"Born of hope"

Post#1 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:14 pm

Anyone seen it yet, was it OK? I tried watching it but our broadband is just too unstable, I may try getting up really early when the user rate is low and trying it again.
The wee bit I did see looked good, and the low budget feel didn't put me off at all. In fact I feel Tolkien would approve.

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Post#2 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:29 am

I saw it (though it took me days before my internet would load it) and it is a great indie film. You can see some places where the low-budget shows, but it is still an enjoyable film and story.

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Post#3 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:48 am

I woke early(5am) to watch it.....I'm not generally given to melodramatics, though I'm finding as I get older certain moments in books and movies make me bawl like a big girls blouse, and this was no exception.
Though prolly not in the place's I expected
*****warning spoilers for those who haven't seen the film*****










Kate Madison(who I've fallen completely in love with......hope my wife doesn't read this LOL) who was the director and producer also played a new character created especially for this film, by the name of Elgarain. She was rescued as a child by Arathorn after her father was killed (by the Orcs I presume) and became one of his Rangers. It becomes fairly obvious that she's in love with him but of course Arathorn's eyes are only for Gilraen.
Elgarain also has a admirer (not sure who he is, another made up character I guess) but of course she is blinded by her love for Arathorn and bla bla, soppy soppy.
Anyway, near the end of the film just before the Orcs attack she finely decides to leave, only to have her admirer stop her and declare his love for her, her eyes are opened and they're about to run off together when the Orcs arrive and battle ensues, Elgarain lose's her new found love and then dies herself, and I bawled like a big baby. It was prolly one of the most touching moments I've seen in a movie.
But when Arathorn died......nothing......Perhaps because I knew it was going to happen, I don't know.

Anywho, I highly recommend this film and say Bravo to Kate Madison and her team, well done, and thanks for a great film.

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Post#4 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:30 pm


This film is great! If you can accept and appreciate that this is a low budget film with amateur (albeit good) actors and actresses, you'll love it :D The story from what I can remember (been a long time since I watched it) is mostly good too, and the costumes and scenery are fantastic. Definitely worth a watch :)



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Post#5 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:54 pm


Born of Hope was good, don't get me wrong, but I preferred The Hunt for Gollum.  I think I'm in a minority with this (I'm not sure if I've ever met someone else who felt the same way), but I felt that THFG had better production values and a tighter narrative.  BOH was very ambitious, and in some ways it succeeded, but I thought that THFG told its story better.  They're both definitely worth a watch, though. :D



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Post#6 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:03 pm


If I was to sit down and just watch one of them, I'd pick the Hunt for Gollum too, I think. To me it is a much more complete film owing to the tighter narrative you mention. Still, both are great films despite some cheesy lines here and there (there are cheesy lines in Jackson's trilogy too, so that doesn't really bother me) ;)



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Post#7 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:06 am


BoH is great stuff in every way but one- It has a huge mistake right at the heart of it. The threat relies on Arathorn finding out the Necromancer is Sauron. Even though nobody is supposed to know that till the time of TH. Ruined the film for me.



Didn't like Gilrain too much either, there is something to be said for natural looks but make an effort girl. Arathorn (can't remember actors name) though could give Viggo a run for his money in the making my heart melt category. Where did they find him? And could they have him wrapped and sent to my room please!



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Post#8 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:31 am


"make an effort girl" , oh Pretty how that tmade me laugh. I don't watch tele except for the videos I buy so this is all a blue haze to me. But I shall treasure those words. :) Reminds me of a lady I know who said her pastor had become rather weary of all the 'natural' women with their tired faces and untidy hair. He told them "If the barn door needs painting then please just give it a nice coat of paint." The ones that 'got' his meaning either hated him thereafter or badgered their husbands for the money for 'a bucket of paint.'



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Post#9 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:16 am


You haven't seen it, leelee? It's on Youtube, the whole film in one vid. Well worth the 70 minutes it lasts, you'll not regret watching it :)



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Post#10 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:04 pm


really, the entire thing. Then I would make an effort to view it , though it would have to be very late at night once I have done everything and all are sleeping peacefully. Thankyou for that.



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