Hello all! I have been spending alot of time revising for examinations (of which was terribly boring) recently so I haven't posted for a while (I'm sure everyone using the forum noticed my absence and missed me very much
'Who's Barelyn Dwarf?' I hear you cry!).
On the subject of Smaug, I hope Del Toro and the film crew keep to (as well as they can) Tolkien’s descriptions of him. I like your Old and Sinuous Smaug suggestions Odo
, considering he's hundreds of years old, we don't want a baby faced Smaug
, (can you imagine the audiences response at the cinema after them seeing Movie Smaug for the first time, if our movie expectations aren't as we hoped? `Bilbo made his way down the passage, he could feel the fiery breath on his face, when he was suddenly confronted with... the most adorable dragon he'd ever seen!' followed by a big 'awwww...he's so cute' from the audience!)
Seriously though I'm sure Smaug will look great, one feature I hope the production team will add, and one I imagined whilst reading, is whilst Smaug in sleeping, I'm hoping his breathing will tie in with his fire breath, i.e. When he breaths out through his nose, wispy smoke should recede from his nostrils. Fairly obvious one really
but essential in some respects, he's got to feel right.