The Great Goblin, So what are your thoughts?

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brado1
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The Great Goblin, So what are your thoughts?

Post#1 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:03 pm

if you were in charge how would have the Great Goblin look?

[img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_d2XY6lj3CKo/SPVVrA3ntUI/AAAAAAAAAV0/BCpfGfwXBiU/s1600/TGK_v1_x6_e.jpg[/img]
(art by Justin Gerard)

big and bloated?

[img]http://www.microconstruct.com/shop/images/aow10.jpg[/img]

or smaller and older?

[img]http://www.davidwenzel.com/images/hobbit2/goblinking.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.davidwenzel.com/images/sketchbooks/great-goblin-pencil-study.jpg[/img]


and who would you have play the part?

[img]http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/11/21/128717496939981305.jpg[/img]

I think it would be funny to have Bowie play that part.... but not have him look like the above Goblin King.... way to 80's for my liking.

my actor choice would be Ian McNeice

[img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/148/369803848_db6ab123c9.jpg[/img]

[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_d2XY6lj3CKo/SPVTD-A2oOI/AAAAAAAAAVU/2VBAra14iWE/s1600/tgk_sketches_p07_e.jpg[/img]

what are your thoughts?

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Eldorion
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The Great Goblin, So what are your thoughts?

Post#2 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:10 pm

I think bloated and fat works quite well with the repeated description of the Great Goblin as "tremendous". :mrgreen: I'm fond of this painting by John Howe.

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Gandalfs Beard
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The Great Goblin, So what are your thoughts?

Post#3 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:36 pm

Nice! 8-) . Great Visual Post Brado1 :mrgreen: .

Cool Howe Link Eldorion :D .

GB

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Eldorion
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Post#4 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:39 pm

Glad you like it, GB. :mrgreen: Howe is probably my favourite Tolkien artist and while I don't like all I think most of it is very good.

Upon further consideration though, I'm not sure if he can compete with David Bowie... :P

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Durin
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The Great Goblin, So what are your thoughts?

Post#5 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:53 am

... Comings and goings, comings and goings, days are too short... hopefully I can be back for a while now!


Hi everyone! Planning to increase my forum activity from just hopping on for one minute to track down any spam and then running off again. Thought this thread looked fun :D . And yes, Brado1, nice little gallery you put together ;) . I always imagined the Goblin King as... not fat, but rather large and muscular, riding a scorpion... well, I suppose I didn't think of this, but I found it on a game I played a bit back, Battle for Middle Earth II... great game! :lol: . Anyways, here it is.

[img]http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/lotr/images/f/fd/Gorkil.JPG[/img]

lothierial
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The Great Goblin, So what are your thoughts?

Post#6 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:16 pm

good images all! i like your pick durin! and i do agree with you that i envision him "big" but not quite "fat" but i do like that Howe image alot! as he would be quite gigantic! :lol:

Joseph Dwarf
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The Great Goblin, So what are your thoughts?

Post#7 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:24 am

Can't wait to see the Great Goblin, I'm sure he'll be pretty cool in any case. He should obviously be alot bigger than the rest :lol: , i.e. [i:3ll3ux5b]Great[/i:3ll3ux5b] Goblin, but I don't know whether that also means he has to be much uglier. He should definitely have a senior kind of feel to him, not a withered old goblin leaning over a stick with white hair and a long white beard but he must have a feel about him that suggests he has seen alot and is very experienced in Goblin ways (I don't think we should assume that he's their leader [i:3ll3ux5b]just[/i:3ll3ux5b] because he's big, Goblins are stupid but not [i:3ll3ux5b]that[/i:3ll3ux5b] stupid), in able for him to feel right as chief. He should definitely have a grim face but not necessarily an incredibly ugly one. I like the thought of him having a deep gravely voice of which might sound especially sinister when he laughs, this will add to the scariness. Its just a thought, but I think it might also be quite fun to add a sense that the Great Goblin scares his fellow goblins (i.e. they scurry away when he gats angry at discovering Orcrist) and that they are all disappointed when he doesn’t scare the dwarves, who are still acting noble and proud (although he should probably scare poor Bilbo!).

[b:3ll3ux5b][color=#BF0000:3ll3ux5b]Btw have a great Christmas to all those who plan to celebrate it! [/color:3ll3ux5b][/b:3ll3ux5b]

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Aule
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The Great Goblin, So what are your thoughts?

Post#8 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:00 am

I always imagine the great goblin from this illustration:

[img]http://fantasy.mrugala.net/Alan%20Lee%20-%20The%20Hobbit/Alan%20Lee%20-%20The%20Hobbit%20-%2023%20-%20The%20great%20goblin.jpg[/img]

but it could be something like this:

[img]http://www.doctorwhoworld.org.uk/Images/sitegraphics/Abzorbaloff2.jpg[/img]



[img]http://the-hobbit-movie.com/forum/posting.php?mode=edit&f=2&p=4336#[/img]

Joseph Dwarf
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The Great Goblin, So what are your thoughts?

Post#9 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:23 am

Lolz! Peter Kay in a rubber suit! Can't stand Dr. Who, I'm sorry!

Illustration of the Great Goblin looks nice, he has some very human aspects about him.

Joseph Dwarf as was B'arelyn Dwarf

Dol Amroth
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The Great Goblin, So what are your thoughts?

Post#10 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:53 pm

I think the main thing with the Great Goblin is that he does not end up looking like Jabba the Hutt or some similar character from Star Wars. Make him mean and nasty like the orcs in LOTR and I'll be happy.

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