I think that when you want to find something more you look for why a writer shifted an idea. That gives you a clue to what they needed from that moment. There was an early draft of The Hobbit whereby names and characters were different. Smaug was called something else, for example. He was known as Pryftan. I think at one point, Thorin was called Gandalf. And of course, Gandalf means “Elf of the Wand.” It’s kind of weird for Thorin. So he’d obviously deliberately changed the name because he wanted that name to represent something, as all the names do. And the translation of Thorin is “Darer” (Old Norse) So Thorin is the one that would dare to reclaim the kingdom.
— Richard Armitage.

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middle-earthismyhome:

nirvanic-s:

the hobbit 1: hot dwarves

the hobbit 2: hot wet dwarves

the hobbit 3: hot dead dwarves

image

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villainsinglasscases:

rorysqueenwife:

dad jokes

scary dad jokes

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According to award winning actor Lee Pace this is how you listen to your director; make your face increasingly crazier as he speaks to you

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shholms:

Battle of Five Armies
3/13, would not recommend

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The Hobbit Production Blog #13

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the-hobbit:


"Because [Bard is] an ancestor of Dale, I come from Dale, my ancestors are from Dale, and so they made everybody who has ancestry of Dale Welsh. So now there’s people in Lake-town who speak with a Welsh accent and you know that they have great-great-great-grandfathers or grandmothers that were actually from Dale. So all my children are Welsh in the film, I’m Welsh, and so Dale will always be Wales to me, which is a really nice thing."

Luke Evans

the-hobbit:

"Because [Bard is] an ancestor of Dale, I come from Dale, my ancestors are from Dale, and so they made everybody who has ancestry of Dale Welsh. So now there’s people in Lake-town who speak with a Welsh accent and you know that they have great-great-great-grandfathers or grandmothers that were actually from Dale. So all my children are Welsh in the film, I’m Welsh, and so Dale will always be Wales to me, which is a really nice thing."

Luke Evans

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I smell an oscar

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