ancient sketch of the moon I colored for no reason (there was going to be a companion sun piece but ehh…)
Draft of Tulkas vs Melkor
with some and fun wrestling sketches *3*)/ (i really laughed at some of these, they came off more playful then serious pfff)
And a sketch of Fëanor battling a balrog
i am already done with these two and it hasnt even started yet!!
"Before the gates of Valamar Melkor abased himself at the feet of Manwë and sued for pardon, vowing that if he might be made only the least of the free people of Valinor he would aid the Valar in all their works […] then Manwë granted him pardon, and it seemed to Manwë that the evil of Melkor was cured."
Ah, family love is a powerful thing.
Drawn for the tolkienreadalong project, for the chapter Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
Rest In Peace.
spoiler alert: Thorin is acctually Smaug.
HC: Do you remember your first day of filming?
LE: It was on the rooftops of Lake-town … being chased down by Smaug. It was insane. It was what you call being dropped in at the deep end. I think Peter was testing the water with me, and I was trying to prove to him how far I could go, and so between the two of us, he pushed me to my limit that first week. I was covered in cuts and scars from the crashes that I was having to make on the rooftops. It was insane, but it was brilliant. We set the bar very high that day, and that’s basically where it stayed for the rest of the movie.
Full interview here.
I can’t wait to watch this scene lol
The Fires of Pompeii - Behind the Scenes
DT & crew are totally cracking me up as they act like consummate tourists outside St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Excerpt from Benjamin Cook’s Pompeii article (DWM 395)
"I almost trod on a chicken," continues Catherine. "They’re fantastic chickens, aren’t they?"
"One was flapping around my crotch for quite a long time," says David. "Did you see? We’re practically married."
David can’t decide how to deliver his ‘mad old soothsayer’ line. “Jazz hands? Curly-wurly gesture? Or mad Steptoe face?” he suggests. “Or I could do all three?”
"What, on the same take?" exclaims Phil Collinson. "No, stick with the jazz hands."
"Please can we throw some water over Dan now?" chuckles Peter Capaldi, alias Caecilius himself. He’s as anxious as the rest of us to see the First Assistant Director get drenched [standing in for the Pyrovile].
The actual Pyrovile will be added in post-production. “Get ready, everybody,” says Dan, with the weary resignation of a man who knows that he’s about to get a soakin’. “I only want to do this once.”
Two minutes later, and Francois has thrown a bucket of water over the First Assistant, an expensive-looking piece of lightening equipment, and an even-more-expensive-looking camera. […]men with mops clean up the mess. Too late for David, though, who’s slipped over in it once already.
"Was that you screaming like a girl just then?" asks Phil, popping up from behind the camera monitor.
"Was it? Certainly not," says David. "Well, I can’t admit to it!"
"But are you all right?"
"No, no, I’m fine. It’s only water." David grimaces. "Much easier to work with than chickens."
War of Wrath coming to the end, Olorin faces Sauron on a threshold of Angband
Master Post for the Peter Capaldi Annotated Filmography
(Updated Parts 1 and 3 August 2014)
So no one (including me) will have to keep track of twelve separate posts, here’s a guide to the set:
Part 06: (1997-2001) Bean to High Stakes
Ok, that’s it for now. Everything is as up-to-date as I can make it without redoing all the pages (an enormous undertaking), but I’m still looking forward to the day when I can add a source for
Mr Wakefield’s CrusadeDONE! and Coming Up Brussels and God’s Chosen Carpark and Runway One and anything and everything else that’s missing.
(If something doesn’t work, please let me know and I’ll see if there is anything I can do.)