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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 7:37 pm 
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No, I said there was nothing like those teeth.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:53 pm 
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In an odd twist, that orc is played by Rob Kazinsky.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:05 pm 
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That's awesome.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:29 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 12:10 am 
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The fellow who originally was hired to play Fili (in case you are asking seriously).

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 12:20 am 
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(I was. :))

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:10 pm 
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So I guess this fits in here :D :

Vin Diesel, acclaimed star of The Fast and the Furious franchise, The Chronicles of Riddick trilogy, and Guardians of the Galaxy, wants to play Melkor himself in a possible Silmarillion adaptation. Elijah Wood told Stephen Colbert as much. Mr. Diesel, who is an avid D&D player, adopted the name of the Dark Lord as his role-playing alias. Apparently he knows a thing or two about Tolkien’s legendarium. His upcoming film The Last Witch Hunter was actually inspired by Tolkien’s writings on death and mortality.

Here is my take on all of this:
1. I believe Diesel is sincere about his Tolkien appreciation (so it is not just a publicity stunt).
2. Alas, I am probably not going to see The Last Witch Hunter in cinema, although if it pops up on TV in a couple of years from now I will definitely take a closer look.
3. While I have my doubts about Vin Diesel as Melkor, I would say that the man commands a voice that is fitting for a Dark Lord.

What is your take on this very grave matter?

http://www.hollywood.com/general/vin-di ... -60460697/
http://io9.com/vin-diesel-explains-how- ... 1736821782


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:24 pm 
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This is Serious Business! I like Diesel, and in general I think many of the successful action stars are fine character actors, especially for physical comedy. I don't quite see him as Melkor, mostly because I'd like Melkor to be played as a Byronian Lucifer figure. I want someone more of a tall, dark, and silent variety. Maybe Stallone would be interested.

Now, what does "possible" mean here? Hypothetical? Or "possibility of which is being discussed by serious people"?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:47 pm 
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I've never heard Vin Diesel use anything other than his own accent, which would be completely wrong for Melkor. Loved him in Iron Giant though. :) And of course Pitch Black.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:01 am 
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I'm sure he could speak with whatever accent was required. He's clearly a bright guy, whatever roles he plays.

However, there's no shortage of terrifying British actors who could handle the role.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:12 am 
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I dunno. There's lots of bright guys who can't do accents. Look at Tom Cruise! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:19 am 
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Don't mind if I do. ;) I used to like him before all the crazy came out. I don't remember him having accent trouble, but I don't have a good ear for that. He managed passable Russian in Mission Impossible, so I would imagine English accents would be easy.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:26 am 
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Try watching Far and Away. Hnnnurghh...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:11 pm 
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Well, he does a better job than a certain American actor who played Robin Hood in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.... :D

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:22 pm 
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Ya think? At least Costner just did an American accent, he didn't mangle an English one!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:49 pm 
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I give Cruise half marks for at least trying!

I watch a lot of old movies on TCM, movies from back in the days when English speaking white men got all the roles, regardless of the supposed ethnicity of the character they were playing. Believe me, by comparison with some of those accents, Cruise's efforts aren't too bad!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:56 pm 
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Well, if you want to compare it with Darby O'Gill and the Little People, maybe. Maybe.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:33 pm 
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I don't know what that is supposed to be. Irish?

I was proud of myself for recognizing that the nurse I was talking to had an Australian accent, because she reminded me of dear Impish, but generally I don't even try to guess.

More on topic, possible Sil?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:34 pm 
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I don't know what that is supposed to be. Irish?

I was proud of myself for recognizing that the nurse I was talking to had an Australian accent, because she reminded me of dear Impish, but generally I don't even try to guess.

More on topic, possible Sil?

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‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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