Friday, June 17, 2011

What it was really like to face the Balrog...

When Sir Ian McKellen attended the Savannah Film Festival, he gave the audience a behind-the-scenes taste of what it had REALLY been like to film the famous Bridge of Khazad-dum sequence from Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring.

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  1. Ah, the joys of acting in the digital age. I remember reading a quote by Liam Neeson, after The Phantom Menace, in which he was disgusted because the film editors had digitally altered an expression on his face. He said something along the lines of, "If that's what movie making is now days, what's the point of being an actor?"

  2. Neeson nearly quit acting after The Phantom Menace, and I understand why. But I'll stop this rant now before it gets out of hand. (I really detest what happened to my then favorite space opera. Thank God for Firefly.)

  3. Thank you for ranting a little, Johne. But where's your rant for taking Firefly off the air?

    Meanwhile, the "shall not bounce" line here is so terrific!

  4. Pretty amazing what they can do digitally though.

  5. That was fun! It makes me appreciate Ian McKellan's performance in that scene even more.

  6. Hey, Carol,
    Heh. I think the Firefly rant has already been ably and enthusiastically voiced by myself and other Browncoats elsewhere. ;)