LoTR Soundtrack Analyses, Anyone?
Ok so i’m experiencing really awful writers block and just don’t feel motivated to write.
So! Instead of agonizing over that, I’m writing up overviews/analyses of the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, something I have done a decent amount of research on. I’m thinking about making it like a series type thing of post, and I’m not quite done with the first one.
Anyways, all this is to ask- would anyone be interested in this?
Also, I am in no way an expert, this is just a hobby :)
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lotr appreciation post
it’s the 20th anniversary so why not.
firstly the casting is amazing. christopher lee, ian mckellan, everyone. it’s great.
then they improved on the books. like arwen? she didn’t do anything originally and some dude named glorfindel rescued frodo but they made it her and that scene is amazing. also eowyn.
and the special effects? they’re amazing because they’re practical effects and practical effects always look best like the original star wars still looks amazing because PRACTICAL EFFECTS.
also the music. howard shore came up with so many themes. there’s themes for gondor, rohan, the elves, the fellowship, hobbits, the one ring, mordor bad guys, arwen and aragorn, plus more i just can’t remember them. but that’s a lot for one composer.
everything’s so good? like i hate action but the action doesn’t ever bore me even when i watch the extended edition. partially because it’s well directed and has stakes and whatnot.
the cinematography is great. they flew out to new zealand and it looks amazing because new zealand is beautiful.
also it’s so well directed like things just feel epic all the time. and the scene where billy boyd sings as faramir rides off to a suicide mission? beautiful. although i hate the cherry tomato.
fun fact time!
all three movies were filmed at the same time, which was a huge risk but saved a lot of money because the first one did so well.
when aragorn kicks a helmet after finding out merryand pippin are gone the actor, viggo mortensen, broke his toe and the scream is his scream of pain.
also sean astin cut his foot filming underwater
and another guy had a panic attack due to prosthetics
the trees that are ripped up by the orcs? pretty sure it’s just one tree they ripped up and filmed from different angles like it looks the exact same.
in the books there are long winded tangents about how good some plant called athelas smells and there is the line “the weed is better than i expected” referring to it but it’s still pretty funny.
also in the book there’s a whole thing on different types of hobbit pipe weed and which is better. priorities!
and the lotr book is actually 6 books, not three and some literary people get really upset when people call it a trilogy? like, it’s basically three books?
and lastly you can watch the first 40 minutes of LOTR in hd on youtube for free but it’s not extended edition so the entire concerning hobbits scene is cut out. :(
but the creator’s doing the two towers if you join the discord(the video is that every time sam takes a step towards mordor it plays the “if i take another step scene” so if the two towers is done than you could just skip the sam and frodo scenes and watch helm’s deep and rohan for free.)
anyway here's the link
or if you want a lovely headache watch this one (although if flashing lights bother you then maybe don’t) (ok watching it at regular speed hurts once it gets too bad slow it down to .25 percent) (i am now seriously regretting my decision to watch this) (ouch)
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