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Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Just came back from The Lovely Elf Boy, Part 2... I mean, The Two Towers. No [deliberate movie] spoilers here.

I found this one more gripping than Fellowship. I was in tears and near tears most of the time. There were a few hardy-har moments. I could tell that in some places, the extended version will have to fill it in a little more.

I think Andy Serkis was just fabulous.

Anyone else notice that Aragorn seems to attract/be attracted to women whose names sound like "a/e-[]-win"? There's Arwen and Éowyn*. >K}

I find Aragorn's Elvish accent ever fascinating. For Arwen's name, he puts a svarabhakti** vowel in between and makes it 2½ syllables: almost "Arowen". He also says "lay-goh-LAHS" instead of "le-GOH-less". And he says "OO-roo-kye" whereas everyone else seems to say "yer-ick-eye".

I wondered if Peter Jackson told him to pronounce Anglicized Elvish differently to set him apart because he was raised by Elves... But it occurs to me that his pronunciation stands out. I don't notice Legolas, Haldir, Elrond, Arwen, Galadriel or Celeborn with the same accent though. I think I would have noticed if he sounded the same as the Elves. So, then I wondered if it had anything to do with Viggo Mortensen's Danish background...

* - yes, I know she runs off with someone else later...

** - svarabhakti = epenthetic

BTW, David Wenham is the newest addition to the RichardGere-HarrisonFord-DustinHoffman-AlecBaldwin-DavidDuchovny Chocolate Mold. *sigh* There's another face I won't be able to distinguish.

Speaking of David Wenham: before I found out how to pronounce "Faramir", I was joking to Husband Guy that Denethor might have had several other sons. It degenerated into this retarded Sesame Street Grover Monster skit:

Dis is Faramir *runrunrun*
And dis is Nearamir *runrunrun*
Dis is Faramir *runrunrun*
Dis is Nearamir *runrunrun*
Faramir *runrunrun*
Nearamir *runrunrun*
Faramir *runrunrun*
Nearamir *runrunTRIP* AAAA!!! *crash* ...
And dis is Flooramir... *sigh*

[All My Movies]


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Dec. 21st, 2002 05:24 pm (UTC)
yummy yum yum. Can't wait till it comes out on video (so I can view it!).
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Dec. 21st, 2002 11:18 pm (UTC)
Shaddap... =P =D =)
Dec. 21st, 2002 10:20 pm (UTC)
I was disappointed with the way Elvish sounds in the movies, but that's just because I had always thought of it as sounding like Irish, which I find to be the most euphonious language.
Dec. 21st, 2002 10:59 pm (UTC)
The Elvish sounds very Welsh to me. I heard Welsh once. When I wasn't paying attention, I thought it was English. Then I tried to actually listen and discovered I couldn't understand a bloomin' thing.

What's Pippin's accent (the one with the sharp nose and more mousie face)? That sounds like an Irish accent to me.
Oct. 11th, 2004 12:14 pm (UTC)
Whoa. Me coming in late because you linked from your other post er. from October 2004. *is too lazy to link back* But Pip's accent is Scottish, as is the actor. But I bet you knew that already.
Dec. 21st, 2002 10:57 pm (UTC)


Dec. 22nd, 2002 07:59 am (UTC)
Shakes his head.
Dec. 22nd, 2002 07:21 pm (UTC)
What's with the head shaking thing? =S =)
Oct. 12th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
it's so funny to read this, because i was just thinking about how much i LOVE when Aragorn speaks Elvish (or Quenya, or whatever it's officially called). i LOVE how he says 'ar-o-wen'
Oct. 12th, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC)
I think it's his Danish(?) background. I think he sounds cooler than the other Elves. =)
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