Born of Hope…

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony Born of Hope…

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  • #435
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    I thought it could be a good idea to give the link to this wonderful project :
    http://www.bornofhope.com/

    This is a fan-made movie (like Hunt for Gollum) that should be released in December… a very great and ambitious project
    It’s about Aragorn parents Arathorn, Gilraen… and well…how Aragorn was born and ended up in Rivendell
    You can see trailers on the site

    I hope you like it

    #7683
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    I thought it could be a good idea to give the link to this wonderful project :
    http://www.bornofhope.com/

    This is a fan-made movie (like Hunt for Gollum) that should be released in December… a very great and ambitious project
    It’s about Aragorn parents Arathorn, Gilraen… and well…how Aragorn was born and ended up in Rivendell
    You can see trailers on the site

    I hope you like it

    #7684
    Thingol
    Participant

    I have already seen this … great thing! This will be an information link to all kids who still have not read the books….

    #7685
    Turambar
    Participant

    I have already seen this, too. Good idea to place the story. Good idea to give us this link, Master Gildor!

    #7735
    twrich
    Participant

    Christope, this looks like it will be a great fan-film. I see a similarity between these fan works and ICE’s MERP system, which was licensed by TE, of course; and gave rise to our beloved Mithrils. Still, it is a creative expression based upon Tolkien’s works, if not exactly written by him.

    #7741
    Gavin
    Participant

    Indeed. Some of their “historical” choices seem a bit questionable, but I’ll still be downloading it.

    Be fun to stat up the characters too. Might do a sequel to the Hunt for Gollum thing I helped out on.

    #7742
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    a prequel I’d say, in Born of Hope, Aragorn is – at best – two years old :)

    #7981
    Barliman
    Participant

    I’ve been watching this project slowly develop over the past umpteen months. It looks as if it will be very good.

    #8191
    Gavin
    Participant

    Watched the first 22 minutes of it last night.

    Definitely weaker than The Hunt for Gollum – there’s more characters and threads of plot running around, and the acting is weaker. It’s still well done. But it certainly makes one appreciate the movies more. The movie actors didn’t merely sell their roles with clever dialogue and wonderful emoting, they also did it with body language. When Viggo Mortensen or Sean Bean lift a sword, they do it with the casual manner of one long used to carrying such a thing – and with a craftsman’s awareness of his tool. When Aragorn crouches down to find something on the trail, he does so with an economy of movement that suggests that he is well used to doing so.

    The actors here fail to do these sort of things, probably without noticing that they were failing. Thing should have been workshopped a lot more.

    The other issue is the writing. There is a narrator, and there is dialogue. Oddly, despite what the critics say, Tolkien never really over-wrote. He’d never use 10 words when 8 would do. (He wasn’t Hemmingway, but who is?). Some of the narration and dialogue is just too wordy.

    Still, it looks great. And they made a no-budget movie look a million dollars. Jackson should hire these people.

    Gavin

    #10271
    Barliman
    Participant

    Finally got round to watching it the other day, and found it sufficiently entertaining to hold my attention to the end, though iot has to be said it dawdles along rather slowely in a couple of places. One or two of the actors were particularly good in their roles, most notably Arathorn, Gliraen and the Ranger lady. The Troll, however, should never have got through his audition.

    Though both are admirable productions, bearing in mind the amateur status of most of the people involved, on balance I think that ‘The Hunt for Gollum’ is the better of the two.

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