October animated gif challenge – day 28

There have been rumors on twitter that another video blog from director Peter Jackson on the set of  The Hobbit is due anytime.  Well I’m not sure how much stock to put in that, but I know that he will post something sooner or later!  😀  That’s a pretty safe bet, LOL.

Today’s animated gif request comes from jazzbaby1 who asked for clips of Richard Armitage rehearsing in the 3rd Hobbit production video from a few months ago. Jazzbaby1 is a fellow blogger who writes about music, poetry and movies. Here’s the link if you would like to visit her: FunkyBlueDandelion.

Richard Armitage rehearsing as Thorin Oakenshield

Screencap courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com

Richard Armitage - 3rd Hobbit Production Video

Screencap courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com

Once again I am in amazement.  Richard Armitage and the character of Thorin Oakenshield look nothing alike.  Oh I realize a lot has to do with the character’s wig, makeup, costume, etc. but it’s also the demeanor. In the screencap of RA himself, I really like his short hair and beard! And leather jacket. *sigh* ♥

Jazzbaby1 also recommended the text “Thorin, god of grunge.” As she is a major music expert, it seems appropriate. I used to live in Seattle so I am fully aware of the grunge music scene. 😀

Here is your animated gif:

Richard Armitage - 3rd Hobbit Production Video

Are any of you going to attend the premiere of The Hobbit in Wellington, New Zealand in November 2012? I’m waiting till it opens in New York City in December 2012. 😀

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101 Responses to October animated gif challenge – day 28

  1. Gratiana says:

    Love it, Bccmee!
    Sighhhhh! I’m waiting to meet up with my gal pals for the NYC premiere. Now I just have to save up for it. Ha!.
    Cheers! Grati ;->

    • bccmee says:

      @Gratiana: Oh I do hope you can make the premiere in New York City. Of course, there’s no guarantee that Richard Armitage will be there. He might be off filming in Antarctica, LOL!

  2. April says:

    Bravo Bccmee !!! 🙂

    “Lord of grunge”… excellent ! LOL

  3. Whoa! Looks NOTHING like him! Can’t wait!

    • bccmee says:

      @Twitterpatedss7: He looks incredible either way, but I bet the Thorin costuming and everything are very time-consuming to put on and heavy to wear around.

  4. Thaís says:

    I love seeing RA as Thorin since I love Tolkien’s characters… I’m looking forward to watching The Hobbit!!! :)) BTW, I totally agree with you about his short hair, beard and leather jacket! Sexy!!!! :))

    • bccmee says:

      @Thaís: It’s a long wait till December 2012…*sigh* I wonder what we can do to keep occupied?

      Ooh that short hair is so appealing to me! Very masculine, yum.

  5. Elaine Dale says:

    The Hobbit is opening December 14, 2012 here in Canada – can’t wait! We know who is underneath the grunge and we love him regardless. I can’t believe there are only 3 gif days left in October……sob…..

  6. kathryngaul says:

    I’m going to Wellington for the premiere if it kills me! Saving already.

    I don’t think the pinkness of Richard’s skin is simply sunburn……after all, June/July is winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

    It’s either an allergy to the heavy makeup/prosthetics or windburn/sunburn from the snow fields if he managed to get in some skiing.

    Like this gif very much.

  7. April says:

    I would like to attend the world premiere, but New-Zealand is too far from Switzerland, just to watch a movie, LOL.

    • bccmee says:

      @April: I just can’t justify a trip of that distance to see a movie, LOL! Since I haven’t the desire to meet Richard Armitage in the flesh, I’ll just ride the subway to the movie here in New York City, LOL! If RA is there, I won’t close my eyes though. 😉

    • kathryngaul says:

      Luckily I’m just a few hours across the Tasman (Sea, which separates Australia and New Zealand)!!!

      • bccmee says:

        @kathryngaul: I hope you are able to attend! What are you going to wear? 😉

        • kathryngaul says:

          I have no idea as yet! But November is late Spring, so hopefully I won’t have to pack too many winter woolies.

          BTW… do Americans not distinguish between “to” and “too”?

          I’ve noticed quite a few instances lately on blogs and even titles of fanvids where “too” should have been used instead of “to”. One that springs instantly to mind is the fanvid entitled “To good to be true” (about Richard, of course) – I always want to get in there and correct it!

        • bccmee says:

          @kahtryngaul: Oh the “too” and “to” debacle! I definitely know the difference, although I’m sure I’ve made a mistake stemming from a typo rather than a lack of knowledge. Sometimes I think it’s due to someone speaking English as a second language but I think it’s often due to ignorance or lack of diligence. I have been tempted to proofread and correct the Internet sometimes, LOL!

      • April says:

        @Kathryngaul : You’re very very very lucky ! 🙂

        • kathryngaul says:

          Ah, but you live closer to London than I do! It takes over 24 hours of flying for me to get there and 14 hours to Los Angeles. 🙂

          And who knows if Richard will make it back to Wellington for the premiere anyway? I hope he does but I’m not really counting on it. I want to go there because that’s where the movies are being made – I want to support the New Zealand film industry.

          But, yes, I think I’m lucky to live in Australia as our relaxed way of life suits me down to the ground. However, I do like visiting other countries as well and loved Geneva – it reminded me a lot of Canberra. We have lakes (man-made) and a fountain in Lake Burley Griffin similar to the one in Geneva; our population is only about 400,000 and it’s a clean city. I like to think of it as having most of the advantages of a big city… without the accompanying disadvantages, such as traffic problems and pollution. If there’s anything we don’t have here, Sydney is only about 3 1/2 hours’ drive or a 45 minute flight away.

        • April says:

          @Kathryngaul : I agree with you. 🙂

  8. Kathleen Evans says:

    I loved the way he moved in the production video and now it is captured in a gif. Bravo Bcc Mee and Jazzbaby1!

    • bccmee says:

      @Kathleen: The man is a master of movement! I also love the way he shouts his lines and really “sells it” even in rehearsals. Too bad we can’t hear sound in an animated gif.

      • kathryngaul says:

        Ah ha…obviously some Americans use “too”!!!! Those other people must not have noticed they’d slipped up

        • kathryngaul says:

          Oh, heck, I hope you didn’t think that I think I’m perfect – far from it! I make mistakes all the time and I know it.

          It was actually a genuine enquiry as I was curious, that’s all. I’m the proverbial sticky-beak…..uh….nosey parker when it comes to other countries’ customs and traditions, etc.

          As you say, most mistakes are slip-ups and they probably come about because we’re rushing to get our thoughts out there as quickly as possible!

        • bccmee says:

          @kathryngaul: I never took offense at what you said. The misuse of words is a bit of a pet peeve of mine but it seems that since the Internet doesn’t have proofreaders and editors that all our mistakes and poor grammar and spelling are out there for the world to see, LOL!

  9. jazzbaby1 says:

    Wow! That’s awesome and I am indeed surprised, bccmee! Thanks so much!

    Seriously, I think Thorin looks like Kim Thayil, the guitar player from Soundgarden. Actually, he looks like he’d totally fit in on the “Lame List” bit on “Almost Live.”

    • jules says:

      that was so funny…I kept thinking Thorin was going to show up at the end of the row of ‘hairy men’…Do you think they would appreciate a makeover at our fav salon in ye olde town of Nottie???

      • jazzbaby1 says:

        Salon???!!!! That’s not manly! Bite yer tongue, lol!

      • bccmee says:

        @jules: I used to tune into Almost Live on Seattle TV most every Saturday. It was a really humorous show that made fun of Seattle and its suburbs. I might have to watch some more of these YouTube videos!

        It’s not on the air anymore, but it would be brilliant if Richard Armitage showed up and did a cameo appearance in the “Lame List.” I would totally pass out!

      • bccmee says:

        @jules & @jazzbaby1: Perhaps there is a tattoo parlor in Nottingham which caters to the grunge crowd. 😉

    • bccmee says:

      @jazzbaby1: That was a fun blast from the past! I only saw the show once live from the studio audience at KING-5 TV. The “Lame List” was one of my favorite recurring sketches. My top fave was “Bill Nye the Science Guy” though! 🙂

      Thanks so much for your brilliant selection of video and caption! You are NOT lame, LOL!

      • jazzbaby1 says:

        Science rules, bccmee!

      • Teuchter says:

        “Bill Nye the Science Guy” was terrific! Being in SW BC, Canada, Seattle’s KCTS9 is our “local” PBS station and he used to be on there.

        Am I right in thinking that the grey v-necked T-shirt he is wearing under that sexy leather jacket is the same one he wore under the pale linen jacket in SB1 Episode 3 when he is posing as the illicit diamond dealer? I thought that whole outfit – including the partly faded jeans – was stunning on him!! 😀

        I’m sure he will be amazing as Thorin and regardless of how much he will be covered in prosthetics, wig, beard, etc. we will ALWAYS know that voice and those eyes!! 🙂

        • mersguy says:

          So true Teuchter – his voice…swoon no mistaking it. Simply cant wait to hear Thorin’s booming voice and to appear larger than life in 3D…….watch out floor!
          The eyes – well that’s a whole different fantasy!

        • bccmee says:

          @Teuchter: Oh yes, I also remember Bill Nye the Science Guy on PBS! As you may know, he got his start on Almost Live much like The Simpsons began as a part of the comedy program The Tracey Ullman Show. 🙂

          You got me wondering about the t-shirt RA is wearing in the production video, so I went and studied some Strike Back screencaps at RichardArmitageNet.Com. Looks like the same shade of gray and shape of v-neck, but the material is different.

          I do agree that John Porter looked amazing in that outfit. The only part I didn’t like was the back of the jeans. It looked like he sat in white paint, LOL!

        • bccmee says:

          @mersguy: Even though Thorin is a dwarf, he’ll be larger than life on the movie screen. Thorin’s eyes will be as big as my head, LOL!

    • beengizzied says:

      I like to think of it as samurai hair, Jazzy. That works for me. Love your choice of gif.

      • bccmee says:

        @beengizzied: Do you have any images or video to support your samurai comparison? 😉

        • beengizzied says:

          What, I have to “support” things I say here? Gee you make me work!

          How is this?

        • jazzbaby1 says:

          LOL, beengizzied, when the first pictures came out with Thorin in the background I called him Warf’s Samurai Half-Brother.

        • bccmee says:

          @beengizzied: Yes, my close friends have to support their statements, LOL! Great picture, by the way. I definitely see the similarities. 🙂

          If there is an upcoming samurai movie with a low budget in need of costumes, perhaps they can buy the cast-offs from The Hobbit when it’s done filming! 😉

        • bccmee says:

          @jazzbaby1: LOL re: “Worf’s Samurai Half-Brother!” I hadn’t heard that one before. Quite brill! 😀

  10. fitzg says:

    bccmee, jazzbaby, love this one! There’s a bit of Gisborne in the expression and the motion – but it is not Gisborne. So well captured, bccmee!

  11. jules says:

    The last picture of Richard makes me want to cry…he looks so adorable I could squeeze him to death, well not quite but you know what I mean…Thorin is so masterful yet Richard is a pussycat…plays havoc with my emotions I must admit…As for the premier does anyone know when it will be in England please don’t say 2013 I think I would swim to New Zealand rather than wait any longer….thankyou ‘B’ and jazzbaby

    • bccmee says:

      @jules: Oh I totally agree about your sentiments of Richard Armitage. He looks quite like he could use a hug there in that screencap! 🙂

      I’m not sure when the premiere in London will be held although I’m sure there will be plenty of advance notice! So you don’t need to buy any “water wings” for the swim, LOL!

  12. Pamela says:

    With his screen presence, Richard is a scene stealer for sure. He’ll be magnificent in the Hobbit. Thanks, Bccmee 🙂

    • bccmee says:

      @Pamela: He will be a standout performer in the movie, I’m sure. 🙂 It is my hope that this role will give him great notice and he’ll be a busy man in movies for years to come.

  13. Thank you for choosing Thorin. He is haunting me, quite frequently.
    Yes, he has the look and the fierceness of a rock-star!

    • bccmee says:

      @Carla: We have to wait so long for The Hobbit but I agree he will be in our minds long before the movie is released! Awhile ago, I had my first Thorin dream! He was singing — a rock song actually — but I can’t remember which song it was! Hopefully I’ll dream of him again someday. 🙂

      • kathryngaul says:

        I often imagine Richard singing some old show tunes! can you remember any of those old musicals from the 1950s when they were played on television? RA is the Howard Keel type in my mind

        • kathryngaul says:

          I’ve just watched Gordon Macrae sing in the movie version of “Oklahoma” on YouTube again – he was such a great singer. Maybe Richard sings more like Gordon Macrae and Howard Keel than Hugh Jackman (as I mentioned elsewhere)???

          I try to imagine him singing some Coldplay songs but they don’t seem right for his deep voice. He should have been around in the 1950s – I’m sure those old ballads and even the uptempo songs would sound so sincere in Richard’s hands. Ah….make that “mouth” 🙂

  14. CDoart says:

    Thorin can come to defend me any time ;o) Thank you, Jazzbaby1 and Bccmee for this wonderful gif.
    This one holds a special place together with the Lucas North one where he boxes down his opponent, as it is not just wonderful to watch, but also very effective medicine against agression ;o) Imagining, that my opponents meet either Lucas North or Thorin just makes me smile and all the problems suddenly seem much lighter.

    • bccmee says:

      @CDoart: Richard Armitage said in an interview, “I’m not particularly alpha. ‘Nourish and nurture’ are my watchwords as opposed to ‘search and destroy’.” And yet he plays aggression so well!

      • Teuchter says:

        “Nourish and nurture”!!! *Sigh*

        Another wonderful gif ladies. So sad that they will soon come to an end. 😦

      • CDoart says:

        @bccmee Oh yes, I think, it is the contrast in him that I love so well. I would not be able to support and follow an actor I think to be brutal or forceful, in the way I can RA. I love him for his thoughtfulness ;o)
        Still, the imagination of him frightening off my opponents is just priceless ;o)

        • bccmee says:

          @CDoart: I understand you completely! One of the reasons I was so smitten by the fictional John Porter character is his sheer power and masculinity! If I ever needed protection from fictional forces, he’d be my choice. 😉

  15. Ania says:

    LOVE IT Bccmee!
    Oh really I can’t wait for the premiere TH. Only the problem is that the movie is aimed to young people, so think it will be dubbed 😦 …. to hear the RA’s voice I will have to wait for the DVD *sigh*

    • bccmee says:

      @Ania: Oh I wish you could watch it on the big screen in your community in English so you can hear Richard Armitage’s voice! *sigh* Perhaps you can convince your local theater to show it in English later at night for an adult audience. 😀

    • Joanna says:

      Hi Ania! OMG ! You are right! Now i don’t even know if I want to go to the cinema:(
      What for?…to hear Piotr Fronczewski?:D(great polish actor with beautiful voice)

      • Ania says:

        Hi Joanna!
        Although highly appreciate Mr. Fronczewski, I also am not sure if I would like to hear Thorin with his voice. Because the truth is that nobody is able to replace the voice of Richard *sigh*
        Or maybe, as suggested Bccmee we should find the cinema, which would agree to emitted TH with original sound 😉

  16. Musa/Fabo says:

    Can’t wait for Thorin to sing and play his harp 🙂
    Thanks Bccmee and Jazzbaby1 for the masterful Thorin. Hope we get anothe VBlog soon.
    Well, if I win the lottery between now and next November, I’m off to NZ for the premiere- Ha! Otherwise definitely NYC ….or even LA on the red-eye!

    • bccmee says:

      @Musa/Fabo: I’m very excited about a role where we finally get to hear Richard Armitage sing! Oh I know he sang in the Clarissa radio drama, but that was intentionally over-the-top. Nonetheless, it demonstrated that he can carry a tune!

      And if you come to the NYC premiere, perhaps we’ll all meet up. 🙂 I have no idea if Richard Armitage will be there, but hopefully we’ll know in time for those who have to make travel plans. I just need to jump on the subway, LOL!

  17. Kaprekar says:

    I think I’ll have to settle for the London premiere, but at least that will be in Armitage home territory!!

    • bccmee says:

      @Kaprekar: I do wonder how and when it’s decided on the premiere locales and also who will be in attendance. I sure hope there’s a big movie celebration in London, especially since the cast is predominantly British!

  18. Dhana says:

    Guh. That is all I can say at this moment.

  19. Suse says:

    Thank your for another great gif bccmee and also jazzbaby1 of course. As for the Hobbit premiere neither NZ nor New York nor London will be an option for me. Like Ania I will happy if I find an opportunity to watch the original version of the Hobbit as all movies, especially those of the blockbuster variety are dubbed in Germany. One thing is for sure watching RA speaking in a German voice is just not on….

    • bccmee says:

      @Suse: I wish you luck in your quest to find a movie theater that will show The Hobbit in English! Perhaps Richard Armitage should have a clause in his contract that his voice is a treasure and cannot be dubbed, LOL!

  20. beengizzied says:

    This sprang to mind when I read GOD OF GRUNGE (sorry, might be a bit tangential lol) … There is kind of a “grunge” link to another RA character. In Between the Sheets Paul wears an Oasis t-shirt at the bbq … and Noel Gallagher of Oasis (I believe) was a grunge fan and (being an Oasis fan myself, and a Noel Gallagher fan – he could be my working class bit of rough and write me some songs) I can feel the connection. Although Gallagher’s songs are largely more optomistic I think.

    Oh yes …. also love the Thorin does samurai look in the “roar” clip … GUH, GUH GUH.
    Nice on so many levels bccmee.

    • jazz says:

      “Largely more optimistic…” lol! BGZ, a friend of mine turned to me one day and wondered aloud if his constant bummed out mood might have anything to do with listening to a steady diet of Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and Nirvana. I was like, “Uh, ya think?”

      • bccmee says:

        @jazz: Haha, that’s a good point about “mood music.” I’m sure studies have been done on the effect of certain genres on the psyche. Sometimes when I’m in the supermarket I feel like fleeing though. I would have thought the intent of the background music was to get customers to stay longer, LOL!

    • bccmee says:

      @beengizzied: Oh that’s an interesting connection! It seems there is a weave between many of Richard Armitage’s characters if you look ‘ard enough. 😉 I’ll have to revisit some of Noel Gallagher’s songs. Thanks so much for your thought-provoking comment!

      • kathryngaul says:

        Noel Gallagher was on “Jonathan Ross Show” last night – but it was a repeat so not sure just when it was recorded.

        • bccmee says:

          @kathryngaul: Is Jonathan Ross still on the air? I thought he was fired for playing a practical joke on a celebrity or something.

  21. mersguy says:

    Richard’s portrayal of Thorin will be amazing, can’t wait until the premiere of The Hobbit in Wellington, New Zealand in 2012. Yes I will be going, dubbed “Operation Squee-RAgism” is in full swing.
    I think poor Richard may have a bit of an allergic reaction to the prosthesis they used on his nose, Thorin’s nose is a different shape. I like the “grunge” reference far better than the “klingon” one!
    I year to go, it’s going to be a long wait!

    • bccmee says:

      @mersguy: I certainly hope you keep us posted on your antics at the big premiere! LOL re: “Operation Squee-RAgism”! What are you going to wear?

      Hehe, I also prefer the grunge or samurai comparisons as opposed to the Klingon ones. 🙂

      • mersguy says:

        Certainly will B, now what to wear??? something to be thinking about might need to have my runners on. Pre season “Hobbit” training starts from today!!
        Sir Peter Jackson’s 50th birthday is on Monday 31, wondering if he might post new TH video on that day?

        • bccmee says:

          @mersguy: I didn’t realize Sir Peter Jackson’s birthday was on Halloween! Oh my gosh, how lovely it would be if he gave us a gift in the form of a new production video! I wonder how he’ll celebrate?

          By the way, what does pre-season Hobbit training involve?

        • mersguy says:

          The stuff I know…astounding isn’t it – mastermind of useless information!! LOL
          Some short sprint work might be in order, exactly how long is the red carpet?

    • kathryngaul says:

      Are you somewhere in the southern Hemisphere, too?

      • kathryngaul says:

        Well, there you go! A typo. I meant “Southern Hemisphere”, of course.

        • mersguy says:

          Sure am – Perth, Western AustRAlia! So you understand my eagerness to get to NZ, at last RA is in my (our) neck of the woods! Your from the Sydney or Melb?? Perhaps we can meet up at some stage? Just got back from the travel agents loaded with NZ info!!!

        • kathryngaul says:

          My, you ARE eager! I’m in Canberra but would need to fly out of Sydney or Melbourne for NZ.
          Are you on Skype? My username is kathryn.gaul

        • mersguy says:

          No, I’m not. On AA (mer06) and RAC(tempestguy) though

  22. NovemberBride says:

    You gals are totally crackin’ me up! I’m thinking the NYC premiere for me. You see, I have this really good friend who lives there…or not. Either way, I canNOT wait to see this movie! Seriously. I may be one of those nuts that camps outside the movie theater.

  23. kathryngaul says:

    We were having repeats of the “Jonathan Ross Show” and that was the last episode.

  24. kathryngaul says:

    I’m of the even older school – I wouldn’t use spellcheck if you paid me! I didn’t even know that there’s such a thing as a grammar checker on computer!

    All my work colleagues brought their letters, reports, etc. to me to check the spelling, grammar and punctuation before the items were mailed out. Of course, that had the affect of lessening my own output slightly.

    It’s extremely difficult for me to turn “the editor” off and let creativity flow! One day, you’ll have to teach me how to do that. I used to write poems and stories when I was young but that was over a century ago!

  25. kathryngaul says:

    I forgot to mention that I use “affect” to reflect a bad effect….if you know what I mean! I started school in 1952 and we were taught that distinction then but I’m not sure if it’s still used. I’m hopelessly old-school, aren’t I? 🙂

  26. Joanna says:

    Ohhh! I can’t wait for Thorin!
    Samurai is a great comparsion,even Guy of Gizbourne in some shots looks like japanese warrior:)
    Thank you Bccmee and jazzbaby:) and correct me please..or wait..better not ..it will takes you so much time. For me Your spare time is priceless!

    • bccmee says:

      @Joanna: Thank you so very much for all your support and kind comments! I understand you perfectly. 🙂 Prior to jazzbaby1 and beengizzied’s input, I had not noticed the similarity between Thorin and the grunge & samurai looks, but I see it clearly now!

      I feel extremely honored to have visitors from around the world post comments. I would like to learn another language someday. I know a little Spanish but have forgotten a great deal. 🙂

  27. It’s going to be great to see Richard as Thorin. I hope they have a premier in Calif., TOO.
    Love the GIF today.
    From an American that knows the difference between too and to, too:-))

    • bccmee says:

      @Jeannie: Oh yes, I hope there’s a Hollywood premiere too! Are you going if there is one? Do you suppose Richard Armitage will show up for all the big premieres? Thanks for your comment and ongoing support! 😀

  28. I cannot wait for this movie and it’s amazing how makeup can create a whole different person.

    • bccmee says:

      @http://blog.salvatierstudios.com/ It’s so true! I’m very much excited about this film too. Thank goodness Peter Jackson is sharing production videos along the way. 🙂

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