Hobbit Size

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  1. Strider

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    Did anyone notice that when they were showing just the Hobbits, they were too big for their surroundings which leads me to think PJ didn't worry about scaling them down as much. You can really notice this at the end when they show the four hobbits and then Bilbo walking on the boat. The 4 Hobbits look like giants compared to him. Don't get me wrong, I loved the movies and the work PJ and crew put into it, but I just think they slacked a little when they knew it was just the hobbits in the scene.
     
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    i totally agree with you but when the camera is farther away from the hobbits they seem smaller. Like when merry was next to gandalf in Minas Tirith you could see the size difference, although gandalf is tall himself. But in the end when all of the hobbits are next to bilbo it is most likely because he is slouching or because of his age.
     
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    I noticed this a bit in the Sam and Frodo scenes alot too. (Even a bit in TTT).
     
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    In Rivendell. When they four hobbits reunite. If you look at the doorways, you can tell they should be a bit smaller.


    And as Radagast said, a lot of Sam and Frodo scenes.
     
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    Merry and pippin should look bigger because of the ent draught.
     
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    But not Sam and Frodo, and the Ent Draught didn't make them that big
     
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    Yeah, I agree. It bugged me that Pippin and Merry were not significantly taller than Frodo and Sam.
     
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    It's very inconsistent. Peter Jackson points this out in his commentaries. If you remember the scene where Pippin is walking with Gandalf up to Denethor you'll notice that he seems to be a different size than when he is walking back and glancing with Denethor. This is the difference between the scale doubles and the actual actors in front of a blue screen.
     
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    It's the same case with gimli btw. sometimes he looks way to big for a dwarf.
     
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    His scale double is 4'9".
     
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    I once saw a pic of him and lego (just after pelennor fields I think) where lego stood only a head taller than gimli.
     
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    *sigh* Quite annoying. I wouldn't think it's a minor thing that you wouldn't fix up. :(
     
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    oh u all quit complaining, cuz if u dont try 2 notice the mistakes it truly is a fine piece of film... errr 3 films.
     
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    We aren't dissing the movies. And I'm not trying to notice the mistakes. Just after you seen it so many times the mistakes point themselves out to you. And besides, some mistakes are funny!

    Besides, its contrustive criticism.
     
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    WEll in TTT scene were frodo and sam ar e takemn to that watergfall place with faramir u can tell the big difference so there they didn't mess up every were
     
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    Oh yah, when the hobbits were with people you could tell. It's when they hobbits are in a scene by themselves.
     
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    si senor, I noticed this detail.
     
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    *c* Strider ain't a man ;)
     
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    Nope 100% female, even though the Spark tells me I'm 87% male

    I guess I don't act girly enough. Or people didn't see me drooling over Ethan in the reality thread...erm I didn't say that.
     
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    lol, I've seen the movies to many times too, so I don't watch the movie but the errors :)

    it's quite fun actually :D