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Old 08-18-2019, 11:34 AM   #876
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If you had the opportunity to have been an extra not a lead role, or major supporting role in any or all of the 3 LOTR films recently made, what particular favorite scene/s in the film/s would you most want to have been an extra in and why ?

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Old 08-18-2019, 07:37 PM   #877
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I would have liked to have been one of the humans drinking in the sequence at the Inn in Bree in Fellowship where the Hobbits meet Strider. The scene was so well done. I like that it's early on in the series before the quest really gets going. Everything g is still green and happy, and you are still getting pulled into that world before they move on and everything gets darker and darker in tone and the stakes get higher. I would have liked to have been one of those humans Frodo is paranoid is going to sell him out.

Not actually a 50s or 60s horror movie subject, but I like your question anyway.
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:43 PM   #878
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I love movies, but don't want to be in any. I cringe at the photos of myself I come across let alone having millions of people see me.
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Kind of a follow-up to that last one:

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The Thing from Another World (1951)

"I probably got a shot of the ceiling and my own two feet!"

Finally, after probably twenty years, I see this again. I forgot about all kinds of stuff: the extra plants, the reporter, conflicting orders from the general causing the captain even more trouble with the professor.

I only have this on standard def, but the picture and sound are much, much improved from the original (if the theatrical trailer included on the disc is anything to go by).

The writing in this is definitely a welcome improvement from what I usually see in this era of film, the interactions feel a little more fluid and organic rather than written and rehearsed; the captain and his copilot/navigator really felt like they knew each other well for some time, same with the captain and female lead.

Arness was great as the Thing, just this large and imposing presence that cannot be reasoned with or stopped. Him suddenly appearing behind the door to the greenhouse, storming the barracks and being set ablaze, stalking down the hallway during the final battle, dude was just an alien Grim Reaper.

And I fucking love the title screen, how it melts into sight. One of the best title screens of all time, easily.
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The Thing from Another World (1951)

"I probably got a shot of the ceiling and my own two feet!"

Finally, after probably twenty years, I see this again. I forgot about all kinds of stuff: the extra plants, the reporter, conflicting orders from the general causing the captain even more trouble with the professor.

I only have this on standard def, but the picture and sound are much, much improved from the original (if the theatrical trailer included on the disc is anything to go by).

The writing in this is definitely a welcome improvement from what I usually see in this era of film, the interactions feel a little more fluid and organic rather than written and rehearsed; the captain and his copilot/navigator really felt like they knew each other well for some time, same with the captain and female lead.

Arness was great as the Thing, just this large and imposing presence that cannot be reasoned with or stopped. Him suddenly appearing behind the door to the greenhouse, storming the barracks and being set ablaze, stalking down the hallway during the final battle, dude was just an alien Grim Reaper.

And I fucking love the title screen, how it melts into sight. One of the best title screens of all time, easily.
I'm a big fan of the script, which Charles Lederer adapted from a short story by John W. Campbell. Ben Hecht worked on it uncredited.

Arness was embarrassed about his makeup and refused to attend the premiere. He needn't have worried, because the monster was always kept in shadows so you couldn't get a good look at it.

Kenneth Tobey told this story. Many years later, Tobey guest starred on Gunsmoke. He was down on his luck at the time and needed money. Arness found out about it but didn't say anything. He just started stalling and made the shooting spill over into the following week! This forced CBS to pay the guest stars and the crew overtime!

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Oh, and the nonpareil Dimitri Tiomkin wrote the musical score for The Thing. An assemblage of talent like that had to produce a great movie.
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