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Sir Feels. If I saw Ian McKellen crying, I would cry with him. did you know? Sir Ian Mckellen, broke down and cried whilst filming 'The Hobbit' because he had f

If I saw Ian McKellen crying, I would cry with him

did you know?
Sir Ian Mckellen, broke down and cried
whilst filming 'The Hobbit' because he had
film with must a green screen instead of with
other actors, he said "this is not why I became
an actor."
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#57 - schmuxy (02/16/2014) [-]
What makes this especially sad is that all of the scenes with hobbits in the Lord of the Rings was done with traditional methods - stunt doubles and, more impressively, perspective. And they pulled it off flawlessly in those films. Sir Ian is one of my heros and, as an aspiring actor myself, this gives far too many feels.
#209 to #57 - biggunspancho (02/16/2014) [-]
Aspiring actor reporting in, I understand your feels brother.
User avatar #72 to #57 - nospyonme (02/16/2014) [-]
The Lord Of The Rings looked so much better, because they didn't do what was easy and low cost, they did what looked the best. In The Hobbit you can tell the actors aren't looking at each other, nothing lines up correctly. It just looks bad. But I guess it's harder to do force perspective when a movie is 3D. I hate when a 3D movie has ****** 3D, and The Hobbit has ****** 3D
#27 - vladcobhc (02/15/2014) [-]
proof
User avatar #87 to #27 - alonetime (02/16/2014) [-]
what scene is this
#125 to #87 - Rascal (02/16/2014) [-]
WHAT SCENE IS THIS?

No seriously, they spent ~40 minutes at his house. How do you not remember?
User avatar #157 to #125 - KayRed (02/16/2014) [-]
That's him and Thorin in Bree you **** .
User avatar #159 to #157 - KayRed (02/16/2014) [-]
That might not actually be Bree, um...I **** .
#165 to #159 - Rascal (02/16/2014) [-]
You can see BIlbo's face in the back, so not bree. Probably Bilbo's house.
User avatar #166 to #165 - KayRed (02/16/2014) [-]
Yeah, and the arching doorway is probably from Bag End as well. Shiet.
User avatar #91 to #87 - vladcobhc (02/16/2014) [-]
Scene in Bilbo's house where they sit around the table etc.
#167 to #27 - meatygoodness (02/16/2014) [-]
Someone please give the man a hug
User avatar #28 to #27 - vladcobhc (02/15/2014) [-]
They pasted faces of the characters around the table. I had a better picture but can't find it anymore.
User avatar #60 to #28 - alphavsomega (02/16/2014) [-]
I enjoy the lowercase alpha as your icon.
#112 to #27 - NutHut (02/16/2014) [-]
It's like...really green.
User avatar #116 to #112 - captainrattrap (02/16/2014) [-]
HAHA That ad I remember it!
#133 to #27 - newzalaman (02/16/2014) [-]
"Heard you were talking **** "
#1 - produx (02/15/2014) [-]
The thought of an old man crying.  Not that Ian's old. That SoB's immortal.
The thought of an old man crying. Not that Ian's old. That SoB's immortal.
User avatar #146 to #1 - threeeighteen (02/16/2014) [-]
Dat ***** is old, he's just an old badass. Defeating the homophobes and doesn't afraid of anything.
User avatar #7 to #1 - sinery (02/15/2014) [-]
From?
User avatar #9 to #7 - icefried (02/15/2014) [-]
meet the robinsons i think
#5 to #1 - exceeding (02/15/2014) [-]
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#202 to #5 - Rascal (02/16/2014) [-]
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#185 - skypatrol (02/16/2014) [-]
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User avatar #196 to #185 - onewithpokerface (02/16/2014) [-]
my thoughts exactly
User avatar #17 - insulation (02/15/2014) [-]
Actually,he was so mad about it,that he didn't learn any of his lines,and did all of the dialogue on the spot.
User avatar #140 to #17 - yorker (02/16/2014) [-]
INSULATION

Insulation makes me warm.

I really hope you remember me.
#228 to #140 - insulation (02/16/2014) [-]
yorker keeps me warm

of course i remember you
User avatar #229 to #228 - yorker (02/16/2014) [-]
<3 ^_^
User avatar #102 to #17 - krahne (02/16/2014) [-]
I still have you on hide all for spamming that picture asking me to **** my sister
#55 - whenuleastxpect ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
Actually, Peter Jackson felt so bad for him that he arranged his whole tent to be decorated with lord of the rings props (if i remember correctly). At least he rearranged it to something that Ian McKellen loved and he got really touched and understood that he had a family on set.    
   
This whole thing is on the behind the scenes of the extended Unexpected Journey blu-ray.     
   
Gif semi-related, in that scene Viggo Mortensen broke two toes while kicking the helmet, but instead of cutting the scene he took the pain and used it to perform an incredibly believable performance.
Actually, Peter Jackson felt so bad for him that he arranged his whole tent to be decorated with lord of the rings props (if i remember correctly). At least he rearranged it to something that Ian McKellen loved and he got really touched and understood that he had a family on set.

This whole thing is on the behind the scenes of the extended Unexpected Journey blu-ray.

Gif semi-related, in that scene Viggo Mortensen broke two toes while kicking the helmet, but instead of cutting the scene he took the pain and used it to perform an incredibly believable performance.
#131 to #55 - rebaj (02/16/2014) [-]
ok a few things:
1. Wow, Ian is such an awesome guy and props to those who care
2. Damn that helmet is something to break two toes over
3. Whats this from?
4. Are you willing to listen about jesus im kidding, i ran out of ideas
User avatar #151 to #131 - huntergriff ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
It's from 2 towers.
User avatar #4 - rynkar (02/15/2014) [-]
I doub't this. I could see him kinda miffed at the idea, but not actually breaking down.
#74 - sedativechunk (02/16/2014) [-]
I just watched this random movie last night with Ian Mckellen where he was a nazi war criminal secretly living in normal society. He makes some high school kid become evil in the process. No idea what the movie was called but I enjoyed it.

Most relevant pic I have.
User avatar #89 to #74 - gloomysunday (02/16/2014) [-]
Apt Pupil?
User avatar #139 to #89 - yorker (02/16/2014) [-]
yeah it's apt pupil
#48 - lazercaval (02/16/2014) [-]
&quot;...with a just a...&quot;
"...with a just a..."
#143 to #58 - broswagonist (02/16/2014) [-]
I needed to add the third version. It's not relevant, but it is the last one that I know of.
I needed to add the third version. It's not relevant, but it is the last one that I know of.
User avatar #150 to #143 - alphavsomega (02/16/2014) [-]
nice.
#163 - hybridxproject (02/16/2014) [-]
Ian Mckellen knows his **** . I hate the direction modern film making is going. Now it's cgi and ******* 3d like a goddamn amusement park ride.
User avatar #188 to #163 - myjeren (02/16/2014) [-]
You should pay attention to some of the better films out today like Her and Philomena.
User avatar #189 to #188 - hybridxproject (02/16/2014) [-]
I want to see her but ive never heard of philomena
User avatar #190 to #189 - myjeren (02/16/2014) [-]
Philomena is a small little film that earned a Best Picture nomination along with many others. It's playing in some theaters; it's really good.
User avatar #191 to #190 - hybridxproject (02/16/2014) [-]
cool, ill check it out
User avatar #194 to #163 - darknesincontrol (02/16/2014) [-]
meh i dont mind cgi in films, op post is fake, it was probably created to spread hate on the hobbit films
User avatar #201 to #197 - darknesincontrol (02/16/2014) [-]
ah yeah i see, i have found a video of him saying it. he even considered quiting hobbit alltogether. But it seems that Peter Jackson has made sure there wont be anymore green screen with Ian anymore
User avatar #244 to #163 - asmodeu ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
Sometimes, 3D movies are the only thing that makes some people going to the cinema.
User avatar #169 to #163 - zarcos (02/16/2014) [-]
why is this a problem? Pretty soon it will all be cgi and then ugly people can get acting jobs again like the golden age of radio.
User avatar #172 to #171 - zarcos (02/16/2014) [-]
I'm being serious bruh. Fat and ugly people will be able to be leads in movies again.
User avatar #176 to #172 - hybridxproject (02/16/2014) [-]
So you'd rather movies be boring, ****** , poorly executed, rushed, cartoons just so fat/ugly can get a job?
User avatar #177 to #176 - zarcos (02/16/2014) [-]
Why would they be any of those things? CGI/Animation =/= poor quality
User avatar #183 to #177 - hybridxproject (02/16/2014) [-]
Yes, where it doesn't belong it does. CGI is to be used where its needed, not as a means for replacing entire aspects of film making such as actors or entire sets. They do it because its easier/faster. Take the hobbit for example, you probably know all 3 of the movies were made before the first one was even in theaters (probably cause Ian Mckellen has a foot in the grave). All the orcs and majority of the sets were made by cgi and looked retarded/cartoony. This green screen filming likely reason behind what brought Ian mckellen to tears on set. Instead of making a scene with other actors on a set, hes talking to himself in big green room.
#184 to #177 - frenzysalem ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
untrue. it makes people lazy. all it takes to make a movie now is to find someone who looks the part and put them in front of a green screen. that's why modern movies are 			****		. there's no passion for acting or cinematography or lighting or soundtracks or screenwriting anymore because it's all just made behind a computer screen now. and the fact that you admit that &quot;ugly and fat&quot; people can't get any acting roles anymore just proves this. it used to be, if you were a good actor, you get the part. now it's just 			*******		 super models who we consider &quot;actors.&quot; sure, CGI might make shots look a little more flashy or fancy and i can admit that it has its uses, but all in all it's simply just ruining film.
untrue. it makes people lazy. all it takes to make a movie now is to find someone who looks the part and put them in front of a green screen. that's why modern movies are **** . there's no passion for acting or cinematography or lighting or soundtracks or screenwriting anymore because it's all just made behind a computer screen now. and the fact that you admit that "ugly and fat" people can't get any acting roles anymore just proves this. it used to be, if you were a good actor, you get the part. now it's just ******* super models who we consider "actors." sure, CGI might make shots look a little more flashy or fancy and i can admit that it has its uses, but all in all it's simply just ruining film.
User avatar #168 - arnolddusk (02/16/2014) [-]
I struggled to read this because of the misplaced double a thing.
User avatar #173 to #168 - agrofenlas (02/16/2014) [-]
What does this comment even mean!?
User avatar #174 to #173 - arnolddusk (02/16/2014) [-]
"a just a green screen" confused me
User avatar #180 to #174 - agrofenlas (02/16/2014) [-]
Oh... My brain corrected what I was reading. I thought yours would to.
User avatar #181 to #180 - arnolddusk (02/16/2014) [-]
Well, after I came back, I realized my comment didn't make any sense. It usually does, but this time it corrected it to "a just green screen", and I couldn't focus on the rest of it.
User avatar #164 - vatra (02/16/2014) [-]
Bull ******* **** . They had the actual actors and then they had midgets that played size doubles. So really he just had to work with 28 people constantly.
User avatar #154 - superfudge (02/16/2014) [-]
Like most Tumblr "facts" they are completely ******** .
#43 - improbable (02/16/2014) [-]
did someone die??
User avatar #53 to #43 - calawesome (02/16/2014) [-]
yeah, they thought so...but he came back in the second one.
User avatar #45 to #43 - iamnuff (02/16/2014) [-]
they had to do it green-screen, because of how they CG the dwarves/hobbits (the actors aren't really little people, you know)
User avatar #69 to #45 - OsamaBinLadenz (02/16/2014) [-]
They used perspective in LotR to do it, so I think it was just out of convenience.
User avatar #113 to #69 - iamnuff (02/16/2014) [-]
eh, with one or two of them in shot, it's not too hard, but with Gandalf being the only non-tiny guy in the scene?

they probably had the scene acted out with all the dwaves, then had gandalf do it alone, then blended them together in edit.

for the other actors, it's not so bad, because they have the rest of the cast with them, but with gandalf as the only human sized character in a scene, he has to act it out alone.
User avatar #81 to #69 - flnonymousseven ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
I'm fairly certain that's not entirely true.
User avatar #82 to #81 - OsamaBinLadenz (02/16/2014) [-]
Ah, come on. Elijah Wood's not that short.
User avatar #83 to #82 - flnonymousseven ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
no I mean I'm fairly certain they used at least some compositing to make them shorter in the original. I remember watching a behind the scenes were they said many of the scenes were shot in pieces so that some of the actors could be shrunk down in post.
User avatar #84 to #83 - OsamaBinLadenz (02/16/2014) [-]
That is definitely possible. I didn't hear about that, but it's not unbelievable.
User avatar #44 - konradkurze (02/16/2014) [-]
bluescreen and greenscreen improved the effects of movies and destroyed any soul put into them

case in point...Total Recall
Original: Arnold with a buttload of effort put into makeup and scenery
Remake: colin farrel and a greenscreen to make garbage
User avatar #78 to #44 - flnonymousseven ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
don't forget the FX artist, modelers and animators who put in two boatloads of effort into effects and scenery.
User avatar #80 to #44 - rbpwn (02/16/2014) [-]
The movies are completely different from what I hear

And It works both ways


Pacific Rim is a visual masterpiece because there was love and passion behind it

Son of Godzilla was **** on a sandwhich because it was made to sell products
User avatar #88 to #80 - konradkurze (02/16/2014) [-]
not completely different...the core plot is still the same, just farrels version is a greenscreen full of ******** special effects to make the new generation of sci-fi movie goers jizz
sad how so few can appreciate actual makeup and special effects nowadays


User avatar #90 to #88 - rbpwn (02/16/2014) [-]
I was actually thinking about that earlier

I think it's best to have a mix

Using practical sets where it's..Well practical

And using Screening and CG where it's not

Like, Ewen Mcgregor said working on the Star Wars prequels was **** because he had no idea what he was supposed to be looking at

I think screening should only be for backgrounds and otherwise impossible shots
User avatar #98 to #90 - konradkurze (02/16/2014) [-]
or like that part where mckellen was on the set alone and apparently meant to be talking with a bunch of men....they couldnt have a bunch of prop mannequins in chairs for him to face and pretend people were there?
User avatar #101 to #98 - rbpwn (02/16/2014) [-]
I honestly thought they were people in costume

I haven't seen the movie

I've heard that some movies have other actors stand in for CG characters, I know they did that with Jar Jar in episode one
User avatar #108 to #101 - konradkurze (02/16/2014) [-]
well some CGI stuff can have people standing alone and you have all these other characters keyed im to be around them....hollywoods way to save money by having CGI instead of paying actors
User avatar #94 to #44 - thebritishguy (02/16/2014) [-]
I thought the main problem with that film was that half of it was an incredibly long chase scene and after about 5 minutes I just lost track of what the **** I was watching, I like chase scenes but if you're going to do them make them a minute or to long otherwise I lose attention
User avatar #100 to #94 - konradkurze (02/16/2014) [-]
yeah...they do force in long chase scenes that people are supposed to like because of all the col graphics showing on the greenscreen as they go
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User avatar #123 to #44 - RIPphyscovideos (02/16/2014) [-]
Green and blue screen don't necessarily make a bad film, but it does make a lazy filmmaker.

Story is what can destroy a film.
User avatar #132 to #123 - konradkurze (02/16/2014) [-]
well most of those who use the screens nowadays are lazy and destroy the film

once they used to just be there to add axtra impact to the movie..nowaday they pretty much ARE the movie
#205 to #132 - Rascal (02/16/2014) [-]
Its actually a differcult task to pull a really good cgi. And it take countless hours, days even months to create
User avatar #206 to #205 - konradkurze (02/16/2014) [-]
so did proper set. but then with those they also had to pull it apart later
not to mention if there were any problems like the wrong parts getting damaged, they had to spend time fixing it
User avatar #109 to #44 - taokami (02/16/2014) [-]
I have to agree. I like the original better.
User avatar #110 to #109 - konradkurze (02/16/2014) [-]
yeah
plus the scene most guys loved, the hooker with 3 boobs

original didnt hold back showing her several times....remake showed her once,,,modern censors went ******* and it was cut out of the movie
User avatar #67 to #44 - OsamaBinLadenz (02/16/2014) [-]
Personally, I thought LotR orcs looked much better than The Hobbit's orcs
User avatar #73 to #67 - wimwam (02/16/2014) [-]
I can't imagine there is a person alive who would disagree with that. I still cannot figure out why the traditional methods weren't used. I've heard cost was the reason (that makes no sense because LoTR made tons of money)
User avatar #75 to #73 - OsamaBinLadenz (02/16/2014) [-]
Yeah. It seems to be more convenience than anything. It's just easier to put in a bunch of animated orcs than it is to fit people up with costume and make-up. Still though, traditional made it look better.
User avatar #77 to #75 - wimwam (02/16/2014) [-]
Yeah, it clearly doesn't work as well. It kept taking me out of the movie every time I saw any orc up close because I could tell it wasn't actually there. You can just tell the actors were swinging swords against air.
User avatar #186 - juciefruit ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
I haven't read the books, but the thing I hated about The Hobbit was the CGI Orcs and fight scenes. Some is good but it was way too much. LoTR's stunt men in orc costumes were way better than all the CGI orcs in The Hobbit, more realistic too.
#238 to #186 - Rascal (02/16/2014) [-]
Well, Hobit is a story for children, as I heard. So if the film is having most material from the Hobit, it's okay to be more &quot;childish&quot;. I also liked the fight scenes in Lotr more, but Hobit fight scenes are more funny, have more &quot;gags&quot; in them. Hobit is more about action and effects I think.   
I don't think that generaly said Lotr is better, thing is, that Hobit is just different and that may be a thing that's annoying us. If you look at Hobit with a neutral view, it's pretty cool and wonderfull.
Well, Hobit is a story for children, as I heard. So if the film is having most material from the Hobit, it's okay to be more "childish". I also liked the fight scenes in Lotr more, but Hobit fight scenes are more funny, have more "gags" in them. Hobit is more about action and effects I think.
I don't think that generaly said Lotr is better, thing is, that Hobit is just different and that may be a thing that's annoying us. If you look at Hobit with a neutral view, it's pretty cool and wonderfull.
#192 to #186 - superduperpuper (02/16/2014) [-]
Yeah, read the book. They use close to no CGI there.
#3 - Rascal (02/15/2014) [-]
prove it...
#30 to #3 - Rascal (02/15/2014) [-]
watch the making off, it's on camera
#37 to #3 - Rascal (02/15/2014) [-]
You have entire Internet, google it anon.
#34 to #3 - Rascal (02/15/2014) [-]
You have the entire Internet and you don't even bother to Google it.   
 www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-11-14/sir-ian-mckellen-filming-the-hobbit-made-me-think-i-should-quit-acting
You have the entire Internet and you don't even bother to Google it.
www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-11-14/sir-ian-mckellen-filming-the-hobbit-made-me-think-i-should-quit-acting
#42 to #3 - Rascal (02/16/2014) [-]
Burden of proof is with whoever makes statement.
User avatar #240 - arwendar (02/16/2014) [-]
Yes, except that he didn't break down and cried.
He grumbled about it. That's all.
User avatar #76 - achimp (02/16/2014) [-]
Then he must have sobbed on the set of every X-Men movie, as well as every LoTR movie.

Yeah, this is a load of ******** .
User avatar #127 to #76 - derpysean (02/16/2014) [-]
The other Lord of The Rings's used perspective and stunt doubles to make the hobbits smaller, you uncultured **** .
User avatar #129 to #127 - achimp (02/16/2014) [-]
wasn't talking about the hobbits. I was referring to the giant landscapes and towers and armies.
User avatar #105 to #76 - xxhadesflamesxx ONLINE (02/16/2014) [-]
no the majority of the lotr films weren't all greenscreen and also you don't cry every time something is sad it was probably built up over a long time
User avatar #115 - roflnaut (02/16/2014) [-]
This is one of the reasons why I prefer plays and musicals.
You really can't work with green screens.
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