The cast often had to fly to remote shoot locations by helicopter. Sean Bean is afraid of flying and would only do it when absolutely necessary. When they were shooting the scenes of the fellowship crossing the pass of Caradhras, he’d spend two hours every morning climbing from the base of the mountain to their shooting location already dressed as Boromir. The cast and crew being flown up could see him from their helicopters.

“But you, my daughter, you will linger on in darkness and in doubt as nightfall in winter that comes without a star. Here you will dwell, bound to your grief, under the fading trees until all the world is changed and the long years of your life are utterly spent” [The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers]

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#BackToBooksAugust Day Thirteen: A Fictional Battle/Test You Think You’d Survive! Helms Deep. Fo sho. Little known fact about me, I do know my way around a bow. Sure I might be a little rusty but I’m sure Legolas can help me out 😉 bae wouldn’t let me die 😂

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I wonder if people will ever say, ‘Let’s hear about Frodo and the Ring.’ And they’ll say ‘Yes, that’s one of my favorite stories. Frodo was really courageous, wasn’t he, Dad?’ 'Yes, my boy, the most famousest of hobbits. And that’s saying a lot.’

anonymous asked:

do you happen to know what kind of genre Taron likes to read? I'm trying to read more myself and would love to read something that Taron has. Or even if you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them

I don’t think that Taron has said that he has a specific genre that he prefers over another, or one in general, but i remember him saying in Happy, Sad, Confused that books about apocalypses make for a good read, like Josh said, “Hope drama”. I think with Taron and things that he does like, such as books, films, music, etc., it’s a combination of a really eclectic tastes.

I know that he’s mentioned The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Non-Fiction), The Lord of the Rings Books as well as The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (Fiction), Harry Potter books (Fiction), The Godfather by Mario Puzo (Fiction), World War Z by Max Brooks(he loves zombies and also Non-Fiction), The Road by Cormac McCarthy (also a movie starring Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee, Non-Fiction and another post-apocalypse book), No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (Nonfiction, this was also turned into a film), Kafka By The Shore by Haruki Murakami (Fiction).

As for books that I would suggest:

  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman (they’re turning it into a show and I’m fangirling too hard about it)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (again, another book that i think that everybody should read at least once in their life)
  • My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

I’m an avid reader myself, so honestly this list could go on for miles, but these are just some that pop into my head at first thought. Like I said, I would highly recommend reading 1984 and To Kill A Mockingbird if you haven’t already. they’re such phenomenal books.

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So I bought this map of Middle-Earth yesterday but there is something wrong with it.I know what it is but can you find it? I’ll give you a clue: Something is missing.

You know what I need?

I need someone to write about Rosie. How she probably had a crush on Sam because he is such a sweetheart, how she tried her best to catch his eyes and we all know how shy Sam was. How she finally got to dance with him only for him to look “troubled” and going back to Frodo. How suddenly he went missing for almost a year to only return, looking the same but totally different. When Sam asked her on a date they were happy but she noticed a distance in his eyes. The day he proposed and she said yes, he told her everything that happened. Sure, it sounded like on of Bilbo’s stories but she believed him. Rosie saw the fear in his eyes because he was afraid that she would go back on her word but she just loved him so much!

Sure, some nights he would wake up screaming Frodo’s name or some names from the story or “Do it! Cast it to the fire!” He would cry and she would grab his head and say: “Breath, honey. Breath! You’re not in Mordor. Everything is over. You saved us all. Breath, Sam.” and the Sam would hug her.

Some times Rosie would read the books of the adventures to understand her husband. She knew he was trying so hard to make her happy after all that happened and she couldn’t help but love him more.