T O P

Well heck, that's wholesome 🥰

Well heck, that's wholesome 🥰

mobilityMovement

This shot made the entire scene for me. Always assumed it was some more of that pro costume / makeup


FadedRainbow134

I always thought that too, and never made an effort to actually look up how they did it ❤️


christo334

Looks like I found my new "he actually broke his toe on that scene"


Swimming__Bird

My favorite is that the actor who played Gimli--John Rhys-Davies--is missing part of one of his fingers from an accident while rebuilding a car engine, so they add prosthetic in makeup. Jackson didn't know and john had makeup add blood into it and he faked that he cut it on an axe and peeled it off with blood going everywhere. Jackson almost fainted. Great prank.


gimli-bot

TOSS ME! I CANNOT JUMP THE DISTANCE, YOU'LL HAVE TO TOSS ME!


CCerta112

Nobody tosses a dwarf!


dudeAwEsome101

How about tossing a friend? Salad? What? Hmmm...Nevermind, let's get back to battle


GroteStreet

Knowing that he's 6' tall IRL makes it even funnier.


l0c0pez

6' with the same proportions. Viggo would have needed two boxes of Wheaties.


christo334

God I wish George Lucas was there to film that scene.


BigDicksProblems

This is one of my favorite memes ever. "And we just kept it."


christo334

It's so fucking dumb. I love it


gihkmghvdjbhsubtvji

Eli5


BigDicksProblems

Sure ! [Exhibit 1.](https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/george-was-filming-the-whole-time) [Exhibit 2.](https://www.reddit.com/r/fakegeorgelucasquotes/) Have fun :)


Emergency-Anywhere51

you fool, why do you think Google Maps has all those satellites?


OlorinOfNienna

In upcoming Silmarillion adaptation, Feanor will break his toes by kicking Gothmog the Lord of the Balrogs in the balls ~~or by kicking Galadriel in the tits~~


christo334

I can't wait for that Galadriel hardcore game of thrones esque sex scene. (I'm joking of course..)


galadriel_bot

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.


christo334

Oh god I'm so sorry may isildur forgive me.


Elrond_Bot

CAST IT INTO THE FIRE!!!


ETC3000

Ok


OlorinOfNienna

But Tolkien didn't joke when he said Galadriel's husband is named Celeborn Teleporno (and when he said Galadriel was "of Amazon disposition" and I take it as Galadriel's favorite sex position was r/AmazonPosition , don't @ me )


galadriel_bot

And you, OlorinOfNienna, I come to you last who are not last in my thoughts. For you I have prepared this. In this phial, is caught the light of Eärendil's star, set amid the waters of my fountain. It will shine still brighter when night is about you. May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.


DogmaSychroniser

Oh Galadriel. You're going to have fun on amazon prime aren't you


galadriel_bot

Hear all ye Elves! Let none say again that Dwarves are grasping and ungracious! Yet surely, Gimli son of Glóin, you desire something that I could give? Name it, I bid you! You shall not be the only guest without a gift.


gimli-bot

I GUESS THAT CONCLUDES NEGOTIATIONS!


DogmaSychroniser

Oh Galadriel. You're going to have fun on amazon prime aren't you


galadriel_bot

And now at last it comes. You will give me the Ring freely! In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair!


ktoanyone

>Celeborn Teleporno [How on Earth is this a thing](http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Celeborn)


OlorinOfNienna

It's a translation of Celeborn (Sindarin) into Teleporno (Telerin) "the ancient stem of the Elvish word for "silver" was kyelep-, becoming celeb in Sindarin, telep-, telpe in Telerin, and tyelep-, tyelpe in Quenya. But in Quenya the form telpe became usual, through the influence of Telerin; for the Teleri prized silver above gold, and their skill as silversmiths was esteemed even by the Noldor. Thus Telperion was more commonly used than Tyelperion as the name of the White Tree of Valinor. (Alatáriel was also Telerin; its Quenya form was Altáriel.) The name Celeborn when first devised was intended to mean "Silver Tree"; it was the name of the Tree of Tol Eressëa (The Silmarillion p.59). Celeborn's close kin had "tree-names" (p.244): Galadhon his fa­ther, Galathil his brother, and Nimloth his niece, who bore the same name as the White Tree of Númenor. In my father's latest philological writings, however, the meaning "Silver Tree" was abandoned: the sec­ond element of Celeborn (as the name of a person) was derived from the ancient adjectival formornā "uprising, tall," rather than from the related noun ornē "tree." (Ornê was originally applied to straighter and more slender trees such as birches, whereas stouter, more spreading trees such as oaks and beeches were called in the ancient language galada "great growth"; but this distinction was not always observed in Quenya and disappeared in Sindarin, where all trees came to be called galadh, and orn fell out of common use, surviving only in verse and songs and in many names both of persons and of trees.) That Celeborn was tall is mentioned in a note to the discussion of Númenórean Linear Measures, p.299." - Unfinished Tales Hence, Teleporno/Celeborn means "Silver-tall" Apparently, Celeborn was tall for a Teleri/Sindar. He was 193cm. Galadriel had the same height, but her built and body was more athletic and stronger. Galadriel of the Noldor is actually 3/4 Telerin and only 1/2 Noldorin, explains a lot why there's so many silver and swan formed stuff in Lorien. Silver and swan are symbols of Teleri. Well, it is even suggested that one of the reasons Galadriel went to live in footsteps of Moria (in Eregion) was because of Moria-silver (Mithril). The primary reason was because she sensed an ancient evil (Sauron) is alive and she wanted to ally the Dwarves with the Elves against this threat.


galadriel_bot

Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet, though you do not see them


galadriel_bot

Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet, though you do not see them


Shiny_Shedinja

> Gothmog the Lord of the Balrogs in the balls How do you think balrogs mate? doggie style? missionary?


OlorinOfNienna

That's the neat part, they don't.


Marmalade6

Did you know he actually lost his eye for this scene?


Donkey__Balls

Originally he wasn’t getting much camera time so he went behind the craft services table and carved out his eyeball, then came back and played it off as if he’d always been like that. It was one hell of a gamble but it paid off.


PickleInDaButt


DieSchadenfreude

Right? It really set the tone. Battle hardened, grizzled old survivors.


-Tasogare-

Prime example of show, don't tell. He's literally there for a split second barking out to fire arrows and you just see it and accept it like, "ahh yeah, that makes sense. I wonder how that happened, but obviously it's not surprising that it did"


jestlolk

> Battle hardened, grizzled old survivors Specifically that they were only the men old enough or infirm enough to not be with their actual army. That guy tied it together perfectly.


picklemiiiick

Me too!


cryptoboi09

I loved this scene, I always wondered how they did such amazing clothes and make ups


HACEKOMAE

And now you begin to think if Balrog too was real maybe?


guacamole2019

It is real… drums, drums in the deep, they are coming


RichestMangInBabylon

Unbelievable that a hastily scrawled tome written by a dying dwarf under infernal assault still had a more compelling ending than game of thrones.


signofthecross17

Well let's see it built up to something and left an impact. Boom. Better than GoT


scootscooterson

The bridge unexpectedly broke but Peter Jackson demanded they keep filming. Really pro level improv from Gandalf.


cryptoboi09

lol, yeah, kinda


[deleted]

Wings were definitely fake. But the rest was real for sure.


frozengyro

It is real, thankfully the new Zealanders know not to dig too deep.


Odin043

Can i see what's under your hood? Would you mind showing your horns on camera?


Independent-You-6612

i learned years ago that some amputees go on to become stunt people, with the express skill of getting their already-missing limbs blown or hacked off again for movies via special effects. i can imagine that for some of those folks, it's kind of therapeutic and cathartic to come to grips with their own amputations like that, and turn their apparent handicaps into assets. it's all relative in life.


Carninator

Was an extra in a WW2 series where one of the guy was missing a leg. No explosions or anything, but the makeup department made it look pretty gnarly. I imagine you're pretty sought after as an amputee for war related projects.


5t3fan0

can drop the series name? ive seen a few and am curious to know


Lanthemandragoran

I believe it was Bob's Burgers


sirwillups

It was that show that made me realize war is hell


fatmailman

I’d love to know as well


gihkmghvdjbhsubtvji

Wat series


SoCalDan

The world series


SUDDENLY_VIRGIN

Damn Babe Ruth you lost your legs?


budloyalty

And that's why you ALWAYS leave a note!


Deely_Boppers

There’s a scene in *The Thing* like that. Rather than faking the missing arms, they hired a double with no arms and then just put him in a latex face mask. [The scene in question, at about the 15 second mark.](https://youtu.be/JjIXwkX1e48)


Stealocke

>i learned years ago that some amputees go on to become **stunt people** stump people*


Hey_Im_Serge

I honestly can't think of any other movie that has such memorable extras despite being on screen for less than two seconds. Like that one rider during the Ride of the Rohirrim. You know the one I mean.


Somzer

I actually don't. The horn guy? The flag bearer? The angry one who started riding extra hard just before they reached the orc line?


Hey_Im_Serge

Extra hard one, lol. Theoden's speech really got to him.


Theoden-Bot

Éomer, take your éored down the left flank. Gamling, follow the King’s banner down the center. Grimbold, take your company right after you pass the wall. Forth, and fear no darkness! Arise, Arise, Riders of Théoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride for ruin, and the world’s ending! Death! Death! Death! Forth Eorlingas!!!


Hey_Im_Serge

Got chills just reading it


SendNudes1

For a long time I always thought if Grimbold goes right when he passes the wall he’d crash straight into it.


KillerEgg282

It’s because they kept Theodens speech similar to how it appears in the book, but the movie didn’t include the outer wall (the rammas) which is a big wall surrounding all of the farmlands and homesteads etc which are outside the city itself. So basically theoden is directing them where to go after they get through onto the pelennor fields, not talking about the city at all


Theoden-Bot

Éomer, take your éored down the left flank. Gamling, follow the King’s banner down the center. Grimbold, take your company right after you pass the wall. Forth, and fear no darkness! Arise, Arise, Riders of Théoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride for ruin, and the world’s ending! Death! Death! Death! Forth Eorlingas!!!


Somzer

Ah, *that* one. Yeah he was very motivated to be there half a second sooner lol


Deely_Boppers

Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies are full of them. Lots of overacting extras that stick out in your mind years later.


Danderfunk

Joey Coco motherfuckin Diaz


nicolasmcfly

He stole that guy's pizza!


JasonVeritech

GO SPIDEY GOOOO!!!!


pikapalooza

Don't forget about margaritaville Jimmy buffet margarita man in Jurassic world! Dude was the real hero saving his drinks.


player-piano

best cameo ever


Somzer

I actually don't. The horn guy? The flagbearer? The angry one who started riding extra hard just before they clashed with the orc line?


Nerdiferdi

I‘m certain he means the extra hard riding one


TribblesIA

This guy was a bad ass in the movie. Made me realize how ragged the Rohirrim were but they were still going to fight to the last without a whimper.


Mingusto

Is he also the dude who fires his arrow too soon? I’ve always wondered about the courtesy of letting Uruk hai get close enough to you to form an organized line. They should’ve just fired volley after volley as soon as they got within range. I know they only had weak armor in places, but I’m presuming they could at least take the numbers down a bit. If anyone has some logic to waiting to fire I’d like to hear it, because I’m obviously dumb and missing something


Buccobucco

Very sure the dude who fired too soon had two eyes.


White-Soldier

The guy in the photo is the one, that a few minutes later in the movie gave the order to shoot the orcs.


Mingusto

Aaah, he’s the guy who is standing with his arm raised letting the others know when to fire, not the dude firing too soon. That makes sense


White-Soldier

Exacly! Update: I am now watching The Two Towers and this guy did not rasie his hand, he just shouted. He was given the order from Gamling, who rsised his hand.


Reddit-tisms

I mean did it *really* matter when to fire?


MattmanDX

They wanted to stall as long as possible so that they don't have to fight as long until Gandalf arrived with reinforcements


gandalf-bot

It's good to see you. One hundred and eleven years old who would believe it. You haven't aged a day!


snack-dad

Fuck! We didn't want to piss them off!


RichestMangInBabylon

Get them in range for everyone first I assume so less arrows get wasted.


Mingusto

Sorry, haven’t seen it in 10 years. My brain remember them as identical


White-Soldier

he shouted: Fire!


lost_in_validation

As often as he could spare them


thedoomfruit

It’s all for cinema. You’d also never have your archers draw and hold their bows for an extended period of time.


Mingusto

Seems like it would put a great strain on them. Imagine holding a strung bow for that long


OptionFour

It would. Any bow with a draw weight high enough to grieve an orc is not going to be something you want to hold at even half-draw for any amount of time. That said, looking for realistic representations of combat in any movie that has things like orcs is also not something you want to spend much time on.


Rethious

Like someone else said, you would never hold a drawn bow, but holding fire until the enemy is at close range is not uncommon. The first volley has a strong psychological impact so you want that to be as devastating as possible and not allow the enemy to get used to being shot at.


Mingusto

I don’t think you ever get used to getting shot at


Rethious

A sudden impact of arrows has a lot bigger psychological effect than sporadic pot shots, which is why volleys are a thing in the first place. The first volley has the strongest effect and can outright shatter enemy formations. You generally want to preserve its impact to when it is most deadly so the enemy does not gain confidence.


Mingusto

Guess that’s why I’m not in the army, because I would’ve shot as soon as I thought they were in range. I’ll take your word for it


babble_bobble

> I’m not in the army, because I would’ve shot as soon as I thought They don't want you to think. They want you to follow orders. Someone else is expected to do the thinking for the soldiers.


cargocultist94

This is a recipe for a disfunctional mess of a military that will fold the second it's put against someone competent. Mindless drones are awful soldiers, doctrinally every successful military has emphasized the role of the NCO (or equivalent) to recognise the situation around himself and to aggressively lead his men to exploit opportunities or to react to enemy action independently. Nowadays even more, now that the general isn't within shouting distance of every soldier, but even Caesar himself had some battles carried by his centurions after contact with him broke down. An army whose soldiers are taught not to think and only obey orders is positively awful. As an example i cite have the iraqi army in the Iraq-iran war, and the gulf wars, where entire tank units refused to move from their positions, even as they saw American tanks flank them, or shooting at them from beyond their own maximum range. Also the IJN in WW2 was infamous for this, to the point where it heavily impeded their damage control efforts on damaged ships. Sailors would stay on their post in a gun as the ship burned around them, instead of helping to put out fires because it was against orders. The US taught the opposite, and it heavily contributed to their ability to save doomed ships.


nickyo94

Firstly, I don’t think that’s the same old guy. Secondly I just assume they were standing just on the edge of their range (hence the old guy hits someone right up front). So while maybe some of them could hit the front row, entire volleys would be a waste. Mostly I’m sure it’s just movie stuff for dramatic effect, and I too have no real idea Edit: come to think of it, don’t the Uruk hai immediately start the attack after that? maybe they realized they’re a bit too close and they gotta go forward


Mingusto

They started the attack because one guy fired early. Which put them in more of a frenzy. But fair points all around.


Sovos

I'm sure the Uruk-hai were coming to greet their new neighbors and came bearing gifts...until that one arrow ruined everything.


SecureCucumber

Yeah they were just doing a Hakka.


Mr_Incredible91

“Uh Yeah! HI! We moved in just across the field! ya know big dark castle, flaming eye! We brought you some metal which is hard to come by -funny thing, we actually found it easier to bring over if we wore it! We’re just gonna drop it an- OHHHHOLYSHITYOUSHOTHIM!!!” “AGGHHHHHHH!!”


LAKnapper

It is easier to carry armor by wearing it.


JRockPSU

“We were just coming to negotiate open borders. Our soldiers are merely moving through your territory.”


BananaCucho

Nice try, Ghandi


LAKnapper

Each one carrying a pike to give as a gift.


2tsundere4u

The entirety of the battle of helm's deep is a cinematic treat that is amazing to watch. It is also a piss poor depiction of medieval combat and seige warfare. That's fine for a movie, ideal even, but the battle depicted is more akin to a child playing with his toys than a realistic depiction of a seige.


RogueDivisionAgent

IIRC, he was aiming slightly down, so the Uruk-hai were well within range already. Tactical mistake by the defenders there.


Superfly724

Unless you have a limited supply of arrows and you want to make sure you can aim before wasting them.


RogueDivisionAgent

300 men, most of whom have bows in addition to swords. A full quiver would be 20 arrows, so you could be looking at 5 to 6 thousand arrows just there. They likely would have had arms and arrows laid back at Helm's Deep as well, so there should have been enough to at least give a few volleys before the Uruks got that close.


Mahadragon

There was more than 300 men, don’t forget about the Division of Elves that showed up at the last minute.


LAKnapper

Save arrows until they are in range.


im_ultracrepidarious

I figured when I watched it the first time that it was probably for dramatic effect, but it really pulled me out if the scene when I saw it. Why would the characters wait until they were so close? The Uruk-hai were so bunched up that any arrows fired into the pack couldn't possibly *miss* any of them, so why bother waiting until they closed the gap to start firing? The benefit of ranged weapons is that you don't have to wait for your enemies to come to you before you can start killing them, and they clearly had the range to make use of that.


Leggi11

also, you cant really use your bow when youre occupied fighting in hand to hand combat


LAKnapper

>The benefit of ranged weapons is that you don't have to wait for your enemies to come to you before you can start killing them, and they clearly had the range to make use of that. Targets are easier to hit when they are closer though, whether with a bow or gun.


eilatan5445

I think the idea is shooting a bunch of arrows at once (rather than a constant rate) is better because a bunch of the other side falls at once and it's supposed to be more demoralizing


Mingusto

But they’re uruks They dont have much fear to begin with


eilatan5445

Yeah. It doesn't seem like a very good tactic for an army of creatures that don't seem to fear for their lives in the slightest


Gandalf_The_YEET

It’s not the same guy, I believe many think this because the guy has one of his eyes tight shut like he’s aiming really hard. He was called Bruce Allpress, he died in 2020 sadly. Aside from that about your point, I always thought the same as a kid, I would’ve been shooting straight away. Same with Minas Tirith, them trebuchets would’ve been flinging rocks for days before they did in the film, I know Gandalf had to rally them but they wait until the orcs are like a stones throw away from the walls!


Mingusto

May he rest in peace


gandalf-bot

We have just passed into the realm of Gondor. Minas Tirith. City of Kings.


Somzer

You're missing Gandalf. Uruk-hai didn't immediately attack, so the defenders didn't engage either, they were stalling.


babble_bobble

Just two reasons come to mind: morale and conserving resources. Morale: If someone else decides when you shoot, you are less likely to second guess yourself or be exhausted from overthinking. Also if your shot/arrow kills someone you feel less guilty if you don't know about it. Resources: If you pace the archers, people won't run out of arrows too soon, and you can keep suppressing the enemy longer.


Renegade__OW

> They should’ve just fired volley after volley as soon as they got within range. I think it depends on the amount of arrows they had available. Shoot too many at the orcs at long range risks you being low on arrows when they're easier to hit.


Leggi11

Yes you defenitely wouldn‘t want to let them form up and harass them as soon as possible, since battles were won by morale in the middle ages. The Uruk-hai also wouldnt be able to scare them with their „spear intimidation“. But movie Battles are seldom realistic. The fortress didnt even have gatehouses! would have made things much more easy. (also the moat lol obvious weakness)


picklemiiiick

That's so sweet.


angrydeafman

When I was 18 years old, I used to work at this roofing business where all the workers were felonies. I came across this old guy who had the same thing but didn't wear any patch of the sort. It was quite a sight...especially the way he stares at me with a creepy smirk. I think he meant to creep me out but I was just curious. I think he left the patch out on purpose as his way of saying "screw you" to the world because it made many people uneasy.


cretindesalpes

Language question here at some point we can read "sans eye patch" i'm french and here the word "sans" réfèrs to without. In french it would be "sans cache œil" does anyone has an explaination please??


Michaelalayla

Yeah, you know how English beats up other languages and goes through their pockets for loose words? That happened here, we adopted the French word *sans* to use for *without* sometimes. Edit: so, you made me curious about why this is, as well as the other French words used by English speakers (often without realizing they're French). I thought that *sans* specifically was adopted for use in the legal system, and it may have been. But [this page](https://frenchtogether.com/french-words-in-english/#When_were_French_words_borrowed_into_English) showed me a lot about just how deeply English is influenced by French.


Matar_Kubileya

> we adopted the French word > >sans > > to use for > >without > > sometimes. IME, the best way to describe when we use it is as a slightly more intense replacement for "without" in a circumstance when the thing absent is a thing usually present or expected. Saying that someone "showed up without a hat" implies only that they didn't have a hat when they showed up. Saying that someone "showed up sans hat" implies that they *usually do* have a hat.


TheDutchin

These are the quality tidbits that reddit is good for. Not necessarily based on truth but there's certainly an element of it there, and no consequences almost at all if you believe this and it turns out not to be true.


Chromana

Here's another language tidbit for you. In the UK (and indeed anywhere outside North America) we say "titbit". Some people say that prudish Americans changed "tit" to "tid" but "tidbit" predates the usage of tit to mean breast.


Matar_Kubileya

I think that American English dislikes having an unvoiced consonant in front of a voiced one.


Chromana

Perhaps, but I'm not sure how that relates to the above. Can you explain?


Matar_Kubileya

/t/ is unvoiced, /b/ is voiced. /d/ is the voiced form of the /t/ consonant (think about where your tongue and mouth are when making each sound). thus, the /tb/ morphs into /db/. note that in some languages the unvoiced consonant takes priority AIUI and so /tb/ will morph to /tp/. in others, it depends on the ordering. However, in many languages, incl. afaik English, unvoiced-voiced always becomes voiced-voiced by consonant mutation.


Michaelalayla

Ooo, thank you, this is a great distinction and not one to which I'd given conscious thought!


2017hayden

Actually a lot of English words originate with French. Some of that was caused by the Norman invasion, but some of it was just because of the general proximity of the two countries and natural spread and homogenization of certain words. There’s a lot of Norse influence in English as well as likely some Celtic influence.


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TalesoftheMoth

Barbecue comes from the Arawak barbacoa for a wooden frame, then the Spanish took it, and we took it from them


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Arkhaan

Yep, modern English is a German language that plundered Latin, moved to England, got drunk with the gaels, then got laid by the French when they took over England.


Mothanius

Don't forget about their fling with the Nords!


wolsel

There is a Chinese restaurant nearby named Sans Dong. As a man, always been a bit scared to walk in there.


StatelyElms

Yep, other words/terms we've borrowed include *rendezvous*, *cheque*, *avant-garde*, *cliché*, *cul-de-sac*, *déjà vu*, *raison d’être*, *encore* and *voilà!*


ThunderJane

Thanks to the Norman conquest of England in 1066, English has many, many words borrowed or descended from French. "Sans" is one of them and while it would more properly/formally be italicized when written ("she was caught in a thunderstorm *sans* umbrella"), it's not a particularly unusual word. Merci pour nous l'emprunter!


cretindesalpes

As a normand decendant myself i really like your comment haha


rubybun

i had a friend who only had one eye; my friends and i always joked about her being a cyclops. i would send her this type of post every time i saw one as most people in her life thought it was a very touchy subject. i miss her a lot.


okmiked

She probably missed you too lots. Its hard to aim with just one eye. (Just a joke, I wish the best for you and your friend)


TinyManHour

Most people only use one eye to aim, no?


okmiked

Lol I cant tell if you're joking or not but having 2 eyes helps us understand depth a lot more in our surroundings. It's not impossible with just 1 but having both to gauge the depth and then using 1 to focus in is probably usual.


TinyManHour

I do a lot of target shooting with rifles, and, although you have me questioning myself right now, I’m pretty sure you close one eye to aim a projectile weapon.


okmiked

I actually was just googling cause I was curious and you're right! Most novices learn to shoot with their dominant eye. It's easier to track distant targets like that. It's usually a learned and practiced thing to shoot with both eyes open. In my own experience I found when i was reduced to 1 eye for a while that my depth perception was getting fucky. But I was never aiming a gun or anything like that.


carnexhat

Wayne is my uncle and actually went to the movie because he and many of the people who were extras in these scenes are reinactors and already had the gear needed for it. A funny thing he told me was that he tried to tell them that it should be "let loose" and not "fire" because fire comes from the term firearms.


Phalinx666

"It's just an eye, gods saw fit to bless me with a spare!"


willfireztiger

*Odin wants to know your location*


Faulty_Pants

I believe it's also a bump in pay if the director directs you.


JWBails

I hate how whoever typed that out just doesn't believe in capital letters.


DJTim

Snake Pliskin: Escape from New Zealand


Herrgul

I shat myself as a kid seeing this the firat time. Seems like a good guy.


Medumbdumb

everything about the making of the LOTR movies is so wholesome :) :) :)


Dolemike007

I watched the making of the Battle of Helms deep. Most everyone on the set was a stuntman and a martial artist. Because of the weather and the need to film in the rain, the majority of the actors and doubles got sick, real sick. I believe they said walking pneumonia and flu. Anyway when all the shooting wrapped up, everyone who participated in the Helms Deep shot was given a shirt that said, “I survived Helms Deep”. I wonder if those shirts are still around almost two decades later, and how much they are worth?


Sonrelight

Incredible. The ones on ebay are going for $20, I take it they're replicas and not the real deals tho. I do wonder how much the original 'I survived Helm's Deep' shirts are actually going for. Thanks for giving me a new nerdy Tee to buy!


Dolemike007

There you go brother, my first award given to you!


benfranklyblog

I always wondered why they spent money to remove that guys eye with makeup or in post, til.


Monkylord

When I first saw his scene. I read it as a contrast with the perfect elves. Their weapons, clothing and hair is perfect and their arrows are always true even without line of sight. Meanwhile the humans are old men and children. The main archer is blinded which means he has no depth perception thus a sub part archer. Everything in the battle built up how outmatched the humans are.


JuIesWinnfield

See this on FB meme page yesterday


3d_blunder

And BAFFLING all the professional makeup fx people, I bet.


shakuvendell

Looks like a badass in the movie and in real life!


worldsayshi

Here's a [Youtube link](https://youtu.be/gXC-jJhFaUI?t=214). Happens at 3:34.


Tyking

Dude, thank you. First comment I found with the link.


Davajita

I wasn't sure whether it was real or a special effect, but I always thought that if it was real, that dude's an absolute badass. I imagine that's probably the perspective of most viewers. I hope he knows that, especially after being self-conscious.


MoonSpankRaw

Wow isn’t that rare nowadays to just have nothing there at all? Real cool factoid though.


skrawnybynature

Probably in this guy’s case. It’s pretty extreme. I have one eye and wear only a patch now. Wearing a prosthetic was incredibly difficult and obliterated my confidence as we all connect through our eyes. When a prosthetic doesn’t move, you get weird looks from those you are trying to connect with, not to mention the cost of reconstructive prosthetics for this guy are hardly affordable. My prosthetic didn’t involve reconstructive and was still roughly $2.5k and needed to be replaced every few years. Any outward handicap is very difficult to deal with, and seeing this was a nice reminder that we all find our confidence through acceptance and the pursuit of happiness. In his case, I can only imagine the feeling of that confidence finally blooming in his life in a legendary way. All the feels.


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Worked in ophthalmology for a minute as a tech, it is case by case. This guy is missing quite a bit including most likely the muscles to control the eyeballs movement and has scarring around the socket with no eyelid. Any prosthetic would pop out like it was set on a shelf. He must've had a severe injury. A lot of people will lose their eye without injury like my dad who had his retina detach (interior structure of the eyeball) and the surgeons did multiple surgeries to his eye leaving pain and no functionality beyond moving. He requested that the surgeons detach the eye. They did it without damaging the eyelid and muscles so he would have been a perfect candidate for the VERY realistic prosthetics I've seen. He chose not to have that done for whatever reason, maybe just not wanting to deal with doctors and fittings in a city far away from where he lives but those are 2 very different cases and there are stories all over the place. That being said the prosthetics available are outstanding for good candidates!


RichestMangInBabylon

Yeah most people nowadays have an eyeball there.


IlllIllllllllllIlllI

I’d put a little Lego man in there.


Poop_Dick_Daddy69

What are capital letters?


zehamberglar

Oh man, he was perfect in that. I'm glad he got over his fear because he's iconic.


applestabber

"What's under the eye patch?" "Nothing."


sadhoovy

**"WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN THE MOVIE WITHOUT YOUR EYEPATCH?!"** Peter Jackson asked calmly.


Loredo2017

I know its a meme, but there's not many production stories like LOTR. Easily a story in and of itself and Peter had no reason to make such good movies at all. At the time he made a couple zombie movies and thats about it. Its a damn miracle we have these.


TheIndeliblePhong

“Fire” *camera cuts to this guy who turns around and yells* “FIREEEE” *oh yeahhhh*


woskoman

I actually know the guy irl - can confirm he is a lovely dude


Hey_Im_Serge

I honestly can't think of any other movie that has such memorable extras despite being on screen for less than two seconds. Like that one rider during the Ride of the Rohirrim. You know the one I mean.


-Tasogare-

The guy driving the oliphaunt?


Poop_Dick_Daddy69

What are capital letters?


JuIesWinnfield

See this on FB meme page yesterday


smbiggy

Find it hard to believe that he got into acting and wouldn’t do that to get into a hollywood movie but still wholesome if real


Lawlcopt0r

They needed lots of extras and were searching them locally in new zealand, so it's quite plausible that someone would agree to participate for a weekend because it's next door, but not go to california to make a career out of it


DanSmokesWeed

No one has the video link?


Coldwater1994

And I thought that was futuristic CGi all along