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Old April 30 2012, 04:57 AM   #656
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Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Set Harth wrote: View Post
Allyn Gibson wrote:
The one place that Jackson really needed a reshoot that he didn't do was in the battle at the Towers of the Teeth where he superimposed a cave troll over Sauron. The problem is that Viggo was bathed in light on set (since Sauron was glowy) and he was acting in reaction to what was scripted to be there -- Sauron -- not what ultimately ended up being there -- a cave troll.
Viggo isn't bathed in light during the fight with the troll. The scene with the light on him is before that, just prior to "for Frodo", as the Eye of Sauron seems to be speaking. Apparently physical Sauron was supposed to be there but was replaced by the Eye of Sauron.
Parts of this scene are on the DVD. I lean closer to being a purist than an adaptationist, but even so this might just have worked. It would have provided a great cinematic bookend to the scene of Elendil and Isildur facing Sauron in the prologue. And, even though it is impossible according to the books, Sauron's "fair form" of Annatar looked darned cool.
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