Bearing in mind that Richard Armitage
is far too busy filming the last of Oakenshield’s role in The Hobbit to make himself available for a cover shoot for Gisborne: Book of Knights, I have had to find others who might conceivably take his place.
I played my CD of The Hobbit soundtrack for the first time today – in the car on the way to the city. It was certainly cinemagraphic and … big. I loved the theme, as iconic as Harry Potter or Downton Abbey. Once heard never forgotten. I loved the way little riffs of the theme unfurled through other pieces, I loved the Dwarves singing. Richard Armitage’s deep tones in the opening bars of Misty Mountains are spine-tingling. And of course, anything elvish stands the hairs on the neck.
Saw it last night. At last.
Let me set the scene – we went to what is called Gold class – recliner seats, a dinner menu, wine, a blanket and pillows. Very, very civilised.
(and no, this is not me nor my husband, but merely the ad for Village Cinemas, Gold Class.)
It’s in the news amongst friends and aquaintances and for every good reason. Richard Armitage has been cast as the ‘haughty’ (Tolkein’s words, not mine) Thorin Oakenshield, dwarf leader. Thorin is a key character in The Hobbit, partnering Bilbo Baggins through the story to the bitter, most bitter, end.