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Haradrim cavalryman by Merlkir Haradrim cavalryman by Merlkir
The enemy? His sense of duty was no less than yours, I deem. I wonder what his name is, where he came from. And if he was really evil at heart. What lies or threats led him on this long march from home. If he would not rather have stayed there ... in peace.

--- Faramir in TTT movie.

Another TLD concept, Haradrim this time. Photoshop from sketch to final. About 4 hours..
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Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Actually they thought Sauron was a god, which is why they answered to him. It was either that or he bribed them, I am not sure. Tolkien never did specify what these people's motivation was. Although come to think of it, I do remember him saying how the Haradim hated the Gondorians. So it was purely out of hate perhapps?
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
well, of course. The Haradrim didn't really care much about Gondorians, they were far away. But when they took over Umbar, they probably learnt how the corsairs felt about Gondor. Anyway, this was Sam's line in the books I think. And giving it to Faramir in the movies was good thinking. It shows he understood that a man, a soldier, in a war doesn't necessarily have to hate you or be a killing murdering bastard. Maybe he would've just liked to stay home, but he was ordered to go to war he didn't believe in. (unlike his masters who were indeed bribed by Sauron). Meditation on evil in men. I loved it ;)
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Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Ah, I never saw that part ofthe movie. It was one of the cut-scenes wasn't it? (there are so many cut-scenes it is not even funny)
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure, but yeah, it might be in the extended version. The extended versions are in fact 200% better than the cinema versions. More like the books.
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Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
A few I can understand having been cut, like the Mouth of Sauron scene. Although, I cannot understand why they cut out the part where the Witch-King breaks Gandalfs staff. That was a good one!
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I understand that one...It wasn't a bad scene, but it slows down the action a lot. It adds to despair, but it's not very logical that he leaves gandalf and pippin and goes to look who's blowing the horn...
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Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Horns mean only one thing in battle, someone is about to battle! He knew that wasn't a orc horn and wanted to see what he was dealing with. Besides he did leave them in the book (although the fight between never got started).
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I would finish Gandy off first ;) In the books he got owned and it happened at the broken gate..
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mettare Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I guess :)
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