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LordOfLore
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(04-21-2017, 05:23 PM)
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Link.

Sean Bean has been beheaded, pulled apart by horses, crushed by a flaming satellite dish, and skewered with an anchor, but there’s one onscreen death that stands above all.

As Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Bean takes three arrows to the chest while defending the Hobbits from brutal Uruk-hai. “It’s my favorite death scene, and I’ve done a few,” he says, laughing. “You couldn’t ask for a more heroic death.”

Director Peter Jackson considered using CG arrows, but he ultimately opted for the old-fashioned approach: sticking arrows into a metal breastplate under Bean’s clothes. As soon as Jackson called “Action!” Bean would mime getting shot.

For that final moment with Aragorn, he and Viggo Mortensen met with Jackson and co-screenwriter Fran Walsh the night before shooting. Over beers and a bottle of wine, they came up with Boromir’s dying words: “My brother, my captain, my king.”

As for his actual dying breath? Bean has a few guidelines for how to make a death scene believable.

“You can’t show off,” he explains. “You can’t be vain or posing…. Because every time you die, it’s a big f—ing moment!” Take it from the expert.

For this and other deaths, watch them all here.
hobozero
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(04-21-2017, 05:25 PM)
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It's particularly moving in Lego form
SpaceWolf
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(04-21-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Liam Neeson was initially offered the role of Boromir before it went to Sean Bean.

Woah.

That would have been a pretty poor casting.
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(04-21-2017, 05:26 PM)
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MY KING

tears

tears everywhere
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Anoregon
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(04-21-2017, 05:27 PM)
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"I would have followed you, my brother. My captain. My king" is that real shit.
DOWN
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(04-21-2017, 05:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by SpaceWolf

Woah.

That would have been a pretty poor casting.

Why?? That would have been similar tbh

Liam Neeson did a Boromir type character very well in Kingdom of Heaven: Director's Cut
kingocfs
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(04-21-2017, 05:27 PM)
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GIVE THEM A MOMENT FOR PITY'S SAKE

He was so good in that movie.
SpaceWolf
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(04-21-2017, 05:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by DOWN

Why?? That would have been similar tbh

Liam Neeson did a Boromir type character very well in Kingdom of Heaven: Director's Cut

Don't get me wrong, I like Liam Neeson as an actor, I just can't really see it. I don't feel that Neeson would have had the right qualities as a performer in relation to that particular character.

Then again, I've never seen Kingdom of Heaven so perhaps I'm wrong on that score.
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I did a full rewatching of the trilogy extended edition with my dad about 3 weeks ago, we both adore these films so much together, that last stand and and his final words with Aragorn and that kiss on the forehead with "Be at peace" still gets me choked up a bit after all these years
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(04-21-2017, 05:29 PM)
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Damn straight!
*reaches for the Kleenex*
jelly
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So the line wasn't in the book. Pretty cool and excellent line to come up with.
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(04-21-2017, 05:30 PM)
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My favorite detail is that Aragorn wears Boramir's bracers after he dies.
Obliterator
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(04-21-2017, 05:31 PM)
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Yeah I mean it's one of the most heroic deaths in any film ever imo. The entire last 30 minutes of Fellowship are just spectacular.

I remember being at the theatre when it released and you could hear lots of people getting choked up all around
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(04-21-2017, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by hobozero

It's particularly moving in Lego form

x_x
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Originally Posted by hobozero

It's particularly moving in Lego form

Lol, even in that silly ass Lego game it reminds me how perfect the score in LOTR is.
SpaceWolf
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(04-21-2017, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by jelly

So the line wasn't in the book. Pretty cool and excellent line to come up with.

For one of the DVD commentaries for The Fellowship of the Ring, Phillipa Boyens stated that she believed Boromir's death scene is a particular moment in the movies which she felt they managed to do much better in comparison to how it ended up playing out in the novels.

She's absolutely right.
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(04-21-2017, 05:33 PM)
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He was the best character in the entire trilogy imo.
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I loved Sean as Boromir, such a tragic character, and so human, specially against his larger than life companions, he was great and can't imagine anyone else as Boromir
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I love the fight scene in Fellowship. This small, ancient tower or Fort on an ordinary looking wooded hillside beside a river. The trees and the leaves really add a lot to everything that happens, especially when Borimer gets involved.
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(04-21-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by SpaceWolf

Don't get me wrong, I like Liam Neeson as an actor, I just can't really see it. I don't feel that Neeson would have had the right qualities as a performer in relation to that particular character.

Then again, I've never seen Kingdom of Heaven so perhaps I'm wrong on that score.

Liam doesn't work as a supporting actor like Bean does. Liam owns a scene while Bean works with the scene.
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Great scene and part of me wishes that he didn't die.
VendettaRed07
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Means a lot considering how many times this dude dies in movies
red731
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(04-21-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Marathon happenigs tomorrow.

Dat OST, dem feels..
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(04-21-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Well I guess I need to watch Fellowship again. Its the best of the trilogy anyway.
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Originally Posted by Generalpsyduck

My favorite detail is that Aragorn wears Boramir's bracers after he dies.

mind blown, didn't know
zeemumu
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(04-21-2017, 05:37 PM)
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Yet he survived Silent Hill
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I sometimes just marvel at how right they got the trilogy. It could have been spectacularly bad and instead it's magnificent.

Only got half way through the first hobbit film...
HomerSimpson-Man
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Originally Posted by VendettaRed07

Means a lot considering how many times this dude dies in movies

Seriously.

Just having his name in the a films credit is like a spoiler because of it, lol.
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(04-21-2017, 05:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by zeemumu

Yet he survived Silent Hill

Survived Troy too.

The two series that are bloodbaths, he survived.
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Originally Posted by kingocfs

GIVE THEM A MOMENT FOR PITY'S SAKE

He was so good in that movie.

My favorite moment was him playing around with Merry and Pippin while he was teaching them how to fight and they tackle him. Shows how good he truly was.
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Originally Posted by SpaceWolf

Don't get me wrong, I like Liam Neeson as an actor, I just can't really see it. I don't feel that Neeson would have had the right qualities as a performer in relation to that particular character.

I can totally see it being done justice by Neeson. But I'm glad it went to Sean Bean, he benefited from the role more than Neeson would have.
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Originally Posted by zeemumu

Yet he survived Silent Hill

Did he survive The Elder Scrolls oblivion?
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Originally Posted by kingocfs

GIVE THEM A MOMENT FOR PITY'S SAKE

He was so good in that movie.

This made me explode with laughter.

It also reminded me that while I love LOTR, I feel like the films have aged weirdly. The serious moments all kind of just crack me up now, because they're so serious. When I watch the Indiana Jones trilogy, everything serious is still serious, and everything badass is still badass. When I watch the LOTR trilogy, a lot of serious and badass moments feel ridiculous. Not sure why, because they're objectively superb movies; but the combination of language, English accents, and aggressively earnest delivery feel like (brilliant) self-parody.
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Originally Posted by kingocfs

GIVE THEM A MOMENT FOR PITY'S SAKE

He was so good in that movie.

Ya he was kind of a dick in the movie up until that point, that helped out a lot IMO
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Originally Posted by darkwing

mind blown, didn't know

Yep he wears them through the rest of the Trilogy. It's a beautiful and subtle touch, and a great way to honor Boromir.

I mean his sacrifice slowed down the Uruks and quite possibly saved Middle-Earth
Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku!
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now i want to watch lotr again
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Originally Posted by red731

Marathon happenigs tomorrow.

This is the problem with reading anything about LotR. I tend to have to say goodbye to another 11 hours of my life.
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Originally Posted by farisr

I can totally see it being done justice by Neeson. But I'm glad it went to Sean Bean, he benefited from the role more than Neeson would have.

Bean plays corruptible sympathetic characters so well, Neeson is a better "teacher" or avenger-type, but I'm sure he could pull it off.
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zeemumu
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Originally Posted by shintoki

Survived Troy too.

The two series that are bloodbaths, he survived.

Even stranger because his character dies in the game but lives in the movie.
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(04-21-2017, 05:44 PM)
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I love this trilogy with all my heart.
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Boromir is awesome on FotR, even better on the extended editions where you can see his relationship with Faramir.
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(04-21-2017, 05:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Poolman

Boromir is awesome on FotR, even better on the extended editions where you can see his relationship with Faramir.

I often wonder what might thave happened if Faramir was sent to Rivendell as a means of representing Gondor in Boromir's place, ultimately leading to him joining the Fellowship instead.
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Originally Posted by zeemumu

Yet he survived Silent Hill

Which is hilarious given that it's Silent Fucking Hill. You're half expecting Pyramid Head to tear a hole through the two realities and skewer him on the spot with the Great Knife at the end just because he's Sean Bean.
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Originally Posted by strafer

Did he survive The Elder Scrolls oblivion?

Nope, but he did turn into a massive dragon and fucked shit up, lol.
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(04-21-2017, 05:52 PM)
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Bean loses his... job in the Martin. That sort of counts.
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I agree. It's honestly one of the best death scenes of all time.
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FOR GONDOR!
Fucking Denethor
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Originally Posted by SpaceWolf

I often wonder what might thave happened if Faramir was sent to Rivendell as a means of representing Gondor in Boromir's place, ultimately leading to him joining the Fellowship instead.

Boromir would have caught Frodo instead of Faramir and gave the ring to his father possibly leading the ring falling into the hands of Sauron. As much as Boromir's death is a tragedy it had to happen the way it did. I blame the dad's actions for Boromir's death since he would likely not have fallen to the ring's influence without his father's unrealistic expectations he had for Boromir.

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