As I continue to see clips from the special features of The Hobbit:the Battle of the Five Armies-Extended Edition floating around the fandom, this fanvid really stood out to me when I stumbled across it recently. it documents, through still photographs, Richard’s journey in relation to his involvement with The Hobbit franchise. along the same vein, I happened to read an older fandom discussion yesterday that centered around where Richard’s career was headed, pre-Hobbit, and so the way this video touches upon all that he has seen and done because of Thorin Oakenshield- it hit me in the feels!
I Lived by KingAslan4
I particularly like the use of Richard’s Twitter selfies and how they highlight the geographical places he has visited: the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Soccer Jersey and his trip to Brazil, the Great Wall of China and exercising in the park,etc. Richard has traveled the world because of/for The Hobbit– the places he’s seen, the people he’s met, the experiences he’s had, on top of the chance to portray such a complicated and iconic character as Thorin Oakenshield. that’s the stuff dreams are made of, and he’s lived it.
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This was truly a “feel good” video. What a wonderful journey The Hobbit has been for him. It has been gratifying to see the results of all his hard work be rewarded with the memorable opportunities that have opened up to him. Looking at his selfies I think he always wants to share his excitement with his fans and take them along for the ride. Seeing those experiences unfold through pictures was a lot of fun. Thanks for this ❤️
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Love this song and this vid 🙂 Lady Baggins does lovely work, I’m glad you shined the light on her ❤
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