Camel astronaut wrestles Sheffield Wednesday
As requested by Louise Hall
Just a quick one today to confirm I am still here… sorry for the slow down. Got a few other projects on the go at the moment.
Also, is Sheffield Wednesday a celebrity? Who knows? Who cares?
Surreal, but ace. Love the fact the requester has never heard of #swfc..ha ha. “Camel astronaut wrestles Sheffield Wed”
Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins and his scale double Kiran Shah in The Fellowship of the Ring
When Kiran was fifteen years old he read the books, The Lord of the Rings. He always wondered if anyone would make these books into films. His dream came true in 1999 when he received a phone call from Peter Jackson asking him to meet for an interview and then asked him to work on the films.
Kiran Shah started work on The Lord of the Rings from August 1999 and for next two years was based in New Zealand. For next two years he was flying back and forth to do pick-ups on the next two films. He finished filming all three films at the end of 2002.
In these films Kiran was a scale and stunt double for Hobbits. He mainly doubled Frodo (Elijah Wood) but ended up doubling all five Hobbits. Scale double means that every time you see the hobbits looking small on screen maybe on a wide shot that’s Kiran you’re looking at. Kiran needed to study all the characters mannerism so it would look perfect on screen.
He was given a team of four little people, to train them to work in mask, movement and sword play. This meant that in scenes where four or five Hobbits were seen he didn’t have to cover all of the Hobbits, but ended up playing the lead Character in that scene. All the scale stunts were done by Kiran.
“It’s full of fucking immigrants” said the man loudly on his phone as I walked past him today in a Nottingham street.
“It’s one planet” said the voice (in my head).
Let Arthur Wharton come back from the dead
To see the man in black blow the final whistle.
Let the game of two halves be beautiful,
Not years ahead. Let every kissing of the badge,
Every cultured pass, every lad and lass,
Every uttered thought, every chant and rant,
Every strip and stripe – be free of it.
Then football would have truly played a blinder,
And Arthur returned to something kinder.
Let the man in black call time on racism.
And Arthur will sing out on the wings,
Our presiding spirit – the first black blade.
Imagine having everything to play for.
This is our pitch. Now hear us roar.
LESSON OF TIME - KARMA When a bird is alive, it eats ants. When the bird is dead, ants eat the bird! Time & circumstances can change at any time! Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in life. You may be powerful today; but remember: Time is more powerfull than you!!! One tree makes a million match sticks… but when the time comes, only one match stick is needed…to burn a million trees! So be good and do good!!!