Script Discussion S05E13

Haerangil

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Interesting!

I did not expect the duel to be so...well, almost episodic!

Thornli is a strange name... "eagle-folk"? I was also surprised to get more named background characters this time...

Fingolfin and Fingon having a dialogue before his departure is an interesting choice.Somehow i expected him to ride out stoic and silent, but he explains himself before he leaves... not sure if i like that.
 

Nicholas Palazzo

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Interesting!

I did not expect the duel to be so...well, almost episodic!
Yeah... There was always going to be some weirdness with the structure surrounding the duel. So we leaned into that, with an aim at making it clear that the battle itself has ended. No one is riding in to the rescue.

Thornli is a strange name... "eagle-folk"? I was also surprised to get more named background characters this time...
I literally made up the name Thornli on the spot. I'm not super-attached to it.

Fingolfin and Fingon having a dialogue before his departure is an interesting choice.Somehow i expected him to ride out stoic and silent, but he explains himself before he leaves... not sure if i like that.
In order to give the Hosts what they were looking for as far Fingolfin's motivation is concerned, he needs to speak frankly with *someone*. And we also needed to resolve the story arc we've been working on between Fingon and Fingolfin since E02.
 

Haerangil

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Oh, about dwarf names... what about a word meaning "small", like "Cidinn"? Or "Migin" (Goldogrin, but i guess we still could use that language on and off)
 

MithLuin

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Allright! What i like very much is the quasi-dialogue between Sauron/Thuringwethil and the two brothers, nicely played.
I was trying to remember where I have seen that technique used well, and it occurred to me that this conversation in Episode 5 of Code Geass is similar:

Timestamp: 14:35-16:03

The two boys speaking are childhood friends...who have been on opposite sides of two different wars, both flipping sides between childhood and their teen years. They have very similar reasons for wanting to fight, but *very* different outlooks. In this conversation, they lay out their reasons for fighting...but also reveal why they are never going to see things the same way. Naturally, they will be opponents throughout most of the series. They both want to end war to protect the weak...but one is going to conquer the world as a supervillain to do so :p.
 
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Nicholas Palazzo

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I was trying to remember where I have seen that technique used well, and it occurred to me that this conversation in Episode 5 of Code Geass is similar:

Timestamp: 14:35-16:03

The two boys speaking are childhood friends...who have been on opposite sides of two different wars, both flipping sides between childhood and their teen years. They have very similar reasons for wanting to fight, but *very* different outlooks. In this conversation, they lay out their reasons for fighting...but also reveal why they are never going to see things the same way. Naturally, they will be opponents throughout most of the series. They both want to end war to protect the weak...but one is going to conquer the world as a supervillain to do so :p.
Where you see this a lot is generally musicals. As in:
 

Ilana Mushin

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I wasn’t able to read the script until now (and I missed most of the session today). Nick, this is a magnificant script. I got shivers during the oath of Finrod scene and tears during the fight. As good as if it was actually produced (Probably better, because I can use my imagination as well).
 
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