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They made 6 miles of the stuff (32,000 feet of it) this way, to lay unseen under the armor of the warriors of Middle earth. However, to truly appreciate the completely unreasonable level of detail director Peter Jackson insisted upon, you need to look at all of the armor and weapons featured in the films. Each race has specific traits and customs, and then within those races, each family has their own designs that are reflected in the equipment they wear. To quote the article sourced above: Freeze on a scene in the Elf land of Rivendell and appreciate the bronze detailing of Legolas quiver, crafted with the lost wax process. Pause in an Orc battle scene and notice the varieties of helmets, some representing nike free run 3 mens a family s standing within the Orcan culture, others illustrating that Orcs were scavengers who gathered armor and weapons that were dropped on battlefields. 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More than 48,000 pieces just as detailed as these were made for the first film alone, to please the four people in the audience who would notice/care. Joe filecard rough leather and cracked metal for Orcs of low standing, long and misshapen for Orcs with (more) physical deformities; light helmets for scouts, and heavy bladed ones for berserkers. All this effort just to be strapped onto an anonymous stuntman as he sprints toward a bludgeoning with prop swords. They also crafted 10,000 hand forged Orcish belt buckles that are virtually impossible to see in the middle of a sprawling CGI enhanced melee. People don t even notice belt buckles in real life unless they re hanging out at the Double Deuce, so they can t be serious about that "squarish, angular design" nonsense about Dwarf belts. Sean Bean can t even see Gimli s belt, and he s in the damn movie. And here is where you find out that Hollywood costume people are out of their goddamned minds. Another example . 6. 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