"We're not here to fuck with spiders."

Apparently, that's what Peter Jackson said at one point during the making of The Two Towers. Or maybe I heard it wrong, which is also possible because I'm somewhat deaf on account of persistent ear wax --- which meant I had to keep toggling the volume up and down to be able to hear everything on the cast commentary on the second DVD of the extended Two Towers.

John Noble? Mumbles like a meditating shaman. Could barely make out every other word he said. Everyone else spoke at a regular volume. I can confirm Sean Astin talks too much and is mostly gushing about something or other --- love his exuberance, but it got a little to be too much of a monopoly at one point. They should just let him and Elijah Wood have their own commentary. Elijah, on his part, admitted to smoking clove cigarettes, then said smoking was a bad habit, and concluded the movie by saying, "Beer is good." It's nice to know our hero has his vices. Then I finally hit the monstrously long credits, and there wasn't a peep out of Sean Astin. He must've left the room.

Now to find time to watch the director/writers commentary...


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