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Trinitty
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posted 26 November 2001 12:06 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I could not believe my eyes last night.

The Tolkien camp has stooped below the Harry Potter Inc. crowd.

With the purchase of a Big Kids meal at Burger King you can get your very own LOTR figure, the face even lights up!

I think I'll un-plug my rabbit ears... and pretend I did not see that.

[ November 26, 2001: Message edited by: Trinitty ]


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posted 26 November 2001 04:13 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh God, thats horrible. I've read LOTR's about a dozen times since discovering it in 1967. I was even thinking of starting a thread to see if there were any old fans out there , and ask what they thought of the integrity of the movie. I guess I won't have to now.

When you read a book of course you get images in your mind, and I thought in some cases the characters in the movie came off not too bad. (from what little I've seen from trailers and posters.) The four Hobbits look too much like a diminutive boy-band however.

I never thought of them doing the Disney marketing thing. My '60's hippy sensibilities are appalled.


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Trinitty
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posted 26 November 2001 04:21 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
The four Hobbits look too much like a diminutive boy-band

HHAHAHAHAHA! I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was about them that was picking at me. That was it.

My parents are LOTR fanatics, my sisters are fantasy junkies, my husband is a writer and has $6k worth of fantasy related books, and yes, I am finally reading LOTR. I've been kinda marinated in the lore my whole life. Read the Hobbit as a kid, but I was too little to really appreciate it. I'm almost finished Fellowship, and LOVE it. So elevated. I was apprehensive but very excited about the movie because I had heard that "purists" were working on it. Then I heard they axed Tom Bombadil. I could deal with that, then I saw that BK commercial and was thunderstruck. This is not a kid's book. This is not fodder to flog frenchfries, this was the best story of the last century.

[ November 26, 2001: Message edited by: Trinitty ]


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posted 26 November 2001 07:46 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Then I heard they axed Tom Bombadil. I could deal with that

HEATHEN!!


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Little Jimmy Flaherty
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posted 26 November 2001 11:47 PM      Profile for Little Jimmy Flaherty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oops! I forgot who I was

Excuse me while I step outside and change!

[ November 26, 2001: Message edited by: Little Jimmy Flaherty ]


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posted 26 November 2001 11:59 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is the sort of thing that if you can't do it right, you really shouldn't do it at all. I await this release with nervous anticipation, because unlike a new Star Trek episode, the LOTR movie is going to define the story for a whole new generation who may have never read the book. LOTR is something that takes a bit of an intellectual and spiritual commitment. From what little I've seen, there is some cause to be optimistic, but flogging figures at Burger King bodes ill.

Some of the characters I've seen look pretty good. I like the orcs. There aren't a lot of photos on the website though.

besides, Burger King hamburgers suck.

Edited to add that I completely agree with Sherpafish about Tom Bombadil.

[ November 27, 2001: Message edited by: oldgoat ]


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Trinitty
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posted 27 November 2001 11:11 AM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, me too. He's one of my favourite characters. Tombombadillo o'er the weeping willow.... I was looking forward to seeing his hat breaking over the crest of the hill and watching him save their halfling butts from the Barrow Whytes. I just meant I could "deal with it", meaning I could still bring myself to watch the film.

After this stunt, I'm not so sure.

If a new generation wants to be introduced to it, they should READ the books BEFORE the film. Otherwise when they read about Frodo, they'll picture Elijah Wood in thier head... the whole magic of reading and IMAGINATION is diminished.


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posted 27 November 2001 09:45 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Okay.

Hopefully, only devotes of LOTR's will be in this thread. If any of you breaths a word of what I am about to write in other threads.... I don't know what. But I'll get you.

I read LOTR's over and over in High School. My only foray into the fantasy genre. I loved it.

I could recite the poem on the ring in English, and in the "language" is was written in. I could write in runes and in "Elven" script.

Don't look at me like that.


Anyway, it's been over 20 years since my last reading. I was stupid enough to see that awful Ralph Bakshie cartoon, and from that I always thought it would be a mistake to try to render LOTR into film.

It's too deeply imaginative not to end up being a disapointment to fanatics.

So, when I heard about this movie, I was very, very sceptical. In fact, I was a tad upset: How dare anyone sully these books with yet another bound to fail attempt at a film rendition?

However, after having seen some snippets, I have to admit to being a little excited.

Mind you, the snippets are probably very carefully chosen to get fanatics on side, but on side I am, all the same.

I'm looking to score a big doobie to smoke just before I pay admission to "Silver City", London's arena seating venue.

....Old time's sake.....


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Debra
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posted 27 November 2001 09:49 PM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
inhale one for me will ya? and don't forget to come back with a review.
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posted 27 November 2001 09:56 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You can score a doobie in London? The place has changed since I was a boy. Then you just plain couldn't score at all.

We'll all be looking forward to your unique perspective.

BTW, did anyone ever read that blasphemous parody by the National Lampoon people called Bored of the Rings?


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Debra
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posted 27 November 2001 10:00 PM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Was that about Liz Taylor?
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posted 27 November 2001 10:05 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
ROTF, LOL
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Trinitty
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posted 28 November 2001 12:57 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nothing to be embarrassed about Tommy.

At least you were obsessed with something deep and thought provoking.

I was 13 when New Kids hit it big. I will say nothing more.

(Oh, all those years of wasted life....)


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sherpafish
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posted 28 November 2001 02:45 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, Trinitty, I've always felt that our generation's female segment missed out on a lot of good music and culture due mainly to NKOTB and those other evil creatures, horses.
I've waited many years for the blowback effect to hit, but in vain... in vain. (present company excluded )

As far as Frodo + the gang looking like a boy band, well, I'd rather the little girls have a crush on a Baggins than on a Joe, Donny, Danny, Jordan or Johnathan. (God, how many brain cells have I wasted on that trivia!)


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Trinitty
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posted 28 November 2001 03:12 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey Sherpa.... you even spelled them right... well, almost.

Horses are fine, in my opinion. Helps teach empathy, responsibility, and builds confidence... there's actually a theory out there on the need for young girls to bond with a powerful creature, etc...

Don't feel bad, I still know their GD siblings names!!!!!!!! I hate it. If I could clean out my memory I would definitly purge that useless crap. Those bands are evil brain rot. They get these impressionable girls and graft this garbage into their brains.

[ November 28, 2001: Message edited by: Trinitty ]

[ November 28, 2001: Message edited by: Trinitty ]


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 28 November 2001 03:29 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Horses poop too much.
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sherpafish
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posted 28 November 2001 03:32 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Trinitty, the horse grudge is mostly a remnant jealousy issue. The girls were always more interested in their stupid horses than in boys - me for example. As far as bonding with a powerful creature, well ladies, step right up!

Back on topic: I've been avoiding all trailers and pre-views so as not to ruin the full effect of the film - am I justified or just staying hyped up for a let down?


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Trinitty
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posted 28 November 2001 03:47 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My husband is refusing to watch it.

It looks too breath-taking for me to resist though...

I think any film rendition of a book is a let-down. I'm going to try to go into it, just to enjoy it as a film, not holding up to the book's standards.


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posted 28 November 2001 03:57 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I think any film rendition of a book is a let-down.


Exceptions (that prove the rule?):

- Shawshank Redemption
- Stand By Me
- Clockwork Orange
- Fletch


IMHO, of course.


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Hee. I loved Bored of the Rings. "Tim Benzedrine," indeed.
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posted 28 November 2001 09:52 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My memories of "Bored of the Rings"-- paraphrased, of course.


Orcs: "Dribble, Dribble, Dribble SHOOT! Dribble, Dribble, Dribble SHOOT!"

Gandalf: "It's what I feared...the dreaded BALLHOG!"


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posted 28 November 2001 10:48 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
MediaBoy
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- Fletch

FLETCH!? oy.


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posted 29 November 2001 07:15 AM      Profile for Hillary Bray   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So you expected a Lembas burger. Puh-lease! The Tolkein family have washed their hands of it, so quit the precious whinging.
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posted 29 November 2001 10:27 AM      Profile for Kahless   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ever read the book Fletch? The movie is a fairly faithful interpretation. The second movie had nothing to do with the books though, unfortunately. The books are brilliant.
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posted 30 November 2001 10:57 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Fletch should have been a much funnier movie - but at least the Fletch books fit in one video casette.
The only way Lord of the Rings can be a half-decent movie is if it runs about 14 hours.

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