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Forum: The Books 12-21-2003, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By pandora
Sting In the UK in the 50's it wasn't just "not done",...

In the UK in the 50's it wasn't just "not done", it was illegal.
Forum: The Movies 12-19-2003, 08:05 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,900
Posted By pandora
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> ACTION beats CHARACTERS -...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> ACTION beats CHARACTERS - (Peter Jackson?) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>"Characterisation means CONFLICT!" - Dave Sim parodying Marvel Comics.
Forum: The Movies 12-19-2003, 04:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,654
Posted By pandora
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> I think Peter actually hit...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> I think Peter actually hit upon exactly what Tolkien thought while he was writing it. Sometimes murder HAS to be committed for good to triumph over evil. ...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-19-2003, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By pandora
Sting It's very nice and I can see what you mean. ...

It's very nice and I can see what you mean.

I remember them building the Twin Towers and everyone hating their drab, grey, boring shapes although they got used to them after a while. This is much...
Forum: The Movies 12-19-2003, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,628
Posted By pandora
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> I'd compare the book...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> I'd compare the book ending to movieBoromir tripping on a pile of leaves when chasing Frodo. Convenient, yes. Believable, not really. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You might but there is...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-19-2003, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,923
Posted By pandora
Sting If Saruman could be trusted then the journey...

If Saruman could be trusted then the journey could have been down the west side of the Misty Mountains (no Moria and obviously no bird-spies of Saruman) and into Rohan, then Gondor and over into...
Forum: The Books 12-19-2003, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,830
Posted By pandora
Sting LotR suffers partly from its setting (during a...

LotR suffers partly from its setting (during a war) and partly from its idealism. Wartime is not a time of deep complex releationships between men and women; it is a time of disrupted relationships,...
Forum: The Movies 12-17-2003, 01:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,594
Posted By pandora
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Yep, that?s right he went...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Yep, that?s right he went half-insane. More hyperbole.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You obviously saw a different movie from me; the part in question was laughable. Gandalf acts totally...
Forum: The Movies 12-17-2003, 08:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,594
Posted By pandora
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> The intro, superb...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> The intro, superb especially the depiction of Sauron as one of the Knights who say 'Ni'. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The intro was a mistake but you are picking on technical problems...
Forum: The Books 12-17-2003, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By pandora
Sting I think your argument falls down because Frodo is...

I think your argument falls down because Frodo is not destroyed in the end, simply wounded to the point where he must leave to be healed. But all mortals have to leave eventually anyway and they do...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-17-2003, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By pandora
Sting "Shelob the Great, last child of Ungoliant to...

"Shelob the Great, last child of Ungoliant to trouble the unhappy world" - JRRT, The Two Towers
Forum: The Movies 12-17-2003, 05:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,594
Posted By pandora
Sting Well I'm glad the thread's been defused!<P>The...

Well I'm glad the thread's been defused!<P>The role of religion in LotR and in relation to LotR is surely a new topic and a dangerous one given how many christians seem to use this board.<P>...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-16-2003, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,628
Posted By pandora
Sting Glorfindel killed/was killed by a balrog during...

Glorfindel killed/was killed by a balrog during the evacuation from Gondolin in Sil and was also the elf that met the Frodo et al just before the flight to the ford.

Miriel was Feanor's mother who...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-16-2003, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,628
Posted By pandora
Sting Glorfindel in LotR and Miriel in Sil spring to...

Glorfindel in LotR and Miriel in Sil spring to mind.

Gandalf is an (non-elvish) example of a spirit being given a new body after the death of the old one too.
Forum: The Movies 12-16-2003, 09:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,594
Posted By pandora
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> It's funny how we can all...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> It's funny how we can all cite examples of people who hold the same views as us, isn't it? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Actually, I fnd it quite hard to find people that hold the same...
Forum: The Movies 12-16-2003, 08:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,594
Posted By pandora
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> This is not the WWF....

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> This is not the WWF. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Why have the World Wildlife Fund got involved? Is it because hobbits are endangered?
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 12-16-2003, 08:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,048
Posted By pandora
Sting Sauron continues to be a lidless eye because the...

Sauron continues to be a lidless eye because the studio wants to maintain "brand recognition" for their merchandising.
Forum: Quiz Room 12-16-2003, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 250,456
Posted By pandora
Sting Is it a trident, perhaps?

Is it a trident, perhaps?
Forum: The Movies 12-16-2003, 08:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,594
Posted By pandora
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> All your criticisms to...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> All your criticisms to date have been based on differences between book and film. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>No, actually they were not. I did suggest that if Jackson had stuck to a...
Forum: The Movies 12-16-2003, 06:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,594
Posted By pandora
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Having her ride with Frodo...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Having her ride with Frodo to Rivendell gave them a chance to introduce her as a central character and to increase her involvement in the story. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I have no...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-16-2003, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 250,456
Posted By pandora
Sting Is it a spear?

Is it a spear?
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 12-15-2003, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,617
Posted By pandora
Sting Perhaps for the same reason we don't hear much...

Perhaps for the same reason we don't hear much about Mrs Dwarf.



I meant that, once Morgoth is out of the picture the spirits of the dead only have the option to repent or drift away; there is...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 12-15-2003, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,617
Posted By pandora
Sting An interesting point raised by Morgoth's Ring is...

An interesting point raised by Morgoth's Ring is that corrupted Elven spirits may "answer Morgoth's summons" and go to him rather than to Valinor. Presumably these corrupted elven spirits could not...
Forum: The Movies 12-15-2003, 05:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,594
Posted By pandora
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> He added it in because he...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> He added it in because he thought it was better from a cinematic standpoint, as indeed much of it was from the perspective of mass audiences.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I totally deny...
Forum: The Books 12-15-2003, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,698
Posted By pandora
Sting Thay had Bilbo with them: they had to keep...

Thay had Bilbo with them: they had to keep stopping to eat!
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