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Forum: The Movies 11-20-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,879
Posted By davem
Love the Rankin Bass Hobbit. Jackson's farrago...

Love the Rankin Bass Hobbit. Jackson's farrago shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath.
Forum: The Movies 11-19-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,879
Posted By davem
Given that in the past the Estate has threatened...

Given that in the past the Estate has threatened legal action against a non-profit children's camp due to copyright ...
Forum: The Movies 11-17-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,879
Posted By davem
He also authorised, what, 300 plus changes to...

He also authorised, what, 300 plus changes to LotR for the 50th anniversary edition, which has now replaced the earlier versions, none of which add much, none authorised (obviously) by JRR, and...
Forum: The Movies 11-16-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,879
Posted By davem
I've always had mixed feelings about CT's...

I've always had mixed feelings about CT's approach to his father's work. For whatever reasons he tried to relegate the works to the realm of academe. I'm grateful he made the unpublished works...
Forum: The Movies 11-14-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,879
Posted By davem
It's possible-but the Zaentz rights seen to cover...

It's possible-but the Zaentz rights seen to cover video games as well as films, so I'd assume TV would be part of the rights as well. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle-earth_Enterprises
Forum: The Movies 11-14-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,879
Posted By davem
Warners have licensed the movie rights for the...

Warners have licensed the movie rights for the Aragorn story from Zaentz as it is, so there's no need for any Estate involvement, let alone the handing over of all that money to them. I wouldn't rule...
Forum: The Movies 11-14-2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,879
Posted By davem
I'd take that mention of Lord of the Rings as a...

I'd take that mention of Lord of the Rings as a reference to something the public recognise. How many people know what the Silmarillion is, or would associate it with Lord of the Rings? And the main...
Forum: The Movies 11-14-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,879
Posted By davem
Still convinced this will be a Sil adaptation....

Still convinced this will be a Sil adaptation. The Tolkien Estate don't own the film rights to LotR or The Hobbit, so they can't be involved in the sale of them to Amazon. It's Middle-earth related,...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-27-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,858
Posted By davem
Second Breakfast?

A few years back my old High School was demolished and replaced with a new state of the art version. Just found this pic of the refectory. Check out the quote :)....
Forum: The Movies 09-26-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 115,319
Posted By davem
My copy of the Hobbit has arrived :). Its a...

My copy of the Hobbit has arrived :). Its a double CD, two and a half hours and the audio is perfect. no booklet or pics, just an index card with chapter titles.
Forum: The Movies 09-24-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 115,319
Posted By davem
According to the audio go website its available...

According to the audio go website its available from next week, on CD or download for 2.99. Though today I found it available now from Amazon UK.
Forum: The Movies 09-17-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 39,539
Posted By davem
OK, its a long film but in total the trilogy will...

OK, its a long film but in total the trilogy will come in at half the length of a TV season or around the length of a HBO season. And its not like you're being charged by the hour - its the same...
Forum: The Movies 08-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 115,319
Posted By davem
David Wood, one of the Jackanory cast, along with...

David Wood, one of the Jackanory cast, along with Jan Francis, Maurice Denham & Berhard Cribbins, has just posted a response to the news on his website - apparently no-one had told him, or his agent,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-20-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,291
Posted By davem
Found this...

Found this http://opencharities.org/charities/273615 which shows that the Trust's income back in 2009 was 24 million - as a result of the victory in the court case against New Line Cinema over the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-20-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,291
Posted By davem
Tolkien Trust closes down..then re-opens

This is interesting. The Tolkien Trust originally opened in 1977 & over the years has donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to various humanitarian charities worldwide. This year it shut down -...
Forum: The Movies 08-20-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 115,319
Posted By davem
Interesting that this BBC CD is using the same...

Interesting that this BBC CD is using the same cover art (by Jemma Catlin) as the new illustrated edition of The Hobbit from Harper Collins...
Forum: The Movies 08-19-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 115,319
Posted By davem
It was the 3000th. The opening, and a little bit...

It was the 3000th. The opening, and a little bit from the third episode, are in that You Tube clip I linked to in my last post.

And they say nostalgia isn't what it used to be :p
Forum: The Movies 08-18-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 115,319
Posted By davem
Sadly, its just the audio. Don't know if the...

Sadly, its just the audio. Don't know if the video will be available (or if its survived even). Did find this little bit on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1efGqdPtZPg
Forum: The Movies 08-18-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 115,319
Posted By davem
The series is available for download via the BBC...

The series is available for download via the BBC at a very reasonable price (along with some other Tolkien stuff here http://www.audiogo.com/uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=tolkien 6.99/$10.99. Brian...
Forum: The Books 05-25-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,352
Posted By davem
I do seem to recall reading (Carpenter's...

I do seem to recall reading (Carpenter's Inklings?) that Tolkien hated Williams' Arthurian poems. It would be odd if he didn't bring up his own attempts during meetings - especially if he hadn't...
Forum: The Books 05-24-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,352
Posted By davem
A) I knew that, and B) that wasn't one of...

A) I knew that, and

B) that wasn't one of the questions I asked.

May I assume CT doesn't mention Williams' work at all? Would Tolkien not have brought up his own poem on Arthur when Williams...
Forum: The Books 05-24-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,352
Posted By davem
Any reference to Williams' Arthurian poems in the...

Any reference to Williams' Arthurian poems in the book? I've often wondered if one reason Tolkien left FoA was because of Taliesin Through Logres. Apparently Tolkien dropped FoA around 1937 &...
Forum: The Books 02-24-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,346
Posted By davem
What I recall is that the estate wanted the book...

What I recall is that the estate wanted the book banned, and all copies destroyed. The book is still on sale.

Is Rivendell trademarked? I've lost count of the number of houses, b&b's and private,...
Forum: The Books 02-24-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,346
Posted By davem
It doesn't matter what their motives were. Even...

It doesn't matter what their motives were. Even if they were cashing in on Tolkien's work Tolkien didn't invent the word Hobbit. Or are you saying every film which appears over the next few years...
Forum: The Books 02-24-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,346
Posted By davem
So they should - you cannot legally appropriate...

So they should - you cannot legally appropriate standard English words & then prevent people using them. The idea that an author could take a word in everyday use & then stop anyone else using that...
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