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Forum: The Movies 10-22-2020, 04:02 AM
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Posted By Zigūr
Imrahil's presence would also have contradicted...

Imrahil's presence would also have contradicted the film's presentation that the whole of Gondor was one city in the middle of nowhere and a second city in ruins.

Putting Jackson himself aside,...
Forum: The Books 10-15-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Zigūr
Yes. While referring to Lindon, not Arnor,...

Yes. While referring to Lindon, not Arnor, Appendix A is entirely explicit on this point:

It's emblematic of how doubtful Sauron's means were at the end of the Second Age that his enemies were...
Forum: The Books 08-28-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Zigūr
I sometimes wonder if the films or other elements...

I sometimes wonder if the films or other elements of popular culture have caused a tendency to somewhat fetishise the forces of evil, i.e. creating a perception that Sauron/Morgoth had these...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By Zigūr
Melkor had also, seemingly, not previously wasted...

Melkor had also, seemingly, not previously wasted so much of his native potency as he did in the Battle of the Powers; indeed, 'Myths Transformed' suggests that the very act of empowering his...
Forum: The Movies 07-19-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Zigūr
I suppose it really depends on what dramatic...

I suppose it really depends on what dramatic purpose having Elves at the battles in the South serves from the point of view of the films. We can't assume that any motivation or "historical" fact from...
Forum: The Movies 07-16-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 48,491
Posted By Zigūr
Exactly, me too.

Exactly, me too.
Forum: The Movies 07-15-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 48,491
Posted By Zigūr
Ah, that was not my intended meaning when I wrote...

Ah, that was not my intended meaning when I wrote that (over a year ago, mind you!); I wasn't talking about his true name. "Balin" was his outer name in Northern Mannish; the sarcophagus should, I...
Forum: The Movies 06-19-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By Zigūr
I relistened to the 1981 BBC radio adaptation of...

I relistened to the 1981 BBC radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings a few weeks ago and his performance as Frodo was just as good as I remembered.
Forum: The Books 04-27-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,942
Posted By Zigūr
Yes, multiple generations would have lived and...

Yes, multiple generations would have lived and died in Ithilien, apparently largely unmolested, between, for instance, the fall of Osgiliath (when Rohan still wasn't even founded yet!) and the...
Forum: The Books 04-04-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,444
Posted By Zigūr
I quite agree. And I similarly don't think we can...

I quite agree. And I similarly don't think we can assume that the author of the original article has some kind of insidious political motive just because the argument strikes as controversial,...
Forum: The Books 03-08-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,476
Posted By Zigūr
Very interesting, especially for the insights...

Very interesting, especially for the insights into pre-modern military science, something I don't know much about. I'm more up to speed with tactics/strategy/logistics in the Napoleonic and World...
Forum: The Books 10-01-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,444
Posted By Zigūr
The article isn't terribly well-supported, as...

The article isn't terribly well-supported, as Huinseron has said, and I think it's couched in rather sensationalist terms, but I don't think the point it makes is entirely unreasonable – or rather,...
Forum: The Movies 06-16-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,761
Posted By Zigūr
I saw it tonight. I wanted to see the new local...

I saw it tonight. I wanted to see the new local documentary 2040 but it was sold out (seeing it tomorrow) and my father had been asking me if I wanted to see the bio-pic for weeks so I decided to...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-24-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,968
Posted By Zigūr
3. Vingilótė 4. Alcarondas ;)

3. Vingilótė
4. Alcarondas
;)
Forum: The Movies 04-23-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,761
Posted By Zigūr
Some discussion I've just read online has posited...

Some discussion I've just read online has posited that the lack of Estate involvement makes the biopic less likely to be hagiographical, but the trailers hardly make it look like some warts-and-all...
Forum: The Books 04-21-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,257
Posted By Zigūr
I suppose it might be comparable to the Men of...

I suppose it might be comparable to the Men of Gondor building the monument in Umbar to Ar-Pharazōn's humbling of Sauron despite Pharazōn being the leader of the King's Men. If they were fine with...
Forum: The Books 03-12-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,085
Posted By Zigūr
Good stuff this (stuff I must admit I...

Good stuff this (stuff I must admit I overlooked):

The thought occurs that for Sauron "bringing back" Melkor would have had just as little appeal as Ėonwė's instruction to go before Manwė for...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 03-10-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,452
Posted By Zigūr
I always assumed Gandalf "gave" Imrahil command...

I always assumed Gandalf "gave" Imrahil command fairly informally; Imrahil seems to have been wise enough to have recognised Gandalf's good sense, and as Formendacil has said, he alone needed to be...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 03-10-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,344
Posted By Zigūr
Imrahil was born in 2955, so he was 2 when...

Imrahil was born in 2955, so he was 2 when Thorongil first came on the scene, but 25 when he left. Denethor married Finduilas in 2976, for what it's worth. It seems like there would have been a good...
Forum: The Movies 03-08-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 48,491
Posted By Zigūr
Yes I know (I was worried that I would have to...

Yes I know (I was worried that I would have to qualify that I knew that Casari was Quenya) but it still seems odd to me that Elves would persist in, effectively, calling them "stunties" in an...
Forum: The Movies 03-08-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 48,491
Posted By Zigūr
An oversight akin to Balin's sarcophagus naming...

An oversight akin to Balin's sarcophagus naming him in Dalish/Northern Mannish as "Balin" son of "Fundin" rather than the Khuzdul translations of "Balin" and "Fundin", perhaps.

I was thinking that...
Forum: The Movies 03-07-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 48,491
Posted By Zigūr
Odd that the Iron Hills aren't named on any of...

Odd that the Iron Hills aren't named on any of the maps despite the Dwarf-road being identified as ending at them. If they didn't have an Elvish name for it (not that I think "Khand" is an Elvish...
Forum: The Books 03-04-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,126
Posted By Zigūr
So I managed to find a quote in support of my...

So I managed to find a quote in support of my "Sauron's hideout in Rhūn" idea, from Professor Tolkien's Last Writings about the objectives of the Blue Wizards:

"Their task was to circumvent...
Forum: The Books 02-28-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,276
Posted By Zigūr
Yes it's an interesting proposition. Cirion's...

Yes it's an interesting proposition. Cirion's part of the Oath of Eorl is presented in quite positive language, though: "his oath astounded those who heard it, and filled them with awe, and was alone...
Forum: The Books 02-27-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,276
Posted By Zigūr
If I understand correctly, it's a bit...

If I understand correctly, it's a bit complicated. The heir of Elendil was High King of the Dśnedain. So while Isildur was, after Elendil's death, King of Arnor and High King of the Dśnedain, at a...
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