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Forum: The Movies 03-28-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,369
Posted By Galendor
Legolas: He's putting his head back on, unless my...

Legolas: He's putting his head back on, unless my eyes are cheated by some spell!
Gimli: (shouting to Aragorn): That one doesn't count!
Forum: The Movies 03-24-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,369
Posted By Galendor
I know how it would have gone: Aragorn and Sauron...

I know how it would have gone: Aragorn and Sauron would fight while the armies watched, ordered to stay out of the fight. Aragorn would get knocked around fiercely during the fight (more than a...
Forum: The Movies 03-22-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,369
Posted By Galendor
Complete silliness. If PJ HAD used his...

Complete silliness. If PJ HAD used his intentional footage of Aragorn sword-fighting with Sauron at the Black Gate, I wonder whom he envisioned winning this fight, and what would have happened after...
Forum: The Movies 03-09-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 46,771
Posted By Galendor
I saw the film, and thought Martin Freeman's...

I saw the film, and thought Martin Freeman's portrayal of Bilbo was unfortunately quite shallow. Perhaps this isn't surprising, in his interview on the Colbert Report (Stephen Colbert is a true...
Forum: The Movies 09-30-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,372
Posted By Galendor
In retrospect, I was a bit to harsh in my above...

In retrospect, I was a bit to harsh in my above criticism of PJ. Parts of the LOTR movies were well done, as I'm sure will be the case with the Hobbit movies. But I do share your concerns. ;)
Forum: The Movies 09-29-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,372
Posted By Galendor
You should be concerned; what you are concerned...

You should be concerned; what you are concerned about is exactly what Jackson will do to the Hobbit story. Peter Jackson is a dullard. The beauty and magic we see in Tolkien's writing is invisible...
Forum: The Movies 09-01-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 25,741
Posted By Galendor
Titles and release dates

Warner Bros has released the Titles and dates for the 3 Hobbit movies:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. December 14th, 2012
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. December 13th, 2013
The Hobbit:...
Forum: The Movies 12-24-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,709
Posted By Galendor
I agree, good analogy. I also don't fully like...

I agree, good analogy. I also don't fully like of Jackson's "vision" of Middle Earth, nor the liberties he takes, and especially the silly parts designed to appeal to the masses. We will...
Forum: The Movies 12-23-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,709
Posted By Galendor
After viewing the trailer several times, I'm sure...

After viewing the trailer several times, I'm sure our general reaction to the actual movie will be similar to that of LOTR. We'll be exicited to see our beloved book presented (again) in film. We...
Forum: The Books 04-07-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 34,664
Posted By Galendor
I agree, and don't actually think Smaug flew like...

I agree, and don't actually think Smaug flew like a hummingbird. He is a magical being, like a Balrog, and not subject to normal physical laws. The text seems to support that his assault on...
Forum: The Books 04-06-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 34,664
Posted By Galendor
Not a joke, given their relatively small wings,...

Not a joke, given their relatively small wings, dragons must fly like a hummingbird or bumblebee does, with a high-speed rotary wingstroke. Also they have hollow bones for lightness, and very long,...
Forum: The Books 04-05-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 34,664
Posted By Galendor
Everyone knows that most if not all dragons have...

Everyone knows that most if not all dragons have relatively small wings considering their body size, and therefore use a rotary, high-speed and constant wingstroke like a hummingbird or bumblebee to...
Forum: The Books 03-02-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,139
Posted By Galendor
Sting The wraiths are ghostly forms wearing black cloth...

The wraiths are ghostly forms wearing black cloth robes. Regular swords might not hurt them - but Aragorn's fiery brand could have caught their robes on fire and burnt them up. Then the wraiths...
Forum: The Books 01-03-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,762
Posted By Galendor
Well, that answers it, thank you for this. Like...

Well, that answers it, thank you for this. Like Tolkien, I do not really care about proper application of the biological species concept to men and Elves. It was merely an observation. Thanks...
Forum: The Books 01-02-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,762
Posted By Galendor
One odd thing about Tolkien's Elves is that they...

One odd thing about Tolkien's Elves is that they can mate with humans, and produce viable offspring that can then supposedly successfully mate with other elves or humans. Is the last bit true - does...
Forum: The Books 12-27-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,793
Posted By Galendor
Good arguments, but I choose Aragorn, for reasons...

Good arguments, but I choose Aragorn, for reasons already given. Primarily: 1) he is the only man on the list, 2) son of Isildur, 3) has a will to power.
Forum: The Movies 12-26-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,461
Posted By Galendor
Thank you for searching, I appreciate your...

Thank you for searching, I appreciate your effort. No harm, no foul.
Forum: The Movies 12-26-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,461
Posted By Galendor
It remains possible that he "respected the books"...

It remains possible that he "respected the books" for their popularity and apparent money-making potential, and not their literary merit. He did go to great lengths, but with millions of dollars to...
Forum: The Movies 12-26-2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,461
Posted By Galendor
I've checked several permutations of the quote...

I've checked several permutations of the quote using Google and Yahoo search engines, using quotation marks versus not. I still haven't found a verifiable "original source" for it. But internet...
Forum: The Movies 12-23-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,461
Posted By Galendor
Wow. . . if Jackson really said that, it just...

Wow. . . if Jackson really said that, it just disgusts me. Until now, I had assumed that he actually had reasonable appreciation for the books he was trying to adapt to film. Such a statement...
Forum: The Movies 12-23-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,461
Posted By Galendor
Is this an actual quote from Peter Jackson? He...

Is this an actual quote from Peter Jackson? He said this?
Forum: The Movies 12-22-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,461
Posted By Galendor
[QUOTE=Sauron the White;540402] STW, I...

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STW, I agree of course, having a Tolkien expert in the film process cannot be a bad thing! But since it is understandable that the Tolkien Estate would not want...
Forum: The Movies 12-22-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,461
Posted By Galendor
I agree in principle, but the Tolkien Estate...

I agree in principle, but the Tolkien Estate probably realized "in for a penny, in for a pound" and kept their distance from Jackson's movies for such a reason. Imagine what could/would happen if...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-22-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,101
Posted By Galendor
Leaf Since Old Man Willow is older and meaner than the...

Since Old Man Willow is older and meaner than the Barrow Wight, I predict he would get the majority of the hobbits. Specifically, OMW would get all of the hobbits that enter the staging grounds...
Forum: The Books 12-22-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,722
Posted By Galendor
Yes, I agree, I may have over-generalized. I...

Yes, I agree, I may have over-generalized. I think I also felt more connected to Frodo than to Sam. But it seems like some people find Sam more relatable, and some here even think Sam is the true...
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