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Forum: The Movies 11-04-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Michael Murry
The Hobbit: Tolkien Edit

Does another edit of the Hobbit films exist? I asked myself that a few days ago and an Internet search turned up a 6.5 giga-byte mp4 download (via torrent):

The Hobbit: The Tolkien Edit
by...
Forum: The Movies 10-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Michael Murry
There and Here and There Again

Thanks for the couplet. Incisive, as well as inspirational. This takes us into the LOTR "future." But how to get there from here in the past at Hobbit's end? A "romantic" possibility:

There and...
Forum: The Movies 10-29-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Michael Murry
Available for Future Sexploitation

I haven't commented here at the Downs for several years now, mostly because I thought the knowledgable Tolkien community had thoroughly disposed of the Peter Jackson Killer Elf-Chick Love Interest...
Forum: The Movies 12-05-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
Some of those who wander are lost

I don't own DVD copies of the three Peter Jackson "Hobbit" movies, so I have to depend on youtube to look up various scenes to refresh my memory on the occasions when I want to comment on something...
Forum: The Movies 12-01-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
The Picture of Royal Bastards Behaving Badly

Thanks again, Mr Hicklin, for helping me to better understand the "Jon Snow" thing. Since I'll never read the books or sit through even ten minutes of the television series, I have to depend upon...
Forum: The Movies 11-29-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
Fast Food Fulminations on televised Fan Fiction

Hey! That title-line I thought up a few postings ago gives me an idea for some vericose versification. Like:

Fast-Food Fulminations on televised Fan Fiction

Not Lord of the "Rings" (as in...
Forum: The Movies 11-28-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
Original rip-offs

Do you mean, like Elrond taking in Aragorn and adopting him as a foster son after the two-year-old baby's father, Arathorn II, met a violent death; naming the kid "Estel" to conceal his identity...
Forum: The Movies 11-28-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
The Once and Future TV-and-Film-franchise reboot

If I may, I'd like to take off on Item #3 of Morthoron's "No-Wish" list for the forthcoming LOTR television series and possible spin-offs:



Confessing my own age, ignorance, and indifference to...
Forum: The Movies 11-28-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
Lard of the Fries

Not "Lord" of the "Rings" (as in "onion"), but "Lard" of the "Fries" (as in "French"). Anything to convey the image of congealed grease at the bottom of the pan after deep frying left-over vegetables.
Forum: The Movies 11-26-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
"It could happen!"

Many thanks to Inziladun and Morthoron for the respective Wish- and Non-Wish lists of prospective "LOTR" television/movie ideas. I don't know which to fear the most. Probably the former, because its...
Forum: The Movies 11-24-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
Sex, Violence, Soap Opera Drama and Pretending the Endless Hobbit movies don't exist

I just caught a couple of interesting comments regarding the "Lord of the Rings" television stuff soon to come:



Oh, great: "Sex, violence, and soap opera drama." Just what the "Lord of the...
Forum: The Movies 11-23-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
A twice-enraged "purist" die-hard

I apologize if others have already covered this article ...

"Why Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Show Won’t Be the New Game of Thrones"
By Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair (November, 2017)...
Forum: The Movies 11-22-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
The Elf-chick and Some Fatherly Advice

Thanks for the verse, Pitchwife. And thanks, again, for that comment (#3) you made many years ago in the "Itaril" thread where you wrote:



I hold you blameless for inspiring my own attempts...
Forum: The Movies 11-22-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
Fictitious and Entirely Coincidental television

I really have to wonder about how much of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" (books and films) can remain in certain private hands, for their commercial exploitation only. So many millions of...
Forum: The Movies 11-22-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
The After and the Before

If I understand the legal situation surrounding the proposed television series and possible spin-offs, the TV programs may cover anything and everything in Middle Earth from after The Hobbit (book...
Forum: The Movies 11-22-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
Between a Literary Rock and a Motion Picture hard place

Yes, the various LOTR appendices do contain calendars of dates and summary plot outlines which could form the basis for additional "Middle Earth" stories. Unfortunately, Peter Jackson and Company...
Forum: The Movies 11-21-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
There and Back and There and Back

In my above comment about public-domain literary masterpieces and how later writers and movie directors feed off of them, I mentioned Bram Stoker's Dracula because -- in relation to Tolkien's epic...
Forum: The Movies 11-21-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
The Beautiful and the Appalling

Speaking of treasured literary works in the public domain and what inspiration -- both/either appalling and/or beautiful -- others have drawn from them, you might find the following of interest:
...
Forum: The Movies 11-18-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
"Gimli" on the prospective LOTR TV series

I just caught this from Den of Geek:



I don't do Internet links very well in this forum, so would someone please fix this if I get it wrong?
...
Forum: The Movies 11-17-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,889
Posted By Michael Murry
The "Why" and the "What?"

Originally Posted by Kuruharan:



This seems like a rather inescapable -- if not implacable and inexorable -- observation. Consider, from Wikipedia:



More from Wikipedia:
Forum: The Movies 11-03-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,609
Posted By Michael Murry
Lord of the Rings TV Series in the works

I just came across this at Rolling Stone:

"http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/lord-of-the-rings-tv-series-in-the-works-w511077"

I have no idea what to make of this. I had hoped to see a...
Forum: The Movies 07-14-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,669
Posted By Michael Murry
The Hobbit and a Bridge to The Lord of the Rings

My thanks to everyone for resurrecting this thread for additional discussion. With the unfortunate film butchery of The Hobbit now consigned to the dustbin of history, it will probably take a long...
Forum: The Movies 03-14-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,845
Posted By Michael Murry
Peter Jackson Explains Why the ‘Hobbit’ Movies Are Such a Huge Mess

I apologize if others have already addressed this link, but apparently Peter Jackson has now admitted -- on an extended edition DVD that I will not purchase -- just how bad a job he did with these...
Forum: The Movies 02-18-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 25,428
Posted By Michael Murry
On a somewhat related topic

I realize that the "Hobbit" movies have come and gone, and the Elf Chick Warrior Queen sequels have not yet entered pre-production, but for those longing for more of the "strong woman," "shield...
Forum: The Movies 01-27-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 25,428
Posted By Michael Murry
Interspecies Gay Pregnancies

My compliments to the commenters for their various acidic views on the promotional interview that took place over a year ago featuring three marginal cast members of The Hobbit films. I have...
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