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Forum: The Movies 11-20-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Bęthberry
I'm not so much necessarily interested in what is...

I'm not so much necessarily interested in what is canon as in the ways that Tolkien used hair symbolically, not as individual or idiosyncratic adornment, but to tap into cultural or social or class...
Forum: The Movies 11-19-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By Bęthberry
Funny how music can both age us and unite us. ...

Funny how music can both age us and unite us.





Shaking my head loose from the earworm, I should add some more historical precedent. First, the gentlemen of the 18th century with their...
Forum: The Movies 11-19-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By Bęthberry
I am afraid I seem to have developed an earworm. ...

I am afraid I seem to have developed an earworm.



I return you now to your regular Tolkien channel. :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-23-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Bęthberry
I know it will be some time yet but I look...

I know it will be some time yet but I look forward to seeing her first attempts on the keyboard. I have to be very vigilant when typing because my cat really wants to express her opinion about...
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bęthberry
Not that this redeems the scene in any way, but I...

Not that this redeems the scene in any way, but I have walked in a hot volcano field, about three miles away from the volcano cone, which was not erupting with fizzy fireworks. There were gurgling...
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Bęthberry
I've actually seen some young'uns say they've...

I've actually seen some young'uns say they've never seen the PJ movies. I would guess this adaptation is for them, but I'm not sure how common that lack of experience is.
Forum: The Books 10-21-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,341
Posted By Bęthberry
Michael Drout posted a photo on FB yesterday, but...

Michael Drout posted a photo on FB yesterday, but I no longer have the photobucket account to let me post it here so I used the TG link. Drout didn't say they were shipping, just that the regular vol...
Forum: The Books 10-20-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,341
Posted By Bęthberry
Sneak peak of cover can be found here: ...

Sneak peak of cover can be found here:

https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Tolkien_Studies:_Volume_19_Supplement
Forum: The Movies 10-18-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bęthberry
Oh, I'm sorry that what I thought was a joking...

Oh, I'm sorry that what I thought was a joking comment is misleading; I mean it as a joke at my expense because of how I have tried to address overwhelming complaints about the series, complaints so...
Forum: The Movies 10-16-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bęthberry
1420! How would you have written The Rings of Power?

Okay, we have now seen all the episodes (those who continued watching) of the first year of Amazon's Rings of Power. Some of us are greatly dissatisfied. Some of us are more willing to cut the...
Forum: The Movies 10-15-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bęthberry
I'm going to post this comment on Lommy's thread...

I'm going to post this comment on Lommy's thread even though the topic does not include music. But I think this comment nonetheless fits with the qualities that Lommy was finding valuable.

It...
Forum: The Books 10-13-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,354
Posted By Bęthberry
I am very late to reply here and for that I...

I am very late to reply here and for that I apologise. Events beyond the barrow and outside Middle-earth have limited my ability to write a thoughtful response.

It is very difficult to define...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-04-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Bęthberry
Congratulations to you, Legate and Lommie. And I...

Congratulations to you, Legate and Lommie. And I believe congratulations are also in order to a certain Downer on gaining Gaffer status, Nogrod.
:cool:
Forum: The Movies 09-26-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bęthberry
I have wanted to reply to this but RL is not...

I have wanted to reply to this but RL is not giving me much time for thoughtful posts.

First of all--and this is not related to visuals--what I especially like about RoP is the depiction of...
Forum: The Movies 09-21-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Bęthberry
Can Fritz Lang be improved upon? And never mind...

Can Fritz Lang be improved upon? And never mind Wagner, could Tolkien have seen Lang's movie?
Forum: The Books 09-20-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,354
Posted By Bęthberry
I wasn't thinking of the anachronisms, Morthoron,...

I wasn't thinking of the anachronisms, Morthoron, when I posted this thread, so thanks for bringing them up. What could be their purpose?

The Shire definitely is a parochial pastoral fabular...
Forum: The Books 09-20-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,354
Posted By Bęthberry
Garth's Tolkien and the Great War is very much...

Garth's Tolkien and the Great War is very much worthy of a read, Boro. It is both history and biography and adds substantially to Humphrey Carpenter's biography. It is less a history of WWI and much...
Forum: The Books 09-18-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,354
Posted By Bęthberry
Tolkien Twentieth Century Tolkien

This thread is brought to you courtesy of the following two comments from Boro and Lal



And



I think it will be interesting to see where these two comments lead us. Have at it!
Forum: The Movies 09-16-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,486
Posted By Bęthberry
Good point, Boro. I've done some sleuthing to see...

Good point, Boro. I've done some sleuthing to see which films and film-makers Jackson has said influenced him.


First of all, the animator Ray Harryhausen.
Films:
1958 Dracula
Jason and the...
Forum: The Movies 09-16-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,486
Posted By Bęthberry
I posted this on Huinesoron's thread on the first...

I posted this on Huinesoron's thread on the first episode but that thread likely will be falling by the wayside as new episodes appear, so perhaps this comparison might more fruitfully be posted here...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-15-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,246
Posted By Bęthberry
1420! Perhaps another bone to add to the cauldron of...

Perhaps another bone to add to the cauldron of story.

Fanfic is written by lay readers. Adaptations are written by professional writers. Each could have different purposes.
Forum: The Movies 09-15-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,818
Posted By Bęthberry
Huinsoron, out of all the discussions here about...

Huinsoron, out of all the discussions here about Galadrien, I thought this comparison would best suit your thread on the first episode. My thanks to the Downer formerly known as Lush for bringing...
Forum: The Books 09-14-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,618
Posted By Bęthberry
Thanks for this, William Cloud Hicklin. I knew...

Thanks for this, William Cloud Hicklin. I knew that Kay had played a role in the editing but I was not aware of the different opinions about his role. Clearly that year working with CT on JRRT's...
Forum: The Books 09-13-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,618
Posted By Bęthberry
At the risk of being accused of arrogance for...

At the risk of being accused of arrogance for quoting myself, I feel I should add something that I just learned myself this morning and which relates to my comment about CT.

Another Tolkien...
Forum: The Movies 09-12-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,486
Posted By Bęthberry
Thanks for chiming in, Pitch. And I agree that a...

Thanks for chiming in, Pitch. And I agree that a sword is just one way of showing agency. But ...

First, in the interests of full disclosure, let me say I am not particularly a fan of the elves....
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