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Forum: The Movies 03-04-2004, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,228
Posted By ainur
At the press conference following the Oscars,...

At the press conference following the Oscars, Peter Jackson said that New Line has the rights to make a film of "The Hobbit," but that MGM holds the distribution rights. He also said that their...
Forum: The Books 02-15-2004, 10:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,829
Posted By ainur
Actually, Thranduil's father was named Oropher. I...

Actually, Thranduil's father was named Oropher. I don't know much about him or his ancestry, but I know he died in the battle of the Last Alliance. It's possible he was originally from Doriath, but...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 02-14-2004, 05:40 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 37,886
Posted By ainur
Possibly Aragorn to the hobbits as they approach...

Possibly Aragorn to the hobbits as they approach Weathertop? That's the only other possibility I can think of at the moment.
Forum: The Books 02-03-2004, 12:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,387
Posted By ainur
Sting Hey, Magician! You've cited a number of...

Hey, Magician!

You've cited a number of points about Tolkien's work which Lyta Underhill has eloquently responded to above. I have little to add, except on the point of Tolkien's "Black and White"...
Forum: The Books 02-03-2004, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,121
Posted By ainur
Sting I keyed in "Gollum Moria" on the search function...

I keyed in "Gollum Moria" on the search function and found a dozen threads. They all speculate on how Gollum exited Moria and followed the Fellowship into Lorien. He may have passed ahead of them...
Forum: The Books 02-02-2004, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By ainur
Sting First, I agree that the portrayal in the film was...

First, I agree that the portrayal in the film was sad and just wrong. They aged him far too much.

In the book, I think that Bilbo aged after he gave up the Ring just as he would have going forward...
Forum: The Books 01-19-2004, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,788
Posted By ainur
Sting At the time of the Battle of the Pellanor, the...

At the time of the Battle of the Pellanor, the staff at Dol Guldur were no doubt busy in Lothlorien. As for the Lieutenant of Morgul, my first impression was that he was Nazgul, but I tend to agree...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-19-2004, 01:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,180
Posted By ainur
Sting I seemed to have picked up a cookie that I didn't...

I seemed to have picked up a cookie that I didn't want. Every time I click anything in the "Movies" forum, I get a pop-up to sign into "WaroftheRing.net". It doesn't happen in the rest of the Forum,...
Forum: The Movies 01-19-2004, 01:36 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,021
Posted By ainur
Sting Realistically: For Best Picture--Very Possible....

Realistically: For Best Picture--Very Possible. They will likely award here for all three films. The Academy seems to love this kind of thing.<P>Best Director: Possible, but less likely. They might...
Forum: The Movies 01-14-2004, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,539
Posted By ainur
Sting It bothered me that Mordor <B>looked</B> so...

It bothered me that Mordor <B>looked</B> so small. The editing for travel time didn't bother me, it's film convention to skip ahead over the boring parts. (remembering the famous Kubrick edit in...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-06-2004, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By ainur
Sting Some people see a magician and are satisfied and...

Some people see a magician and are satisfied and entertained by the illusions themselves. Others see the same thing and want to know how the illusions were done. I think most people (including...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 01-01-2004, 08:28 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 37,886
Posted By ainur
Sting Just bumping this up.

Just bumping this up.
Forum: The Books 12-23-2003, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,249
Posted By ainur
Sting I think the only one actually fooled was Merry.

I think the only one actually fooled was Merry.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-22-2003, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By ainur
Sting It does look like a crystal version of Orthanc, a...

It does look like a crystal version of Orthanc, a bit. Very attractive.

By the way, I believe Orthanc was built by the Numenorians when they first established their kingdoms in Gondor and Arnor....
Forum: The Movies 12-19-2003, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,739
Posted By ainur
Sting Actually, when the Morgul Army emerged and was...

Actually, when the Morgul Army emerged and was heading down the causeway, the scene reminded me of the scene in "The Wizard of Oz" just outside the witches castle. I half expected to hear the Black...
Forum: The Movies 12-18-2003, 11:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,886
Posted By ainur
Sting Actually, both the staff bludgeoning and the...

Actually, both the staff bludgeoning and the nudge back onto the fire shocked me out of the movie for a few seconds, they were so out of character for Gandalf (and I don't just mean book Gandalf, but...
Forum: The Movies 12-18-2003, 10:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,179
Posted By ainur
Sting I didn't care for this portrayal at all. The most...

I didn't care for this portrayal at all. The most notable problem, I think, is the complete lack of the Palantir. Wasn't the Palantir (or rather Sauron's control of it) the source of his madness, his...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2003, 10:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,250
Posted By ainur
Sting Would Sam have tried to push Frodo into the Crack...

Would Sam have tried to push Frodo into the Crack of Doom? No. The ring would have probably played on Sam's love of Frodo to stop him and of course it would only take a slight hesitation, and Frodo...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 12-10-2003, 12:48 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 37,886
Posted By ainur
Sting This is an old thread, but I like it. I'll...

This is an old thread, but I like it. I'll attempt an answer. Is this Aragorn speaking to the grey company as they approach the Stone of Erech?

(H-I might not remember this thread, since it is...
Forum: The Movies 12-10-2003, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By ainur
Sting You're right, the screenwriters strayed too far...

You're right, the screenwriters strayed too far from Tolkien's words for there to be any really powerful lines, but there were a few.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> It's me, Mr. Frodo. Don't you know me?...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-10-2003, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By ainur
Sting I don't think Tolkien ever mentioned female orcs,...

I don't think Tolkien ever mentioned female orcs, but since orcs were just elves or humans tortured and corrupted by Morgoth, they must have reproduced in the usual way (forget what you saw in the...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2003, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By ainur
Sting Forcing him would have broken him. Though he only...

Forcing him would have broken him. Though he only had it for a short amount of time, they were on the slopes of Mount Doom, where the Ring was at it's most powerful. It no doubt took an immediate...
Forum: The Movies 12-09-2003, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,148
Posted By ainur
Sting I like spoilers. They may reveal some detail in...

I like spoilers. They may reveal some detail in the creative choices the director has made (though never enough to make a solid judgement about them), but they rarely convey the editing or pacing...
Forum: The Books 12-09-2003, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,849
Posted By ainur
Sting When the hobbits were in Bree, and met Strider...

When the hobbits were in Bree, and met Strider for the first time, and Merry went for a "stroll" which resulted in an encounter with the Black Riders, I always assumed that he was looking for the...
Forum: The Books 12-04-2003, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,864
Posted By ainur
Sting Lyta, I would agree with this, but for one thing....

Lyta, I would agree with this, but for one thing. Don't you think the Ring changed Frodo to the point where some spiritual connection to Sauron would have been there anyway? When he first met Gollum,...
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