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Forum: The Movies 12-31-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,876
Posted By Sarumian
Having seen the movie, I experienced feelings...

Having seen the movie, I experienced feelings very similar to what I have found in this thread. I really enjoyed reading Downers' reviews and notes and do not want to repeat them as my own...
Forum: The Books 03-24-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,828
Posted By Sarumian
Well, if Aragorn had really wanted Denethor to...

Well, if Aragorn had really wanted Denethor to commit suicide, he would have done something like this. :p

Seriously, Denethor (in the book) does not deserve such accusations. He struggled to do...
Forum: The Books 03-23-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,828
Posted By Sarumian
I think we all have got the point and agreed with...

I think we all have got the point and agreed with it. Therefore an argument on this tiny logical differences should be left over for personal messages. :Merisu:

On the matter. First of all, I...
Forum: The Books 03-10-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,083
Posted By Sarumian
I agree with others but also think that the...

I agree with others but also think that the Fellowship was created far away from Loth Lorien and Galadriel felt she did not have enough authority to accuse one of the members thus weakening the...
Forum: The Books 02-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,610
Posted By Sarumian
I believe we have reached a very interesting...

I believe we have reached a very interesting point. Tolkien's view on technical progress somehow resembles me that of philosopher Martin Heidegger. According to Heidegger, the destiny of the West was...
Forum: The Movies 01-24-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By Sarumian
I cannot believe I am writing here after I have...

I cannot believe I am writing here after I have finally seen it. If the first movie was better then I expected it to be, the second one is above and beyond all expectations that were very low...
Forum: The Books 01-21-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,983
Posted By Sarumian
It's an interesting thread. I totally agree with...

It's an interesting thread. I totally agree with you that



I would say, treachery is a very dodgy strategy that quite often leads to such a "split". Saruman made himself caught between two...
Forum: The Books 01-20-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,380
Posted By Sarumian
Well, me too, or, rather an elven advocate, who...

Well, me too, or, rather an elven advocate, who just is desperate to find rational arguments defending a High Elf from being accused of cowardice. :)

I think your arguments are absolutely...
Forum: The Books 01-20-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,983
Posted By Sarumian
Answering the second question, I tend to think...

Answering the second question, I tend to think that some confusion comes from the difference between the book and the movie.

In the movie a little force of Ents march on the almost empty Izengard....
Forum: The Books 01-20-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,983
Posted By Sarumian
I think as well that Saruman considered that the...

I think as well that Saruman considered that the situation had ripened for the decisive blow. Saruman had a formidable army. Having won the battle at the Fords of Izen, he could expect little...
Forum: The Books 01-19-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,380
Posted By Sarumian
Honestly, I was joking and think, the matter of...

Honestly, I was joking and think, the matter of Sauron's "elf-dar" is a red herring. We know that the presence of big baddies in proximity was felt by all creatures. Nazgul are known for sending even...
Forum: The Books 01-19-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,380
Posted By Sarumian
It seems from the book that many of the orcs...

It seems from the book that many of the orcs wanted to desert and live for the sake of there own pleasure. The will of Sauron and the fear of Nazgul was the main binding force behind there armies....
Forum: The Books 01-18-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,380
Posted By Sarumian
I am also not sure. However, there was a...

I am also not sure. However, there was a significant difference between The Hobbit affair and the War Of the Rings. The re-establishment of the Kingdom Under the Mountain, whatever the importance...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,380
Posted By Sarumian
Gandlaf was not planning to play tennis with...

Gandlaf was not planning to play tennis with Rafa. ))) He was not supposed to be involved in a personal combat with Sauron.

What I would say - if the competition is not in playing tennis but in...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,380
Posted By Sarumian
If it had happened that in Mordor the group is...

If it had happened that in Mordor the group is "surrounded by an Orc platoon", they would have been almost certainly doomed anyway - the disclosure was a sentence. And, I am sure, there was nothing...
Forum: The Books 01-13-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,380
Posted By Sarumian
I totally agree that Glorfindel's presence could...

I totally agree that Glorfindel's presence could have made the Fellowship much more noticeable to the Enemy and his servants. On the other hand, Glorfindel was a great Captain, he headed the host...
Forum: The Books 01-09-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,610
Posted By Sarumian
The fact Sauron could delude himself this way...

The fact Sauron could delude himself this way means that he had/obtained a very wrong idea of Eru. Not only Eru's motives and attitudes but of Eru's nature. He thought about Eru as if the latter was...
Forum: The Books 01-07-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,610
Posted By Sarumian
Pipe If we are going to make a comparison between to...

If we are going to make a comparison between to evil (negative) powers, it make sense, I believe, to understand their opposition to the power of Eru which was the source of their own existence.

It...
Forum: The Movies 01-05-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By Sarumian
Shall we ask to transfer this branch to: ...

Shall we ask to transfer this branch to:

What do you assign for Orthanc? (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=13766)

Btw if Saul died from Alzheimer, he probably had been out of...
Forum: The Books 01-05-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,610
Posted By Sarumian
And this is why "these stupid inferior beings"...

And this is why "these stupid inferior beings" needed Olorin's aid more than anything else. Manwe, it seems, took Valar's previous mistakes very seriously when he appointed this Maia to go to ME...
Forum: The Books 01-05-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,610
Posted By Sarumian
White-Hand What an excellent distinction between an...

What an excellent distinction between an accomplished Nazi regime and a Communist one! :cool:
Forum: The Movies 01-03-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By Sarumian
Pipe I can see the point of here but wasn't there...

I can see the point of here but wasn't there quite a discussion about omissions made in FoTR? The travel through the Shire, Old Forest, the house of Bombadil and Barrow Downs are not in the movie....
Forum: The Books 01-02-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,610
Posted By Sarumian
1420! Can it be the reason of Sauron's brief repentance...

Can it be the reason of Sauron's brief repentance after the defeat of Melkor? When he found that other Valar were reluctant to take reigns in ME, could he treat that attitude as a confirmation of...
Forum: The Movies 01-01-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By Sarumian
Pipe The most suitable breakdown: movies vs books

Taking into account all criticism towards PJ's choices in selection/omission/invention of plots and scenes, how would you like the adaptation to be made? It can be shoot as series, where all lines...
Forum: The Movies 12-18-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 39,603
Posted By Sarumian
Haven't seen the DoS yet. Am going to do it with...

Haven't seen the DoS yet. Am going to do it with rather low expectations, just due to some positive moments mentioned. As for "violence porn", even one who likes porn can probably get slightly bored...
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