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Forum: The Movies 05-30-2008, 05:12 AM
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Views: 22,010
Posted By Essex
yes it was....

yes it was....
Forum: The Movies 05-15-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,010
Posted By Essex
as mentioned earlier on in this thread (a couple...

as mentioned earlier on in this thread (a couple of years ago??!!!) - the ring bouncing down the rocks in both introductions of the film.
Forum: The Movies 05-01-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,657
Posted By Essex
official (so says the bbc)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/entertainment/7375245.stm

great news, although I must admit a little bit of fear in Ian's quote stating that the director will start work on the scripts after finishing...
Forum: The Movies 05-01-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,729
Posted By Essex
Skip spence: re your query: "Could someone help...

Skip spence: re your query: "Could someone help me list what is written about these 60 years between TH and LoTR?"

This is from the tale of the years:

So plenty to work on. from the above I...
Forum: The Movies 02-29-2008, 04:42 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 115,244
Posted By Essex
Brian, sorry for going off the beaten track, but...

Brian, sorry for going off the beaten track, but have you ever thought of using this leverage on being 'the guy who created the radio lord of the Rings' into perhaps touting the idea of making a TV...
Forum: The Movies 02-27-2008, 05:17 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 115,244
Posted By Essex
And for me as well - you wouldn't believe the...

And for me as well - you wouldn't believe the trouble I had trying to copy this accent when reading the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings out to my son during bed times over the past year or so. And he...
Forum: The Movies 01-16-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 154,392
Posted By Essex
Well said. This is what I've been saying (or been...

Well said. This is what I've been saying (or been trying to say!!!) over the past 3 YEARS this thread has been going. when will it ever end........????????!!!!!!!!
Forum: The Movies 01-16-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 25,492
Posted By Essex
anyway back to the Thread. The Golden...

anyway back to the Thread.

The Golden Compass has not translated as well across to the screen as Lord of the Rings because the source material is an inferior piece of writing and plot compared...
Forum: The Movies 12-20-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,105
Posted By Essex
sorry if someone's already mentioned it (I'm...

sorry if someone's already mentioned it (I'm lazy) - but the hobbit story itself could easily be split into two films especially if you take into account the dealings of the White Council, some of...
Forum: The Movies 11-11-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,629
Posted By Essex
another thread on "who would have beaten the...

another thread on "who would have beaten the other" - just like the mother of all threads Gandalf v the Witch King.

I'm now waiting for elightened people from both sides of the argument to come...
Forum: The Movies 11-09-2007, 03:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,609
Posted By Essex
but the White Council meetings and attack on Dol...

but the White Council meetings and attack on Dol Guldur will bridge the gap between the two books nicley. I would love to see this on screen - especially the scene (mentioned in Unfinishd tales I...
Forum: The Movies 10-29-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,711
Posted By Essex
It wouldn't work in that scene - we were in a...

It wouldn't work in that scene - we were in a 'normal' situation, nothing was happening out of the ordinary - and the 'shock' factor would not have worked. It needed to be a 'surprise'.

you see,...
Forum: The Movies 10-29-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,711
Posted By Essex
And there's the rub. One of the main reasons why...

And there's the rub. One of the main reasons why films and books cannot be the same. Now putting aside my view of what you say here (I'm not sure I agree with it 100%) - how CAN a director show that...
Forum: The Movies 10-24-2007, 03:34 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,711
Posted By Essex
very interesting debate. Just to add a point...

very interesting debate. Just to add a point regarding the title of this thread. The narration on audio tapes of the whole trilogy is 54 hours long I believe.

Therefore to create the "film"version...
Forum: The Movies 10-11-2007, 02:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,626
Posted By Essex
MatthewM To add to what Formendacil and...

MatthewM

To add to what Formendacil and Boromir88 say above -

It always amazes me how different people can have different viewpoints of characters that are almost 100% opposite to each other...
Forum: The Movies 10-11-2007, 02:32 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 154,392
Posted By Essex
And I'm happy with you ASSUMING that as you say -...

And I'm happy with you ASSUMING that as you say - as long as you're not just categorically TELLING me, as others have, that Gandalf would have won against the WK with 100% certainty. I am using...
Forum: The Movies 10-10-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 154,392
Posted By Essex
you don't have to believe me. It's just my point...

you don't have to believe me. It's just my point of view - Gandalf can be slain, Tolkien says so. I'm not going on about who is more powerful than the other - I'm just trying to explain that it's not...
Forum: The Movies 10-10-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 154,392
Posted By Essex
I diagree - because of this one line from ''The...

I diagree - because of this one line from ''The Istari' which I'll repeat again.

with the consent of Eru they sent members of their high order, but clad in bodies as of Men, real and not feigned,...
Forum: The Movies 10-07-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 154,392
Posted By Essex
And you're modest too! PS - unfortunately...

And you're modest too!

PS - unfortunately one never retires from this thread. You'll be back again. That's why I asked the mods to close this thread a few weeks back - it's the only way to stop...
Forum: The Movies 10-04-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,345
Posted By Essex
the only comment I regularly say to myself (for...

the only comment I regularly say to myself (for the last twenty years or so - and nothing from Lord of the Rings alas) is a quote from Baldrick in the original series of Black Adder. Whenever I say...
Forum: The Movies 10-04-2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 154,392
Posted By Essex
thank you. noted.

thank you. noted.
Forum: The Movies 10-04-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 154,392
Posted By Essex
If it is then I retract my statement of course....

If it is then I retract my statement of course. I'll re-read Hunt for the Ring again

EDIT- Hang on - can't find this AT ALL in Hunt for the Ring. not sure of the Marquette notage you use - I've...
Forum: The Movies 10-03-2007, 02:50 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 154,392
Posted By Essex
The above Encyclopedia of Middle-earth is...

The above Encyclopedia of Middle-earth is someone's opinion, just like yours and mine. It is not Cannon. Therefore it is not proof!!
Forum: The Movies 09-28-2007, 02:34 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 154,392
Posted By Essex
Quotes from Strider:

Quotes from Strider:
Forum: The Movies 09-21-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,831
Posted By Essex
Whenever has PJ stated thta his films are better...

Whenever has PJ stated thta his films are better than the books? And he has acknowledged many times how good the books are.

LOTR is continuosly near or at the top of best loved book lists here in...
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