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Forum: The Movies 06-20-2008, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Bęthberry
A comma-motion

Of course, but I only put the first part of the description in because I thought you were referring to looks, so being proud wouldn't apply to that. The way you wrote it made it sound like you were...
Forum: The Movies 06-19-2008, 06:09 AM
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Posted By Bęthberry
MatthewM and Eönwë, by "beautiful" I meant...

MatthewM and Eönwë, by "beautiful" I meant "excellent of its kind", as in "a beautiful putt on the seventh hole", to quote Dictionary.com. This definition would include Aragorn even in his disguise...
Forum: The Movies 06-18-2008, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Bęthberry
This is what I meant by glamorised. Perhaps you...

This is what I meant by glamorised. Perhaps you are right that humanised is a preferable word. Still, my point is that an aesthetic which requires viewers/readers to "care about and like" a...
Forum: The Movies 06-18-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,895
Posted By Bęthberry
I think many Downers recognise that a comparison...

I think many Downers recognise that a comparison of apples and oranges has its problems, StW, and many of us here grant that a different medium will necessitate changes. However, surely there is...
Forum: The Movies 06-16-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,895
Posted By Bęthberry
Who's on first? ;) See, for some of us...

Who's on first? ;)



See, for some of us (well, maybe just speaking of myself, and not using the royal we) poetically speaking, "the same message" involves all of the ways that a message can...
Forum: The Movies 06-16-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,895
Posted By Bęthberry
Tolkien different strokes for different folks

It is true enough what you say about changing values and tastes in heroes. Yet, I would venture to say that it would not be impossible to present an ancient, traditional hero to today's contemporary...
Forum: The Movies 06-16-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,895
Posted By Bęthberry
It certainly does. Those carefully...

It certainly does.



Those carefully placed whisps of hair, that designer stubble, the Robin Hood Ranger outlaw background, a strong nose ( ;) ), the hint of arrogance mixed with a coy...
Forum: The Movies 06-16-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,895
Posted By Bęthberry
Lushious One, you have given me two great lines...

Lushious One, you have given me two great lines here. Your orcroach line ranks with that other great movie line from Woody Allen, when he describes Keaton's roaches as "bigger than cadillacs" (or,...
Forum: The Movies 06-15-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,895
Posted By Bęthberry
Yes, it certainly must be good for all kinds of...

Yes, it certainly must be good for all kinds of ironical reconstructions and recontextualising, which I'm sure our darling Lushious savours. Can't say as I'd fancy eating one, though I can imagine...
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