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Old 11-18-2015, 12:15 AM   #121
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This site, however, suggests that a silent reading of the book is definitely faster than watching the non-extended editions, although this was approximating the length of the third film.
Best thing about that article is it lead me to something I'd never seen before: http://lotrproject.com/ So much interesting stuff there.

(FWIW, I'm sure I could read The Hobbit in under 4 hours without undue effort. With joy, even, which is not the word that comes to mind considering the prospect of watching those movies again.)
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:50 PM   #122
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:07 AM   #123
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A quick calculation suggests that all three extended editions back to back would be about 8 hours and 50 minutes, while Rob Inglis' reading is 11 hours 8 minutes. So maybe a speedy read.

This site, however, suggests that a silent reading of the book is definitely faster than watching the non-extended editions, although this was approximating the length of the third film.
Note that that site's "winner" (shortest time to read vs watching) is "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" which is a short story that was made into a feature... and "The Hobbit" is still in third place.
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The sad thing now, of course, is we didn't have anything to gather round the fire and bash last year...and possibly never again.
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Nothing to complain about? I think that's a perfect cause for complaint!
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:17 PM   #126
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The sad thing now, of course, is we didn't have anything to gather round the fire and bash last year...and possibly never again.
James Cameron just signed up as the director for a Silmarillion film.

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How about Michael Bay's 'Smith and Major Wooton?' A star crystal of alien origin transports a young man to another world, where he can transform into a giant robot...
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How about Michael Bay's 'Smith and Major Wooton?' A star crystal of alien origin transports a young man to another world, where he can transform into a giant robot...
Please don't give people those kind of ideas!!

Then again, we have Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqY8XGfOo7M
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