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Forum: The Movies 09-04-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
Apotheosis of Existential Odor

To recapitulate my understand things, the forthcoming Amazon television series of steaming [not a misspelling] "Lord of the Rings" episodes -- projected to span several years -- will base itself on a...
Forum: The Movies 09-01-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
What comes to those who wait . . .

It sure looks that way. From Wikipedia:



In light of the above, I think we can fairly assume that Amazon studios have already begun "interpreting" (i.e., encroaching upon) the Tolkien...
Forum: The Movies 08-28-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
The Undying Dirt

Moving right along after consulting Wikipedia for the low-down on the tree-dwelling Elf Queen and her "consort."

The Undying Dirt

Gladrail and Celebrate,
Elf Queen and toy-boy mate,
she...
Forum: The Movies 08-28-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
Demiurge Dementia

Again, from what I understand: Amazon plans to start televising the first episodes of their "Lord of the Rings" series next year (2022) which I look forward to lampooning given the sort of material...
Forum: The Movies 08-27-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
Game of Thongs

I kid you not, fellow Crimestoppers. Just as I started thinking about another way to lampoon in verse the forthcoming Amazon "steaming" [spelling intentional] television series and it's...
Forum: The Movies 08-26-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
Lord of the Rights

The richest man on Earth has spent some money:
two-hundred-fifty million, so we hear,
for rights to make what some will not think funny:

a TV-series "based on" "writings" "near"
to what an...
Forum: The Movies 08-20-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
"Tolkien"-brand Game of Thrones?

In a link that I posted to another thread about "LOTR"-brand television production shifting from New Zealand to the British Isles, I came upon the following quote that I thought also applies to this...
Forum: The Movies 08-13-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Michael Murry
Middle Earth changes islands?

I caught this little news item while surfing the Interwebs this morning and have no idea what it portends for a television series I will probably not view in any case. But perhaps someone more...
Forum: The Movies 11-04-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,256
Posted By Michael Murry
The Hobbit: Tolkien Edit

Does another edit of the Hobbit films exist? I asked myself that a few days ago and an Internet search turned up a 6.5 giga-byte mp4 download (via torrent):

The Hobbit: The Tolkien Edit
by...
Forum: The Movies 10-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,983
Posted By Michael Murry
There and Here and There Again

Thanks for the couplet. Incisive, as well as inspirational. This takes us into the LOTR "future." But how to get there from here in the past at Hobbit's end? A "romantic" possibility:

There and...
Forum: The Movies 10-29-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,983
Posted By Michael Murry
Available for Future Sexploitation

I haven't commented here at the Downs for several years now, mostly because I thought the knowledgable Tolkien community had thoroughly disposed of the Peter Jackson Killer Elf-Chick Love Interest...
Forum: The Movies 12-05-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
Some of those who wander are lost

I don't own DVD copies of the three Peter Jackson "Hobbit" movies, so I have to depend on youtube to look up various scenes to refresh my memory on the occasions when I want to comment on something...
Forum: The Movies 12-01-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
The Picture of Royal Bastards Behaving Badly

Thanks again, Mr Hicklin, for helping me to better understand the "Jon Snow" thing. Since I'll never read the books or sit through even ten minutes of the television series, I have to depend upon...
Forum: The Movies 11-29-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
Fast Food Fulminations on televised Fan Fiction

Hey! That title-line I thought up a few postings ago gives me an idea for some vericose versification. Like:

Fast-Food Fulminations on televised Fan Fiction

Not Lord of the "Rings" (as in...
Forum: The Movies 11-28-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
Original rip-offs

Do you mean, like Elrond taking in Aragorn and adopting him as a foster son after the two-year-old baby's father, Arathorn II, met a violent death; naming the kid "Estel" to conceal his identity...
Forum: The Movies 11-28-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
The Once and Future TV-and-Film-franchise reboot

If I may, I'd like to take off on Item #3 of Morthoron's "No-Wish" list for the forthcoming LOTR television series and possible spin-offs:



Confessing my own age, ignorance, and indifference to...
Forum: The Movies 11-28-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
Lard of the Fries

Not "Lord" of the "Rings" (as in "onion"), but "Lard" of the "Fries" (as in "French"). Anything to convey the image of congealed grease at the bottom of the pan after deep frying left-over vegetables.
Forum: The Movies 11-26-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
"It could happen!"

Many thanks to Inziladun and Morthoron for the respective Wish- and Non-Wish lists of prospective "LOTR" television/movie ideas. I don't know which to fear the most. Probably the former, because its...
Forum: The Movies 11-24-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
Sex, Violence, Soap Opera Drama and Pretending the Endless Hobbit movies don't exist

I just caught a couple of interesting comments regarding the "Lord of the Rings" television stuff soon to come:



Oh, great: "Sex, violence, and soap opera drama." Just what the "Lord of the...
Forum: The Movies 11-23-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
A twice-enraged "purist" die-hard

I apologize if others have already covered this article ...

"Why Amazonís Lord of the Rings Show Wonít Be the New Game of Thrones"
By Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair (November, 2017)...
Forum: The Movies 11-22-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
The Elf-chick and Some Fatherly Advice

Thanks for the verse, Pitchwife. And thanks, again, for that comment (#3) you made many years ago in the "Itaril" thread where you wrote:



I hold you blameless for inspiring my own attempts...
Forum: The Movies 11-22-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
Fictitious and Entirely Coincidental television

I really have to wonder about how much of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" (books and films) can remain in certain private hands, for their commercial exploitation only. So many millions of...
Forum: The Movies 11-22-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
The After and the Before

If I understand the legal situation surrounding the proposed television series and possible spin-offs, the TV programs may cover anything and everything in Middle Earth from after The Hobbit (book...
Forum: The Movies 11-22-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
Between a Literary Rock and a Motion Picture hard place

Yes, the various LOTR appendices do contain calendars of dates and summary plot outlines which could form the basis for additional "Middle Earth" stories. Unfortunately, Peter Jackson and Company...
Forum: The Movies 11-21-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,993
Posted By Michael Murry
There and Back and There and Back

In my above comment about public-domain literary masterpieces and how later writers and movie directors feed off of them, I mentioned Bram Stoker's Dracula because -- in relation to Tolkien's epic...
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