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Forum: The Movies 07-06-2004, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,610
Posted By kboleen
I see the scene between Aragorn and Gandalf as a...

I see the scene between Aragorn and Gandalf as a sort of "passing of the torch" for lack of a better word, because it is Aragorn giving Gandalf solace as opposed to the other way around. It was as if...
Forum: The Books 07-05-2004, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,640
Posted By kboleen
My version is A Tolkien Miscellany. I got my copy...

My version is A Tolkien Miscellany. I got my copy from the SciFi Book Club so I know it is still out there. It contains Smith of Wootton Major, Farmer Giles of Ham, Tree and Leaf, The Adventures of...
Forum: The Books 07-05-2004, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,585
Posted By kboleen
Elendil "founded" the Kingdoms of Arnor and...

Elendil "founded" the Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor, he didn't necessarily build them into the powerhouses they were at the peak. Time did that. His heirs ruled for 2000 years after his and Isildur's...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-23-2004, 04:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,239
Posted By kboleen
I'm not saying Saruman didn't BREED Uruks, I'm...

I'm not saying Saruman didn't BREED Uruks, I'm just saying he didn't CREATE them the way the movie implies. Though there is nothing wrong with the way the Uruks were depicted in the movie. It was a...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-23-2004, 01:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,239
Posted By kboleen
I'm not positive Sauron created (for lack of a...

I'm not positive Sauron created (for lack of a better word) the Uruks, but I do know Saruman did NOT create them as the movie implies. They first appeared out of Mordor approxiamatly 500 years before...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-21-2004, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,239
Posted By kboleen
In The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1, Tolkien...

In The Book of Lost Tales, Part 1, Tolkien describes that when Elves die, they are reborn in later generations. Tolkien implies that there are a set number of Elves that neither increases or...
Forum: The Books 06-20-2004, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,519
Posted By kboleen
I disagree with the "shameless cash-in." Tolkien...

I disagree with the "shameless cash-in." Tolkien always viewed his stories as "a modern myth" and as with ancient myths, all the cracks must be filled in. And I think that is what Christopher has...
Forum: The Movies 06-19-2004, 07:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,431
Posted By kboleen
I am able to enjoy both the books and the movies...

I am able to enjoy both the books and the movies on their own merit. When I first heard they were making the movies, sometime in 1999, I thought "Oh no, here we go again." But when I viewed the first...
Forum: The Books 06-19-2004, 07:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,519
Posted By kboleen
Actually, Christopher only holds the right to the...

Actually, Christopher only holds the right to the Silmarillion and beyond. The Saul Zaentz Company holds the right to the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. To quote their website:

"The Saul Zaentz...
Forum: The Movies 03-07-2004, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,248
Posted By kboleen
I think it actually stems back to the cartoon....

I think it actually stems back to the cartoon. They may not have had anything to do with PJ's LOTR movies, but if they own a particular right to a portion of the Hobbit book to be made into a movie...
Forum: The Movies 03-07-2004, 02:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,968
Posted By kboleen
It was okay, but I did miss seeing the "black...

It was okay, but I did miss seeing the "black shape" rise into the air over the battlefield and then blow away into nothingness.
Forum: The Movies 03-07-2004, 02:04 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,751
Posted By kboleen
The most poignant scene for me are the very last...

The most poignant scene for me are the very last moments of the Grey Havens scene as the ship slips out to sea. The music totally captures the moment; so beautiful and simple and sorrowful and quiet...
Forum: The Movies 03-07-2004, 01:40 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 42,560
Posted By kboleen
The cartoons are not that bad, especially for the...

The cartoons are not that bad, especially for the time and era they were created in. I especially enjoy The Hobbit. It retains a folkish innocent quality the book captures. Bilbo was very well done...
Forum: The Movies 03-07-2004, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,248
Posted By kboleen
MGM needs a hit. All they have going for them is...

MGM needs a hit. All they have going for them is James Bond. I bet (if they know what is good for them) they will come to an agreement. Studios releasing movies together is nothing new, Dreamworks...
Forum: The Movies 12-10-2003, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,593
Posted By kboleen
Sting The most intense line to me was from Gandalf in...

The most intense line to me was from Gandalf in the stables as he prepared to ride off in search of Eomer:<P>"I have lived amoung men for 100 generations, and now I have no more time."<P>Subtle and...
Forum: The Movies 11-27-2003, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,819
Posted By kboleen
Sting I'm a little worried about how Sauron will be...

I'm a little worried about how Sauron will be portrayed in ROTK. It has been a while since I read it, but in the book, just as the ring was about to be destroyed, Sauron becomes aware of it in Mt...
Forum: The Movies 10-02-2003, 05:27 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,898
Posted By kboleen
Sting Bruce Spence, Mouth of Sauron, played the Gryo...

Bruce Spence, Mouth of Sauron, played the Gryo pilot in The Road Warrior
Forum: The Movies 09-25-2003, 11:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,098
Posted By kboleen
Sting I just hope the movie includes the trip back to...

I just hope the movie includes the trip back to the Shire, even if it is a bit expidited. I believe that is important beacause it's just the way the series began. Starting out from the Shire, picking...
Forum: The Movies 09-19-2003, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,773
Posted By kboleen
Sting Ian Mckellan did such a wonderful job as Gandalf...

Ian Mckellan did such a wonderful job as Gandalf in both movies. He really deserved the Oscar for his FOTR performance especially. I thought he pegged the difference between Gandalf the Gray (very...
Forum: The Movies 09-19-2003, 08:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,347
Posted By kboleen
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Tolkien contradicts a lot...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Tolkien contradicts a lot when it comes to the statememts and opinions of different characters and even himself. I don't have a clue why he wrote this way, maybe it was out of...
Forum: The Movies 09-19-2003, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,347
Posted By kboleen
Sting Actually, there were no Elves at Helm's Deep in...

Actually, there were no Elves at Helm's Deep in the book. There are very few Elves even in TTT book at all. PJ had to kill all the Elves at the Battle of Helm's Deep to regain the continuity of the...
Forum: The Movies 09-19-2003, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,234
Posted By kboleen
Sting In FOTR I got a lump in my throat when Gandalf...

In FOTR I got a lump in my throat when Gandalf fell, a tear fell at the scene of everyone outside Moria where Pippin and Sam were crying, and I was bummed when Boromir died. TTT was for me the...
Forum: The Movies 08-21-2003, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,671
Posted By kboleen
Sting Scenes from the book that will and won't be in the movie

We all know things were left out of the first two movies for timing, or story necessesity and things were added to smooth over some bumps left by emitting some things, I.E. the introduction of Pippin...
Forum: The Movies 08-21-2003, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,513
Posted By kboleen
Sting Yeah, I see what you're saying. It does look like...

Yeah, I see what you're saying. It does look like the figure Aragorn finds in the Path of the Dead. With the gold armor and all.<P>Persoanlly speaking, I just finished reading the Paths of the Dead...
Forum: The Movies 08-20-2003, 11:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,456
Posted By kboleen
Sting I too am glad this thread was started. I enjoyed...

I too am glad this thread was started. I enjoyed the books and I have enjoyed the movies. There was a lot of things from the book I was really looking forward to seeing in the movie that didn't end...
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