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Forum: The Movies 02-06-2005, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,006
Posted By Avie
Bus, toad, cat or lizard. All made possible by...

Bus, toad, cat or lizard. All made possible by Apple's "Shake" and Pixar's "Renderman" I grovel at the feet of the amazing computer wizardry! Gollum is just astonishing and kudos to that pair of...
Forum: The Movies 01-06-2005, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,989
Posted By Avie
10/10 to Ian McKellen..a superb Gandalf that I...

10/10 to Ian McKellen..a superb Gandalf that I cannot now imagine anyone else being able to play, he pitched it perfectly.
Other 10's go to Ian Holm as Bilbo, Sean Astin (yes I know he's a terrible...
Forum: The Movies 01-01-2005, 11:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,134
Posted By Avie
Mithalwen, I was not criticising Hugo Weaving's...

Mithalwen, I was not criticising Hugo Weaving's acting which is excellent. My gripe was really with how the scriptwriters interpreted the character of Elrond, making the character appear dismissive...
Forum: The Movies 12-31-2004, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,134
Posted By Avie
My favourite (film) character is Gandalf. Ian...

My favourite (film) character is Gandalf. Ian McKellern just does such a brilliant job of conveying the complexity and depth of the character and even the horrible, jarring duel-with-Saruman scene in...
Forum: The Movies 12-13-2004, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,447
Posted By Avie
I cannot for the life of me recall who points...

I cannot for the life of me recall who points this out but someone mentions the interesting parallels beteen Theoden and Denethor...both old men who have lost their sons and see the alternatives,...
Forum: The Movies 12-13-2004, 12:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 56,595
Posted By Avie
Got to agree with comments regarding Denethor....

Got to agree with comments regarding Denethor. Dreadful melodramatic acting (you half expect folks to yell Boo! Hiss! when he appears so much a pantomime villian does he appear) and no sense...
Forum: The Books 09-25-2004, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,823
Posted By Avie
No indeed. He immediately fell under it's malign...

No indeed. He immediately fell under it's malign spell...doing murder to gain possession of it. Yet Bilbo had it for many years and gave it up with only momentary reluctance....Frodo had it for much...
Forum: The Books 09-24-2004, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,823
Posted By Avie
But the whole nature of the allure of the Ring is...

But the whole nature of the allure of the Ring is contradictory. Some characters display the slow poison of the thing (Bilbo, Frodo). Others are tempted (Gandalf, Galadriel) Others are immediately...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-18-2004, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,205
Posted By Avie
Evil

Do you think Tolkien conceptualised evil as being just an absence of good or as an actual force that needs to be resisted? I have always wondered about the Elves....willing to offer good will and...
Forum: Quiz Room 09-18-2004, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 168,080
Posted By Avie
I'm just gonna crawl under my mac and die....you...

I'm just gonna crawl under my mac and die....you lot have MUCH bigger brains than I can cope with
:)
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-18-2004, 03:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,971
Posted By Avie
Oh hell! got it wrong again. Your lordships asked...

Oh hell! got it wrong again. Your lordships asked for happy pills as the rustics name them, or Haldol in the noble tongue, or to those who know somewhat of the Valinoerean Haloperidol
:):):)
Thank...
Forum: Quiz Room 09-18-2004, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,126
Views: 473,817
Posted By Avie
Thank you. Being "differently alive" is fun so...

Thank you. Being "differently alive" is fun so far.
:)
Forum: Quiz Room 09-18-2004, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7,126
Views: 473,817
Posted By Avie
Telperion?

Telperion?
Forum: The Movies 09-18-2004, 01:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 42,482
Posted By Avie
I was inspired by reading this very thread...

I was inspired by reading this very thread yesterday and very nearly choking laughing to pick up a DVD copy of this masterpiece.
It was worth every penny :D :D
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-18-2004, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,971
Posted By Avie
Oh dear...raving mad evidently. If it's any help...

Oh dear...raving mad evidently. If it's any help I am a registered psychiatric nurse and qualified to hand out the little pink pills to anyone in obvious need of them.
Now form an orderly queue...
...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-17-2004, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,971
Posted By Avie
Well I cannot say any BD'ers I have yet met are...

Well I cannot say any BD'ers I have yet met are psychotics!
"A state in which a person's capacity for recognising reality and communicating and interacting with others is impaired. May be associated...
Forum: The Books 09-17-2004, 11:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,031
Posted By Avie
The one that does it for me is the Field of...

The one that does it for me is the Field of Cormallen where Gandalf calls "Stand. Men of the West! Stand and wait! This is the hour of doom."
I just imagine a great silence....waiting to know if the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-17-2004, 11:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 26,494
Posted By Avie
Completely agree there Gothbogg. So much fantasy...

Completely agree there Gothbogg. So much fantasy writing is terribly derivative, the dreadful "Shanarra" series being a case in point.
I think that Tolkien covered the major themes so well that the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-17-2004, 11:17 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 148,760
Posted By Avie
Thank you for your kind welcome. Happy to be...

Thank you for your kind welcome. Happy to be here!
One indeed wonders if the good professor had been over-indulging in the pipeweed when he came up with that particular linguistic gem :)
As you say...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-17-2004, 05:17 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 148,760
Posted By Avie
Terrifyingly nerdile as it is I chose my...

Terrifyingly nerdile as it is I chose my screen-name in homage to Apple Computer's Great High Poobah of software. Tragic I know.
Could be worse though. I very nearly went with Teleporno for sheer...
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