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Forum: The Movies 12-06-2006, 05:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,118
Posted By Reg Pither
Misguided :(

Misguided :(
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-07-2005, 05:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,704
Posted By Reg Pither
But wouldn't the Ring be destroyed in the...

But wouldn't the Ring be destroyed in the dragon's fire, making an ashes search fruitless? ;)
Forum: The Movies 12-05-2005, 06:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,015
Posted By Reg Pither
I didn't realise TTT was that bad! ;)

I didn't realise TTT was that bad! ;)
Forum: The Movies 11-30-2005, 08:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,015
Posted By Reg Pither
I would just venture the point that Legolas isn't...

I would just venture the point that Legolas isn't just 'an elf', he is a Prince of Mirkwood, so in effect a 'hero' type of figure in the world of Middle Earth. As such, it seems perfectly reasonable...
Forum: The Books 10-21-2005, 04:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,207
Posted By Reg Pither
I could only vote for number 1 in the poll, as it...

I could only vote for number 1 in the poll, as it is the only one that is indisputable. However, as others have pointed out, it's probably a mixture of 1, 2 and 4.

As for the Eru=God idea, it's...
Forum: Sequence-by-Sequence 10-20-2005, 02:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,089
Posted By Reg Pither
I like the Prologue a lot, but.... I don't think...

I like the Prologue a lot, but.... I don't think there should have been one!

I don't think there is any need at all to 'hold the hand' of newcomers to the world of Middle Earth. Everything...
Forum: The Movies 09-26-2005, 07:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,119
Posted By Reg Pither
Well, Essex, while I can see that the...

Well, Essex, while I can see that the justifications you give for those things are 'reasons' they certainly aren't 'excuses' for some of the pointless, illogical changes that were made. Also they...
Forum: The Movies 09-23-2005, 06:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,119
Posted By Reg Pither
I finally got round to watching the RotK EE DVD...

I finally got round to watching the RotK EE DVD yesterday! (Yes, I know, I'll hand in my elf ears and hobbit feet for being so lax...)

So here a few things for this dislike thread ('hate' is far...
Forum: The Books 09-22-2005, 02:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,353
Posted By Reg Pither
The hippie movement was a 60's thing, not 70's,...

The hippie movement was a 60's thing, not 70's, although it obviously carried on to a smaller extent in that decade. I think it was the release of LotR in paperback that coincided with the rise of...
Forum: The Books 09-21-2005, 05:54 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 92,637
Posted By Reg Pither
No wings. 'Like' wings is exactly what is...

No wings. 'Like' wings is exactly what is described, although there is obviously confusion in some people's minds when the later phrase mentions 'its wings'. But that is all it is - a moment of...
Forum: The Movies 09-21-2005, 04:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,708
Posted By Reg Pither
Characterisation. In LotR, PJ 'lessened'...

Characterisation.

In LotR, PJ 'lessened' most of the characters from the book, making them less noble, less assertive, more selfish and more dishonest. However, in The Hobbit, almost all of the...
Forum: The Movies 09-24-2004, 08:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,435
Posted By Reg Pither
Hmmm.... I'm probably an Old-School fan,...

Hmmm....

I'm probably an Old-School fan, having read the books around 75-77 (?), but I think my love for the whole saga was really cemented when the BBC radio version was broadcast (81?), so I...
Forum: The Movies 08-02-2004, 07:22 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 38,146
Posted By Reg Pither
Essex, I'm with you on this one! However...

Essex, I'm with you on this one!

However ungainly and disappointing the film is as a whole, it does have John Hurt's Aragorn, some very atmospheric sequences and above all, accuracy in its favour....
Forum: The Movies 07-30-2004, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,037
Posted By Reg Pither
The two that really stuck out for me when...

The two that really stuck out for me when watching the films were Gandalf's plea to Frodo to 'keep it safe, and keep it secret', which PJ changed to 'keep it secret, and keep it safe' - thus...
Forum: The Movies 03-05-2004, 03:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,341
Posted By Reg Pither
Shizuku - excellent post that hits the nail right...

Shizuku - excellent post that hits the nail right on the head! :)

The saddest thing of all is that PJ felt the need to lessen all the heroic elements of the book in order to appeal to the...
Forum: The Movies 03-02-2004, 06:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,350
Posted By Reg Pither
I think 'insulted' is perhaps too strong a word,...

I think 'insulted' is perhaps too strong a word, but I think he would almost certainly have been affronted at some of the liberties taken with the story, dialogue and characterisations.

On the...
Forum: The Movies 02-18-2004, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,225
Posted By Reg Pither
Excellent post, Child! :) And I have to say...

Excellent post, Child! :)

And I have to say that I totally agree with Juliet Waldron (and much of your post) in that Frodo is simply not in the films. He has been replaced by a character who does...
Forum: The Movies 02-05-2004, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,105
Posted By Reg Pither
Sting I, too, think that Sauron must have had some sort...

I, too, think that Sauron must have had some sort of corpereal form. To be honest, I think PJ's ridiculously literal interpretation of 'the Eye of Sauron' was one of the worst things in the films. In...
Forum: The Movies 12-30-2003, 04:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,494
Posted By Reg Pither
Sting I have indeed seen the cartoon, and would...

I have indeed seen the cartoon, and would respectfully suggest that it doesn't count as an actor's performance.
Forum: The Movies 12-29-2003, 11:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,165
Posted By Reg Pither
Sting Good grief, how could I not have seen it?!? It...

Good grief, how could I not have seen it?!? It never once occurred to me while watching the film that the pathetic Elephant Man/Goonies creature was supposed to be the great Gothmog! That's taken my...
Forum: The Movies 12-29-2003, 08:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,494
Posted By Reg Pither
Sting Hmmm.... yes and no, for me.<P>Sam's always been...

Hmmm.... yes and no, for me.<P>Sam's always been my favourite character in LotR as he is the real hero of the book. I was disappointed with PJ's version of him in the movies, but then, I feel all the...
Forum: The Movies 12-29-2003, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,643
Posted By Reg Pither
Sting I would have to agree with you, Tar-Alcarin. RotK...

I would have to agree with you, Tar-Alcarin. RotK was unexpectedly excellent after the disappointment of the second film. Fellowship would be in second place, and TTT wouldn't even be on the list. I...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-27-2003, 11:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,506
Posted By Reg Pither
Sting I was in a band (Metal of course!) some twenty...

I was in a band (Metal of course!) some twenty years ago (Yikes!) called Mordor. Simple, effective, never understood and always misspelled in any promotional material... smilies/wink.gif
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