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Forum: The Movies 12-17-2003, 09:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> The intro was a mistake...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> The intro was a mistake but you are picking on technical problems here which are a result not of the director but of the budget <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Wrong, the representation of...
Forum: The Movies 12-17-2003, 07:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting Ah yes, the Bakshi version. Obviously superior....

Ah yes, the Bakshi version. Obviously superior. Let’s see how….<P>The intro, superb especially the depiction of Sauron as one of the Knights who say “Ni”.<P>Gandalf seems to like throwing rings into...
Forum: The Movies 12-17-2003, 03:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,907
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Some of the changes that...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Some of the changes that Jennifer points out in her review are just atrocious! I think that it will largely be more of the same from ROTK. Changes that don't make sense (Sam...
Forum: The Books 12-17-2003, 03:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,367
Posted By Eurytus
Sting Well judging from some of the convoluted...

Well judging from some of the convoluted reasoning that suggest proof for Balrogs flying is to be found in the Silmarillion then I would expect that Gandalf meant for them to fly up and out of the...
Forum: The Movies 12-17-2003, 03:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> LotR is not in same league...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> LotR is not in same league with The Shining. It is up there with the greatest books and plays of all time: Bible, Koran, Shakespeare, Bagghavad-gita (sp?). We are all having...
Forum: The Movies 12-17-2003, 02:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> The Changes<BR>J.R.R....

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> The Changes<BR>J.R.R. Tolkien himself disapproved of almost all of the major changes made in the few other film adaptations (and there were many changes), and I doubt he would...
Forum: The Movies 12-16-2003, 09:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting I am sorry if I found myself getting overheated...

I am sorry if I found myself getting overheated during this discussion but I do find blanket statements of “he has no respect for the source material or Tolkien”, “he’s a bad director, end of story”...
Forum: The Movies 12-16-2003, 09:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> I just don't accept that a...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> I just don't accept that a director of an adaptation only owes a duty to the studio and the audience, there is something due to the integrity of the source material too.<BR>...
Forum: The Movies 12-16-2003, 06:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> After...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> After all:<P><BR>quote:<BR>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------<BR> The proof is in the box...
Forum: The Movies 12-16-2003, 06:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Yet no one ever offers any...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Yet no one ever offers any evidence of why they are well directed. All I ever hear is apologies: "You have to do that in a film", or "Jackson had to appeal to women", or...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-16-2003, 04:13 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,765
Posted By Eurytus
Sting To be honest I have always felt that Tolkien...

To be honest I have always felt that Tolkien somehow felt more threatened by Muir’s comments on the “Boy’s own” nature of the book and the lack of any real men/women relationships than he did from...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-16-2003, 04:04 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,765
Posted By Eurytus
Sting To be frank the whole show was ludicrous and not...

To be frank the whole show was ludicrous and not the attitude towards LOTR was not the only indicator of this.
I watched few of the shows, I will admit, but frankly when I saw Ruby Wax potentially...
Forum: The Movies 12-16-2003, 03:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> The proof is not in the...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> The proof is not in the box office. Porn sells, but that does not make it 'right.' <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>So now you are trying to attach “morals” to making changes in the story...
Forum: The Movies 12-16-2003, 03:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting “The final confrontation between Gandalf and...

“The final confrontation between Gandalf and Saruman is tense and exciting and satisfies the wish of the viewer to know how Saruman was deal with.”<P>So if we stick rigidly to the book you think...
Forum: The Movies 12-16-2003, 03:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Pandora... best post ever....

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Pandora... best post ever. I heartily agree and I've almost had enough of people who endorse the wholesale slaughter of a great book without admitting that yes the movies did...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 12-15-2003, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,900
Posted By Eurytus
Sting Saruman to "Take Control" of Iraq

In a stunning move designed to rescue America's faltering position in Iraq, the Brains Trust has learned that the United States will transfer control of Iraq to "Saruman, Wizard of Isengard".

A...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-15-2003, 10:09 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,765
Posted By Eurytus
Sting Why should the panellists feel bad that their...

Why should the panellists feel bad that their opinions had been ridiculed by the author half a century ago? The fact that Tolkien disagreed with Muir’s opinion does not invalidate said opinion. As...
Forum: The Movies 12-15-2003, 10:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> So has "Titanic" but it's...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> So has "Titanic" but it's still crap. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Actually whilst Titanic may have received the Oscars it never had the same sort of sustained high reviews and...
Forum: The Movies 12-15-2003, 08:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting Yeah I think he should have kept in the clown in...

Yeah I think he should have kept in the clown in yellow Wellington boots and that fox that wonders what Hobbits are doing outside. That would really have made the film complete.<P>Somehow I think...
Forum: The Movies 12-15-2003, 07:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> If you watch the...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> If you watch the documentary supplements on the EE of the movies, you will see that he is a genuine Tolkien fan, just as we are. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>100% correct. Though I...
Forum: The Movies 12-15-2003, 07:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Not owning a DVD player, I...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Not owning a DVD player, I don't have to cringe at buying a DVD of FOTR, immediately before the release of a second DVD with a few 'additional scenes' that mysteriously haven't...
Forum: The Movies 12-15-2003, 04:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Jackson never even tried....

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Jackson never even tried. I seriously, and I mean this, doubt that Jackson has read the book. I'm sure he skimmed all sorts of bits he thought were "boring". There's certainly...
Forum: The Books 12-15-2003, 02:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,407
Posted By Eurytus
Sting Actually if you read the book “The Middle Earth...

Actually if you read the book “The Middle Earth Atlas” by Karen Wynn Fonstad (I think it is or similar) this problem is looked at in some detail.
Bilbo’s journey to Rivendell actually takes far...
Forum: The Books 12-15-2003, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,440
Posted By Eurytus
Sting All those names for the Nazgul have their origins...

All those names for the Nazgul have their origins in the ICE Middle Earth Role Playing Game (MERP). They were included in several of the game modules and were also presented in one of the books that...
Forum: The Movies 12-15-2003, 02:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,386
Posted By Eurytus
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> As far as I'm concerned,...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> As far as I'm concerned, the only thing in the movies worth seeing is when Tolkien's own work makes it on screen. The 'stuff' of Jackson & the writers hangs off Tolkien's work,...
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