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Old 04-16-2021, 01:45 PM   #1
Ring Bearer
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Pipe Let's talk about some old (accurate) movie predictions!

Well, I joined just to post about this Thread started in 2000![Every post on the thread is interestingly before I was even born]

How amazingly accurate the last two paragraphs are--as if Peter Jackson read them!
Another solution, one I like better and that might be more in keeping with the Prof's tone, would be to start off with some voice-over narration that could help us get out some exposition quickly. Our narrator might be Bilbo, looking back from after the War of the Ring and telling us the story. As a self-appointed chronicler, he seems a logical choice, and since he's removed for the most part from the events of the story, he could be our narrator when we need to get over tough spots through all three movies.

What's the first image? Maybe it's Gandalf trundling over a hill with a cartload of fireworks on his way to Bag End. Or -- even more appropriate -- a tight shot of the One Ring itself. Pull back, we're in Bilbo's hole in Bag End... Bilbo contemplates the ring, then pockets it... Jump in.
  • Started with a Narration--instead of Bilbo it was Galadriel.
  • Fireworks in a cart--this is described almost as it is in the movie!

I also believe the cart scene had some inspiration from a painting.
Actually,all the LOTR movies are inspired by paintings of some very popular Middle Earth Artists.

Ironically, Barrow Downs was not even present in the movies.
(Even I didn't know what "Barrow Downs" means until I Googled it)

I have always wondered--Internet must have been quite a big thing in its early years for Forum people who were mad about the same thing--quite a small community(by modern standards) and yet up-to something constructive even in small numbers...

Fine time to live I'd say.

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