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Posted 03 September 2020 - 03:08 PM
Lord of the rings-
fellowship of the ring
The two towers
Return of the king
By J.R Tolkien
Read them all in high school and I've always said that Tolkien is a very descriptive author.. takes a whole page just to describe the gates of Mordor but you knew what they looked like when you were done reading it.. so years later when the movies came out I was skeptical since the books are always better than the movies.. but I gotta say they did a helluva job on the movies! It's one of the most accurate movies that keeps to the books.. only thing they left out is the character Tom Bombadil.. the hobbits stopped to visit him on the way out of the Shire and on their way back home.. who else has read the books and seen the movies?
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Posted 03 September 2020 - 03:34 PM
I have read them all, some a few times. I have also seen all the Lord of the Rings movies, and at least two of The Hobbit movies.
I am in total agreement that these were the best movie retelling of the stories I have seen. Superb depictions of the places, scenes, and characters as compared to the minds eye when reading.
My usual feeling of a sci-fi or fantasy book made into a movie is profound disappointment. Dune was a classic example of how badly a movie can attempt to recapture a fantastic book. I understand a new Dune movie is in the works that is " supposed" to be much better, but we shall see.
Tolkien was a master at filling a book with detailed description of his Middle Earth visualization, with story telling that grabbed your full attention and would not let go.....
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Posted 03 September 2020 - 05:11 PM
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Posted 03 September 2020 - 06:25 PM
I think you can tour Some of the sets in NZ too, an old friend and I used to joke about going over there to the trip will on mushrooms and listening in The books on tape .
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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:44 AM
My 7 year old nephew watched the movies and really liked them but he jumped twice both times when the spiders attacked.. when they were in the forest and then when frodo met Shelob in her lair.. first time he about jumped in my lap! So i know how to scare the hell outta my nephew.. just get a huge spider that jumps... Lol.. yes I'm a mean aunt who bakes cookies and cakes though.. lol
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Posted 04 September 2020 - 03:59 PM
We sort of made it a tradition to sneak some beers into the theaters and watch those movies when they first came out. My friend had a twelve pack still in the box stuffed into the front of his winter coat for return of the king, he looked like a robot it was ridiculous. Lot's of good memories watching those movies over the years. One Christmas eve my brother and I decided to take some mush and watch the first movie. You know your tripping when you feel electricity at the start when Gandalf leans in and tells Frodo to keep it secret, keep it safe. We made it to the part where Gandalf say's you shall not pass and smashes that bridge, my brother just went, NOPE and shut it off promptly.
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Posted 28 October 2020 - 10:26 AM
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Posted 23 November 2020 - 03:17 PM
I Love Tolkien, im very excited for the liveaction show being filmed about the second era. the Silmarillion is amazing after you take the time to slow down and make all the connections as peoples names change with time as the book is a creation story and deep history of Middle earth. please tell me you guys read Stephen King? The Stand was his first attempt to mimmic Tolkien and it does a Great job, The Dark Tower Series is another tribute to Tolkien as the main Bad guy is the same person in those stories and the Dark Tower touches all the worlds in Kings Multiverse of writing.
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Posted 24 November 2020 - 11:41 AM