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grondmaster
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Post#1 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

U just found about that now? Every Tolkien fan has been going on about it for a year now.
Inderjitsanghera: It may just be, that our Princess_Lùthien is new to the internet; and as I read her post, it was only the movie that brought her to the book in the first place. Please cut her some slack.

Many of the Tolkien fans around here, have also decided to cut PJ a little slack, and are just happy that the parts of the books he has retained have been so well done. We feel PJ is just telling the same story through a different set of eyes and ears from that which Tolkien used when he wrote the book. That doesn't mean we don't/won't grouse about the changes when we find them, but doing so won't make much difference in the long run. And PJ's story is still good, even if it can never rise to the level of old JRRT's.nn[Edited on 10/11/2002 by Grondmaster]
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PlasticSquirrel
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Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I'm getting tired of repeating myself all over the place. So I won't bother. Just go see any number of posts by me in this section of the Forum, and grudgingly agree with me please.
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Alfirin
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Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I guess you and Ross should meet now... Ha!
Just go check out the 'idiot film makers' post and read mine and Plastics (and a lot of others) thoughts on this...
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Stonehelm
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Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Yeah there are some changes, but personally I think that the superb way PJ did things (like speaking elvish) far outways the changes ;)
I will never raise the white flag.

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MelliotSandybanks
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Post#5 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Ummm sam, I am confused. What do you mean that he cut Arwen out? PJ gave her a larger role at the expence of other characters. Is that a typo? Over all, I liked the movie too.

Samwisegamgee
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Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I think Peter Jackson made a great movie. I have forgiven him for cutting out Tom Bombadil and for all his other various mistakes...but being the evil person I am I cannot forgive him for cutting Arwen out! I hate Arwen! (just needed to get that one out) No, Peter Jackson made a great movie.

musicimprovedme
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Post#7 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I wanted to say that while I enjoyed the movies, in fact, I had not read LOTR until after they came out because the book seemed so intimidating. But with the movies under my belt, the book isn't so BIG, if you follow me. (I have wanted to say that...just the way SAM would)

I'm finding out as I read along, and it IS irritating, that PJ took some wide artistic liberties with the story. I tend to agree that this is more than usually happens in a book to movie translation. I wish that Tom Bombadil had been in the first movie.

Still I think that the casting was well done and the film is good if you STOP comparing it to the book. The special effects are great. I love that morphing technology (thank you Michael Jackson!) as it made the whole scene with Bilbo and Frodo where his face freaks out....A REAL POPCORN SPILLER!!!


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Post#8 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Still I think that the casting was well done and the film is good if you STOP comparing it to the book.


I think that sums up my feelings quite nicely! :D Maybe now I should stop griping?
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grondmaster
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Post#9 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Still I think that the casting was well done and the film is good if you STOP comparing it to the book.
I think that sums up my feelings quite nicely! :D Maybe now I should stop griping?
:elfbiggrin: I often wish that feller whose name starts with an "R" and ends in a double "s" would view it the same way as you guys. Oh well. :elfroleeyes:
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PlasticSquirrel
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Post#10 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I often wish that feller whose name starts with an "R" and ends in a double "s" would view it the same way as you guys. Oh well. :elfroleeyes:


I feel he adds character to the site, and represents yet another facet of Tolkienism, it wouldn't be the same if we all just liked the movies would it?
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