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jael
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Post#1 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:26 pm

Hello, I am Jael. I found this site last night and joined in order to post on an existing thread.

I'm here for the community, in search of intelligent discussion somewhere between the truly arcane Tolkien scholarship and the "OMG -- isnt Orli cute!" stuff. (Although, he IS one of the benefits of seeing this beloved book brought to the screen at last. )

I think I may be a little older than the rest of you, having first read the trilogy back during my 17th summer, in 1966. The Hobbit came a year later, with The Silmarillion and the Lost Tales when they were published. All I can say is, I waited a long time to see this, and I'm generally pleased with Jackson's version.

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lord_aragorn86
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Post#2 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:24 pm

in search of intelligent discussion somewhere between the truly arcane Tolkien scholarship and the "OMG -- isnt Orli cute!" stuff.

Its a little too sad but we've not been able to achieve that perfection yet. With you on board, I hope we'll have the light leverage. Please guide us.

(Although, he IS one of the benefits of seeing this beloved book brought to the screen at last. )

You think so? He was the beggest mistake PJ ever made.

I think I may be a little older than the rest of you, having first read the trilogy back during my 17th summer, in 1966.

And I thought you would have more sense than to appreciate Mr. Doom

All I can say is, I waited a long time to see this, and I'm generally pleased with Jackson's version.

Finally, something we can agree upon.

And yes, before I leave, A very big welcome to you from all of us!
I am nobody.....and nobody is perfect.......therefore I am perfect.

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Lemaly Orangeflower
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Post#3 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:39 pm

Hello and Welcome...
I've really enjoyed it here since I started, and I'm sure you will too...I've learned a lot, and come to appreciate Tolkien's work a lot.

Lord Aragorn....that was just a little harsh...considering Orli is rather worth watching... :flamejump: But anyways....Welcome!

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grondmaster
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Post#4 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:31 pm

Hello Jael. Welcome to Planet-Tolkien. :happyelf: Well, you started reading Tolkien a year before I did, but I'm almost a decade older than you.

Yes it was a pain waiting for the follow-on books to be published and waiting to find this forum where we could finally find like-minded fellow Middle-earth travelers with whom to share our views.
'Share and enjoy'

jael
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Post#5 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:27 pm

Its a little too sad but we've not been able to achieve that perfection yet. With you on board, I hope we'll have the light leverage. Please guide us.


Yowser! Was I just flamed? No matter, you can place me halfway between a Tolkien scholar and a lightweight. It matters not. :wink:

So, what's wrong with movie Legolas, other than the hair (they'e all got that, by the way) and the fact that he's got a bunch of screaming adolescents trailing him? I found the whole "Elvish assassin" schtick intriguing. Plus, i like cats. That must be it.. :D

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miruvor
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Post#6 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:58 pm

I found the whole "Elvish assassin" schtick intriguing.

Don't you just love it when he melodramatically turns his head and goes "A red sun rises.... blood has been spilt this night".

That one never fails to crack me up. He tries a bit too hard to be a serious actor.

ithil
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Post#7 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:01 am

welcome to PT, Jael!!

He tries a bit too hard to be a serious actor.


that's true... :hahaha: but let's be fair, it was his first movie, and I guess that was a tough start. he did a fine job.

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lord_aragorn86
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Post#8 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:35 am

Yowser! Was I just flamed?

Nope. Just grilled on a low flame.
I am nobody.....and nobody is perfect.......therefore I am perfect.

jael
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Post#9 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:59 pm

Don't you just love it when he melodramatically turns his head and goes "A red sun rises.... blood has been spilt this night".

That one never fails to crack me up. He tries a bit too hard to be a serious actor.


I actually feel sorry for the poor young schmuck. It was his first major movie, and he certainly didn't have the clout to tell the director, "I'm not saying THAT."

It more more the fault of Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who, if they had a fey and improbably line, put it in the mouth of the elf. My other favorite is "They run as if the very whips of their masters were behind them." In the Director's commentary of TT, Boyens gives Orlando credit for being able to get that out.

I hear it stood him in good stead in "Troy" where the dialogue was even worse. :funnylaugh:

jael
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Post#10 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 1:06 pm

To Lord Aragorn
Nope. Just grilled on a low flame.


I was kidding. i've been flamed before. I even went down in flames on a news type forum. Why do you suppose I'm here in Elfland taking a vacation? :)

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