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Yes, and I'm the one disagreeing :mrgreen: .

If only we could have a [i:7s8nqkhz]discussion[/i:7s8nqkhz] now instead of just complaining about people "griping". :ugeek: <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I just don't have a lot to add <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> :oops: . There's TONS of great stuff in the book that didn't make it into the films. But when I read the books I have an extended film in my head, so I don't feel a need to bag on the films for not having everything in them.

I think that's a simplification of what this thread is about. However, I'm going to stop posting here for now unless I think of something on-topic to say. :roll: :lol:
Dear GB if Pj and co had not made such a god-awful mess of adaptation we would not have the need for threads pointing out how bad they were! It's their own fault, its not like they didnt have the worlds most popular fiction book to draw upon rather than making their own up. They deserve no sympathy merely contempt for screwing it so badly.
I think "contempt" is overstating things a bit, petty. It's just a movie.
Well you know me Eldo, not one to mince words just people. Especially where my beloved LoTR is concerned.
Only a crabbity Scotsman would fight on even though the LotR can't be undone.... God Bless you Mr Tyrant!

Btw I see your strategy: apply pressure about the past to PJ's plans for the (near) future! SAVE THE HOBBIT!

Forelorn hopes?


But fight the good fight.

(Sadly, GB and even Eldorion seem happy to be run over by PJ's steamroller without putting up any resistance at all).

Odo Banks
[quote="Odo Banks":1vmpihli](Sadly, GB and even Eldorion seem happy to be run over by PJ's steamroller without putting up any resistance at all).[/quote:1vmpihli]

Odo, you're making me suspect that [url=]this fellow[/url:1vmpihli] is you. :lol:
lol Eldo- now thats what we need some affirmitive crazy person action. Shame they went for the wrong man- PJ is the source of all thats wrong.
You are quite right Odo, nothing can be done to alter the awfulness committed upon LoTR but by reminding the world of it we can but hope they learn from their mistakes and hire some real sciptwriters this time instead of giving the wife and her mate a job. Would be nice to see something that resembes the book this time. But I doubt it. <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' />
[quote="pettytyrant101":2vrw6p5x]now thats what we need some affirmitive crazy person action[/quote:2vrw6p5x]

Gold Mr Tyrant! Pure GOLD!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Anyway.. now for some crabbit....

What are you saying, Eldo? Is someones crazy for wanting to rip up the movie script?

What are you saying: I should stop spending all my spare time making explosive devices that Saruman would be proud of? (I'm using an old Enemy's devices to kill the new Saurons, you see! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> )

And what of the canoe I'm building in the backyard! What! You mean, I should NOT sail it from the Land of Oz over to the Big Apple!?!? It's YOU who are MAD, Eldo! Not me - nor my looney overseas friend - no, it wasn't me - but Bless him with Great Blessingness! :x :x :x
Heh Heh :P ! Try living that down Purists. :lol:

[i:1tx5rvbr]...try living at all after the Revolution, you squirmy wormy Liberals.... [/i:1tx5rvbr] :twisted:

... Huh! Oh hi, GB, I didn't realize you were listening...!

[i:1tx5rvbr]...hee hee hee :twisted: :twisted:[/i:1tx5rvbr]
Reviving another old thread here!

[quote="Bookworm":17wkt2jj]One scene in the movie that I particularly hated was the one in Minas Tirith where Gandalf is cowering on the ground in front of the Nazgul, and it seems that Gandalf is "saved" by the horns of Rohan blowing and the Nazgul flying away and leaving him.

This is also the scene from all the movies combined that I dislike the most. Why Peter Jackson decided that the Witch King should be able to kill Gandalf that easily (which he would have, hadn't Rohan come) is something I don't understand, and while many of his own ideas and changes might be a bit out of place, but still ok, this one is just wrong. He kind of strips Gandalf of all his awesomeness and power right there. I prefer the book version :P

Anyway, golden moments! While it's not exactly a moment, the "many meetings" and "The council of Elrond" chapters are my two favourite chapters in the book, and I wish that Jackson would have dealt with them a little more thoroughly than he did. Of course, it would have taken a long time, but the stories told by different characters in those two chapters are fantastic, and I think many of them would have made good cinema.
[quote="Ringdrotten":1dk0529j]Why Peter Jackson decided that the Witch King should be able to kill Gandalf that easily (which he would have, hadn't Rohan come) is something I don't understand[/quote:1dk0529j]

Another thing about that scene that I don't understand is why the Witch-king didn't just finish Gandalf off. Clearly PJ didn't want to change the story [i:1dk0529j]that[/i:1dk0529j] much, but from the Witch-king's perspective it doesn't make sense. He needs to deal with the Rohirrim but it would take maybe 30 seconds more to deliver the coup de grace. The book version makes more sense since the Witch-king hadn't even begun fighting Gandalf when he left, making time more of an issue for him.
Exactly. He could have just ordered his beast to "feast on his flesh" so to speak :lol: Ah well, Mr. Jackson works in mysterious ways sometimes
That's one way of putting it. :lol:
It's not just that in PJ's version its silly Eldo, you're right, there's no reason for the Witch-King not to just smash Gandalf one in the teeth with his ludicrous mace, but PJ's version is so dull visually.
Surely one of the points to making LoTR as cinema is to visualize the wonderful descriptive prose Tolkien provides?

Compare the scenes-

'In rode the Lord of the Nazgul. A great black shape against the fires beyond he loomed up, grown to a vast menace of despair. In rode the Lord of the Nazgul, under the archway that no enemy ever yet had passed, and all fled before his face.
All save one. There waiting, silent and still in the space before the Gate, sat Gandalf upon Shadowfax who alone among the free horses of the earth endured the terror, unmoving, steadfast as a graven image in Rath Dinen.
'You cannot enter here,' said Gandalf, and the huge shadow halted. 'Go back to the abyss prepared for you! Go Back! Fall into the nothingness that awaits you and your master. Go!'
The Black Rider flung back his hood, and behold! he had a kingly crown; and yet upon no head visible was it set. The red fires shone between it and the mantled shoulders vast and dark. From a mouth unseen there came a deadly laughter.
'Old fool!' he said. 'Old fool!' This is my hour. Do you not know Death when you see it? Die now and curse in vain!' And with that he lifted high his sword and flames ran down the blade.'

This is pure cinema -visual gold. And what does PJ give us? - a dull battlement for a setting, Gandalf sprawled on his a*se and Shadowfax sh**ting bricks and panicking! Oh why PJ why didn't you bother reading the text?!
Yup, that's some quality cinema material right there. It would have been much better if, instead of a bunch of trolls coming in after Grond breaks the gates (a scene I don't personally dislike, I think it's quite good), the Witch King would enter instead, just like Tolkien described it. Good camera positioning plus some funky effects would have made this an epic scene.
Maybe PJ [i:obw9bdra]hasn't[/i:obw9bdra] read the text?? :shock:
No, it's just that Gandalf had more up his sleeve than a Magic Staff. :P

So where has he put his Magic Staff? :?
In his pants of course. :mrgreen:

Dear oh dear! :roll: Is that really the sort of reply we expect from a mod GB!!
I was talking about his pockets, what are YOU talking about Petty? <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> :lol: :lol: :lol:

They're suspiciously deep pockets you've got there, GB.
Yes they are! 8-)

What's your caper, GB? Come clean - where are you hiding that staff? (I hope it's not like that 'hide the sausage' game I've heard tell of!?)
I will resist making the immature "...or are you just happy to see me?" joke. I will show restraint. I think I can, I think I can... :roll: :lol:
Got my audio CD's and have reached the part where they pay a visit to Farmer Maggot. Bacon, eggs, mushrooms and Blackriders thrown in for desert, has to be a Golden Moment. [img:1uh82cp2][/img:1uh82cp2] no mushrooms <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' />
That the audio cd's of the radio play or the unabridged reading of the book Chris? Now you've gone and made me hungry for a fry up!
The unabridged Petty, all 46 discs. Its very good. I finish work at 11pm so its nice to come home and unwind with Tolkien.
Well well, how i love old threads and bygone fossils of members here! Resurrecting old forum here. My golden moments would be plentiful, but at least one of my favorites is when Imrahil rallies the defenders of the White Tree with his bravery and valour. Instead of Pippin's ridiculous ’they called us out to fight’ skit, they should of had Imrahil kicking orcs from the walls with his knights. Check that, they should of had Imrahil in the adaptions. Instead of one orc slaying three so called guards of the citadel pj should of had a huge view of a ’real’ battle, with Mumakil's ramming into the walls and siege towers crumbling down into oblivion. Gandalf and Imrahil and co. shots would of increased the value of the scene. Orcs destroying thr defenders would make the scene virtually impossible because the overrun mode would of really killed Gandalf because he can't be everywhere at once thus making the film chapter obsolete and contrary to siege warfare. In the film of rotk, Gandalf kickes sirius black, but a one man army....? Well the Magnificent Seven is the only other name for it.
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