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Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Moose » 24 Feb 2007, 19:45

Lord of the Rings is my very favourite book of all time - it's absolutely wonderful. I love the story, the settings, the characters, the landscape. The prose. The imagination and the languages and ... just everything about it. I love the films too .. I have seen them criticised but I think that they were brilliantly done. Any fellow fans here?
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Postby Lucky Star » 28 Feb 2007, 18:59

Yes its just about my all time favourite too. The sheer scope and breadth of the world Tolkien created never fails to enthrall me.

I generally reread the whole thing, including The Hobbit, about every three or four years.
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Postby Moose » 28 Feb 2007, 19:54

Gosh I try to read it at least twice a year and often as many as four times :D
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.




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Postby Lucky Star » 28 Feb 2007, 21:28

Wow thats dedication. Did you like the films?
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Postby Moose » 09 Mar 2007, 17:59

Oh yeah I thought they were wonderful. They weren't entirely perfect of course - there were bits left out that I would have liked to see added and bits added that frankly I could have done without - but I still thought he made a great job of them. Are you a fan of them?
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.




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Postby Kitty » 09 Mar 2007, 18:39

Can't stand them! My loss, though. I know loads of people love them! I do, however, like Sean Bean in the movie!
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Postby Moonraker » 10 Mar 2007, 17:33

I'm with you, Kitty. I thought it was a load of tosh!
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Postby Moose » 14 Mar 2007, 13:13

I thought Viggo was a great Aragorn and beside him, Sean Bean didn't really look the part .. I dunno why. I know a lot of people thought he made a good job of it though. Generally the casting was wonderful, though it took me a long time to get used to Elijah Wood as Frodo.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.




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Postby Lucky Star » 14 Mar 2007, 13:51

moonraker wrote:I'm with you, Kitty. I thought it was a load of tosh!


Just the films or the books too?

Any Tolkien fanatics out there could try this quiz:

http://www.lordotrings.com/noflash/quiz.asp
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Postby Moose » 14 Mar 2007, 15:34

Heh I took that once before, ages ago, and got about as far as I did this time. Loads of fun though but the fifth and sixth levels are impossible!
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Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.




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Postby Matthew Roberts » 21 Mar 2007, 01:36

I liked the films well enough, but I with Nigel and Kitty on the books. The way Tolkien writes is sooooo dull.
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Re: Lord of the Rings?

Postby Jen-Jen » 21 Mar 2007, 10:02

I tried reading the books about five years ago, but was never able to finish them as I found the descriptions too lengthy. I really enjoyed the films though.
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Postby Mollybob » 21 Mar 2007, 10:33

I've read Lord of the Rings two or three times and think it is an excellent book. I like the films too, especially Aragorn :-)

It's a shame that so much had to be cut out of the films, but I realise that it would be very difficult to fit everything in and please everyone.
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Postby Billie » 15 Apr 2007, 20:03

I love the book too, as well as the films. Was rather disappointed by Jackson's portrayal of my favourite character, Faramir, though. All that was attractive about him was removed until he became like a weak version of his flawed brother.

Moose, have I seen you in the forums at theonering.com? (TORC)
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Postby Moose » 15 Apr 2007, 20:32

Yes you probably have :D. I get around a lot. What do you post as there?

I didn't like the portrayal of Faramir at all - it showed a basic lack of understanding of his character and a betrayal of him, I think..
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.




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