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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Katharine » 20 Feb 2015, 14:48

Very good, but what's the betting the film company will try and sue them for breach of copyright? :roll:
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Courtenay » 20 Feb 2015, 14:53

I think they'll get away with it (well, I hope) - copyright laws allow for parody, and that's what this is. I think it would only be a breach of copyright if they reproduced an actual image from the films without permission, which they haven't.
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Katharine » 20 Feb 2015, 14:56

That's good then.
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Courtenay » 20 Feb 2015, 15:38

Well, I've seen other send-ups already over the past 15 years or so since they started making the films - author Adam Roberts wrote parodies of The Hobbit and The Silmarillion, called The Soddit and The Sellamillion (by "A.R.R.R. Roberts"), while MAD Magazine did a comic strip spoof of the Lord of the Rings films, which I think was entitled Bored of the Rings. :mrgreen: So I think they'll let the RSPB get away with it too.
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Katharine » 20 Feb 2015, 15:39

I should hope so as it's a charity.
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Courtenay » 20 Feb 2015, 15:45

Well, exactly. I'd be happy to buy one myself, but it looks like they only have men's sizes! :|
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Katharine » 20 Feb 2015, 15:49

I think you said you are quite small in build, so maybe you could buy an extra large one, and take the side seams in and turn it into a dress? :wink:
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Courtenay » 20 Feb 2015, 15:54

I don't think the results would be very elegant somehow!! :lol:
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Katharine » 20 Feb 2015, 15:57

Well maybe one of Enid's many female characters with 'clever fingers' could alter it for you?
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby floragord » 20 Feb 2015, 18:00

Shouldn't be long til the DVD of THE HOBBIT/3 is out? We've given up on our local fleapit cinema so intend to watch all 3 parts one after another, can't have too much of a good thing :wink:
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Lucky Star » 21 Feb 2015, 17:38

Courtenay wrote:The Soddit


I'm Surprised you've gotten away with that. When I wrote "Sod" in the limerick thread someone complained about me and got it deleted! :roll:

But you're otherwise right. In any case I think it would be Tolkien 's estate rather than the film company who would do any sueing.
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby floragord » 28 Apr 2015, 09:05

We've just acquired the latest and last part of THE HOBBIT DVD - a gala performance of the whole trilogy to follow!
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Fiona1986 » 28 Apr 2015, 21:43

We picked up a copy in Tesco earlier in the week, and watched it the next night. Didn't do a run of all three as we didn't have nine hours to spare!
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby number 6 » 28 Apr 2015, 22:15

I didn't find out till Today that Andrew Lesnie, Cinematographer on the Lords of the Rings films, died yesterday (27th April) of a Fatal Heart attack...at the tender age of 59! :cry:
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby floragord » 29 Apr 2015, 15:37

Fiona1986 wrote:We picked up a copy in Tesco earlier in the week, and watched it the next night. Didn't do a run of all three as we didn't have nine hours to spare!


We staggered it over 3 nights, looked forward to joining Bilbo & the dwarves for the ongoing adventure :D
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