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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby floragord » 29 Apr 2015, 15:37

number 6 wrote: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 walter raleigh » 29 Apr 2015, 15:57

I don't know about that. There are some amongst us who would feel he'd been "blessed with a long life". :roll:
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Daisy » 29 Apr 2015, 16:51

walter raleigh wrote:I don't know about that. There are some amongst us who would feel he'd been "blessed with a long life". :roll:


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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby floragord » 30 Apr 2015, 12:18

walter raleigh wrote:I don't know about that. There are some amongst us who would feel he'd been "blessed with a long life". :roll:


Walter - does that mean, gasp, that you aren't a fan :o
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby walter raleigh » 01 May 2015, 00:34

Oh no floragord! I'm a big fan of both the books and the films. It was just a cheeky reference to another thread. :wink:
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby floragord » 01 May 2015, 19:40

Hope you enjoy Hobbit/3!
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby walter raleigh » 01 May 2015, 21:42

Oh I did floragord. I even wrote a few words about it on this thread at the time. :wink:
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby floragord » 02 May 2015, 11:36

Ooops :oops: , I'll have to backtrack more often!!
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby SaintAgnes » 02 Jun 2015, 17:30

Are there any LOTR fans who like the author Robin Hobb? I think she's a cut above the rest when it comes to fantasy fiction, especially her Farseer Series.
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Courtenay » 07 Jun 2015, 02:59

Interesting piece of news recently...

The Hobbit first edition fetches £137,000 at auction

Obviously there are some very rich Tolkien fans out there! :shock: (Wish the article gave us a translation of the Elvish inscription.)
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Wolfgang » 18 Jul 2015, 09:10

I went to a flea market today and bought the 3 Lord of the ring books (in German). I read them 22 years ago and wasn't too impressed, I liked the Hobbit much more, but maybe I matured a bit and can appreciate them more now.
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Lucky Star » 18 Jul 2015, 13:22

Lord of the Rings is one of my all time favourite books Wolfgang. I do hope you have better luck with it this time.
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Wolfgang » 19 Jul 2015, 20:45

We will see, John, we will see. The list of books I want to read is quite long, LOTR is not top of the list.
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Courtenay » 07 Jan 2016, 16:26

Here's a piece of amusing news — according to Google Translate, it seems one does not simply walk into Russia...

(And they say it was an automated error... yeah, right. :wink: )
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Re: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Postby Courtenay » 13 Jan 2017, 10:17

I just found this article very moving: Tolkien's grandson on how WW1 inspired Lord of the Rings
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