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Old 12-21-2003, 10:46 PM   #31
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The LOTR books and films are no waste of time in your life. The stories and lessons are all well learned and great to experience.

These books are far from childrens reading, 1000+ pages with a dozen languages, many untranslated, the main villian not even in physical form, main characters whos back stories arn't even explained in the book, with over 200 pages of apendicies and maps, are too much for a child to fully understand.

These stories were created as a Mythology for England and the British Isles. There is a lack because of Norman conquests and wars in the middle ages. These books were a lifes work. The Silmilarion by J.R.R is another great read (although VERY HARD) and fills in much of the back story.

As the movies go. It was probably the perfect adaption of the books to film. The Visuals were amazing, and unlike the new Star Wars movies, actually added depth to the movie. The acting was top notch, and the sound design and music were simply amazing.

I'm even about to say Star Trek isn't a kids show either. . .
THANK YOU!!! Very well said, Bass...
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On a sort of similar note, that'* Legolas in Pirates of the Carribean, right??

And Bass, very neat and tidy explanation! Too many people see Dwarves and Elves and think "Oh, it'* for kids..."
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Old 12-28-2003, 04:25 AM   #34
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Cats eye....pfft...ya right

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Some of the best movies EVER. They do have some differences from the books, but they are good ones that needed to be made. I'm glad they shot all the movies at once as well over 18 months. I watched all the extras on the extended edition for The Two Towers, and they worked on it till the last minute! It was crazy. They were doing the final cut, and Peter Jackson brought in some editors etc and had them down the hall just to have them available. I love the cinematography, i love the story, i love the directing, the length, the visuals are great because they don't draw you attention, you don't notice them at all!
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LOTR movies own you all, end of story. Talk about something else before I sick the dogs on ya!
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