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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Well I've only read a few books that were turned into a show or movie - and I don't recall any race-swapping.

    What has happened are character-swapping. Where the story or events from one character are given to another when it's processed into a script.

    I prefer when they leave things the heck alone. But - Hobbits, Orcs, Dunedains, Elves, Maiar, and Dwarves don't exist in real life
    Or they change a character so much nothing about him or her resembles the character in the book or they create characters out of thin air that for some reason are critical to the story even if they didn't exist in the book.

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    I voted yes because all the orcs in it are protrayed as being evil! I mean come on where are the good orcs? They never once show an orc child, just cute human or halfling children. It is a total shame!
    There were lots of good Orcs- they were piled like cord-wood against the walls at Helms Deep.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Grand Mal - I haven't read the Hobbit yet. Every time I've tried I just can't get into it for some reason. Maybe someday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Or they change a character so much nothing about him or her resembles the character in the book or they create characters out of thin air that for some reason are critical to the story even if they didn't exist in the book.
    Yep - that too.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    That's nothing but revisionist lies from the elves!
    Well played... not sure how much further I want to take this issue.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I hear that a new character was created for "The Hobbit" because it didn't seem right that there were no female characters in such a long story.
    Hey, Peter Jackson has screwed over the books so badly that I wouldn't be surprised.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Grand Mal - I haven't read the Hobbit yet. Every time I've tried I just can't get into it for some reason. Maybe someday.



    Yep - that too.
    The Hobbit is pretty thin gruel compared to The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien wrote the former as a story for children, and when they asked for more Middle Earth as they got older he settled on the Ring as the device to connect the stories.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Hey, Peter Jackson has screwed over the books so badly that I wouldn't be surprised.
    You have a problem with female characters?

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    So, people, what do you think?
    What's your feeling about that?
    Nope. This is a subject that has been debated for decades. It seems to pop up right before each new movie hits theaters too.

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You have a problem with female characters?
    why do you ask that?
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    why do you ask that?
    You seemed to be saying it ruined the movie.

    Edit: Sorry, I should say WOULD ruin the movie.

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