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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I agree to a point. When he omits tons of stuff and then makes up stuff that is what I don't like. Helm's Deep was so long. Didn't need to be. Could have shortened it and added other things instead. Making Pippen freak out with the Glass Ball thing (can't remember right now) that glowed was lame. Having Aragorn have this made up conversation with the dead king was lame. Having Pippen light the signal fire when that never happened was lame. Having the King of Rohan make that incredibly long and idiotic speech at Helm's Deep was lame. It is like King went out of his way to screw with the books.
    All of that was faithful to the books. Pippen did stare into the palantir and get lost. Aragorn did have a significant conversation with the dead king and the King of Rohan did make a significant speech when he was freed from wormwood's influence.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Galadriel was in the Hobbit as well as Tom Bombadil's wife and a number of female elves. Not to mention the female hobbits old and young.
    That was LOTR. The Hobbit did not have any of them...
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    They were "high" men...
    Gandalf was one of the Istari.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    That was LOTR. The Hobbit did not have any of them...
    What the hell! I thought they were the same thing!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    What the hell! I thought they were the same thing!
    The Hobbit is to LOTR as a lightning bug is to lightning.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Galadriel was in the Hobbit as well as Tom Bombadil's wife and a number of female elves. Not to mention the female hobbits old and young.
    No, none of that happened in the Hobbit. Tom Bombadil and his wife are only in the Lord of Ring books and I believe a short story or two. As for Galadriel, she is like the prior characters you mentioned only in the Lord of the Ring books. The only Elves mentioned in the Hobbit are all male.

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

    The Harad in LOTR were considered the equivalent of North African or Near Harad (Arab) and Sub Saharan Africa Far Harad (Black)...

    Harad's tribes were divided--at least in the minds of the men of northwestern Middle-earth--into those of Near and Far Harad, although there were many tribes of the Haradrim, often mutually hostile. Those of Near Harad were brown-skinned, with black hair and dark eyes, whereas the people of Far Harad had black skin. Many say they only banded together due to the fact Sauron was slowly regaining power, and were fearful of Sauron if they continued to war against one another. This was mainly due to Sauron seeing the Harad's as his men and did not want a diminished army due to in-fighting. - Harad - Lord of the Rings Wiki

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Hobbit is to LOTR as a lightning bug is to lightning.
    Like I said, I saw one movie and read two books a long time ago, so I'm not an informed fan such as yourself.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    All of that was faithful ti the biiks. Pippen did stare into the palantir and get lost. Aragorn did have a significant conversation with the dead king and the King of Rihan did make a significant speech when he was freed from wormwood's influence.
    Not about all the wanton hate is a state of dismay... and Pippen got lost but didn't run around the room with the ball blazing. Aragorn didn't have a significant conversation... in fact, the king never spoke in the book, let alone have this big glowing kingdom.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Like I said, I saw one movie and read two books a long time ago, so I'm not an informed fan such as yourself.
    No problem. It's not for everyone.
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