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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Yep. The Silmarillian sets it all up but in amazing detail. It outlines the Gods that created the world with music. Then those who chose to go into the world that became the Valar (worldly gods). It is kinda like a Bible. Morgoth fell out of favour due to greed and created the underworld of Balrogs. Shelob is another of these and of course Sauron is his right hand man. How the Elves were created with their "Doom" immortality. The creation later of the dwarves (by a Valar out of the rocks, or something) and men. Tens of thousands of years worth of history.
    And Tom Bambadill sits sort of outside of all that and recalls the creation of Middle Earth. A delightful character full of joy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I've read The Hobbit 11 times, and LotR 3 times, but all in the 1980s and 1990s. Haven't read them since, though I've been considering reading them again. It's been too long.
    Read the Hobbit 1 time and the LOTRs at least 10 times and the Silmarillian once.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    And Tom Bambadill sits sort of outside of all that and recalls the creation of Middle Earth. A delightful character full of joy.
    I wish they had included more of the Council of Elrond including the discussion about Tom.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Sorry, the post you quoted in response to was about Gandalf being a man and I pointed out he wasn't.
    OK. Time to move on.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Here's the info on the five.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    OK. Time to move on.
    Uh-oh Lord of the Rings war! Get out your swords!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    We all have our likes and dislikes. I thought the relay of the signal fire of Gondor was one of the great scenes of the film.
    Being a woman, I liked Galadriel, the Elf Queen, and Arwen, daughter of the elf lord Elrond, women after my own heart! . When Arwen made the river rise and drowned Sauron's followers who were chasing Froto; and when Galadriel tested Froto by having him use the bowl of water to see the future by scrying, were two of the best scenes in the movie, IMO, and there were many. It's been a while since I saw the movies, so I guess I should rewatch them again soon!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Um. It's based on a novel, set in a fantasy world called middle earth, in which there were no black people? Having read the books quite a few years ago, maybe my memory is rusty...but I can't recall mention of a single black person.
    In the original draft, there was a 10th member of the fellowship named Shaquille.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Uh-oh Lord of the Rings war! Get out your swords!
    I'm a 'bout to go Balrog on his ass!
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I'm a 'bout to go Balrog on his ass!
    What if he calls Gandolf?

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