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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?
    Who cares, if you enjoy it watch it, if you don't, don't. Regardless, I am sure Lord of the Rings is no D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation."
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Best LOTR commentary ever.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Hmmm. I thought in the book the key player at the river was an elf prince who never appears again.

    Glorfindel ? He turns white with glowing power and battles them but the river was Elrond. As Gandalf explains it to Frodo when he wakes up that the realm of Rivendale is Elronds domaine and he did it but that Gandalf made the "nice touch" of adding the horses.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Back in the 60's and 70's, so were we
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    It all depends... Gothmog was the Captain of the Balrogs and a bad ass.
    How in the world do you keep all those names straight? I have a hard time remember regular people names, never mind names like balrog and gothmog.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    How in the world do you keep all those names straight? I have a hard time remember regular people names, never mind names like balrog and gothmog.
    I had to look up Gothmog's name though I did know about him since I read about him in the first book.
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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.

    Read Hobbit and LOTR as a young teenager, read the Silmarillion in my later teens, read some of his other books too. Been "into it" for going-on four decades... and I loved the movies.


    Yes, a certain license was taken... there's no way around that really. Film is not text, text is not film. Most of the changes he made, IMO made for a BETTER set of films that may not have been verbatim-true to the books but captured the essence of them quite well.


    Jury still out on the Hobbit movies though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Arwen rising the water was a good scene but in the novels it was Elrond who made the river rise from back in Rivendale and it was Gandalf that added the galloping horses look...
    I really enjoyed the movies, though. Not many movies are exactly like the book an author has written.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Glorfindel ? He turns white with glowing power and battles them but the river was Elrond. As Gandalf explains it to Frodo when he wakes up that the realm of Rivendale is Elronds domaine and he did it but that Gandalf made the "nice touch" of adding the horses.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Read Hobbit and LOTR as a young teenager, read the Silmarillion in my later teens, read some of his other books too. Been "into it" for going-on four decades... and I loved the movies.


    Yes, a certain license was taken... there's no way around that really. Film is not text, text is not film. Most of the changes he made, IMO made for a BETTER set of films that may not have been verbatim-true to the books but captured the essence of them quite well.


    Jury still out on the Hobbit movies though.
    I like the Hobbit first movie... didn't like the ridiculousness of the Orc Captain being so huge and fat OR all the running and battling on the bridges... OR the Mountain Troll battle... that was retarded.
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