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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post

    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.

    I disagree. I wish the movie had used the eight page description of the scratches on the back of a chair in one of the taverns. That really needed its own scene.

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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.
    Technically, Gothmog was captain of the Balrogs. I'm not sure if that makes things better or worse though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I disagree. I wish the movie had used the eight page description of the scratches on the back of a chair in one of the taverns. That really needed its own scene.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    T think you'll enjoy them. They've got some interesting women in them!

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    The last one, The Return of the King, was by far the best of the three.

    I still get a bit misty eyed at the end, embarassed as I may be to admit it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    The last one, The Return of the King, was by far the best of the three.

    I still get a bit misty eyed at the end, embarassed as I may be to admit it.
    I loved that one too, except I was getting a little antsy by the sixth ending.
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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.
    The book doesn't say this, so it is my own interpretation, but I thought Glorfindel activated a spell of protection that Elrond had put in place for use in such times.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I disagree. I wish the movie had used the eight page description of the scratches on the back of a chair in one of the taverns. That really needed its own scene.
    Had they known the films would be as popular as they are, it would have been it's own movie.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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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 a good escape from the hum-drummery of today! David Eddings writes the same type of fantasy books. I chose one of the characters in his books--Polgara-- as my avatar image...I really like his books.

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

    When I first saw Elrond, I thought, "Mr Andersonnnnnnn" and 1000s of Elronds emerging from the woodwork.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Had they known the films would be as popular as they are, it would have been it's own movie.
    Considering how much they took from The Histories of Middle Earth to pad The Hobbit, I think you're probably right.

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