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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Bilbo made it to Rivendell and there were more than just male elves.
    There are three female characters mentioned in the book, those being, Belladonna Took, the mother of Fili and Kili which was never named, and the unnamed wife of Girion of Dale. All of these women only serve to provide connections between major characters in the story and their predecessors. As you should be aware none of these characters are actually in the story itself. Belladonna Took for example, was only mentioned to provide a backstory for Bilbos Hobbit hole. She is assumed dead when the story takes place.

    There is no female elves mentioned when Bilbo was in Rivendell, be that on his adventure, or on the way back home.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    It definitely could've used some trimming down in a few places. I'm not going to lie.

    Honestly though, after repeated viewings (of the extended editions no less), I don't really mind it as much as I did the first time. The rest of the movie (and trilogy) is good enough to warrant a bit of a "cooling down" period before it wraps up. Lol

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    It definitely could've used some trimming down in a few places. I'm not going to lie.

    Honestly though, after repeated viewings (of the extended editions no less), I don't really mind it as much as I did the first time. The rest of the movie (and trilogy) is good enough to warrant a bit of a "cooling down" period before it wraps up. Lol

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    As drawn out as the ending to ROTK was, it wasn't as bad as the ending(s) to A.I. I seriously started to stand up, thinking that movie was over, at least 3 times before it actually was.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    It definitely could've used some trimming down in a few places. I'm not going to lie.

    Honestly though, after repeated viewings (of the extended editions no less), I don't really mind it as much as I did the first time. The rest of the movie (and trilogy) is good enough to warrant a bit of a "cooling down" period before it wraps up. Lol

    Evening Polagra.
    : They wouldn't have wanted to send people out of the threatre all wild eyed, would they? : I joined the rest of the threatregoers in cheering when Froto actually threw the evil ring in the volcanic lava! Whew, he finally finished his task after going through so much!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    As drawn out as the ending to ROTK was, it wasn't as bad as the ending(s) to A.I. I seriously started to stand up, thinking that movie was over, at least 3 times before it actually was.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    There are three female characters mentioned in the book, those being, Belladonna Took, the mother of Fili and Kili which was never named, and the unnamed wife of Girion of Dale. All of these women only serve to provide connections between major characters in the story and their predecessors. As you should be aware none of these characters are actually in the story itself. Belladonna Took for example, was only mentioned to provide a backstory for Bilbos Hobbit hole. She is assumed dead when the story takes place.

    There is no female elves mentioned when Bilbo was in Rivendell, be that on his adventure, or on the way back home.
    I'm glad they added the ones they did, even though they weren't in the book. And the choices that were made did fit right into the fantasy of the movie. Elf Queen was perfect to show Froto the future, IMO, since females are usually portrayed as being more into that sort of thing. Men don't usually want to spend the time. :

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    No. He wrote the Hobbit in 1937 and then later wrote the LOTR's from 1937-1949. It wasn't published until the '50's though. The whole concept started with the Silmarillion in 1914 though.
    The Silmarillion! I've a copy buried in the apple boxes in the basement full of books that just can't be tossed out but there's no room for on the shelves- never could get very deep into it.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    : They wouldn't have wanted to send people out of the threatre all wild eyed, would they? : I joined the rest of the threatregoers in cheering when Froto actually threw the evil ring in the volcanic lava! Whew, he finally finished his task after going through so much!
    Sorry, it's a bit of a quibble, but one of the points of the story is that Frodo didn't throw the ring into the fire.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    The Silmarillion! I've a copy buried in the apple boxes in the basement full of books that just can't be tossed out but there's no room for on the shelves- never could get very deep into it.
    It took me 3 tries over a couple of decades to finally get through it. Tolkien's son was not quite the wordsmith his father was IMO. Though I suspect we will see it too adapted into a movie pretty soon. I saw an interview with Peter Jackson recently where the interviewer asked him if there was anymore Tolkien stories to be made into film and he speculated on The Silmarillion, I guess Farmer Giles of Ham and company might not make for three hour multiple movie money makers!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Seward View Post
    It took me 3 tries over a couple of decades to finally get through it. Tolkien's son was not quite the wordsmith his father was IMO. Though I suspect we will see it too adapted into a movie pretty soon. I saw an interview with Peter Jackson recently where the interviewer asked him if there was anymore Tolkien stories to be made into film and he speculated on The Silmarillion, I guess Farmer Giles of Ham and company might not make for three hour multiple movie money makers!
    It seemed a little 'King James Version'. I'd appreciate a translation by someone like Peter Jackson. it might make a good reversal- see the movie before reading the source.
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