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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    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.
    That was Gollum's destiny.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ethanUNC View Post
    Is Game of Thrones racist?
    Why would it be?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    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.
    Technically, you are correct. Froto finally made it to Mount Doom, and while attempting to throw the ring away, Golum bit Froto's finger off while trying to get the ring for himself, then fell into the lava, and he and the ring were destroyed. Froto did what he was supposed to do, and the ring was destroyed. That's what we were all cheering about!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Why would it be?
    I think people like to read a lot more into things than what is actually there sometimes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Technically, you are correct. Froto finally made it to Mount Doom, and while attempting to throw the ring away, Golum bit Froto's finger off while trying to get the ring for himself, then fell into the lava, and he and the ring were destroyed. Froto did what he was supposed to do, and the ring was destroyed. That's what we were all cheering about!

    Greetings, Grand Mal.
    Frodo changed his mind and claimed the ring for himself. That's when Gollum leaped on him and bit his finger and the ring off in the ensuing struggle.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Technically, you are correct. Froto finally made it to Mount Doom, and while attempting to throw the ring away, Golum bit Froto's finger off while trying to get the ring for himself, then fell into the lava, and he and the ring were destroyed. Froto did what he was supposed to do, and the ring was destroyed. That's what we were all cheering about!

    Greetings, Grand Mal.
    For the record, by that point Frodo had been overcome by the Ring and had decided to keep it for himself. Gollum fought him for it, bit Frodo's finger off with the Ring, and fell into the lava.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think people like to read a lot more into things than what is actually there sometimes.
    Absolutely. I was just wondering why he would even suggest it in the first place.

    Game of Thrones is supposed to be roughly based on the War of the Roses in Medieval England (York vs Lancaster changed into Stark vs Lannister). As such, basically all of the cast is white. There's nothing inherently "racist" about that in and of itself.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 12-08-13 at 11:50 PM.

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

    And, for the record, any film with scenes like this...



    Can get away with as many "fake endings" as it wants in my book.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Game of Thrones is supposed to be roughly based on the War of the Roses in Medieval England (York vs Lancaster changed into Stark vs Lannister).
    Interesting, I didn't know that. So I take it then that the Yorks spent that whole war dying?

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

    why would it be racist? I do not get the basis behind the question in the first place.
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