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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    The only black people mentioned in the novel (that I recall) were from the south and were heading to Mordor when Frodo and Sam saw the oliphant. I forget the name of their race off the top of my head, though.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Gandalf became a much better person when he was a "white" wizard.

    Sounds about right.
    There was a brown wizard and Gandalf was orginally Gandalf the Grey.

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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?
    It irks me when people look at a FANTASY work - with invented species, races, religions, history . . . and then apply our present-day issues to it.

    Sorry - let me invent an alternate world and then fuss over skin tone
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Nope but he could be a soft core porn star

    of course that was before the days when all those HGH supplements he took now forces him to use a pump to "Get it up"
    I think if SS makes another porn film one of his signature lines would be

    "I'm you worst #$%)#_# Eunuch" as he breaks out the pump!



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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    TBF very few of the characters are actual people (ie humans)
    Yes but we all know that lions are racist because there are not any black ones.

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

    I wouldn't know.

    I was so bored I walked out of the theater during the first movie.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Actually, I just enjoy that they are good books and the movies are a mostly accurate representation of them. Not everything has to be viewed through a political lens and dissected for it's socioeconomic subplots and meanings.
    You don't have to view it through that prism if you don't want to, and I was perfectly able to enjoy the films before I learned that it was about industrialism myself. But like it or not, that really is what Tolkein intended it to represent.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    What was the meaning of "The Expendables" pray tell?
    Awesome explosions and one-liners.
    Last edited by Cardinal; 12-08-13 at 05:04 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    There was a brown wizard and Gandalf was orginally Gandalf the Grey.
    He wasn't brown... he was Radagast "the Brown" and even when Gandalf was "the Grey" he was still a white man.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Awesome explosions and one-liners.
    With horrible acting and stupid action... and they made it even worse with the sequel.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Yes but we all know that lions are racist because there are not any black ones.
    They eat the white and black of the zebra though...
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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