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cycopath
12-15-2003, 11:02 AM
I can hardly contain myself.

We are seeing a midnight showing on Tuesday night. It's gonna be tough only getting a few hours sleep before work Weds, but it'll be worth it.

Anyone else as excited as I am?

UWPoolGod
12-15-2003, 11:07 AM
Should be a good show. I saw a prescreening for the first one for all of the newspaper critics in Seattle a few years ago. There was only 20 or so people in the whole theatre the day before it opened. Pretty nice being able to strectch out over 4 chairs (the armrests go upright).

dg-in-centralpa
12-15-2003, 06:21 PM
My wife and daughter are excited but I could care less. We'll see it this weekend. The special effects are good. I read the Hobbit but couldn't make it thru the first book of the trilogy. The wife and daughter read it several times.

DG - going to see it anyway

bluewolf
12-16-2003, 12:26 PM
I liked the first book of the triligy, thought the second one was too slow (movie was better) and liked the third book. We already have the first two on dvd and cant wait for the third.

Laura

Kato
12-16-2003, 12:36 PM
No

Kato

TomBrooklyn
12-16-2003, 01:43 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote cycopath:</font><hr>Anyone else as excited as I am? <hr /></blockquote>From the title of your thread cycopath, I thought maybe Elvis was coming back. I didn't see one of the LOTR movies and I have one on DVD that I have only watched the beginning of...so I am not too excited about the third one. But I am excited for you. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

TomBk

cycopath
12-16-2003, 03:37 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote TomBrooklyn:</font><hr>From the title of your thread cycopath, I thought maybe Elvis was coming back. <hr /></blockquote>

Did he go somewhere?

/ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

UWPoolGod
12-17-2003, 09:41 AM
Hmmm strange. I read on Cnn that Saruman isn't in the third movie at all. They cut all his scenes..but will be in the extended version. This will probably anger some people.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/Movies/12/17/film.rings.saruman.ap/index.html

Fred Agnir
12-18-2003, 11:32 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote UWPoolGod:</font><hr> Hmmm strange. I read on Cnn that Saruman isn't in the third movie at all. They cut all his scenes..but will be in the extended version. This will probably anger some people.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/Movies/12/17/film.rings.saruman.ap/index.html <hr /></blockquote>

He is all but left out of the third volume already. Isengard is defeated in the second volume and the second movie.

Fred

Fred Agnir
12-18-2003, 11:34 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote cycopath:</font><hr> I can hardly contain myself.

We are seeing a midnight showing on Tuesday night. It's gonna be tough only getting a few hours sleep before work Weds, but it'll be worth it.

Anyone else as excited as I am? <hr /></blockquote>I'm pretty excited. I've read the book 3 or 4 times, and each time I catch something new. I was on a 10 hr. plane trip yesterday, so I decided to read the Volume 3 again! And for the first time, I read the Appendices with more than a courtesy pass through.

Fred

cycopath
12-18-2003, 02:52 PM
I saw a midnight showing on Tuesday. It was excellent. A wonderful movie.

I hope they redo The Hobbit.

Qtec
12-18-2003, 04:54 PM
Elvis lives?????


Just joking. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif


LotRs was voted the best book ever here [ UK]

I,ve read "Catch 22"six times and every time I still laugh out loud. Go Figure.

Q

Also laurel and Hardy.

lovethegame272
12-20-2003, 01:53 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote cycopath:</font><hr> I saw a midnight showing on Tuesday. It was excellent. A wonderful movie.

I hope they redo The Hobbit. <hr /></blockquote>
I hope they redo the hobbitt too. It was a great book and I acted as Gollum in the play at walden theatre. I love that book. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Fred Agnir
12-21-2003, 08:17 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote cycopath:</font><hr> I can hardly contain myself.

We are seeing a midnight showing on Tuesday night. It's gonna be tough only getting a few hours sleep before work Weds, but it'll be worth it.

Anyone else as excited as I am? <hr /></blockquote>

In case anyone cares... Ralph Bakshi, maker of the "Heavy Metal" movie ( a fine piece of animated violence and soft porn) had plans on making two animated movies of the LOTR. He must have run out of money because he only made the first one. He squeezed much of the book including the Battle at Helm's Deep. I always had wondered if the second movie existed. Alas, it does not.

So, the makers of the Hobbit movie made a "Return of the Kings" movie starting about where Bakshi left off. I'm happy to say that I have both these movies on DVD. They're a riot.

The interesting part is that there are many parts in the current movies that are almost identically lifted from the cartoon versions. Even though the book doesn't quite describe those scenes in the manner that they are shown in the movies.

Spoiler....






As a LOTR book fan, changes in the current movies are mostly forgiveable. Some are not. I don't understand why Peter Jackson found it so important to make Aragorn the battle leader when in fact, it was Theodin that proved that he was worthy of being a king by leading them out of Helm's Deep . The idea that King Theodin *didn't* lead that battle was brought up in RotK. Again, I don't understand why.


The DVD movies include parts that I think are crucial to the story but aren't seen in the theaters. So, some things that are in the first two DVDs sometimes are and sometimes aren't followed thru in the final screen version of the Return of the King.


For example, I don't recall in the big screen (and I watched it a few times) at what point Galadriel gives the hobbits the special gifts that are crucial to their survival in the following movies. They have that scene in the DVD and in uncut versions on cable. They have those gifts in the subsequent movies. Was it easily followed by those that aren't very familiar with the book?


Fred

Fred Agnir
12-21-2003, 08:18 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote dg-in-centralpa:</font><hr> ...couldn't make it thru the first book of the trilogy. <hr /></blockquote> Completely skip Tom Bombadil. He is virtually unimportant to this book. Get passed that, and it's tough to put it down.

Fred

bluewolf
12-21-2003, 09:11 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Fred Agnir:</font><hr>
Was it easily followed by those that aren't very familiar with the book?


Fred


<hr /></blockquote>

I read the books years ago so had familiarity. Ray has not read the books or even the Hobbit, which was my fav, and he followed the first two movies well and feel sure he will do fine with the third.

Laura

dg-in-centralpa
12-21-2003, 09:02 PM
Just got back from seeing the movie. Very long! The wife and daughter absolutely loved the movie. I loved the special effects but don't care if I don't see it again.

DG

TomBrooklyn
01-05-2004, 11:11 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote TomBrooklyn:</font><hr>I thought maybe Elvis was coming back. <hr /></blockquote><blockquote><font class="small">Quote cycopath:</font><hr>Did he go somewhere? /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif<hr /></blockquote> <font color="blue">"The New York Times is read by the people who run the country. The Washington Post is read by the people who think they run the country. The National Enquirer is read by the people who think Elvis is alive and running the country ..." </font color> -- Robert J. Woodhead