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[#] Sun Dec 18 2005 11:30:50 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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on the plus side, I just got a wireless card for my laptop off ebay ande now I can write on uncnsrd from my bed in my bedroom whic his what I'm doing now. I can program from bed. a much better use of time.

[#] Sun Dec 18 2005 13:50:54 EST from roue @ Dog Pound BBS II

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I bought a tivo about a year ago. Skip right through the commercials, it's great, yadda yadda yadda. The funny thing is, now, if I'm watching regular television without the fast forward button, I often find that by the third or fourth commercial I can't remember what the heck I was watching before they started. My mind wanders off while the commercials are on and at some point I completely lose any sense for what I'd been watching before. It's actually a little disturbing.

[#] Sun Dec 18 2005 18:02:52 EST from harry @ Uncensored

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The first movie of The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship, is on TV right now.


And the Two Towers is up after that. :-)

[#] Sun Dec 18 2005 19:00:19 EST from Patriot @ PixelBBS

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And not ONE of them was even remotely as good as the book. Chris Carter is a god, don't get me wrong. But he is NOT Tolkien.

[#] Mon Dec 19 2005 08:35:15 EST from arabella @ Uncensored

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$0.02:

 

The film is very VERY rarely as good as the book.

 

Ccaveat: Smoe books are written after the film. 



[#] Mon Dec 19 2005 16:44:55 EST from Hue Jr. @ Anansi-Del

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So who or what is a Chris Carter and what did he have to do with the movies?

Jackson screwed the pooch on those flicks.

[#] Mon Dec 19 2005 21:11:14 EST from harry @ Uncensored

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Well, Having read Tolkien's books, I thought that the movies were well done.

My $0.02

[#] Tue Dec 20 2005 05:30:56 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Chris Carter is best known for his work on The X-Files (I think he either directed or produced it).  I'm not sure what he's been doing in cinema, though.


[#] Tue Dec 20 2005 21:51:03 EST from Ygorl @ Uncensored

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We used to eat at the Life Cafe fairly regular like back when I lived in the east village. Nice spot, great burgers.

I enjoyed the LOTR movies far more than the novels.

[#] Wed Dec 21 2005 06:02:01 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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careful... you'll be labeled a heretic!


[#] Wed Dec 21 2005 09:16:10 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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As if that ever bothered him before.

[#] Wed Dec 21 2005 10:42:14 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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I think he encourages it even.

[#] Thu Dec 22 2005 12:26:20 EST from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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The Story Of Us

Forgot how good that was!



[#] Fri Dec 23 2005 10:53:07 EST from Ygorl @ Uncensored

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Certain things just work better on film than in words. Like siege engines.

The film also had better pacing and editing.

[#] Fri Dec 23 2005 14:15:31 EST from Magus @ Uncensored

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Except that the better pacing and editing (as in you didn't have to struggle to stay awake and keep watching, I assume?) kind of ruined the sense of space.
Traveling from one place to another which took a month or more seemed to take only a few days. The Pellinore Fields were so small you could spit across them--seriously, so small that the battle didn't make sense in some places.

I liked the films overall, but the way they conveyed time and distance really irked me, specifically because that's something they *could* have conveyed so well in film.

[#] Fri Dec 23 2005 14:19:44 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Didn't it take a week to get from Rivendell to Moria?

</sarcasm>

[#] Fri Dec 23 2005 22:34:56 EST from Ygorl @ Uncensored

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Dec 23 2005 2:15pm from Magus @uncnsrd
Except that the better pacing and editing (as in you didn't have to
struggle to stay awake and keep watching, I assume?) kind of ruined the
sense of space. Traveling from one place to another which took a month
or more seemed to take only a few days. The Pellinore Fields were so
small you could spit across them--seriously, so small that the battle
didn't make sense in some places.

It made perfect sense in the context of the film. Your issues with it
probably stem from the fact that you're trying to make it fit the
preconceptions that you brought from the novels.

The extended edition DVDs add up to 9+ hours for the trilogy. I think
they do a great job of conveying the scope of the story even if they
don't show every step of the journey in real time.

IMO the novels would have benefited from some tightening up at the
editorial level.

[#] Fri Dec 23 2005 23:05:55 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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I would certainly like to see the rest of the extended editions.. unfortunately a certain brittle boned elf has my copies.

[#] Fri Dec 23 2005 23:52:57 EST from Animal @ Uncensored

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w00t.
14 Feb 2006 - "Raise The Red Lantern" comes out on DVD.
*Great* movie.
Really good (and somewhat obnoxious) soundtrack.

[#] Sat Dec 24 2005 02:01:12 EST from Magus @ Uncensored

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Some of my issues with the movies do come from trying to make them fit the novels. My complaint about Pellinore, however, has nothing to do with the novels (honestly, I haven't made it that far through the series recently enough to have anything but the vaguest memories).

My complaint there is that, for me, the scene loses verisimilitude. The distances and travel times depicted make tactics and strategies employed by both sides of the battle simply not make sense. Who ever built an outpost right across a field (a few minutes' ride) from the (supposedly) well-fortified citadel which is the seat of their government?

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