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Postby Dickie Dunn » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:06 pm

Every time I open this topic I am amazed at how **** nerdy the discussion is.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:07 am

Man I like that Nazgul one.

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:24 pm

A rarity..... I actually like all of those pieces.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:58 pm

Thank you for sharing that!

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:48 am

Thank you for sharing that!
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I love primary source material like this

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:59 pm

Some LotR casting news:


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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:20 pm

I do not recognize a single name, which is probably good.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:23 pm



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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:25 pm

Yeah, I know her. And I concur. :pop:

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:33 pm

Fires up the Google machine...... Images..................

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:26 pm

Christopher Tolkien dead: Son of Lord of the Rings author JRR dies aged 95
Christopher Tolkien, the son of Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkien, has died aged 95, the Tolkien Society has said.

Christopher continued his father's work after his death and was an accomplished author in his own right.

He has been credited with keeping his father's legacy alive and without him readers enraptured by the stories of Middle Earth may not have had any more than the four novels from JRR.

The Tolkien Society said: "Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95. The Tolkien Society sends its deepest condolences to Baillie, Simon, Adam, Rachel and the whole Tolkien family."

Christopher was the third son of JRR, and edited most of his father's work which was released after his death.

He drew the famous original Lord of the Rings maps which decorated the books released across the 1950s after the success of the prequel, The Hobbitt. [sic]

The highly-detailed maps added to the sense of a complete mythical world of Middle Earth.

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Postby Kane » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:39 pm

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Postby eddysnake » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:49 pm

He did Children of Hurin, right? I liked that one. RIP

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:08 pm

Regardless of what he did posthumously for JRRT, I still believe his single greatest contribution to the legendarium was the maps.

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Postby Spangler » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:14 pm

Regardless of what he did posthumously for JRRT, I still believe his single greatest contribution to the legendarium was the maps.
I always took the maps for granted. They played a big part in helping me visualize the world without me realizing it until now.

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:25 pm

I think I've mentioned before (probably several times lol) but a good friend of mine was responsible for the creative art design of the LOTR Extended Edition BluRays and whatnot. She had a group of maybe five or six friends who she leaned on as 'advisors' so to speak. She told us they were considering not including maps with the discs to save some cost, and we all practically had a collective heart attack.

We were supposed to have our names in the credits of the Fellowship release, but a week or so before finalizing the copy Peter Jackson promised that all the members of TheOneRing.net would get their names in the credits. There's only so much room for names, so our little group got bumped. Instead I got pre-production samples of the Argonath bookends that came with the super duper special edition BluRay. They have not fare well over the years, and are now both missing their hands and heads. Whoop.

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Postby Spangler » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:02 pm

I forgot about TheOneRing.net being in the credits. Following the release of the movies through that site brings me back.

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Postby eddysnake » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:00 am

Family has been passing around The Hobbit and reading it out loud in shifts and it's been glorious.

We watched fellowship last night and that may just be my favorite opening of any movie. After a while, my son looks at me and says, how come Sauron wasn't invisible at the beginning when he was wearing the ring? And I have no idea? Help!

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:39 pm

Sauron was a Maiar. He did not move between the worlds of the Seen and Unseen. My guess is if Gandalf had taken the Ring and donned it, it would've had a similar non-effect

Also, the Ring did not make Tom Bombadil vanish when he put it on. But that's not shown in the movie, cos they wisely cut him out entirely.

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