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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:39 pm

It's ironic that the Tolkien estate is so stingy with the property because, in an encyclopedia I own, there's a foreword in it that states that Tolkien intended to have Middle Earth be a setting for anyone to make future stories, much like the Star Wars universe is today.
Absolutely.

I noted above that he intended to create an alternative mythology for England that was less Francophile. And several of the scholars on the BTS stuff on the DVDs and Blurays mention this, and not just in the form of more and varied storytelling, but other kinds of contributions, like art and music. It was sort of to Prof JRRT's dismay that people so latched on to the core stories of Middle-earth that he himself wrote, when he wanted his works to be more of a seed bed than the flower itself.

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:40 pm

You know expectations are sky high you're a nerd when watching a sizzle reel of mostly the below-the-line talent gives you goose bumps.
FIFY
I would've rather thought that the message of the edit would be implicit in the original text. :D

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Postby Gaucho » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:59 pm

3 hours each?

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:34 pm

Holy heck, they are going have more story output in one season than Jackson has produced in a career largely defined by Middle-earth.

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Postby Kane » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:40 am

3 hours each?
One can only hope.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:12 pm

WTF... Why don't I remember this? This line seems absurdly campy given the high quality of the trilogy. Is this in an extended cut or something?

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Postby eddysnake » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:52 pm

WTF... Why don't I remember this? This line seems absurdly campy given the high quality of the trilogy. Is this in an extended cut or something?
I've only watched the extended cut as of lately and I remember it.

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Postby Spangler » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:41 pm

WTF... Why don't I remember this? This line seems absurdly campy given the high quality of the trilogy. Is this in an extended cut or something?
I'm fairly sure it's in the original cut. I like to quote it every now and then.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:59 pm

I think it's TTT theatrical.
Rick Porras (co-producer): I was always curious if some of the more "Tolkien" fans like Christian Rivers had taken umbrage to the use of such a modern term as "menu"

Christian Rivers (previz supervisor): I'm not gonna query the script writers. My only issue is that for an Uruk-hai to say that, that means ... that suggests that he lives in a society where (a) he has a menu, and (b) that menu is selective enough to have food taken off it and put back on again

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Postby Willie Kool » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:39 pm

I like to quote it every now and then.
I've definitely used it myself while feeding the cats.

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:33 pm

Don't like the Boromir one so much, but the Balrog and Arwen ones are TIGHT.

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Postby Kane » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:45 pm

One does not simply deny Boromir.

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