I recommend not reading the above link as there is a slight spoiler. What? The mentions of the Sackville-Bagginses? :roll: Oh, wait, I see... you're right. Good catch. Not a big deal for most people (certainly not if you've read the book) but... errr... virgins... like Angela should skip the link. Thanks. Off to see some Easter eggs now...
First of all let's not beat on Brooks. I will agree its not LOTR but when the pickins are slim it will do in a pinch. Also he has gotten much better with the last series "The Voyages" & YES Im a fantasy geek.......I get enough of the real world on a daily basis so when its reading time I go far, far away. Ive just started on Jordan & I will agree he is one wordy so-n-so.......Books are almost as thick as the new API! I discovered JRR in 1972 (oh damn just dated myself there) .... my english teacher was trying to get me to read anything & man did she hook me. I will tell you one thing, reading this series 27 times since then (you do the math) does nothing to reduce the excitement for the series. I relate it to a Picasso, every time you look you notice something you missed before! I read it about every 2 years or so when I need a pallette cleansing from the "others". You also come to love all of the characters as if they were best friends. I always joke with my friends that if they come looking for me in the afterlife they can find me in Rivendale (as long as Im not off on an adventure!)....so call me what you will, geek or no...... yes its Java & Fantasy for me.....the rest is just cannon foder!
Originally posted by Jim Yingst: but... errr... virgins... like Angela should skip the link. Thanks.
:roll: So if you don't read a book and watch the film you're a Virgin eh?? Ahhh now i can still say to my parents "I'm a Virgin" Thanks for the warning though ... I shall refrain from clicking the link!! I do think reading the books now before I've seen the final film will spoil things for me ... I do intend to read the books after I've seen the final film though and I probably will prefer them! BTW I've got the Extended Version on DVD and watched it last night ... loved it just as much as the first time round! Did anyone else get the limited edition DVD with the Bookends?? They're not exactly the right kind of style to live on bookshelves in my house but it seems such a shame to keep them in the box?? Such a dilemma!
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Absolutely Agree with Paul! You have to read the Hobbit first to get the entire story & understand everything. Actually you might want to read that now & then maybe the fellowship while you are waiting for the next Movie.. You will love them
[DCD]: Absolutely Agree with Paul! You have to read the Hobbit first to get the entire story & understand everything. No, no - for that you need to read The Silmarillion first. OK, just kidding. Mostly. Go ahead and read The Hobbit, Angela. But what happens if you read it and then they do make a movie of it? You'll be bespoilt. Although, heck, you (and most oeveryone else now) already know that the nifty magic ring Bilbo finds is really the One Ring - that's probably the biggest spoiler of all, compared to how we all used to experience the series. Still, the book should be fun. [JM]: Do you think there is any chance of a live-action The Hobbit? With the success that the three Rings movies will achieve, you'd think they would want to continue to ride this gravy train. I may have spoken (well, written) too soon in my earlier response to this. See these articles: http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/380/380092p2.html http://filmforce.ign.com/lotr/articles/375/375789p1.html PJ doesn't sound as opposed as I had heard, and there's certainly interest from elsewhere. It certainly could happen. Then what? Expanded adaptations of legends from The Silmarillion? Maybe for The History Channel. [DCD]First of all let's not beat on Brooks. Why not? I will agree its not LOTR ...though it really, really tries to be. OK, I just read the first two, and it was really the first one in particular that was extensively patterned after LotR. The second was much more original (relatively that is) and I did enjoy them both - just never felt compelled to continue. I'm glad he's improved and still entertaining people though. [ January 03, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
Silmarrilion First NO NO NO NO NO, Oh my god she would never read another JRR Book again! As much as I love the series I will be the first to admit that unless you are one major fan the Silmarillion is a tough read. Took me three times picking it up before I finally read it through. BTW, Let's all wish JRR a happy elevensies today! Too bad he didnt make to such a "respectable" age.
Well there was quite a bit about Arwen and Aragorn in the appendix. I think it's fine to add some of the appendix material to the movies - I for one (being a bit of a rabid fan), got a lot out of the appendixes... cleared some things up, and deepened some of the story lines
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Originally posted by DC Dalton: Although I admire the directors vision & dedication to these movies I would have prefered to see something along the line of the way Star Wars was handled [ December 31, 2002: Message edited by: DC Dalton ]
First of all because Star Wars wasn't adapted from any books. It came from George Lucas' imagination to film. There have been books written since, but none of them are along the lines of the new movies, either. Also as noted, there has been a 20 year lapse between the original movies and the new ones. p.s. Liv Tyler is one fine woman! I won't complain at all about them giving her more screen time. Of course, it's been a while since I read the books, too. [ January 04, 2003: Message edited by: Layne Lund ]