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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 4/11/2011 6:38:43 PM   
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Yeah, the production of this has kind of passed me by a little bit, so a trailer would really stoke my interest right now.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 5/11/2011 5:09:56 AM   
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I'm still in two minds as to if I should follows the production videos and the like. When LOTR came out, I was aware of casting news and things, but it was mainly posters, trailers and then films. Knowing everything that went into the films came after, and I think I'd like it to be that way again.


Looking back at an old post in this thread. I see I listed my favourite scenes. Pales in comparsion to my updated list from last year

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 5/11/2011 6:46:28 AM   
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is there a better trilogy? not in by opinion.

the acting, SPFX, directing, action, music and so on are all to the highest standard. Peter Jackson is the best director ever in my opinion.

in a word, epic.

Bourne trilogy. ---- decent in truth
Classic Star wars trilogy. --- good
Prequel Star wars trilogy. --- rubbish
Back to the future trilogy. --- last film was tosh
Classic Indy trilogy. --- Doom was a drag
Matrix trilogy. ---- your tripping

LOTR is the worst film trilogy ever made.


LOTR stands out way way ahead of all of them even the original SW trilogy. Its a tremendous feat what Jackson achieved. If you didn't like the subject thats fine, but to say the trilogy is the worst of the whole lot when you put that drivel that was the SW prequels shows a lot of ignorance on your part.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 5/11/2011 7:02:04 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Saltire

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ORIGINAL: MathewRed

is there a better trilogy? not in by opinion.

the acting, SPFX, directing, action, music and so on are all to the highest standard. Peter Jackson is the best director ever in my opinion.

in a word, epic.

Bourne trilogy. ---- decent in truth
Classic Star wars trilogy. --- good
Prequel Star wars trilogy. --- rubbish
Back to the future trilogy. --- last film was tosh
Classic Indy trilogy. --- Doom was a drag
Matrix trilogy. ---- your tripping

LOTR is the worst film trilogy ever made.


LOTR stands out way way ahead of all of them even the original SW trilogy. Its a tremendous feat what Jackson achieved. If you didn't like the subject thats fine, but to say the trilogy is the worst of the whole lot when you put that drivel that was the SW prequels shows a lot of ignorance on your part.


Well said.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 5/11/2011 7:43:14 PM   
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When LOTR first came out I never saw the films. I wasnt even bothered. We rented Rush Hour 2 and found a hidden trailer for Fellowship and watched it again and again. At this point TT was out at the cinema and Fellowship had long passed. I started with the Hobbit and by the time ROTK was released I had motored through the book and was right there in the queue. Amazing cinema experience, quite gutted I was so ignorant to them at first!

edit: also, LOTR won't be the worst trilogy of all time after "skyfall" comes out with Daniel Craig.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 6/11/2011 9:13:39 PM   
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It is an outstanding trilogy. It's a trilogy that just gets better and better until the very end. So many unforgettable scenes, my favourite being when Gandalf fights the Balrog at the beginning of Two Towers. Absolutley jaw dropping.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 6/11/2011 10:07:43 PM   
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It is an outstanding trilogy. It's a trilogy that just gets better and better until the very end. So many unforgettable scenes, my favourite being when Gandalf fights the Balrog at the beginning of Two Towers. Absolutley jaw dropping.


Quite possibly the best opening to any film ever. I remember seeing that for the first time on the big screen and thinking "Holy Shit!"

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 7/11/2011 1:34:58 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Spaldron


quote:

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It is an outstanding trilogy. It's a trilogy that just gets better and better until the very end. So many unforgettable scenes, my favourite being when Gandalf fights the Balrog at the beginning of Two Towers. Absolutley jaw dropping.


Quite possibly the best opening to any film ever. I remember seeing that for the first time on the big screen and thinking "Holy Shit!"



That scene is sublime. It came 5th in my lost of LOTR moments last year. It never loses its intensity, no matter how many times I see it.


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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 7/11/2011 4:05:28 PM   
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The first time I saw the opening to Fellowship explaining the back story I knew the film was gonna be exceptional. The black riders scenes were terrific too; I remember reading that when I was about thirteen and it terrified me.

I had my fingers crossed the next two films would be as good as the first after that and I was not disappointed. And that scoring by Howard Shore, the best score since Star Wars for me.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 7/11/2011 5:47:34 PM   
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Just walked in home last week and my daughter was watching ROTK. I just happened to walk in a minute beofre the Ride of the Rohirrim. Having not seen the film now for about 3 or 4 years, I suddenly remembered how absolutely awesome that scene is, pure goose-pimple inducing stuff. Me and the missus watched the EE's about 3 times in the 6 moths after they were released. I think another showing is needed.

In all honesty, I was late on the LOTR bandwagon. My wife loved the books and went to the cinema with friends. She came back after watching FOTR in sheer amazement. We bought the DVD, I watched it 3 times, falling asleep most of the time. I didn't go to the cinema to see TTT either, still not totally enamoured. Just a bunch of fucking dwarfs walking across New Zealand and back again. And a lot of CGI (which I despised with a passion)
Then, after watching the first 2 on DVD a few times (and slowly beginning to enjoy them more) we reserved our tickets for the first night of ROTK. Apart from seeing Aliens in the cinema, it was my most enjoyable cinema experience. I was converted.
THEN, Jackson releases the Extended Editions. I would never go back to the Theatrical cuts again, it is honestly 12 hours of cinematic joy.
I would have to say that it has now knocked Romero's Dead trilogy off it's number 1 spot for me as my favourite trilogy (and believe me, I worship that trilogy). I feel a bit soft for saying that but I can't lie.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings - 7/11/2011 6:41:55 PM   
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The Return of the King was a pretty immense cinema experience I have to say, even if it really isn't structured as well as the others the seige sequences and the DEATH speech are still great stuff. The music thay plays in the Orodruin scene at the end is particularly good.

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And that scoring by Howard Shore, the best score since Star Wars for me.


I can't disagree.


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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 7/11/2011 7:00:50 PM   
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Agreed jonson I can't watch the theatricals either. Its the EE's all the way, still the benchmark for awesome dvd boxsets. Roughly 100 hours of extras in total, cant be beat. Really must get round to purchasing the bd's soon.

Btw anyone hoping for a cinema re-release in the build up to The Hobbit?

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 7/11/2011 11:07:34 PM   
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last BttF film "tosh"? Deary me.

BttF is the bestest trilogy of bestness of all time.

LotR's nae bad like. Leaving aside the permanently glaikit, vacant, gormless excuse for Legolas.

I do find mysel' getting all emotional at the Rohirrim charge right enough. Big bairn that I am.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 8/11/2011 1:51:51 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Spaldron


Btw anyone hoping for a cinema re-release in the build up to The Hobbit?



I hope so! I'd loved to see the Extended cuts at the cinema.



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quote:

And that scoring by Howard Shore, the best score since Star Wars for me.


I can't disagree.




Best score of all time for me! Watching the films with a live orchestra only helped confirm that belief.




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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 8/11/2011 8:46:50 AM   
Saltire


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quote:

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last BttF film "tosh"? Deary me.

BttF is the bestest trilogy of bestness of all time.

LotR's nae bad like. Leaving aside the permanently glaikit, vacant, gormless excuse for Legolas.

I do find mysel' getting all emotional at the Rohirrim charge right enough. Big bairn that I am.



Yeah looking back on that post, I actually prefer the last film to the second so I'll put that in as tosh instead - still a fine series in general though - really need to get the soundtracks for them too...

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 15/11/2011 10:10:15 PM   
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I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FUCKING HOBBIT!!

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 16/11/2011 2:59:20 AM   
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I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FUCKING HOBBIT!!


What he said ^

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 16/11/2011 9:14:15 PM   
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Didnt like these movies im afraid.Overhyped and overated.

Liv Tyler looked hot though.


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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 17/11/2011 2:38:35 AM   
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Didnt like these movies im afraid.Overhyped and overated.



Then fuck off out of this thread. Its called "favourite films" for a reason.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 17/11/2011 8:09:01 AM   
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Didnt like these movies im afraid.Overhyped and overated.



Then fuck off out of this thread. Its called "favourite films" for a reason.


Careful there Spaldy, you don't want to come off like a certain Star Wars prequel fan and Daniel Craig hater.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 17/11/2011 8:45:48 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Scruffybobby

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ORIGINAL: Spaldron


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Didnt like these movies im afraid.Overhyped and overated.



Then fuck off out of this thread. Its called "favourite films" for a reason.


Careful there Spaldy, you don't want to come off like a certain Star Wars prequel fan and Daniel Craig hater.


No idea who you're on about.


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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 17/11/2011 9:30:03 PM   
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Didnt like these movies im afraid.Overhyped and overated.



Then fuck off out of this thread. Its called "favourite films" for a reason.


No i wont.


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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 22/11/2011 10:09:07 PM   
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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 22/11/2011 11:56:49 PM   
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Didnt like these movies im afraid.Overhyped and overated.



Then fuck off out of this thread. Its called "favourite films" for a reason.


No i wont.



Is this really Silas' idea of a sick joke? This is too much to be coincidence!

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 23/11/2011 12:02:34 AM   
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Looking forward to getting the Extended movies on BR this Christmas and finally checking out those three documentaries. 

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 23/11/2011 1:04:42 AM   
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last BttF film "tosh"? Deary me.

BttF is the bestest trilogy of bestness of all time.

LotR's nae bad like. Leaving aside the permanently glaikit, vacant, gormless excuse for Legolas.

I do find mysel' getting all emotional at the Rohirrim charge right enough. Big bairn that I am.


I'm sure Tolkien would've included your poetry into the songs that were sung in the book, Boaby.

Did anyone else jump in Fellowship of the Ring when Gandalf goes to pick up the ring and you have Sauron's eye flash and snarl at you? And the scene where Bilbo goes for Frodo's ring and he bares his teeth hah.

For me the first film is the best. It just showed more of the races of Middle-Earth. That first battle with Isildur, Gil-galad, Elendil and Sauron had me mesmerised. The music, especially by Enya was ethereal and stunning. Howard Shore deserves a lot of praise for the score. There were a few detracting things, such as Pippin's "we must come on this quest, mission..er..type thing" (not verbatim). In addition Aragorn's speech was a let down at the Black Gates. Perhaps Viggo Mortensen couldn't deliver a rousing speech or it should've been written better. Plus chopping the Mouth of Sauron's head off? Hardly the behaviour of a proud and honourable king. Theoden's speech was simply magnificent. Bernard Hill did an outstanding job, he played a character full of honour and courage, yet he had vulnerabilities. He was still grieving the loss of his son and he doubted himself and thought he did not command the respect of his men. What a cavalry charge! I think the confrontation between the Witch-King and Gandalf should only have been verbal, the breaking of the staff was a bit too much. Otherwise, flawless!

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 23/11/2011 1:35:06 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Cool Breeze

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ORIGINAL: Spaldron


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Didnt like these movies im afraid.Overhyped and overated.



Then fuck off out of this thread. Its called "favourite films" for a reason.


No i wont.



Hahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! It all makes sense now!!!!!!!! Didn't clock it at the time but boy, Silas, you're a sly dog I'll give you that.



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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 23/11/2011 2:38:58 AM   
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I'm sure Tolkien would've included your poetry into the songs that were sung in the book, Boaby.


Ach, it's nae his fault I wizna born yet.


My favourite bit's the sunrise at Helm's Deep. Heid first Gandalf min, heid first.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 23/11/2011 3:05:53 AM   
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I'm sure Tolkien would've included your poetry into the songs that were sung in the book, Boaby.


Ach, it's nae his fault I wizna born yet.

My favourite bit's the sunrise at Helm's Deep. Heid first Gandalf min, heid first.




First time I've seen Gandalf used in an Aberdeen goalie analogy.

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RE: The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit - 23/11/2011 7:50:59 PM   
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PJ gives some info on the location shoot.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10768284

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