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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #100 on: January 01, 2005, 12:06:36 AM »
i found the book to be longwinded and contain things that were irrelevent that did not further the plot. I am sure the Tolkien mega fans would blast me for saying that but it's true. Don't get me wrong I like the book and his works but the movies were a bit easier to digestt.
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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #101 on: January 01, 2005, 08:46:39 AM »
Granted that LotR worked well as a five page appendix to my Sillmarillion you may say that, but you would also miss out on a lot of scenery. :D
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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #102 on: January 10, 2005, 07:54:23 AM »
Hi i am new to the site and i was wondering can anyone answer these questions for me please?
Who built Moria? Where can i find info on the second age, particularly in ME while Numenor was still in exsistance?
Where can i find a history of the dwarves, and not just the account of the orcs overrunning moria and azog fighting with the dwarves, (the 1 from the appendices)?
Does anyone know who or what tom bombadil is and goldberry? Don't say the "master", some theories would be welcome!
Also when did the 1st age begin? i am currently reading the silmarillion, and Melkor and Ungoliant have just killed the two trees and darkened valinor but when exactly did it start? When Melkor was first captured he was banished to the halls of mandos to dwell for 3 ages, so what ages are these?
 Anyone have any ideas? much abliged

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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #103 on: January 10, 2005, 02:37:33 PM »
Well Moria was built by the dwarves. Otherwise I think Tolkien kinda skimped on Dwarven history, but I could be wrong.

The History of Middle Earth series has all the other answers I'm pretty sure.
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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #104 on: January 11, 2005, 09:02:13 AM »
who {even if he hadn't yet entered the city officially as king, my memory is fuzzy here} was manifesting the legendary healing power of the king.

I was a bit dissappointed with the "hands of a king are hands of a healer" being left out and the cloak... after all the expectations about HoH added :) But then, thge extended version was simply great. The theatrical now feels like a cut movie. Heh, I spent a wonderful week watching the extended version of all 3 movies on DVD that I got for NY :) It was splendid.
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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #105 on: January 11, 2005, 04:15:35 PM »
(note that Ashara was actually watching the EEs for a week non-stop. They'er just that long :D )
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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #106 on: January 12, 2005, 09:49:10 AM »
Well, I did do some misculaneous things between watching, like going to work, eating, sleeping, modding...  ::)
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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #107 on: January 12, 2005, 12:15:25 PM »
*sigh* my humour is so unappreciated
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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #108 on: January 12, 2005, 03:26:29 PM »
I got it Vel.  I got it.






































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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #109 on: January 19, 2005, 08:58:29 AM »
I only wonder what is on the 12 DVDs that are in the big set.
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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #110 on: January 19, 2005, 04:24:47 PM »
Big set = all three Extended Editions together?
Then it's easy... every EE consists of four DVDs - two with the actual movie, and two with additional material (lots of Making-Ofs and the like, some of them quite interesting). So they just packaged them all together...

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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2005, 06:15:53 PM »
So 6 Making-of DVDs. I am impressed. :D
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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #112 on: January 19, 2005, 06:25:18 PM »
I guess they think the audience are obsessive with long attention spans. However did they arrive at that conclusion?  ;D
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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #113 on: January 20, 2005, 02:34:27 AM »
They've recently announced that PJ's going to be working on a 'deluxe-extended-cut-box-set' thingee where all the movies will be packaged together in one unit (as opposed to the one just released where the three EE units were packaged together in an outer sleeve box)

The extended editions of the movies themselves won't be recut or have scenes added to them, but the set is supposed to include a feature-length 'fly on the wall' style documentary for each film (meaning no narration or interviews, just strung together bits of on the set footage) and blooper footage...

I, personally, don't see the need to buy these new versions, because I already have all three extended cuts, and since the movies themselves won't be changed, I'll prolly just Netflix it... But they'll still sell like clothespins at a skunk farm, I'm sure...

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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #114 on: January 25, 2005, 06:32:20 AM »
Hi again people, since my last post i have finished the sil and started on unfinished tales (for the second time) and although it has some extra info about ME throughout all the ages it mostly just expands on certain sections from the sil and tlotr! Are the HoME books just good or excellent as sources of new info about ME, coz they are quite expensive where i am in the world and i know that there are 12 of them! I am a very big Tolkienite, i find the idea of ME fascinating and would love to know as much about its history and the history of all its peoples as possible! Also does anyone have any idea about any stories from the 4th age, which i have heard rumuor of? Thanx for your time

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Re: Lord of the Rings questions! (Spoilers!)
« Reply #115 on: January 31, 2005, 07:45:35 PM »
They've recently announced that PJ's going to be working on a 'deluxe-extended-cut-box-set' thingee where all the movies will be packaged together in one unit (as opposed to the one just released where the three EE units were packaged together in an outer sleeve box)

Sigh. I wish people would stop messing with already released DVDs...George Lucas is even going to do a SPECIAL SPECIAL edition of all six SW movies in one box set. This is why I haven't bought the original trilogy yet.

I have to keep asking for these things for Christmas...luckily I have an uncle who utilises Netflix. :)
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