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Offline glaurung

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« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2011, 02:40:50 PM »
Lonestar's favorite clip in the entire Lord Of The Rings trilogy:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7cI5sagPco

That also makes Frodo his least favorite character, for trashing that nice crispy bacon.
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« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2011, 04:35:44 PM »
the films were fantastic but the books bored me to tears.
Your words just brought me to tears; the books are the single most godliest things ever written.

Who do you think is the biggest LOTR nerd on here? I'd like to be a contender for that title.

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« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2011, 05:52:40 PM »
the films were fantastic but the books bored me to tears. I appreciate the work that went into it and the huge influence it has made on popular culture but it was so dry, like reading a text book.

I didn't care for the books that much the first time I read them either, but the story is good enough I eventually read them a second (and third time) to fully digest them. They get better every time.

The LOTR trilogy is easily my favorite movie of all time. I tend to think of it as one 11 hour long epic, although if you want to get specific Fellowship is still my favorite. The extended cut of Two Towers is nearly as good though. Return of the King actually looked kind of messy last time I watched it, had too much baggage from the previous films to take care of. Still epic as hell though!

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« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2011, 09:19:56 AM »
I think one of the greatest scenes is Boromir proclaiming victory at Osgiliath(?) - it seems amazing that that was left out of the cinema edit!

Also the short scene in the rain before battle at Helm's Deep.

Bernard Hill and Sean Bean were the actors that stood out the most in the whole trilogy for me.

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Re: Lord of the Rings
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2011, 10:07:35 AM »
Do you mean Amon Hen?

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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2011, 10:12:02 AM »
Do you mean Amon Hen?

No, there's a deleted scene featuring Boromir fighting in Osgiliath.
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« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2011, 11:44:05 AM »
Oh really? I must have missed that one. I don't think the extended edition has that scene in it. *goes to youtube*

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« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2011, 02:25:05 PM »
I can't really remember which movie has it, but it is in one of the extended editions.
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« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2011, 02:51:54 PM »
I'm also pretty sure it's in an extended edition, probably in RotK.

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« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2011, 04:28:39 PM »
Do you mean Amon Hen?
It's been parodied on the internet as him playing a guitar but I thought it was a massively inspiring scene and he meets his brother "finally" (i.e. we see his brother recalling Boromir after the news of his demise I think).

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« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2011, 05:15:30 PM »
I can't really remember which movie has it, but it is in one of the extended editions.
I'm also pretty sure it's in an extended edition, probably in RotK.

Two Tower EE

See the brothers in Osgiliath was good but I think seeing their relationship with their father was even better, especially for Boromir. Denethor was the only character that got screwed in the movies. He's a great tragic figure in the book but in the movie he's just a crazy bastard.

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« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2011, 05:26:50 PM »
Kinda makes me wanna reread the series. There's a trace of a sympathetic character in Boromir in FotR EE, and I can't remember how prescient it was in the books.
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« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2011, 06:18:46 PM »
Denethor was the only character that got screwed in the movies. He's a great tragic figure in the book but in the movie he's just a crazy bastard.

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« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2011, 06:30:52 PM »
The only character that got screwed in the movies? I don't think they portrayed Faramir very well.
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« Reply #49 on: May 12, 2011, 06:40:34 PM »
I thought he was portrayed fairly well, but to be fair, I don't think I've seen the entire EE Trilogy movies; I'm more of a LotR book guy..

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« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2011, 10:37:56 PM »
The only character that got screwed in the movies? I don't think they portrayed Faramir very well.

It is true they made alterations, but I found them more acceptable in the extended cut of Two Towers. To me it was externalizing the desperation of finding some aide for his father than succumbing to the ring's temptation, making his later release of Frodo & co. more nobler, proving himself better than his brother and closer to the spirit of the book. It is still a fairly significant change though that's true.

I think his character still retains the depth of the books though, maybe even given a little more. Denethor just comes off as one dimensional. Maybe an understandable place to trim but disappointing all the same.

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« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2011, 12:30:15 AM »
The only character that got screwed in the movies? I don't think they portrayed Faramir very well.

Yeah, he's the biggest problem I have with the LOTR movies.

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« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2011, 12:37:03 AM »
A few months ago, I watched all three films in the extended version over the course of three weekends. Eleven hours of awesomeness. Loved it.
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