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Forum: The Books 08-19-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,287
Posted By Mugwump
Fire impenetrable

I've been away from this forum for a while so I don't know what else has been said about this, but as I'm sure others must have mentioned, Tolkien wrote that "it is said" that orcs were, in origin,...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 01-03-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16,247
Views: 635,715
Posted By Mugwump
Inziladun, it's your turn. :)

Inziladun, it's your turn. :)
Forum: The Books 01-03-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,913
Posted By Mugwump
No, it does not fit in the least. He wasn't in...

No, it does not fit in the least. He wasn't in battle against an army who had weapons of steel, he was in Valinor. Metal armour would not have even existed then because there were had been to that...
Forum: The Movies 12-31-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 195,475
Posted By Mugwump
Toklien clearly said that LofR was NOT intended...

Toklien clearly said that LofR was NOT intended to reflect Christian theology in any way or to be analogous to any part of it, and the only similarities lie in those elements that exist in all...
Forum: The Movies 12-31-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,264
Posted By Mugwump
But that would violate the cardinal rule of...

But that would violate the cardinal rule of modern filmmaking: never do anything to hinder the making of a possible sequel.
Forum: The Movies 12-31-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 195,475
Posted By Mugwump
Perhaps Tolkien gave us only an abbreviated...

Perhaps Tolkien gave us only an abbreviated version of what Gandalf said. Perhaps he actually said that he was sent back "for a brief time, until my task was done, at which time -- about the middle...
Forum: The Books 12-31-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mugwump
I've always been surprised at the confusion...

I've always been surprised at the confusion regarding Bombadil. Tolkien totally adopted the major themes of mythology including the natural world's being imbued with Powers, or Spirits. This idea is...
Forum: The Movies 12-29-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,993
Posted By Mugwump
Oh yeah...

I've watched the longer DVD version so many times I'd forgotten he wasn't in the theatrical release.
Forum: The Movies 12-20-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 195,475
Posted By Mugwump
I remember the scene a bit differently, although...

I remember the scene a bit differently, although I admit this may not be exactly accurate...

CLOSE UP: PIPPIN ... desperately seeking reassurance.
PIPPIN
But we have the White Wizard. That's got...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 12-20-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16,247
Views: 635,715
Posted By Mugwump
Somebody wake Erendis! :D

Somebody wake Erendis! :D
Forum: The Movies 12-19-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,638
Posted By Mugwump
Thumbs up You must be have been watching through...

You must be have been watching through rose-colored (and thinning) glasses. There's no way she could pass for 22. I also didn't notice any aging during the film -- she looked 35 throughout. Maybe...
Forum: The Movies 12-18-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 195,475
Posted By Mugwump
Who said Gandalf's body was invulnerable to harm?...

Who said Gandalf's body was invulnerable to harm? Certainly not I, nor anyone else here, I think.
Forum: The Movies 12-18-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 195,475
Posted By Mugwump
I've always thought that since The Hobbit was...

I've always thought that since The Hobbit was told as a children's story, it could be seen (at least I choose to see it) as a simplified story about the Third Age as told to children, and thus not...
Forum: The Movies 12-18-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 195,475
Posted By Mugwump
That's the point. That happened only in the...

That's the point. That happened only in the movie. In the book, the Witch King threatened Gandalf and fire flickered along his sword, but Gandalf did not move, just sat there placidly on the great...
Forum: The Movies 12-18-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 195,475
Posted By Mugwump
Yes, Jolt, I do believe that if Gandalf is (as...

Yes, Jolt, I do believe that if Gandalf is (as you admit) Ainur, then since the Ainur are neither men nor mortals, but are in fact immortal, therefore Gandalf is neither a man, nor mortal. What is...
Forum: The Movies 12-18-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 195,475
Posted By Mugwump
Utter nonsense, Jolt. While the Istari were...

Utter nonsense, Jolt. While the Istari were clothed in the bodies of old men, and those bodies could feel and be affected by the same things as men's, there is absolutely no doubt that they were...
Forum: The Movies 12-17-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,058
Posted By Mugwump
I've edited my post above to add citation and...

I've edited my post above to add citation and links.
Forum: The Movies 12-17-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,058
Posted By Mugwump
Visual depictions of Gollum

"He was a Gollum - as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face."

Gollum is another Tolkien character who is is usually represented visually in a certain way regardless...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 12-17-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16,247
Views: 635,715
Posted By Mugwump
Yikes. Is that a sentence, or a chapter? :D ...

Yikes. Is that a sentence, or a chapter? :D

Ok, could we start with the E's, please?
Forum: The Movies 12-17-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 195,475
Posted By Mugwump
Yes, his power was to inspire fear. He had no...

Yes, his power was to inspire fear. He had no magic or staff-destroying magic tricks.
Forum: Quiz Room 12-15-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,350
Posted By Mugwump
Wait a minute... does this have anything to do...

Wait a minute... does this have anything to do with Tolkien? I'm lost.

There was a talking dog or two in the Silmarillion, but somehow I don't think that's what you're discussing.
Forum: The Movies 12-15-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 195,475
Posted By Mugwump
That story sounds apocryphal, but I like it. :) ...

That story sounds apocryphal, but I like it. :)


We have to keep them that way, or they might not vote correctly. But That is a different discussion ;)
Forum: Quotable Quotes 12-15-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16,247
Views: 635,715
Posted By Mugwump
Very good, Erendis. Your turn! P.S. - I...

Very good, Erendis. Your turn!

P.S. - I always thought "Thingol" was a most unfortunate name. I don't remember his having any sons, which is fortunate, or they might be named Whatsit,...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 12-14-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16,247
Views: 635,715
Posted By Mugwump
Well, it will be totally obvious now, so jump on...

Well, it will be totally obvious now, so jump on it, friends! :)


OF ATHENS:

"_E_A_E / OF / THE / SONS / OF / FEANO_ !"
Forum: The Movies 12-14-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 195,475
Posted By Mugwump
I don't think it was so much for special effects,...

I don't think it was so much for special effects, but I did notice a significant departure (in the film) in this instance and others related to the same problem. In the third film Jackson opted to...
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