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Forum: The Movies 09-16-2022, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Bęthberry
Good point, Boro. I've done some sleuthing to see...

Good point, Boro. I've done some sleuthing to see which films and film-makers Jackson has said influenced him.


First of all, the animator Ray Harryhausen.
Films:
1958 Dracula
Jason and the...
Forum: The Movies 09-16-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bęthberry
I posted this on Huinesoron's thread on the first...

I posted this on Huinesoron's thread on the first episode but that thread likely will be falling by the wayside as new episodes appear, so perhaps this comparison might more fruitfully be posted here...
Forum: The Movies 09-12-2022, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Bęthberry
Thanks for chiming in, Pitch. And I agree that a...

Thanks for chiming in, Pitch. And I agree that a sword is just one way of showing agency. But ...

First, in the interests of full disclosure, let me say I am not particularly a fan of the elves....
Forum: The Movies 09-11-2022, 08:43 PM
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Posted By Bęthberry
Oh, no, sorry Boro for being unclear but I was...

Oh, no, sorry Boro for being unclear but I was not in any way referring to Tolkien. I was referring to critics, fans, and readers of him and of the various media that derive from his work.
...
Forum: The Movies 09-11-2022, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Bęthberry
My apologies for a tardy reply but events in RL...

My apologies for a tardy reply but events in RL have kept me away from the internet and not given me time to make a thoughtful reply.

I will go back to a comment I made to Michael Murray, to put...
Forum: The Movies 09-11-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bęthberry
Science? We could use your DNA expertise to tell...

Science? We could use your DNA expertise to tell us something about orcs or half-elven.:D
Forum: The Movies 09-07-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bęthberry
Where to begin? Well, with literary and...

Where to begin? Well, with literary and cinematic theory, which use "text" as a metaphor for anything which is conceptualised as conveying meaning. These meanings are then interpreted. This is a...
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
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Posted By Bęthberry
Son says something similar but with less...

Son says something similar but with less confusion. He thinks they are setting up several/multiple narrative streams which will ultimately meet in confluence. And he's already making a few guesses...
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bęthberry
It is far more than mere "baggage". It is one's...

It is far more than mere "baggage". It is one's philosophical predispositions, which can often operate seemingly unconsciously but not necessarily so, that predetermine how one reads a text. Edward...
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bęthberry
Boots How We Read Rings of Power

If folks have learnt nothing over the last forty years or so of literary study and reading, it is that how we approach a book or movie is what contributes as much to our interpretation or enjoyment...
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