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Forum: The Books 01-08-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Zigūr
Indeed. I think I took too long editing my...

Indeed. I think I took too long editing my previous comment! (see the end of what I said before as I updated) I definitely think it has some resonance as a significant moment.

This might also tie...
Forum: The Books 01-08-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Zigūr
Interesting thread as usual Huinesoron ...

Interesting thread as usual Huinesoron


And Professor Tolkien considered the end of the Third Age to be the end of "incarnate evil" (as opposed to the evil that Men do), as WCH has said. Thus it...
Forum: The Movies 01-02-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 59,792
Posted By Zigūr
Maybe it's only going to be used in some way...

Maybe it's only going to be used in some way evocative of the decadence of Nśmenor in the days of its fall? :confused:

No, I guess the producers (perhaps accurately) believe that, these days,...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Zigūr
But then the question is: do the organisations...

But then the question is: do the organisations involved intend to reflect his faith, and their influence on his works, in an accurate way?

(I think if you look closely there is not nearly as much...
Forum: The Books 11-14-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By Zigūr
I agree. I think Valinor was beyond the threat of...

I agree. I think Valinor was beyond the threat of military force; the whole continent of Aman was effectively fortified by sea and mountain. It took Morgoth hundreds of years to muster sufficient...
Forum: The Movies 11-04-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,739
Posted By Zigūr
Are they from the extended editions? I think...

Are they from the extended editions? I think there was even more material filmed than made it into the EEs, but I've never watched them so I don't know either way.

(Incidentally, the only other...
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By Zigūr
Imrahil's presence would also have contradicted...

Imrahil's presence would also have contradicted the film's presentation that the whole of Gondor was one city in the middle of nowhere and a second city in ruins.

Putting Jackson himself aside,...
Forum: The Books 10-15-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By Zigūr
Yes. While referring to Lindon, not Arnor,...

Yes. While referring to Lindon, not Arnor, Appendix A is entirely explicit on this point:

It's emblematic of how doubtful Sauron's means were at the end of the Second Age that his enemies were...
Forum: The Books 08-28-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By Zigūr
I sometimes wonder if the films or other elements...

I sometimes wonder if the films or other elements of popular culture have caused a tendency to somewhat fetishise the forces of evil, i.e. creating a perception that Sauron/Morgoth had these...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,588
Posted By Zigūr
Melkor had also, seemingly, not previously wasted...

Melkor had also, seemingly, not previously wasted so much of his native potency as he did in the Battle of the Powers; indeed, 'Myths Transformed' suggests that the very act of empowering his...
Forum: The Movies 07-19-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,511
Posted By Zigūr
I suppose it really depends on what dramatic...

I suppose it really depends on what dramatic purpose having Elves at the battles in the South serves from the point of view of the films. We can't assume that any motivation or "historical" fact from...
Forum: The Movies 07-16-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 59,792
Posted By Zigūr
Exactly, me too.

Exactly, me too.
Forum: The Movies 07-15-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 59,792
Posted By Zigūr
Ah, that was not my intended meaning when I wrote...

Ah, that was not my intended meaning when I wrote that (over a year ago, mind you!); I wasn't talking about his true name. "Balin" was his outer name in Northern Mannish; the sarcophagus should, I...
Forum: The Movies 06-19-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By Zigūr
I relistened to the 1981 BBC radio adaptation of...

I relistened to the 1981 BBC radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings a few weeks ago and his performance as Frodo was just as good as I remembered.
Forum: The Books 04-27-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,900
Posted By Zigūr
Yes, multiple generations would have lived and...

Yes, multiple generations would have lived and died in Ithilien, apparently largely unmolested, between, for instance, the fall of Osgiliath (when Rohan still wasn't even founded yet!) and the...
Forum: The Books 04-04-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,414
Posted By Zigūr
I quite agree. And I similarly don't think we can...

I quite agree. And I similarly don't think we can assume that the author of the original article has some kind of insidious political motive just because the argument strikes as controversial,...
Forum: The Books 03-08-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,627
Posted By Zigūr
Very interesting, especially for the insights...

Very interesting, especially for the insights into pre-modern military science, something I don't know much about. I'm more up to speed with tactics/strategy/logistics in the Napoleonic and World...
Forum: The Books 10-01-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,414
Posted By Zigūr
The article isn't terribly well-supported, as...

The article isn't terribly well-supported, as Huinseron has said, and I think it's couched in rather sensationalist terms, but I don't think the point it makes is entirely unreasonable – or rather,...
Forum: The Movies 06-16-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,936
Posted By Zigūr
I saw it tonight. I wanted to see the new local...

I saw it tonight. I wanted to see the new local documentary 2040 but it was sold out (seeing it tomorrow) and my father had been asking me if I wanted to see the bio-pic for weeks so I decided to...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-24-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,776
Posted By Zigūr
3. Vingilótė 4. Alcarondas ;)

3. Vingilótė
4. Alcarondas
;)
Forum: The Movies 04-23-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,936
Posted By Zigūr
Some discussion I've just read online has posited...

Some discussion I've just read online has posited that the lack of Estate involvement makes the biopic less likely to be hagiographical, but the trailers hardly make it look like some warts-and-all...
Forum: The Books 04-21-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,893
Posted By Zigūr
I suppose it might be comparable to the Men of...

I suppose it might be comparable to the Men of Gondor building the monument in Umbar to Ar-Pharazōn's humbling of Sauron despite Pharazōn being the leader of the King's Men. If they were fine with...
Forum: The Books 03-12-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,818
Posted By Zigūr
Good stuff this (stuff I must admit I...

Good stuff this (stuff I must admit I overlooked):

The thought occurs that for Sauron "bringing back" Melkor would have had just as little appeal as Ėonwė's instruction to go before Manwė for...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 03-10-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,182
Posted By Zigūr
I always assumed Gandalf "gave" Imrahil command...

I always assumed Gandalf "gave" Imrahil command fairly informally; Imrahil seems to have been wise enough to have recognised Gandalf's good sense, and as Formendacil has said, he alone needed to be...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 03-10-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,199
Posted By Zigūr
Imrahil was born in 2955, so he was 2 when...

Imrahil was born in 2955, so he was 2 when Thorongil first came on the scene, but 25 when he left. Denethor married Finduilas in 2976, for what it's worth. It seems like there would have been a good...
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