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Forum: The Books 11-22-2022, 08:50 AM
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And this, from the 1966 BBC interview:

And this, from the 1966 BBC interview:
Forum: The Books 11-21-2022, 02:55 PM
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There is also this, from 'Lowdham's Report on the...

There is also this, from 'Lowdham's Report on the Adunaic Language' associated with The Notion Club Papers (HME IX):
Forum: The Books 11-21-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
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The nature and content of VT took a dramatic turn...

The nature and content of VT took a dramatic turn after Carl H took over and made it a journal for shorter original JRRT linguistic material (PE handling the long-form works)
Forum: The Books 11-19-2022, 09:33 PM
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I have VT 48; I'll have to dig it out.

I have VT 48; I'll have to dig it out.
Forum: The Books 11-18-2022, 01:28 AM
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This is unusual?

This is unusual?
Forum: The Books 11-18-2022, 01:27 AM
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I can't place it, but I definitely have a...

I can't place it, but I definitely have a recollection of Tolkien, somewhere, saying that he constructed (the little bit of) Khuzdul vocabulary from triconsonantal bases, similar to Semitic languages.
Forum: The Movies 11-07-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
:D It doesn't help that Morfydd Clark's...

:D

It doesn't help that Morfydd Clark's acting range stretches all the way from "angry" to "****ed off."
Forum: The Movies 11-04-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Two words: Dumbed. Down.

Two words:

Dumbed.
Down.
Forum: The Movies 11-04-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Well, maybe I'm old-school, but back in my day...

Well, maybe I'm old-school, but back in my day American men nearly always carried a pocket comb (remember Fonzie?)
Forum: The Books 11-02-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
I don't think the two cites are really...

I don't think the two cites are really contradictory, given Tolkien's old-school views: marrying a Man necessarily meant remaining with him/her in Middle-earth, and therefore staying behind when...
Forum: The Movies 11-02-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
It may be that Elvish grooming standards included...

It may be that Elvish grooming standards included long hair combed behind or around the ears, like Alan Lee portrayed it (and thus PJ's movies). Turin's here was more like Tom Hanks' in Castaway....
Forum: The Books 11-02-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Tolkien wrote (can't find the cite) that, since...

Tolkien wrote (can't find the cite) that, since the Valar had no authority to take away the Gift of Men (death), that any person with any Mannish blood was a Man, regardless of parentage. Earendil...
Forum: The Movies 10-28-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Crisis Magazine: The Forbes review cited in...

Crisis Magazine:
The Forbes review cited in Crisis:

Polygon, which has tried to be positive about this thing:

The Review Geek agrees, (titling its season wrap-up "How to Burn a Billion...
Forum: The Movies 10-27-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Season One: the autopsies

I'll come back tomorrow with excerpts of what the mainstream critics have been saying- in sum, it's a collective "meh".

I will for now observe by way of comparison that House of the Dragon got...
Forum: The Movies 10-27-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
"Virulent racism" may be going a bit far. While...

"Virulent racism" may be going a bit far. While it is true that the late Numenorean Empire got pretty Roman towards the men of Middle-earth, Faramir's tripartite distinction was at least as...
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
You don't just gallop around the countryside,...

You don't just gallop around the countryside, period. Horses are not dirt bikes; they get tired- and tire very quickly when running, just like people. Cavalry does NOT gallop in transit. Jackson...
Forum: The Books 10-21-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,173
It's one of Tolkien's cooler diagrams (even if he...

It's one of Tolkien's cooler diagrams (even if he later rejected the whole idea)
Forum: The Books 10-20-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,173
Thanks- but it isn't just a sneak peek, copies...

Thanks- but it isn't just a sneak peek, copies are now shipping.
Forum: The Movies 10-20-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
"Lord of the Karens" - Oh, this is just too good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diCMUHHnczA
Forum: The Movies 10-20-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Given that these are short, 8-episode seasons,...

Given that these are short, 8-episode seasons, Season 1 could have been given over entirely to Aldarion and Erendis, and the return of the Numenoreans to ME (with the pilot given over to the setup,...
Forum: The Movies 10-17-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
I am really very unimpresed- dare I say...

I am really very unimpresed- dare I say disappointed? - with the costuming, given the budget this thing had. Not just Jackson's trilogy but also the much less costly House of the Dragon knocks it...
Forum: The Movies 10-17-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Much better. And I note that the Archcompetitor...

Much better. And I note that the Archcompetitor over on HBO has no problem with jumping over time and letting mortal characters pass away.
Forum: The Books 10-17-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
It's also the case that he rather had the...

It's also the case that he rather had the stuffing knocked out of his ambitions when it became apparent that Waldman's vague suggestion of publishing them both was not really serious, and all Collins...
Forum: The Movies 10-15-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
All I can say us that I donít in the least regret...

All I can say us that I donít in the least regret having given this a miss.
Forum: The Books 10-12-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Tolkien was ballparking, and could be wildly off-...

Tolkien was ballparking, and could be wildly off- at one time (in Letters) he estimated a million words!

The actual word count of LR is ~565,000
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