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Forum: The Movies 09-14-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,336
There I would have to disagree. Besides...

There I would have to disagree. Besides Shakespeare having been staged myriad times over half a millennium and directors therefore trying to outdo each other in bizarre productions so as to be...
Forum: The Books 09-14-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Yes! Correct on both counts. You have jogged my...

Yes! Correct on both counts. You have jogged my memory and it was Charles Noad; and, yes, CT's original inclination was to do something more like HME, or the Celeborn and Galadriel chapter of UT.
...
Forum: The Movies 09-14-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,336
It's taken me a while to respond to this, because...

It's taken me a while to respond to this, because it's very well thought out and deserves a considered response. But I can't let it pass unexamined. Setting aside its invocation of Said,* it is a...
Forum: The Books 09-13-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Many years ago, Kay gave an address at (IIRC)...

Many years ago, Kay gave an address at (IIRC) Mythcon where he talked about his work on the Silm; it was not recorded or transcribed but a fairly well-known Tolkien figure - I keep wanting to say...
Forum: The Movies 09-08-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
I actually can't get past their anachronistic and...

I actually can't get past their anachronistic and linguistically impossible names. Tolkien is all about the nomenclature, and if you can't get that right you have no business adapting Tolkien
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,799
I do find it interesting that in the one part of...

I do find it interesting that in the one part of Middle-earth in which Tolkien unmistakably placed POC, Harad, the showrunners have chosen to put white people.
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,799
"Knife-ears" is a derogatory term for Elves taken...

"Knife-ears" is a derogatory term for Elves taken from the Dragon Age series of videogames, in which they are an oppressed underclass (often servants).
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,336
Well, one sees it all the time, with historical...

Well, one sees it all the time, with historical fiction. Shakespeare made his living doing it. Of course, Shakespeare was good. The writers of Showtime's The Tudors, not so much. (Or even more...
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,897
I may have to re-evaluate my low opinion of The...

I may have to re-evaluate my low opinion of The Wheel of Time (as in, the worst fantasy TV show imaginable). Clearly I'm not imaginative enough.
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,799
Translation: silence the critics. A comment...

Translation: silence the critics.

A comment from YouTube: "Beware of review bombing, which is,"The practice of blaming negative reviews on audience bigotry when showrunners and other creatives...
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Actually she has two: "irked" and...

Actually she has two: "irked" and "annoyed."
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,897
I don't think it's helpful to try to back-project...

I don't think it's helpful to try to back-project onto Tolkien's thinking rather anachronistic 21st-century notions which to his mind - conservative even for his generation - weren't really present. ...
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Or another opportunity missed, as Steininger...

Or another opportunity missed, as Steininger points out- why watch The Rings of Power when you could use the time to watch Der Ring des Nibelungen instead?
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,799
Hmm. Nobody but Tolkien can write Tolkien. His...

Hmm. Nobody but Tolkien can write Tolkien. His mind was, in addition to being brilliant and astonishingly well-educated, unique. His work is inimitable.

Whereas manipulating TV ratings and...
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,799
Well, consider what Disney did with Oni-Wan...

Well, consider what Disney did with Oni-Wan Kenobi: there they used artificially manufactured racism, by singling out 5 troll comments out of 10,000, in order to claim they were under "racist attack"...
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,799
It strikes me that Amazon's use of 'diverse'...

It strikes me that Amazon's use of 'diverse' casting was brilliant. No, not in any sort of dramaturgical or artistic way, or even really in a political way: but as a tactic it has been quite...
Forum: The Books 09-03-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Gondor was already populous when the Exiles...

Gondor was already populous when the Exiles arrived; both Numenorean colonists in Belfalas and at Pelargir, and a substantial native folk, of whom the men of the Dwimorberg were only a portion; the...
Forum: The Movies 09-03-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,897
I had earlier opined that the writing would be...

I had earlier opined that the writing would be "third-rate fanfic." I was wrong.

It is at best fourth-rate fanfic.
Forum: The Movies 09-02-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,897
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Forum: The Movies 09-01-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Way to go Mike!

Way to go Mike!
Forum: The Books 08-30-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
We do know that Sauron himself sent out "his...

We do know that Sauron himself sent out "his Orc-captain Grishnakh"; and he did this as a direct response to bird messages that reached Barad-dur from Moria, telling of the Company's escape and the...
Forum: The Movies 08-28-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,799
I have to say, after two decades of being VERY...

I have to say, after two decades of being VERY critical of the Jackson movies, I have softened towards them- largely because until recently I didn't appreciate the force of the argument "It could...
Forum: The Movies 08-28-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,799
And, here is a masterful riff on the unending...

And, here is a masterful riff on the unending cliches. Priceless!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGr0PhNO5LM
Forum: The Movies 08-28-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 125,799
Mind you, it's unclear whether Simon Tolkien has...

Mind you, it's unclear whether Simon Tolkien has any actual connection with the running of the Estate; his father pointedly kept him off the Board. The son who assisted Christopher in matters Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Do we have an emoji for "barf?"

Do we have an emoji for "barf?"
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