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Old 01-09-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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Pipe Ralph Bakshi's the Lord of the Rings

is it only me

that finds

that the 1978 film

has a charm

which is more

connected

with the actual books?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDmEx...dTQDNw&index=1
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:22 AM   #2
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The camera work has a certain charm to it, as do some of the actual characters and dialects. But the music isn't as good nor is Gollum lol, *** is gollum doing, "give it to smeagol" and then that camera angle lmao... The phasing is also off.

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:26 AM   #3
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The camera work has a certain charm to it, as do some of the actual characters and dialects. But the music isn't as good nor is Gollum lol The phasing is also off.
it is ralph bakshi

these films have a soul

they are made

so you should sit in the dark

a freezing cold december winter

in a small room

with a friend

smoke pot

and watch it on an old

20 inch tv

such experiences

are not

delivered

with flawless

high definition

multi-billion dollar films

which you rent

on a dvd

and watch on your widescreen tv

no

the crappiness

is a part

of the charm
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:00 AM   #4
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Not just me. I started off like some in dropping the book after the first chapter. After seeing this film when like 12 or 13 I read the book fully, feeling much better.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:26 AM   #5
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Quote:
is it only me

that finds

that the 1978 film

has a charm

which is more

connected

with the actual books?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDmEx...QDNw& index=1
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Originally Posted by Avanti
it is ralph bakshi

these films have a soul

they are made

so you should sit in the dark

a freezing cold december winter

in a small room

with a friend

smoke pot

and watch it on an old

20 inch tv

such experiences

are not

delivered

with flawless

high definition

multi-billion dollar films

which you rent

on a dvd

and watch on your widescreen tv

no

the crappiness

is a part

of the charm
While I can't answer about the herbal enhancements, I do agree that Bakshi's world is much closer to my original vision of the books. Even pantsless Viking Boromir. I'm currently re-reading the trilogy after a long long absence, and am happy to find that the more popular imaginings are fading from my memory.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:20 PM   #6
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It has a special place in my heart because I saw it at age three, making it my real introduction to Tolkien (or Tolkien-related stuff, anyway). All the same, I thought it was embarrassingly corny even then. Yes, really.

Not to say that PJ's version manages to avoid corniness.

EDIT: Maybe it's just that I wasn't allowed to smoke pot when I was three.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:03 PM   #7
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Certainly I thought Bakshi's Ringwraiths were far more chilling than PJ's shrieking Sith Lords.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:19 PM   #8
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It has a special place in my heart because I saw it at age three, making it my real introduction to Tolkien (or Tolkien-related stuff, anyway). All the same, I thought it was embarrassingly corny even then. Yes, really.

Not to say that PJ's version manages to avoid corniness.

EDIT: Maybe it's just that I wasn't allowed to smoke pot when I was three.
Pot and Bakshi go together like peas and carrots, if I may paraphrase Forest Gump. It's not only Bakshi's "Lord of the Rings", but watch his "Fritz the Cat", "Wizards" or "American Pop". I believe I saw all of them in an altered state back when they were released. I think.

*blinks absently*

Ummmm...what were we talking about again?

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Certainly I thought Bakshi's Ringwraiths were far more chilling than PJ's shrieking Sith Lords.
The whole sequence with Frodo facing the Nazgul at the Ford in Bakshi's version was far better than PJ's silly Xenarwen fan-fic.
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