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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 5:46 pm 
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:wink: I will admit right
here and now that I never
read one LotR book, until
about six years ago when
I caught an article in
an entertainment section
of a newspaper. It had a
photo of Peter Jackson
and what was going on,
then I wondered why I
had never read the books,
and checked it out at the
library.
Well, it took me awhile to
get into the first book,
but once I did, I couldn't
put it down, and finished
the trilogy. It was indeed
like reading lovely prose.
Interestingly enough, when
I checked the first book
out, an elderly gentleman
nearby said he read that
book when he was a boy in
England, when it was first
published. Then, the war
came. He had to wait until
the 1950's, but was very
determined, and finally
finished them.
Sorry for this lengthy post,
just wanted to tell this


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 8:50 pm 
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I never even finished The Hobbit and I could not even stand the movies; I can't even imagine what the books must be like! I guess I could blame it on the fact that Im not a big fan of fantasy, but I'm glad someone liked the books.


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I love the books but i thought the movies could have come out a lot better...

the loss of tom bombadil (possibly the best character from the series) is depressing

i hope tolkien's series will continue to entertain

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Does anyone else feel that tolkien was making a feminest statement in the two towers when Eowyn slays the ring wraith? The movie actually deviates from the book in the betrayal of this scene. In the book, Eowyn doesn't remove her helmet until she has slain the ring wraith, but in the movie we learn of her identity much earlier. For its time, I think it was a statement for women's rights, feminism, etc. I always noticed this yet I never discussed it with someone who had read the book and seen the movies.
And one more thing I noticed while watching the 3rd starwars;

Emperor Palpatine = Hitler

... In the movie, Palpatine is appointed to chancelor, and feels that the jedi (jews) must be eradicated. Hitler too was appointed chancelor in 1933.

Jedi = Jews

Etc. Etc.


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