Lord Of The Rings

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  1. AptosDuck

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    I did, years ago. He and I obviously have creative differences.

    Nobody has been advocating following the books to the letter. It's about taking liberties while still being true to the source material.
     
  2. Mr Bulldops

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    No, it isn’t about the length. Thematically, the scouring doesn’t have a place in the movies. The books are about the hobbit’s journey, he movies are ultimately about the destruction of the ring. Once it melted in the fires of mount doom, it was over. Tacking anything else on is wierd, including what Jackson did tack on
     
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  3. zachary

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    I watch Fellowship and TT Extended Edition probably at least once a week. I have a problem that I don’t want fixed
     
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  4. AptosDuck

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    You seem to have put your finger on Jackson's Original Sin, from which all others flow
     
  5. Heavy Mental

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    Tolkien was a linguist firstly, and had invented one of the elvish tongues well before the stories of Middle-Earth were conceived. In a lot of ways, he created the stories to give his new language(s) a reason for existence. The other reason was to create a 'British mythology' akin to Norse and Greek mythology.

    I don't know much about George MacDonald.
     
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  6. Mr Bulldops

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    we get it, you don’t like thing

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  7. CF3234

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    LotR has the same problem as HP, they were made in an age where people had convinced themselves that one book=one movie and there was no changing that. They could have Made LOTR a 6 movie masterpiece and it would have been exponentially better than what we got.
     
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  8. Wu

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    A true adaptation would’ve been the characters breaking out into song every 5 minutes
     
  9. TC

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    We'd also need to know what they had for breakfast each day
     
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    And second breakfast!
     
  11. Mr Bulldops

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    And made a fraction of the money because most people who watched LOTR trilogy have never read the books

    It’s like what my music teacher in HS told me, “were not up here to show off how musically smart we are, we’re up here to please the idiots in the crowd”
     
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  12. AptosDuck

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    It would take 40 minutes of screen time to cross a field
     
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  13. Wu

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    Just imagine the dwarf dinner clean up scene but not nearly as entertaining
     
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  15. Nandor the Relentless

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    250 million per season (when adding in the cost of the rights) seems like it will be near impossible for them to even break even on the show.
     
  16. Wu

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    ........

    It’s Amazon
     
  17. ukcats8

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    Might lure people without prime into getting prime. New people to prime discover the 2 day shipping that comes along with their streaming service. New people shop more on amazon than before. Extravagant marketing to increase their market share. Might not break even, but it will bring in a lot of new prime subscribers, which is their ultimate goal.
     
  18. Teflon Queen

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    Surely they must have merchandising rights or something for that kind of money correct?
     
  19. Codename Duchess

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  20. zachary

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    i would pay money to be an extra for this
     
  21. Jake Barnes

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    It took Tolkien several years to write it, though I think it was more due to writers block than craftsmanship.
     
  22. skiedfrillet

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    p excite for this

    Gondolin fascinates me
     
  23. BP

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  24. Artoo

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    Yeah, that’s cool as fuck. The Mines of Moria have always been my favorite part of all the books.
     
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  26. Wu

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    I need a cigarette after reading that
     
  27. football501

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  28. Joe_Pesci

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    if it's half as good as i'm imagining, it will be awesome
     
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  29. Fargin' Icehole

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    Awesome. I just finished a re-read of The Silmarillion last week and have been going through withdrawals. That helped.
     
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  30. AptosDuck

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    My kids are wondering why I'm giggling uncontrollably
     
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  31. football501

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    Just started a reread. That Feanor was a real hot head.
     
  32. BP

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  33. TDintheCorner

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    This part of your post made me think of this scene immediately. Not really sure why but I don't care :ohgosh:

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  34. Fargin' Icehole

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    Gandalf's smirk after he says this is great.
     
  35. Nandor the Relentless

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    So explain it to me like I'm 5, should I watch the movies first or could I be completely oblivious to the LOTR franchise going into the TV series and not be lost as to what the fuck is going on?
     
  36. Wu

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    You should watch the LOTR trilogy

    Fin
     
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  37. Nandor the Relentless

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    Yes, it is in the plans regardless, but is it necessary before the TV series? I need to prioritize my viewing agenda this summer.
     
  38. Illinihockey

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    Probably
     
  39. Wu

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    Probably
     
  40. Tobias

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    shawn how the hell have you never seen a lotr movie
     
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    and if you haven't cared enough to watch the blockbuster movies, why would you care about this much more obscure television show?
     
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  42. Tobias

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    it is one of the most famous movie series of all time and shawn is out here in 2018 wondering if he should check them out to be ready to go for an amazon prime series

    did you just not read at all growing up, shawn? do you have any familiarity with the plot?
     
  43. Wu

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    Shawn, call me Mr. Feeny because I’ll never give up on you
     
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  44. snowfx2

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    Have binged the trilogy many times on a Sunday by just flipping on TNT.
     
  45. Illinihockey

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    My wife claims one of those movies is always on TV. I always make sure to watch when I see it on just to annoy her
     
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    Read the fucking books you rube
     
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  47. Mr Bulldops

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  48. ukcats8

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    Watch the the LOTR trilogy and then the Hobbit films. LOTR movies have extended versions that are like 4+ hours each, and I prefer those, but I think the regular versions are on Netflix.