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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Originally posted by Salinator View Post
    Dibble is a perfect name for a tiny hobbit. And in case you have did not notice, you have already been offered up for food in the game about retreating from Russia!
    Well! I hope I give them all the Sh#ts.

    Paul

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  • Salinator
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    Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    I wonder if Jackson will do a trilogy of Tolkien's 'Forgotten Tales', I had tried to get into them on more than one occasion in the past but I just couldn't. I had the same problem with the Simarillion but I suppose that I should have read them before the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, which I had read beforehand (and in that order)

    Paul
    Dibble is a perfect name for a tiny hobbit. And in case you have did not notice, you have already been offered up for food in the game about retreating from Russia!

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    I wonder if Jackson will do a trilogy of Tolkien's 'Forgotten Tales', I had tried to get into them on more than one occasion in the past but I just couldn't. I had the same problem with the Simarillion but I suppose that I should have read them before the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, which I had read beforehand (and in that order)

    Paul

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  • OpanaPointer
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    Originally posted by mimike View Post
    You have to add DUNE and some Harland Ellison to your library.
    We were cooping the load. One guy had Dune and Stand on Zanzibar, others had their 2-3 book. Together we had ~70 books. Plus anybody who went to Bangkok had to come back with new ones.

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  • mimike
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    A very hyper New York Jew, Sammy Nadler, introduced Tolkien and Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground to me while we were serving in Germany in the mid 60’s. I will never be able to thank him enough.

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  • mimike
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    Originally posted by OpanaPointer View Post
    I had never heard of the books* until I got into Engineman A School at Great Mistakes. I woofed them both down quickly as time allowed. They went to Asia with me, along with Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land.


    *Thanks to living in a very small town in Indiana while I was in high school.
    You have to add DUNE and some Harland Ellison to your library.

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  • OpanaPointer
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    I had never heard of the books* until I got into Engineman A School at Great Mistakes. I woofed them both down quickly as time allowed. They went to Asia with me, along with Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land.


    *Thanks to living in a very small town in Indiana while I was in high school.

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  • Salinator
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    Originally posted by Skoblin View Post
    It takes about 5 hours to read the entire book. How did he manage to squeeze a 9 hour trilogy out of it?
    What did you do, had a meal and took a nap while reading?

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  • Captain General
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    Originally posted by OpanaPointer View Post
    The reviewer for the company that first published The Hobbit was 11 when he read it.
    I read it in 6th grade. About the same age as your reviewer.

    I moved on to LOTR sometime in high school. I can't remember exactly when .

    I finally read The Silmarillion about ten or fifteen years ago.

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  • OpanaPointer
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    Originally posted by Captain General View Post
    Thats keeping with the style of the book .

    The Hobbit was written as more of a book for adolescent boys.

    LOTR is supposed to be much more serious and darker.
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    The reviewer for the company that first published The Hobbit was 11 when he read it.

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  • Captain General
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    Originally posted by Wellington95 View Post
    I have to say if there's one thing I didn't love particularly it was the way the Goblins were presented. They came off sort of cartoon-like and not quite as vile and creepy (and quite frankly vicious) as they were in the first movie.

    The Orcs in this one were cool though, especially the big pale guy.
    Thats keeping with the style of the book.

    The Hobbit was written as more of a book for adolescent boys.

    LOTR is supposed to be much more serious and darker.
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    Last edited by Captain General; 29 Dec 12, 08:36.

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  • Wellington95
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    I have to say if there's one thing I didn't love particularly it was the way the Goblins were presented. They came off sort of cartoon-like and not quite as vile and creepy (and quite frankly vicious) as they were in the first movie.

    The Orcs in this one were cool though, especially the big pale guy.

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  • OpanaPointer
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    Originally posted by Captain General View Post
    Saw this yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it!

    I really liked the bit with Gandalf, Galadriel, Elrond, and Saruman at Rivendell. Beautiful scene.

    I like Bilbo a helluva lot more than Frodo too.
    Did anybody else notice Galadriel didn't walk at all? I was thinking she had a broken leg.

    As for Freeman:
    Attached Files

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  • Wellington95
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    Originally posted by Captain General View Post
    Saw this yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it!

    I really liked the bit with Gandalf, Galadriel, Elrond, and Saruman at Rivendell. Beautiful scene.

    I like Bilbo a helluva lot more than Frodo too.
    Yeah Martin Freeman was pretty incredible. If his career hasn't taken off yet, it certainly will now.

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  • Captain General
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    Saw this yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it!

    I really liked the bit with Gandalf, Galadriel, Elrond, and Saruman at Rivendell. Beautiful scene.

    I like Bilbo a helluva lot more than Frodo too.

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