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    @magnus, Ren,

    He's Schrodinger's Rocker...
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2011
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    Edited my post
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2011 edited
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    @RenThing HAHHH!
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2011
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    Every single time anyone dies from now on, expect to see dozens of reports of other people dying too.

    Happened when Heath Ledger died I seem to remember.

    Basically: People on the net are dicks.
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    Ah, takes me back to the heady "Jeff Goldblum fell off a cliff in New Zealand" days of 2009, as reported on Australian TV and neatly summed up here...

    Media Watch: One Death Too Many.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2011
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2011
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    @StefanJ

    You know the part I'm most happy about? That they kept the singing. You can see the scene where they're singing "Carefully with the Plates" and obviously we get the song about Misty Mountain. Now to have the goblins singing "Ho, Ho, Me Lad" and I'll be a happy, happy nerd.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2011
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    @RenThing "Fifteen birds in five fir trees..." (crosses fingers)
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    They're still pronouncing Óin and Glóin as Oin and Gloin though (cue nerd rage!)
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    Time to dust off the old audio book, it makes the songs all the better.
    • CommentAuthorTimbo
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    Sorry guys but the songs were the things I liked least about The Hobbit. When I first read it as a kid I skipped them....for shame.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    the song was kinda cool though...i was wondering how they were going to pull them off without sounded retarded...they did manage in my opinion :P
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    @Timbo: If they're just lyrics in a book, it doesn't really count as a song, does it? So don't feel too bad about skipping them, as no one actually cares about poetry (oh god don't kill me).
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    @Oddbill

    Let me guess, you were a fan of that '70's animated films too? Well, The Hobbit and Return of the King. The Fellowship animated movie was dog-vomit bad.

    @Timbo

    I have read this series probably five or six times and I can't make myself read all of Tom Bombadill's sections in Fellowship. It's just...no, once is enough for me, thanks.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    @Ren I still haven't seen the RotK animated movie! I thought it was like the Fellowship/Two Towers one so I never endeavored...is it better?

    Also, The Hobbit animated is still one of my favorite animated films and has been since I was a wee hobbitean creature. I hope they take some very certain ques from it while doing their own thing.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    @Tedcroland

    The RotK movie was done by the same production company as The Hobbit, so if you liked the animation of The Hobbit then you'll like RotK. They do skip a bit, including much of the final battle, but you do still get Frodo and Samwise's final push into Mordor (including the bad ass Samwise the Strong scene that is, IMO, potentially better than the life-action one). Added bonus is you get "Where There's a Whip, There's a Way" which I was disappointed they didn't include in the live-action movie.

    But, yeah, the Fellowship/Two Towers movies were shite.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    Damn, I'm def gonna track it down now! Thanks, man!
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    The Rankin/Bass Return of the King movie is an interesting phenomena. I doubt that it would have been produced if Bakshi had gotten the scratch together to complete the trilogy himself. I barely remember it from its TV airing, but remember thinking they did an OK job despite it being a "quicky."

    I found a REALLY crappy VHS copy of The Hobbit at a thrift store. It was missing scenes, and had "fuzz outs" that suggested that it had been recorded off of the TV! Still, it was an interesting effort; it had a kind of '70s "trippy" feel to it.

    I'd like to get good copies of both Rankin/Bass adaptations. And the Bakshi film, which I've never actually seen!
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2011
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    I've got DVDs of The Hobbit and the Bakshi LotR, both of which I think are still available, but I dunno about RotK. I've never seen it on DVD or anywhere else.