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Faramir Took
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I finished the books about 2 months before i heard about the movie. when i heard about the movie i said cool but now i say,"DIE PETER JACSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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Both . I really love the book , but I started reading when the first movie came . I love the movies but I'am a very slowly reader .
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Keran
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I'm actually a bookie. The movies are OK, but the boks are my favorite.
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started reading the books when i first heard that there was a movie coming out and all of my friends acted like it was the best thing to ever happen.
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I read "there and back again" and LOTR for the first time 10 years ago, and Sil for the first time I think 3 years ago. I have re-read them several times since.

when I first heard there was gonna be a film, I was very happy. but I decided not to read the books again until I had seen the first film (which I later found out was a great idea). so I didn't read LOTR for two years, and then saw FOTR - and really thought it was great! then I re-read the books before i saw TT (bad idea). really didn't think TT is that great a movie!

like the films - but I'm definitely a bookie! I do like to discuss the movies though... that I do with great passion []

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Hmm, I'd have to say I'm from the book generation. I loved LotR and Tolkien before I even knew that there was going to be a movie. But I love the movies too, in their own right as movies. I think Peter Jackson did a good job.
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Book generation! [] I read the books in 8th grade and then 2 years later they brought out the movies, which are good but books win!
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I'm from the book generation. I read LOTR for the first time in the mid-1980s, when the only movies about it were the infamous animations, and later proceeded to The Hobbit, the Sil, and the UT.

Still, I've also liked the movies, despite some changes I wouldn't have made myself. I've been just amazed how many of the actors very much resemble the image of the characters I had made in my mind. Besides, I'm mothering a couple of members of the movie generation - the FOTR movie really turned them on, and made the older one delve into the books as well. []

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Movie man. I didn't even hear about the movie (or the books) until just before it came out, and after I saw it I thought it was pretty good. Then I started reading the books and finished FotR just after the it came to DVD, and loved it!!! Saw the movie and fell in love, and in three more weeks I had read the other two. Since then I have read the Sil and UT.

The TT wasn't in my opinion all that great, I mean I liked the FotR ( liked is an understatement), but I guess since I had read the books and saw it with a lot of preconceived notions, found it very disappointing. []

So, in a way, I am glad that I saw the movie first, cuz I probably wouldn't have liked as much had I not. That said I can't wait for RotK!! I think it will be even better than the Fellowship. (At least I hope so. It is supposed all of my favorite scenes). But we'll see. []

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Book generation, I read the book and joined Minastirith before I knew there was going to be a film of it.

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Well, Book~ish generation. My brother is the type that reads obsessively. He is four years my junior, but has read twice as much fantasy/fiction as I have.

His usual routine is to start a book at 4 o'clock in the afternoon and read it straight through. He did this with the LotR trilogy and then wouldn't stop talking about it for the next month. This was two years ago.

He finally convinced me to read the trilogy...and I was hooked. I've read the Silm and LotR twice through now, though not in marathon fashion like my brother. So, I claim book~ish only because my brother introduced me to them.

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My introduction to the world of Tolkien was when I was working in a library because of a school project, and got bored, and picked up ROTK and started reading. I didn't know what order they were in back then!
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I only read the book after the movie was out .. yet I never saw the movie ...

I only knew about the book because of the movie, it was someone telling me they were going to see the movie, and talking to me about how the story itself is good, when I decided to go and get the books.

I had chance once to see FotR before I was done with the reading, it was someone having a DVD, I didn't though as I wanted to finish the books first, and I still hadn't got any chance to see the movie!

In other words, none of the movies did arrive yet here, and we have absolutely NO theaters, I leave imagination for you []

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I'm from the book generation. When I was in college, a fellow student told me that he had read the LOTR thirty plus times. I was not familiar with the book then, and I thought that reading any book that much was rather odd. A few years later, I purchased a copy and have been reading it ever since. I even got the red copy of the LOTR, and it's the only book that I consistantly read and reread.
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I learned most of my Tolkien-lore while the movies were still just a rumours, so I could tell that I'm from Book Generation.
It's true that many new LotR fans (note: LotR, not Tolkien fans!) have come to various boards and forums after the films. Many of them have never even read the books and this is the true bad face of the films. In Croatia, where I live, there are quite some problems with these "new fans", they tend to behave like they read books for 10 times and know all the Tolkien-lore on Earth.
Secondly, there are differences between the books and the films, so these new fans draw facts from the films, not from the books.

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Since I've only seen a little of the first movie, I guess I'm from the book generation. I also had read The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and part of The Return of the King before I even heard about the movies. Granted, I didn't hear about the movies until my friend asked me if I wanted to go and see it the next day, so I have to admit I was a little slow there...
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Book generation, where the real story is! [] []
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Book generation []
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read the Hobbit>saw LOTR movies>read the books
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Movie (sadly because I consider myself more of a purist)>Hobbit>LotR>Sil>UT>HoME
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Definitely of the book generation, predating even the Bakshi cartoon, so my poor head is thankfully not warped by the dreadful Bakshi Sam. I'd read LOTR many many times before I saw any of the movies, Bakshi or Jackson.

Must say, though, that I have enjoyed the Jackson movies for what they are. Maybe that is because I've read the books so many times that my pictures of the characters slip right back to the Miz Lobelia mental picture of them when I start reading.

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dreadful Bakshi Sam
You can say that again... [] He reminded me of a hill-billy (sp?? [] )

[ 08-24-2003, 11:14 PM: Message edited by: Anariel ]

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Book by far - read the books before I thought there's going to be a movie. Actually first found out of the movie(s) when I came here.
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I am most definitely from the book generation. I read the Hobbit for the first time in the mid 60s and the LotR probably around 1970 (I was 12 then).

I couldn't begin to tell you how many times I have read the LotR over the years.

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quote:
Definitely of the book generation, predating even the Bakshi cartoon, so my poor head is thankfully not warped by the dreadful Bakshi Sam. I'd read LOTR many many times before I saw any of the movies, Bakshi or Jackson.

Must say, though, that I have enjoyed the Jackson movies for what they are. Maybe that is because I've read the books so many times that my pictures of the characters slip right back to the Miz Lobelia mental picture of them when I start reading.

Yes, I read the 5 books before I saw the Bakshi cartoon at a theatre or saw the Rankin Bass Hobbit as well. The images I have in my head are well ingrained, and gladly so in these days of PJ LOTR movie pop culture. To PJ's credit I have to say that Ian Holm played a marvelous Bilbo, and Sean Bean added depth to Boromir without changing his basic book character.

So Miz Lobeila, yopu are in Seattle? I'm in the mountains due east.

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