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Silvanis
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book generation (i think)
well im too young to have know of the books that long before the moive but i had just finished ROTK when i heared that the movies where comming out so i guess as you you put it in the first post im book generation

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Book generation!

I had already read all of the books at least three times before I even heard of a movie being made! By the times the movies actually came out I had read them a couple more times. So I would definately say that I am from the book generation.

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Papyrus Generation. []
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Ah, nothing quite like papyrus.... the unique texture beneath your fingers... Well put Kalkin! []
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I'm from the movie generation -- that is, the animated Hobbit and LOTR that I saw long before I read any of Tolkien's books. I even had an LOTR coloring book based on the Bakshi abomination... []

I was a sci-fi head mostly, and although was a D&D player in my youth, I pretty much avoided the entire fantasy genre. Not enough gadgets and gear, mind you. And I had mistakenly lumped the Professor in that group, not realizing that he was the progenitor of them all (and against whom everyone pales in comparison, IMO).

Some 15 years ago I read and enjoyed The Hobbit and left it at that until I learned that the films were being made. So, I finished LOTR about a year before the first film, then devoured Sil and UT, all the time wondering, "Why didn't I read him before??" Better late than never, I suppose. []

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I am probably from the movie generation, but I myself read the books before seeing the animated renditions of them.(which I thought were done fairly well by the books)
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I am Papyrus as well []
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Book generation.

My mother told me the story of the Hobbit in bits and pieces. I read the book, then the LoTR books. And then the Sil. Saw the Ralph Bakshi animated movie in 1980.

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I'm from the Late Book Period. I read the books in the late 1990s, just a couple years before the movies came along. I don't recall whether I read The Hobbit or LotR first but I definitely read one after the other because I purchased them at the same time.

Since then I've acquired and read Silm, UT, and bits and peices of Letters and HoME.

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I read The Hobbit before the movies came, I didn't know at first it was related to LOTR, untill I started to remember Bilbo and Gollum. than after seen the Fellowship, I got the Hobbit and re-read it, than I bought The Lord of The Rings,and The Silmarillion, the most recent I have bought are The Letters of JRR Tolkien and Unfinished Tales.

I have read The Hobbit 2x, LOTR 2x, The Silmarillion (my fav. book) 4x, and just finishing Unifinished Tales, sometime I take a look at Letters of JRR.

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Book generation
But, belive it or not, I came to know about LOTR first from the cartoon when I was five year old. I was so fascinated with it, and especially with Frodo that I walked without anything on my feet for a month ( which had driven my mum mad ).
Than when I was older ( 14 ) my father gave me the book, and since then I've read it 10-11 times.

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Book generation.
I discovered the Hobbit in my school library when I was six. I borrowed it so often the school refused to lend it to me any more. LOTR followed a few years later; and the other books as they were released.

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Book.

It's the real thing.

Jackson's movie was a good visual interpretation, but I would've done a few things differently.

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Book generation without a doubt.

I first read The Hobbit seven years, and LotR six years, before The Fellowship was released into theatres and I've reread LotR about 34ish times since then and The Hobbit well into the several hundreds.

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im not sure what i am..........i read the hobbit in 6th grade(almost 4 years ago) then my mom brought fotr home one day and i watched up to when merry, pippin, sam + frodo are all hiding from the black rider, then i trotted down to the library and got a huge copy of lotr, read it in a week then watched the rest of the movie.

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I'd have to be from the movie generation, simply because I saw FotR first. That's what got me to read the books, and I have to admit that I prefer them.
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The books or the movie?
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I read the books first in 1980, though I must admit I had seen Rankin & Bass' cartoon version of The Hobbit before that. I've read the trilogy at least once a year ever since, and The Hobbit and The Silmarillion several times as well.

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I'm from movie generation, and I blame Bakshi or whatever.

When I was younger, my dad used to read me LotR and Hobbit all the time. I didn't listen, because of the animations. I hated them so much I didn't read the books or anything. Then, when I saw the previews for FotR, I was blown away. I read the Hobbit, loved it, saw FotR, read the books twice. I am trying to read them annually, and it is sort of working...

It's all Bakshi's fault!!

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I saw LOTR cartoon version twice, and I didn't like it... Some years after I read the books, quite a long time before the movies were announced. In fact Hidalgo and I tried many times to make the proper casting if we were to make a movie on it []

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I think Fabio should play Boromir.
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I see Bill O'Reilly as Denethor.
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MUR, you'd make a horrible director! [] []

O'Reilly should absolutely be cast as Aragorn! []

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Seriously, however, I'd think that Liam Neeson would be the best Aragorn.


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"As Frodo drew near he threw back his hood, showing a shaggy head of dark hair flecked with grey, and in a pale stern face a pair of keen grey eyes....
'Little do I resemble the figures of Elendil and Isildur as they stand carven in their majesty in the halls of Denethor. I am but the heir of Isildur, not Isildur himself. I have had a hard life and a long; and the leagues that lie between here and Gondor are a small part in the count of my journeys.'"

"For nearly thirty years he laboured in the cause against Sauron; and he became a friend of Gandalf the Wise, from whom he gained much wisdom. With him he made many perilous journeys, but as the years wore on he went more often alone. His ways were hard and long, and he became somewhat grim to look upon, unless he chanced to smile; and yet he seemed to Men worthy of honour, as a king that is in exile, when he did not hide his true shape."

He's also 6'4".

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I've always thought that late Peter Cushing would have been a perfect Denethor.
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