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The Witch-King of Angmar
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It's hard to believe this stuff is for real sometimes.

I assume you mean "it's hard to believe this stuff is live action (vs. cartoon); you'd expect this from animation. (Which likewise suffered a loss of quality; compare early Disney to the later Don Bluth garbage and other fare.

I think we may have just uncovered the reason: movies have been made for so long, and so often, that no one takes the medium seriously anymore as artistic, vs. simply bizarre; the bar's been lowered so much, that it's simply become a contest to come up with the next record-setting absurdity-- not something new or original.

And PJ did just that-- in spades; so he won the award for the most over-the-top monstrosity-- the P.T. Barnum of filmdom. (And he did make a circus out of it-- complete with clowns, acrobats, dwarf-clowns, elephants, midgets, bareback riders and fire-- lots and lots of fire!)

Now, live-action film has just become "the new cartoon;" it's what naturally happens when a rising star becomes a cash-cow. This is why the latest Star Wars trilogy looked so retro in comparison; Lucas was re-living "the era" before movies were a joke.

[ 04-28-2006, 06:53 PM: Message edited by: The Witch-King of Angmar ]

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haven't been here for a while...

i would play aragorn absolutely

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I would play Alatar the Blue.

I know his part in the story is very, very, very small (microscopic even), but I would enlarge the role so that I would take my rightful place as lead character, and...

...piss off all the LOTR purists. []

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I doubt very much you could top PJ.
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So, mainly to piss off purists? You might want to find a less pointless or more original hobby to waste energy on. []

Actually, if the role were written and played well, in the spirit of the book and remaining in the high brow range, why not then? It might make a really cool addition to a Tolkien myth cycle. I could see it! [] If you want to play a contemporary / common culture version of Alatar or Pallando (sp?) a la PJ, well, you might find mass appeal with the Hercules/ Xena set, but don't expect any of the Tolkienists (or any mature critic for that matter) to do much but laugh at you. [] [] []

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I doubt very much you could top PJ.
Are you kidding? That would be frightfully easy. I would have George Lucas produce and direct...

Imagine Gollum played by... Jar-Jar Binks! Oh, the humanity!

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So, mainly to piss off purists? You might want to find a less pointless or more original hobby to waste energy on.
Pointless? Perhaps, but oh, so satisfying! Especially after spending even a short time here.

But maybe your tongue-in-cheek detector isn't working right now. Obviously, I was kidding.

My serious answer is that I would want to play Boromir.

[ 05-03-2006, 12:16 AM: Message edited by: Alatar the East-helper ]

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Alatar is the man!

Question: What do Tolkien purists and Germans have in common.

Answer: They both have no sense of humor.

BA-DA-BING!!

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There's nothing "humorous" about seeing something defiled that you revere.

And please... spare us the nonsense that "it wasn't defiled;" just because you have no intelligence to insult, doesn't mean we don't. We hold Arda as something more than simply some escapist fantasy-world through which to disassosciate from reality.

When I told some teen-age kids about Arda who had only seen the movies-- and playing the video-game-- they were spellbound by the complexity of it, and couldn't believe how great the real story was.

But as with any mythos, some only see "Hercules in New York."

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The book wasn't defiled; it was glorified.

It was the first fantasy movie in years that was made for adults, and not children. Finally, a fantasy movie that could be taken seriously, and compete with other compelling, reality based movies. Finally, we had something to be proud of.

Of course those teens were impressed with your description of Arda. Who wouldn't be? Hopefully they'll pick up the books and read them.

But the movies were almost as impressive.

I, and millions upon millions, just loved the hell out of the movies.

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But maybe your tongue-in-cheek detector isn't working right now. Obviously, I was kidding.
I guess you missed the [] [] s. Someone's detector isn't working. [] []

Note the [] , in case its overlooked again.

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Although you were using smileys, Archie, Alatar could see right through the facade, and he could tell you were faking. []
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I look kinda goofy. I'd guess I'd have to be a hobbit.

I don't have much of a tortured look so I wouldn't make a good Frodo. I'm not Jolly enough to be any of the others. So I guess I'd have to be a cranky Sackville-Baggins.

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Although you were using smileys, Archie, Alatar could see right through the facade, and he could tell you were faking.
What? lol, I was anything but serious! Where're you coming from, man? []

Well, that's okay, I can understand. It's been suggested you are exactly like WK in the opposite, just as petty and petulant, and just as obssessed with every little pointless bit of vindication you can squeeze in against someone who holds the opposite view of the films that you do. After seeing the above remark, I have to admit I'm convinced! []

As for me and the topic of this thread, I'd want to play Legolas. Ya, I'm a chick, so it probably couldn't logically happen, but he was such a cool and enigmatic character: so subtle and hard to pinpoint--at times serene and peaceful, at other times, mysterious and silent, and sort of wild and dangerous, at other times, playful, and still at others, soft-spoken and quiet. Legolas is the character I think most underrated, yet most msyterious and interesting as I see it, and I would really like to see someone who understands these qualities about him bring him to life in a film.

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There's nothing "humorous" about seeing something defiled that you revere.
Oh perleasssssse! Get a life you muppet [] It was a bloody novel, not an Earth changing discovery that aided the furtherment of mankind! []

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I'd want to be 1. Legolas or 2. Eowyn.

Legolas because I love Elves and also because he's an awesome warrior.
Eowyn because, though she's a little whiny at times, all she wants to to go out and fight the evil.

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The Witch-King of Angmar wrote:
There's nothing "humorous" about seeing something defiled that you revere.

Hallelujah! Praise Illúvatar! Yes, you've got it! You can understand this after all!

And, you see, I revere PJ's LOTR movies just as much as I revere the novels.

Now you know how I feel when you defile PJ and his movies with your endless stream of sarcastic, meanspirited posts.

[ 05-07-2006, 03:20 PM: Message edited by: Alatar the East-helper ]

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Bingo. Alatar said it.
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And, you see, I revere PJ's LOTR movies just as much as I revere the novels.

Which is only possible, if you revere neither.


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It's been suggested you are exactly like WK in the opposite, just as petty and petulant, and just as obssessed with every little pointless bit of vindication you can squeeze in against someone who holds the opposite view of the films that you do. After seeing the above remark, I have to admit I'm convinced!
Actually I've specified the opposite; if someone takes me out of context, that's their problem.

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As for me and the topic of this thread, I'd want to play Legolas. Ya, I'm a chick, so it probably couldn't logically happen,

a-HEM:

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Didn't stop SOME people! []

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Which is only possible, if you revere neither.
That statement looks an awful lot like you telling us what exists inside our heads.

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I'd want to play Sam. No question.
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Do you even KNOW how a country-servant Englishman acts, talks etc? I've heard some good voice-translations by the BBC or other British actors, but too many would have us believe that accents and mannerisms don't matter.

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That statement looks an awful lot like you telling us what exists inside our heads.

No, I'm talking about what exists outside of them; it's called the TRUTH. You can have it in your head, that the Pope is a devout Buddhist; that doesn't make it true.

Just like thinking that the movies revered the books; that's a mistake, since they were crafted in pure ir-reverence of them.
To say otherwise, would be a mistake.

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No, I'm talking about what exists outside of them; it's called the TRUTH. You can have it in your head, that the Pope is a devout Buddhist; that doesn't make it true.

All the man said it that he revered the movies just as much as he revered the books. That's his feelings, not yours. You cannot tell anybody else how they can feel about anything. Otherwise you're just going to fall deeper into the lunatic hole you've dug for yourself.

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Just like thinking that the movies revered the books; that's a mistake, since they were crafted in pure ir-reverence of them.
To say otherwise, would be a mistake.

Again, he said nothing about the movies revering the books. All he said was that he revered the movies as much as the books. And as far as you saying the movies were crafted in irreverence of the books - I say you're wrong.

I say you're a mistake. []

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For the record, I won't sink to your level-- just report it.
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I would like to be Legolas of course.

Wiki,
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Thank you, Snow Wizard, for your intellectual precision. It is to be expected from a fellow wizard. []
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