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The Witch-King of Angmar
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Mandy, I'll say this, since you asked for it: you're the literary forum boob, and you're not welcome there by anyone-- even as a joke you've worn thin. They were simply too polite to say it, but you pulled out the stops there.

As for SW, he's clearly simply a brainless bottom-feeder-- as is anyone who agrees with him.

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Oh please! Was that a fireball?

Anyways, I wrote what I wrote to tease you, not to condemn you. Unlike what you did with me. So don't get your jeans mixed up with a pair of elf tights, because wearing those would be self-condemning.
Well, I don't know, maybe the tight and uncomfortable look would suit you. [] []

[ 05-10-2006, 08:17 PM: Message edited by: MANDOS ]

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Wait'll I tell my professors that I'm a brainless bottom-feeder [] You've seriously blown everything in the films out of proportion.

[ 05-11-2006, 01:37 AM: Message edited by: Neytari Took-Baggins ]

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Mandy, I'll say this, since you asked for it: you're the literary forum boob
Don't get too upset over this one MANDOS, unlike wiki, but like most straight men, I like boobs.. alot!! So you're ok in my book!! []
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As for SW, he's clearly simply a brainless bottom-feeder--
Cool.

I'm a catfish.

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Mandy, I'll say this, since you asked for it: you're the literary forum boob, and you're not welcome there by anyone--
Hey WK, don't you be dissing MANDOS like that. The movie forum lunatic has no room to talk about anybody else being welcome anywhere.

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I'd want to play someone who gets to ride a horse and gets a lot of swordfighting in as well (and doesn't die). In that case I would have to say...Faramir (Eomer was a close second).

Had Prince Imrahil been in the flix, of course I would want to play him.

Since someone mentioned Silmarillion...Finrod Felagund (with Tuor in second place).

[ 05-16-2006, 02:38 PM: Message edited by: Prince Imrahil ]

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I don't know how this slipped by without response:
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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.

I could maybe give you "young adult" as in "teenagers" but Jackson's LotR flicks were not really made for adults. They were clearly designed for the mass-market, which is primarily teenagers. Adults generally don't care about Burger King toys or Toys-R-Us action figures to go with their films.
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It's been documented here previously, that Jackson sealed his deal with over $300 million in promotions-sales, before he shot a single frame of the movie, in order to pacify backers; talk about "selling out."

But I'd be amiss if I didn't provide some examples:

Good joke:
Pippin: "Where's Frodo?"
Sam: "He said he had to do some thinking."
Pippin: "What, before breakfast?"

Bad jokes:
"What's this? A ranger caught off his guard?"
"You look awful."
(Random dwarf-joke)
"That still counts as ONE!"
"That's the end of negotiations."

However I'm not generally critical of movies that look like this one in terms of "hamming things up," since I just accept that's the trash which the public accepts; it's just a shame that one of my favorite books had to be subjected that sort of MST3K cheesiness, while people think that it actually did the story justice.

However it's like with most ham&cheese-fests: people think that tossing around such displays of bad values and low standards of consumption, are just really great and harmless fun-- until later on, when their arteries are clogged with lard, and their brains are plugged by a stroke-- and they realize it wasn't such a good idea to consume five pounds of cholesterol at a time.

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They were clearly designed for the mass-market, which is primarily teenagers.
And why they beefed up the absurd Legolas hero scenes or cast Aragorn as a gillette-jawed, hottie poppajamma [] instead of the grim-looking character he was supposed to be--to appeal to the dizzy, teen fangurlz. Then there are the endless, glorified video game battles which grab the remaining gender faction of teens. Pretty much the whole film reeks of adolescent appeal, and the Burger King marketing aimed at an even younger set completely sealed its doom. []

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Good joke:
Pippin: "Where's Frodo?"
Sam: "He said he had to do some thinking."
Pippin: "What, before breakfast?"

My favourites from the book:

"And now leave me in peace for a bit! I don't want to answer a string of questions while I am eating! I want to think!"/
"Good heavens!" said Pippin. "At breakfast?"

and later. . .

". . .We slept late; and there are good many miles to go."/
"You slept late you mean," said Pippin. "I was up long before and we are only waiting for you to finish eating and thinking."

The book has some of the most clever and intelligent humour, and Pippin in particular has some of the most clever and witty lines. He's a brilliant, funny character as he stands, so why did PJ and Co. have to turn him into such a dufus? To make the films properly funny, right, since the professor didn't have much of a sense of humor about him, of course. []

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And why they beefed up the absurd Legolas hero scenes"

Because PJ's obviously a self-hating geek who wants to compensate for his own inadequacies via typical self-indulgent "Mary Sue" Elf-characters-- or a kung-fu superhero.

[QUOTE] or cast Aragorn as a gillette-jawed, hottie poppajamma instead of the grim-looking character he was supposed to be--to appeal to the dizzy, teen fangurlz.

Or "Three Musketeers" fans! []
Seriously, Aragorn was at least 6'7" tall-- Viggy's only, what, a FOOT shorter? As I've demonstrated previously, compare the scrawny man-who-would-be-king, to to the beefy "Elsie" Arwen:
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Now notice how Viggy's feet are obviously standing on a box at Liverspots' knee-level; it's so ridiculous that I'm reminded of Lord Farquar facing Shrek's wife at the altar. It's no wonder they omitted the part how Aragorn captured Gollum bare-handed; no one would've believed it! Even a single Uruk-hai almost kills him.

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Then there are the endless, glorified video game battles which grab the remaining gender faction of teens. Pretty much the whole film reeks of adolescent appeal, and the Burger King marketing aimed at an even younger set completely sealed its doom.

You mean perceived adolescent appeal, which churns out condescending pap that teens are "supposed" to like. In reality, truth is stranger than fiction at that age, more than any other-- look at "Star Wars;" if LotR bothered to leave the underlying story intact, they'd make SW look like "Space Ninjas III."

Modern mass-market commercialism, simply doesn't give the audience credit for having ANY intelligence.; that was SW's main appeal which set it apart from the rest, i.e. it preserved the core messageof older movies-- even at a camp-level.
Meanwhile, LotR was produced in an undignified, self-indulgent style more like "Raiders of the Lost Ark," which was likewise so insulting that I couldn't watch it. Some people said it was SUPPOSED to be stupid, but one would assume more respect for holy artifacts. Same with LotR.

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I would like to be The Witch King just because i like the Nazgûl
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If you like Nazgûl, you should apply to become a member of the Dark Diocese. It is Minas Tirith's official Nazgûl appreciation society. To join, simply send a PM to the Tenth Nazgûl, and wait until he introduces you before you post. Just be warned: new members are routinely tortured for a while, then killed and resurrected as immortal demons.
Yes, I know this is off-topic.
To answer the question of the thread's title: I would like to be Galadriel. Or if I were a guy, probably Elrond.

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Galadriel's a tall order. I think one would be hard-pressed to find actors with sufficient depth to play most of the characters; their motivation alone is beyond the understanding of most actors.
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I would be Tulkas.
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Tulkas wasn't in LotR. Besides, all he ever did was beat up Melkor a couple of times-- and probably it was him that sunk Beleriand in the War of Wrath with his excessive steroid-mentality.
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Éowyn is the best
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Éowyn is the best

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Gollum of course []
I played Gollum in a school play once! In The Hobbit, so I was only in one scene, but still, it was the best role I've ever had. The most difficult one as well... Learning to speak that way! God, that was hard!
But I was good at it []
Yet nobody will ever beat Andy Serkis

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Arwen. She had the good sense to stay at home and catch up on her sewing. []
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I'd be one of the Dunedain Rangers.
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Since we're talking about the movies here and not the books, I'd want to be Bert the Troll, that way I'm put out of my misery early before the worst bastardization of the story begins.
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