Joined: Oct. 2001
||Posted: Feb. 12 2002,5:39 pm
|I've got the whole LOTR Trilogy in .pdf format if anyone's interested.. loved the movie (except for the abrupt ending) and think it's great that it got 13 nominations for the Oscar. However, while I think McKellan is an awesome actor, I don't see him getting the nod for supporting actor due to a variety of factors. LOTR probably won't get Best Picture either because of the theme.|
That said, Quinn, ... you better take ME along ....
The trilogy would make a pretty good trade item. I had mixed reviews on the movie. The first time I saw it I was disapointed. It was no where near as bad as the animated Bashki version but I thought there was a lot of unnecessary changes (that didn't save time; I understood cutting of some characters like Bombadil and Glorfindel) but things were just changed for no real reason. (I won't rant on about it too much here, I was really disapointed by Elrond, some of the changes to Aragorn's character, Galadriel, and Lothlorien). I also thought it was somewhat choppy (but I guess Jackson was forced to cut an extra 1/2 or 45 min from the cut he wanted).
Anyway I saw it a second time,this time going in there already knowing what I didn't like and trying to see it from the viewpoint of a non Tolkien semischolar/purist (aka geek) and really liked the movie. So as a Tolkien adaptation I give it around a 6, as a movie a 9.
Yeah I also don't see it winning best picture, it's been up for tons of awards in the past and never walked away with any. I do think the theme has a lot to do with it, people here fantasy and instantly they think the Dungeons and Dragons (no offense to anyone who plays or has played it, I'm a big fan of the computer RPG) instead of realizing how truly deep of a world (not just story but world) Tolkien created. I've read tons of epic fantasy lately looking for something that comes close (Jordan, Feist, Goodkind, Martin, Salvatorie, etc) and have yet to find it.
Quinn would probably do well to bring you along, I tried the keep the questions easy enough that you can get them after one reading, however if you've scene the movie as well it could mix things up a little. I got two of my friends to read the Fellowship (they both loved it and have bought the trilogy, we've spent a lot of time at the local tavern discussing it). Anyway they both got 7 out of the 8 correct. But they were really into it too. So a Tolkien expert (like I'm assuming you are, would come in handy).
Besides with Erie's relatively small caching population I need people from outside the area to hit it
That's actually why I choose Presque Isle, it seems to pull outside cachers better, the other caches I've place (while receiving good reviews) haven't gotten that many cachers.
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