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I think you're on to something

wendy woo
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Dec 7 2012, 6:30am


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My fantasy-hating husband refuses to go the theatre with us to see this movie even though it's something we can do with our kids and family at Xmas time because "I'm not wanting to go to a movie with a bunch of groupies" (my siblings and I are fans). His attitude is ridiculous, mind you, because no one in the family is so dedicated that we would EVER go to the theatre in costume and with props like it was a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (I wouldn't go to see that one at all, btw). More than anything else, I think he just feels like an odd-man-out with us because we like it and he doesn't see the charm. Unless a story is based on something with a more ordinary every day feel to it, he's bored. But, in my opinion, just because one does not care for fantasy it does not follow that the fantasy lover is a nut or a zealot!

And on that same note, it bugged me that when it was announced that Peter Jackson was returning to Middle Earth, many people said or had an attitude of "Not again" as if PJ had made nothing else in the last ten years. It's funny that some of the same people who make these statements are the same people who admire the works of other directors even though they make the same kind of stuff over and over. Tyler Perry, James Cameron, and Martin Scorsese come to mind for doing that. Scorsese, for instance, has been making the same kind of gritty, urban film for thirty years and people think he's great (I think his gangster stuff is crap, btw. His characters are vile, violent, and what's worse, booorrring. The Departed and Casino were especially bad). I never am interested in any of his gangster characters and I don't have a predjudice against the genre because I believe Coppola's The Godfather is one of the best films ever made. I know Scorsese's made The Aviator and Hugo, but I think he's better when he stays out of American cities. But I know, if he were to suddenly announce that he decided to make another grim trip to Jersey or the Lower East Side, NO ONE would say "What?? Again???" like they do with Jackson. In my opinion, there's a common snobbery that people who are not fans seem to share.

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New Clip HD!!!! The White Council (incredible acting) Ecthelions Beard Send a private message to Ecthelions Beard Dec 6 2012, 8:37pm
    woah cool redgiraffe Send a private message to redgiraffe Dec 6 2012, 8:39pm
    I have NO self control left... Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Dec 6 2012, 8:39pm
        You and me both dubulous Send a private message to dubulous Dec 6 2012, 8:46pm
    Too much talking dave_lf Send a private message to dave_lf Dec 6 2012, 8:40pm
        Yes. Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Dec 6 2012, 8:42pm
        Haha redgiraffe Send a private message to redgiraffe Dec 6 2012, 8:43pm
            clickable redgiraffe Send a private message to redgiraffe Dec 6 2012, 8:45pm
    The more I see Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 6 2012, 8:45pm
        Agree, some of the critics don't understand the story and Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Dec 6 2012, 8:51pm
            I think you're on to something wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Dec 7 2012, 6:30am
                Quite opposite with me Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Dec 7 2012, 3:28pm
                    OT, i know, but... sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 7 2012, 4:48pm
                    Marty! unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 7 2012, 5:07pm
                        While were talking Scorsese... sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 8 2012, 2:40am
                            yeah, "After Hours" unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 10 2012, 5:09pm
        It was a little blurry! redgiraffe Send a private message to redgiraffe Dec 6 2012, 9:00pm
        Every clip I see makes me scratch my head about the mixed reviews... nobofthepony Send a private message to nobofthepony Dec 7 2012, 2:37am
            Oh yes! totoro Send a private message to totoro Dec 7 2012, 3:35am
            I agree... jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Dec 7 2012, 3:51am
                Yep I agree. Joe20 Send a private message to Joe20 Dec 7 2012, 3:57am
    Good clip rune Send a private message to rune Dec 6 2012, 8:46pm
    MUST RESIST... TEMPTATION!!! Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Dec 6 2012, 8:49pm
    I'm getting a weird vibe from this "exposition" thoon Send a private message to thoon Dec 6 2012, 8:50pm
    What is meant by the line Seaber Send a private message to Seaber Dec 6 2012, 8:57pm
        Perhaps... Lieutenant of Dol Guldur Send a private message to Lieutenant of Dol Guldur Dec 6 2012, 9:08pm
            That was my thought as well. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Dec 6 2012, 9:19pm
                One especially impressive thing about this clip... sharpened_graphite Send a private message to sharpened_graphite Dec 6 2012, 9:48pm
    I know there are reasons for wanting a small group interacting, Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Dec 6 2012, 9:04pm
    Compromise: I watched it without the sound belfalas Send a private message to belfalas Dec 6 2012, 9:07pm
    Beautiful stuff! sharpened_graphite Send a private message to sharpened_graphite Dec 6 2012, 9:17pm
    WOWWW BornOutOfTheWest Send a private message to BornOutOfTheWest Dec 6 2012, 9:18pm
    I can see where the 'critics' are coming from; this really is for us fans! sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Dec 6 2012, 9:24pm
    For 400 years we have had peace Welsh hero Send a private message to Welsh hero Dec 6 2012, 9:36pm
        Encyclopedia of Arda has a time frame tool, this is what I got from it: Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 6 2012, 9:58pm
            48 fps topic Simon Send a private message to Simon Dec 6 2012, 10:10pm
                The clip is 24fps... Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Dec 6 2012, 10:27pm
                    I know that... Simon Send a private message to Simon Dec 6 2012, 10:32pm
                        Yeah... Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Dec 6 2012, 10:43pm
                            good Simon Send a private message to Simon Dec 6 2012, 10:48pm
        Not necessarily anything in particular. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Dec 6 2012, 10:02pm
        Maybe... MTT Gandalf Send a private message to MTT Gandalf Dec 7 2012, 2:07pm
    Fantastic acting... Macsen Send a private message to Macsen Dec 6 2012, 10:24pm
        I know that it's probably the correct pronunciation, but... Beeromir Send a private message to Beeromir Dec 6 2012, 10:26pm
        Hm, I found them a bit distracting. Thoromir Send a private message to Thoromir Dec 6 2012, 10:31pm
            Perhaps... Macsen Send a private message to Macsen Dec 6 2012, 10:42pm
            I think we will see him speak more, painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Dec 6 2012, 11:00pm
                Sure hope so! // Thoromir Send a private message to Thoromir Dec 6 2012, 11:02pm
    Watched this a couple times and it struck me about Elrond Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 7 2012, 2:31am
    Magnificent scene! God, I hope it stays! AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Dec 7 2012, 4:43am
    Thanks! Avnar Send a private message to Avnar Dec 7 2012, 4:48am
        That's what I'm worried about jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Dec 7 2012, 6:23am
            Don't forget... Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Dec 7 2012, 6:52am
            Think of it this way. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Dec 7 2012, 8:46am
                I really loved this clip. The setting is beautiful, the dialogue and interaction wonderful AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Dec 8 2012, 6:34am
        Promotional Material dave_lf Send a private message to dave_lf Dec 7 2012, 1:23pm
            Yeah true... Avnar Send a private message to Avnar Dec 7 2012, 1:25pm
            Fair point Cave Troll Send a private message to Cave Troll Dec 7 2012, 1:35pm
        Because Jettorex Send a private message to Jettorex Dec 7 2012, 1:50pm
    wow, Christopher Lee does look like he was actually there!! MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Dec 7 2012, 7:26am
        He WAS actually there Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Dec 7 2012, 12:24pm
            Has that been confirmed? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 7 2012, 12:31pm
                Christopher Lee was on his own, yes. NT Mischa07 Send a private message to Mischa07 Dec 7 2012, 12:51pm
                But... Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Dec 7 2012, 12:58pm
                    I'm not sure what you mean by this: DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 7 2012, 1:08pm
                        Basically Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Dec 7 2012, 1:11pm
                            All I remember is the chair he was sat on. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 7 2012, 1:13pm
                        I wonder... Avnar Send a private message to Avnar Dec 7 2012, 1:14pm
                            Is it this picture, on the poster? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 7 2012, 1:17pm
                                Yes!! That's it... Avnar Send a private message to Avnar Dec 7 2012, 1:22pm
                                you're right! zarqui2 Send a private message to zarqui2 Dec 7 2012, 1:24pm
                                    Is there?? Avnar Send a private message to Avnar Dec 7 2012, 1:28pm
                                        comic-con zarqui2 Send a private message to zarqui2 Dec 7 2012, 2:10pm
                    Lee was alone on set Lieutenant of Dol Guldur Send a private message to Lieutenant of Dol Guldur Dec 7 2012, 2:46pm
    I've been spoiled too much this week. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 7 2012, 8:21am
    I fear Cave Troll Send a private message to Cave Troll Dec 7 2012, 1:30pm
        huh? unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 7 2012, 3:20pm
            Well Cave Troll Send a private message to Cave Troll Dec 7 2012, 4:14pm
                Rather than showing off, I think the motivation is to make the shot interesting Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 7 2012, 4:32pm
                    and it doesn't hurt that the shot is gorgeous. unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 7 2012, 5:02pm

 
 
 

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