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Wasn't a Tolkien fan until just before the films

zarabia
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Jan 2 2013, 4:08am


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Wasn't a Tolkien fan until just before the films [In reply to] Can't Post

I read the books in anticipation of the films. I knew about the books because my sister had read them when she was a teen, but her descriptions didn't do anything for me. I thought it was just a story about little badger people who find a magic ring that makes you evil if you wear it...there was a weird little guy who kept hissing "my precious", yadda, yadda, yadda...It wasn't until I saw the first preview in the Spring? of 2001 that I took LOTR seriously. While reading it, I realized that much of it would have to be changed to work as a film, but I fell in love with them and was, though realistic, a bit protective. I wasn't online much then; the only thing I heard beforehand that I didn't like was Liv Tyler as Arwen. I had never liked her, she usually played Lolita type characters, so I wasn't hopeful. But I have to say she changed my mind. I think she made an excellent Arwen; I can't imagine anyone else in that role. So, my one fear was very much allayed. Smile

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime

(This post was edited by zarabia on Jan 2 2013, 4:09am)

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What was it like, pre-movies? brucewayne Send a private message to brucewayne Jan 1 2013, 7:33pm
    I thought it was great! Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jan 1 2013, 7:40pm
        Interesting recollections, Escapist! Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jan 1 2013, 11:53pm
            right ... that .. // Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jan 2 2013, 8:19pm
    I heard... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 1 2013, 7:52pm
    During filming Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 2 2013, 12:54am
    It seems like a lifetime ago Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 2 2013, 1:10am
    Wasn't a Tolkien fan until just before the films zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jan 2 2013, 4:08am
    It was a lot quieter.// geordie Send a private message to geordie Jan 2 2013, 1:09pm
    oh, casting choices acheron Send a private message to acheron Jan 2 2013, 8:18pm
    I would say similar to The Hobbit build up....excitement and Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 2 2013, 10:49pm
        I'm interested brucewayne Send a private message to brucewayne Jan 3 2013, 12:47am
            In the menu section of the left side of this webpage, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 3 2013, 1:38am
            Unfortunately, it looks like the discussions are no longer Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 3 2013, 3:00am
    my wholelife invested in the release of these films lol jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Jan 5 2013, 8:04pm
    I missed the FOTR hype, but was here for the lead up to TTT and ROTK... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 6 2013, 2:56am
    I was a fan of the books sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 12 2013, 10:26am

 
 
 

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