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The appeal of the making of these films or this Middle Earth genre in general

TheOneTony
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Oct 31 2013, 2:28am


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I have to say, I'm a big Sci-Fi fan, mostly a Trekkie and most things that have the first word of "Star" in the front of it.

I wasn't much that much of a fan of these stories or films to begin with, but as I matured, perhaps into my late 30's, I've come to realize the "deepness" of these stories.

I think I came to this realization as I'm in the Environmental field and outdoor enthusiast.

I saw one of the video blogs of Peter Jackson filming in New Zealand and how they took great care in providing scaffolding as to not damage the fauna in one of the well known global parks. Being the environmentalist that I am, I was hooked on these lengthy blogs. I am not usually one to go through too many of the special bonus features on Blu-Rays, but somehow I have no qualms about sitting through Peter Jackson's informative video blogs and other treasures.

Funny thing, I keep thinking of Frodo and Samwise as they long to be home and how they're always thinking of home to keep their mind off the dread they feel.

I some how tie it into my long trips into the great outdoors when out kayaking it's pouring rain and it's somewhat cold outside and I keep thinking the same thing ....how I wish I was home being warm, being with family and friends and not sticking my hands between my legs in a leaky tent. LOL

Also, I have some kind of old-fashioned values and ties with my immediate friends and family and in The Hobbit, Baggins, though he's stepped right out of the Shire into this dangerous world, was able to relate to the dwarfs exile from Erebor and fight for a cause HE supported for someone else he barely knew.

It was right then that Gandalf knew that he had chosen wisely.

Tolkien was an active Catholic Christian , so maybe those warm feelings had something to do with it and it was reflected in his writings.

I'm about to head to bed, I do apologize that this post was a bit pieced together, but these were random thoughts put together in no particular order....but there's just some kind of feeling of "coming home" when I watch these films as compared to the flashy lazer beams and transporter special effects.

There is some kind of realism to these films even though it's fictitious. In fact, the actors and crew are "roughing it" as the dwarves and Baggins did. lol I read the recent article about the "Food Tent" and how everyone is lined up for chow as equals.

If anyone can relate to ME relating to LOTR of The Hobbit films and the feelings it gives you, please feel free to share. :-)

Tony - Geek Culture Examiner

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The appeal of the making of these films or this Middle Earth genre in general TheOneTony Send a private message to TheOneTony Oct 31 2013, 2:28am
    Welcome, TheOneTony! Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 31 2013, 3:42am
    Hello The One Tony star Oct 31 2013, 4:32am
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