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If you were stuck on an island, which of the Middle Earth movies would you have with you?

HOBBITFAN13
Lorien

Jun 17 2017, 11:40am

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If you were stuck on an island, which of the Middle Earth movies would you have with you? Can't Post

You can only choose ONE:

An Unexpected Journey?
The Desolation of Smaug?
The Battle of the Five Armies?
The Fellowship of the Ring?
The Two Towers?
The Return of the King?


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jun 17 2017, 12:38pm

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Shoulda done this as a formal poll in the Pollantir forum! [In reply to] Can't Post

That said, I find 'only one' to be an impossible choice. I'm also surprised you didn't ask: Theatrical Cut or Extended Edition?

Now, if the choice was between the two trilogies it would be easy: The Lord of the Rings (extended editions).

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes

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squire
Half-elven


Jun 17 2017, 12:57pm

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Fellowship TE [In reply to] Can't Post

It was the first one, as seen for the first time, and as such it would provide me with the most nostalgia and longest memories of the rest of the film trilogy.

(I am always curious why the "stuck on an island" trope for this kind of self-examination has such staying power. When was the last time anyone was actually stuck on an island?)



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Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jun 17 2017, 1:02pm

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Ha! [In reply to] Can't Post


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(I am always curious why the "stuck on an island" trope for this kind of self-examination has such staying power. When was the last time anyone was actually stuck on an island?)


The question also assumes a working media player and a reliable power source! Sly

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 17 2017, 1:22pm

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Agreed... and well... [In reply to] Can't Post

TE Fellowship has my vote, too, for the exact same reason you've said. The nostalgia... and discovery ;)

Honestly though, I'd rather it be the one-volume edition of the book!!!!


As to the Island... it doesn't necessarily mean on a piece of earth surrounded by water. ;)



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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Jun 17 2017, 2:08pm

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Fellowship. With the added advantage [In reply to] Can't Post

that I would no longer be stranded. (Does it use sails or oars?)



Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Jun 17 2017, 2:09pm

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Yep! (The book) :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



Ataahua
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Jun 17 2017, 9:30pm

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Hard to choose between FOTR EE and ROTK TE. [In reply to] Can't Post

ROTK's Ride of the Rohirrim or Balrog v Gandalf? That's a tough one to pick!

...probably FOTR, as it's the more complete story in and of itself.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Ataahua
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Jun 17 2017, 9:30pm

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*raises hand* [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, not so much the 'stuck' bit...

Angelic

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Jun 19 2017, 4:53pm

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My choice as well [In reply to] Can't Post

Living over and over through that "Oh, they nailed it!" feeling that hit me during the prologue would get me through a lot of days during the rainy season. Or winter. Or whatever the bad part of the year is wherever this island happens to be.

Notta

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Jun 19 2017, 5:03pm

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It still happens [In reply to] Can't Post

Apparently at least twice in 2016:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...anks-to-sos-message/

The little boy in me whose favorite books included "The Coral Island" and "Lord of the Flies" is glad to know that dreams still can come true.

Notta

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


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squire
Half-elven


Jun 19 2017, 7:11pm

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Amazing! [In reply to] Can't Post

The story neglected to report what the shipwrecked couple had packed to amuse themselves.



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Darkstone
Immortal


Jun 19 2017, 8:12pm

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ROTK-TE [In reply to] Can't Post

Like Jackson said, the main reason you take on Lord of the Rings is to make The Return of the King.

Plus the Theatrical Edition extras contain the Supertrailer, which is basically a Reader's Digest version of the film. I've heard grammaboodawg uses it as a quick fix for LOTR withdrawal.

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Once Radagast dreamt he was a moth, a moth flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Radagast. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakably Radagast. But he didn't know if he was Radagast who had dreamt he was a moth, or a moth dreaming he was Radagast. Between Radagast and a moth there must be some distinction! But really, there isn't, because he's actually Aiwendil dreaming he's both Radagast *and* a moth!
-From Radagasti: The Moth Dream


Darkstone
Immortal


Jun 19 2017, 8:56pm

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Maybe half a dozen times [In reply to] Can't Post


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When was the last time anyone was actually stuck on an island?)


For me, in the early 70s. Wake, Guam, Okinawa, and Greenland. Technically the Philippines and Britain.

I recall up in Thule they alternated between showing John Wayne's Chisum with an especially worn print of The Abominable Dr. Phibes that broke during just about every showing.

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Once Radagast dreamt he was a moth, a moth flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Radagast. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakably Radagast. But he didn't know if he was Radagast who had dreamt he was a moth, or a moth dreaming he was Radagast. Between Radagast and a moth there must be some distinction! But really, there isn't, because he's actually Aiwendil dreaming he's both Radagast *and* a moth!
-From Radagasti: The Moth Dream


Darkstone
Immortal


Jun 19 2017, 9:05pm

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Oh, yeah! [In reply to] Can't Post


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As to the Island... it doesn't necessarily mean on a piece of earth surrounded by water. ;)


Back during the drought in 2009 and then 2011 on occasion Wichita Falls was temporarily an island surrounded by wildfires. Luckily it never knocked out our power or the cable TV.

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Once Radagast dreamt he was a moth, a moth flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Radagast. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakably Radagast. But he didn't know if he was Radagast who had dreamt he was a moth, or a moth dreaming he was Radagast. Between Radagast and a moth there must be some distinction! But really, there isn't, because he's actually Aiwendil dreaming he's both Radagast *and* a moth!
-From Radagasti: The Moth Dream


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 19 2017, 9:54pm

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Scary! :o [In reply to] Can't Post

As long as it doesn't knock out the power of breathing, too!!! Smoky air is NASTY!

Extremes, fersher... and both elements seem to take on a life of their own when they're unleashed! STAY SAFE!



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L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Jun 20 2017, 12:25am

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The 1966 copyright-maintenance version of The Hobbit. [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean, if I'm unlucky enough to be stuck on an island in the first place, what are the chances I get something good like the FOTR EE to watch?


dreamflower
Lorien

Jun 20 2017, 9:01pm

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Well if it was just one [In reply to] Can't Post

Fellowship of the Ring, EE

If only two,
FotR:EE
and TH:The Unexpected Journey, EE

If more all of them.

Or skip the movies and give me the entire EE score by Howard Shore plus all the books.

Oh, and whichever: a device to play them on and enough batteries to keep them going or some other power source.

Some people call it fanfiction. I call it story-internal literary criticism.


FarFromHome
Valinor


Jun 21 2017, 7:52pm

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Staying power [In reply to] Can't Post


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(I am always curious why the "stuck on an island" trope for this kind of self-examination has such staying power. When was the last time anyone was actually stuck on an island?)

The BBC started broadcasting Desert Island Discs in 1942, and it's still going strong in 2017. It seems to fit the pattern of the trope very well, although I don't know if it was picking up on an idea that was already out there at the time. It's certainly been a very robust format that hasn't changed much over the years. Each week a different celebrity "castaway" gets to pick eight recordings they would take with them to their island, plus a book and a luxury item. Early episodes have been lost (the BBC had a habit of recycling its tapes in the early days), but there's a searchable archive with over 3000 interviews. You can search on various items, including the book that the castaways chose - Tolkien's been picked a number of times over the years! (I noticed Sir Edmund Hillary picked LotR in 1979, long before he could have known that it would end up being filmed in his homeland! I recall a lovely little LotR movie extra of him visiting a location shoot and Peter Jackson worrying that the conqueror of Everest, now an old man, might slip and fall on the uneven ground!)

They went in, and Sam shut the door.
But even as he did so, he heard suddenly,
deep and unstilled,
the sigh and murmur of the Sea upon the shores of Middle-earth.
From the unpublished Epilogue to the Lord of the Rings



Eruclauron
Bree


Jun 23 2017, 11:16pm

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The Return of the King (EE) [In reply to] Can't Post

Definitely the extended edition of The Return of the King: I get to enjoy Middle-earth longer then. Wink



dormouse
Half-elven


Jun 25 2017, 9:00am

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But does the island have power and all necessary technology? [In reply to] Can't Post

Because if not.....
Well, actually, if it does or doesn't I'm OK because I can play them all in my head. And trust me, I would!

And if I really, really had to choose one when I would take all (and remember, even Desert Island Discs allows boxed sets/ bound volumes) it would be either the Fellowship EE or Battle of the Five Armies EE - because... beginning, or end.

For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood and every spring
there is a different green. . .


Silverlode
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Jun 26 2017, 7:54am

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If there's one thing I learned from watching Gilligan's Island as a kid.... [In reply to] Can't Post

It's that you can power anything with coconuts (except a rescue beacon).

Silverlode

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.




dormouse
Half-elven


Jun 26 2017, 8:38am

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In that case please may I take a copy..... [In reply to] Can't Post

...of 101 useful things to do with a coconut! Tongue

For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood and every spring
there is a different green. . .


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Jun 26 2017, 3:17pm

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The Numenoreans used coconuts for everything in the early days./ [In reply to] Can't Post


 
 

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