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The Joy of Teaching Tolkien

Clifton8
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Feb 5 2013, 8:41pm


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1. Would you rather see it in a fairly packed theater, or with just a few people in there with you, or would you like the theater all to yourself? Why?

Very few to none at all. This is due to the many distractions others can cause.... talking, texting, etc... Exception: I took my students on a field trip to see the movie. This was an amazing experience as they were all so excited (which I believe was a result of my own excitement in teaching the novel). The silence in the theater that day told me that my students were completely swept away in Middle-Earth (A very satisfying and heart-warming moment).We had watched all of the production video blogs from PJ and any other clips from youtube we could find. Two weeks before the premier of the film, I was informed that I was awarded a grant that I had applied for back in August in hopes of paying for the trip. Because of this, I was able to take 50 9th-10th grade students to see the film in 3D HFR.

2. What's the funniest thing you've overheard other viewers say (I usually hear these things as we're all piling out together afterwards)?

For me it was hilarious to hear my students complain about the cut off point of AUJ. Many of my students made comments about not getting to see Beorn (one of my favorite characters), which led them to beg me to take them all again next year to see The Desolation of Smaug.... The absolute highlight of the day.

3. Has anything Unexpected happened during any of your viewings?

The second time I went to see the film was with both of my brothers in Erie, PA. over Christmas break. There was a huge snow storm, but we ventured out anyway, just to see it together as we had done ten years ago with each of the LoTR movies. Just as Bilbo and Gollum began their game of riddles, the storm caused the power to go out! After the power was restored, the 3D projectors were thrown out of whack and were not able to be repaired..... we were the only ones to stay and finish watching the film even though it was all blurry. When we left the theater we were kindly refunded by management.

Subject User Time
Questions about your viewing experiences Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 2 2013, 9:56pm
    I've never paid so much attention to anyone's hair Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 2 2013, 10:18pm
    I like to see it making money! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 2 2013, 10:18pm
        Ehhhhhh.. . . ! Yeah. That is unfortunate. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 2 2013, 11:23pm
    Five times... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Feb 2 2013, 11:04pm
    3: Missing polarizers belfalas Send a private message to belfalas Feb 2 2013, 11:18pm
        Interesting... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 3 2013, 4:10am
            Nope, but I got the impression that the HFR projectors were 'locked down' belfalas Send a private message to belfalas Feb 3 2013, 1:05pm
    four times... belfalas Send a private message to belfalas Feb 2 2013, 11:23pm
    6 times total Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 2 2013, 11:42pm
    Alrighty then CathrineB Send a private message to CathrineB Feb 2 2013, 11:43pm
        Ha. Your 1st response AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 3 2013, 12:46am
            I know right? CathrineB Send a private message to CathrineB Feb 3 2013, 1:00am
    2 times imin Send a private message to imin Feb 3 2013, 12:33am
    Viewings Gelir Send a private message to Gelir Feb 3 2013, 12:55am
    But... what about Thorin's hair? ;) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 3 2013, 1:05am
    my answers: Jeremy Send a private message to Jeremy Feb 3 2013, 2:05am
        TABA stands for. . . AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 3 2013, 2:32am
            don't judge a book by its cover Jeremy Send a private message to Jeremy Feb 3 2013, 3:36am
                Ugh! They may have been Posers!!! lol AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 3 2013, 4:21am
    8 times so far Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 3 2013, 2:33am
        This is sounding like a common occurrance: Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 3 2013, 2:49am
            6 times so far MistyMountain Send a private message to MistyMountain Feb 3 2013, 3:06am
    my answers arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Feb 3 2013, 3:05am
    Oh goodie! Another fun thread! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Feb 3 2013, 6:36am
    Okey. Dokey! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Feb 3 2013, 9:21am
        Four times Lonely Mountain Send a private message to Lonely Mountain Feb 3 2013, 10:13am
        DITTO about the perfume! Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Feb 3 2013, 5:01pm
        An addition to my post: Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Feb 3 2013, 6:54pm
    Fun! Sślimė Send a private message to Sślimė Feb 3 2013, 10:13am
        The Star Trek preview confused me too Nira Send a private message to Nira Feb 3 2013, 4:29pm
    I may have more opportunities to be in an empty theater! Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Feb 3 2013, 4:49pm
    11 years ago... glor Send a private message to glor Feb 3 2013, 5:42pm
        Same Here IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 3 2013, 9:29pm
    Fun topic!! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 3 2013, 10:56pm
        You don't keep your 3D glasses? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 3 2013, 11:43pm
            perhaps it was for IMAX imin Send a private message to imin Feb 3 2013, 11:59pm
                In my area Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Feb 4 2013, 1:00am
            Not the way it is now Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 4 2013, 1:12am
                Thank you all. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 4 2013, 1:43am
    The Joy of Teaching Tolkien Clifton8 Send a private message to Clifton8 Feb 5 2013, 8:41pm

 
 
 

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