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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rain
    'seeing' Gandalf 'kill' the balrog- that is NOT in the book.
    yes it is

    there are major difference between every movie and the books themovie is based on

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    Yeah.....
    While by no means a comprehensive, here is a list of changes.

    http://www.lordotrings.com/noflash/l...otrchanges.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeradul
    Surely all the extras were locals, but the sets, costumes, weapons, and special effects were all Hollywood.
    nope - all the weapons etc were manufactured in NZ

    The special effects where done on the largest install of IBM blade servers in the world - in NZ.

    I was speaking to an IBM server specialist and he said it was the biggest, most powerfull IT infrastructure that IBM has every delt with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kheldar
    there are major difference between every movie and the books themovie is based on
    for example, in the 2nd film, frodo goes to the ruined city (can't remeber the name of it). That never happened in the book, and it is a significant change.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    yes that was a fairly major change

    I also thought that shelob was bit disappointing - no sign of an incredible ancient intelligence

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    NO! It was EXACTLY THE SAME!!

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    Thats why I'm not the biggest fan of the movies- my imagination is far better than the movies. After the first one, I realised that watching the rest would ruin my mental pictures of the books, so I won't be seeing the rest.

    As for the weapons being Holywood- why bother? There are medievalists all over the world- even in NZ!

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    the ending was a shame, and different

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    Jesus..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The__tweaker
    Jesus..
    No i believe that content is currently playing as "The Passion of Christ" So, let's not confuse the issue that seems to have been straightened out by a few avid Tolkien readers post:laugh:


    And yes changes had to be made for the exclusion of the Hobbit and those viewers who had absolutely no prior knowledge of J.R.R.Tolkien's works including Smith of Wooten and Farmer Giles of Ham, in which Tom Bombadill originally appears.

    Having read the Trilogy books every year since 1964, my biggest disapointment in the movies were the F**kin' sound affects. The extended DVD's illuminate more on the book in explaining things like Aragorns having been raised in Rivendell to disguise his true heritage, as well as how Smeagol became Gollum. And scenes had
    to be taken out of sequence to acommodate deletions. That's all "Hollywood" license and ends up on the cutting room floor.

    But, when Aragorn bent down to cut the kings foil after Frodo was smitten by the Morgoth blade of Angmar (Chief Nazgul) upon Weathertop, the sound effect of his drawing a fixed pre-midievil blade was unmistakible as anything other than the destinct click of a Buck 110 locking blade.......which made it's debute in society no earlier than 1976?

    Point being that i can reclaim my long standing mental vision of the book, as it far predates the movies. And Gollum now has the truest image ever since the Hildabrandt Bro's imagery of the 70's, hell the Oscars had to invent a new catagory just for Gollums character.

    But, i think i shall never again be free to read the books without headphones blasting Tolkiens score "The Road Goes Ever On", just to rid my psyche of that un-middle-earthian click.
    : omg: :shrug:
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