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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: "In a Dreary Swamp, under a Gloomy Cave, live the Fishm Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shadows where the Mewlips dwell
Are dark and wet as ink,
And slow and softly rings their bell
As in the slime you sink.

You sink into the slime, who dare
To knock upon their door,
While down the grinning gargoyles stare
And noisome waters pour.

Beside the rotting river-strand
The drooping willows weep,
And gloomily the gorcrows stand
Croaking in their sleep.

Over the Merlock Mountains a long and weary way
In a mouldy valley where the trees are grey,
By a dark pool's borders without wind or tide,
Moonless and sunless, the Mewlips hide.

The cellars where the Mewlips sit
Are deep and dank and cold
With single sickly candle lit;
And there they count their gold.

Their walls are wet, their ceilings drip,
Their feet upon the floor
Go softly with a squish-flap-flip,
As they sidle to the door.

They peep out slyly; through a crack
Their feeling fingers creep,
Adn when they've finished, in a sack
Your bones they take to keep.

Beyond the Merlock Mountains, a long and lonely road,
Through the spider shadows and the marsh of Tode,
And through the wood of hanging trees and the gallows-weed,
You go to find the Mewlips - and the Mewlips feed.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone else feel betrayed by the exclusion of Tom Bombadil in the LOTR movies?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did anyone else feel betrayed by the exclusion of Tom Bombadil in the LOTR movies?

I would have, but it would have added at least a half-hour to an already 3-hour-long movie.

I find it much less easy to excuse their butchery of Arwen and consequent exclusion of Glorfindel.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the LOTR movies were a load of crap. Character and plot development were sacrificed to a lot of overdone computer-generated special effects.

It's a rare modern movie where the emphasis isn't on things that go boom.

I like blue's pictures a lot better. thumbsup

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed the movies, surprisingly, because I almost never like book movies. I agree that there was a lot of emphasis on effects, to the detriment of character development; at the same time, I don't feel the story could have been properly done without modern effects. There are some stories that can only now be made into effective films because of CGI. And, if you've read the books, the characters are already developed in your mind.
I thought they were real popcorn throwers. smile

I REALLY like Blue's pictures. They also have a bit of a Lovecraftian feel to them.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

floorlaugh Looks like someone isn't going to dinner tonight tongue

clap Good Photos Blue

Now when the kid I called Katy lived with me, she read them all read

Then she slap me enough and we went to see them smile

I never read the books, so I just watched and let it go afterwards wink

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patchover wrote:
floorlaugh Looks like someone isn't going to dinner tonight tongue


Well, do you eat your starfish with or without utensils? wink

No need to criticize or debate here. no
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome pictures!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent pictures!!

and yes, I liked the LOTR movies but also disliked them for various reasons mentioned here but my butt was already aching and I didn't want an even longer movie just to be more faithful to the storyline.. ... Actually during the 3rd movie I stopped caring about Frodo's struggle with the ring's power because I couldn't stand sitting for so long. Which defeats the dramatic impact doesn't it? "Oh for god's sake Frodo, hurry up! 'cos everyone wants to go home including me."

A version of the Hobbit is being made - that will be interesting to see how it turns out. Peter Jackson is not the director.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruthml wrote:
Peter Jackson is not the director.

Glory hallelujah!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guillermo Del Toro is the director - and he's been co-writing the script with Jackson so, Jackson still has input. And I think it's going to be 2 hobbit movies. So expect a loose hand with the plot line again.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruthml wrote:
And I think it's going to be 2 hobbit movies. So expect a loose hand with the plot line again.

How do you possibly do The Hobbit in two movies? Break at Beorn's?

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