• LOTR

    From Gamgee@DIGDIST/STARFRON to All on Thu Apr 16 22:30:34 2020
    Hi all,

    I'm a big fan of the LOTR books, as you may be able to tell by the name of my BBS... Hehe.

    I'm wondering how many folks read the books before watching the movies? I certainly did, having first read them all about 30 years ago... I've probably read all of them a total of 7-8 times. Something new each time.

    The movies I thought were pretty well done, at least the first three. The way they split "The Hobbit" up into 3 separate movies seemed a little off to me. I
    had the impression they were just trying to rake in as much money as possible from something they knew would probably sell well. They weren't terrible, but it was stretched out a little too much in my opinion.

    One related book that I've not been able to get through is "The Silmarillion".
    Have tried to read it several times but always get bogged down with the level of detail and give up on it. One day I hope to read it completely.

    I'm always open for discussion about these books/movies, please share your thoughts on any/all topics related to this!
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  • From calcmandan@DIGDIST to Gamgee on Tue Apr 21 00:08:00 2020
    Gamgee wrote to All <=-

    Hi all,

    I'm a big fan of the LOTR books, as you may be able to tell by the name
    of my BBS... Hehe.

    I'm wondering how many folks read the books before watching the movies?
    I certainly did, having first read them all about 30 years ago...
    I've probably read all of them a total of 7-8 times. Something new
    each time.

    I read them in sixth grade and thought they were great. I was caught more
    by the Narnia series and star trek novels. I was also a big fan of heinlein
    and asimov.

    The movies I thought were pretty well done, at least the first three.
    The way they split "The Hobbit" up into 3 separate movies seemed a
    little off to me. I had the impression they were just trying to rake
    in as much money as possible from something they knew would probably
    sell well. They weren't terrible, but it was stretched out a little
    too much in my opinion.

    I watched the first lotr movie and fell asleep. I never enjoy movies adapted from novels because, as a back-seat director, they always skip the story
    points I always want to see, and then they exaggerate scenes that play
    very little into the story. But that's just me.

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  • From CunningToad@DIGDIST/BTTMLSS to Gamgee on Thu Oct 8 13:25:00 2020
    If Hobbit was made in 3 parts - then LOTR should be in at least 9. ;)

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  • From Gamgee@DIGDIST/FREEWAY to CunningToad on Sat Oct 10 12:31:00 2020
    CunningToad wrote to Gamgee <=-

    If Hobbit was made in 3 parts - then LOTR should be in at least
    9. ;)

    To any of the Sysops who may be reading this... I think something
    is crossed up somewhere... The poster above didn't quote
    anything, but I think he's replying to a post I made quite a while
    back, in the "StarNet" network. Not sure how it could have gotten
    over to DeveloperNet, but it appears that it did...



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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to Gamgee on Thu Oct 15 12:37:14 2020
    Re: Re: LOTR
    By: Gamgee to CunningToad on Sat Oct 10 2020 12:31 pm

    If Hobbit was made in 3 parts - then LOTR should be in at least
    9. ;)

    To any of the Sysops who may be reading this... I think something
    is crossed up somewhere... The poster above didn't quote
    anything, but I think he's replying to a post I made quite a while
    back, in the "StarNet" network. Not sure how it could have gotten
    over to DeveloperNet, but it appears that it did...

    I was wondering how it was related to the C programming language...

    Nightfox
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