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You should have read the trilogy and the 'Hobbit' first!

I have not seen any of the movies, but I would imagine that they pale in comparison with to the images you would have been able to create on your own just reading the books.

Tolkien wrote that as a story he would read his kids to put them to bed. As a linguist and professor, he created the elfig language as an exercise. The completion of the different books have the longest latency in between books, Tolkien left what would be the trilogy unfinished for many years...

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Now that I read the whole thread... It's FroDo people!

Someone touched over the perversion caused by the ring to it's bearer, that should answer some of your questions.

However, your collective comments are telling me that the movie really is lacking, that the book would not have left you wondering.

In addition (is it JimB who did), someone talked about Bilbo's "legacy" of the ring to his nephew Frodo, I would hope that the Hobbit is used as a preface to the first movie, otherwise, a lot is left unexplained, such as who is Golum and how did he come to exist, who are the dwarves who travelled with Bilbo, etc, etc, etc...

Don't give up, pick up the books and start with "The Hobbit"

Some of you are commenting on length, again, reading the books, I am surprised that they could synthetize everything to fit in 3 screenings of 3 hours or so each.

Finally, those of you commenting about making audible comments and sounds during the movies remind me why I don't go to the movies any more, the lack of respect for the other people who are there to enjoy the film. I would bet that these are the same people who forget to use the turn signals when changing lanes and/or directions, the products of the ME first generation.

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RE: Now that I read the whole thread... It's FroDo people!

I agree with TCP, I know most of the folks who watched the third ring never seen the first two, I've seen all of them and by doing that you will find out how these people or monster got involve to the movie. Yeah, Golum was a Hobbit who killed his friend just to get the ring and he became 4 legged Golum with a big eyes also with dual personalities.

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RE: Now that I read the whole thread... It's FroDo people!

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Finally, those of you commenting about making audible comments and sounds during the movies remind me why I don't go to the movies any more, the lack of respect for the other people who are there to enjoy the film. I would bet that these are the same people who forget to use the turn signals when changing lanes and/or directions, the products of the ME first generation.
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I have seen all 3 movies, however, I have not read an entire book in my whole life. I thank Cliff's Notes for that.

About sounds in the movies...oh boy, you should check out a movie at Oakland sometime. [B)] Pretty scary.
Thanks for correcting us of the Frodo name. His name should have been fHomo.

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For a while, we'd go to the midnight or 1AM shows

Even that got to be unbearable.

I've sat in a theater at a 2AM screening of "We were soldiers" with a couple of idiots and their two young kids, one of them an infant. I'm sure the baby's cries were unrelated to the sound level being high when the bombs would burst, although there seemed to be some degree of positive correlation...

For one thing, theaters should do what they do in Europe, make it impossible to get cell / pager reception.

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I have not read an entire book in my whole life.
I can't believe that you made that statement in good faith, although I have met people who have proven to me that it was possible to live without any sort of culture or education.

Here's a good quote:
<i>"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."</i>Mark Twain
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You're welcome!
I assumed that it was an honest mistake on your part, and I was amused to see that you had succeeded into influencing others into adopting your spelling. It definitely did show that, with JimB being an exception, no one on the thread had read the books, or the credits for that matter.

As for the fHomo comment, I have the quote just for you.

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Thanks for the kind comments. I have to admit, my statements were childish and foolish.

I know what you mean about the Mark Twain quote, I actually had to make a presentation in high school about that. However, I think I have adult ADD (seriously) attention deficit disorder. I cannot sit down and read a book for more than 2 chapters....although, I have read lots of magazines at Borders [:D].

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Re: I have read lots of magazines at Borders

Yeah, I like to read magazines about sayings of proverbial nature (I think it's called a MAXIM?).

As far as owning books, I plan on buying one this very afternoon, I am almost done coloring the one I already own. [:D]

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