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anyone go into the trilogy blind? (not reading the books)

Old 12-22-03, 11:57 AM
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anyone go into the trilogy blind? (not reading the books)

i just started reading the books today, so i saw all 3 movies blind without knowing a whole lot about the characters.
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I go into each movie blind and then read the book before the second viewing.

I love being surprised (well, somewhat anyway) by what's unfolding, and then love catching up on all the backstory and details that were left out.
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Blind. I think it negatively affected my enjoyment.
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Originally posted by Fanboy
I go into each movie blind and then read the book before the second viewing.

I love being surprised (well, somewhat anyway) by what's unfolding, and then love catching up on all the backstory and details that were left out.
My approach is similar to this. I went into the last two movies blind (I had read "Fellowship" a LOOONG time ago).

I enjoy the ability to see it in a new way after reading the books.
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I saw the first 2 before I read the books but I knew the basics of the story already, but I read the whole book after I saw 2 towers
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Blind.
Read The Hobbit way back when, knew the general storyline. Did buy the books [also got a deal on them] to read after seeing the movies. But generally I think book-after-movie works better than movie-after-book, unless the book was read a long time ago and is not very fresh in the memory.
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Blind. I have a slight interest to read the books after watching the movies. Not sure if i will though
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I actually watched Ralph Bakshi's animated version of LOTR numerous times when I was much younger, then read FOTR and TT (our library didn't have ROTK) while I was in High School. I get bored very easily when reading, so I wasn't into the books all that much. I loved watching the animated version (despite it's many faults) though. Even though it's been around 10 years since I read them, I still remember all the characters and plots when watching the new films.
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I had read them, but not for a while. Since FOTR has premiered I've read through the books twice.
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I read the Hobbit and LotR for the first time before FotR was released. Re-read them this fall before RotK - so I remembered everything vividly before I went to Trilogy Tuesday.
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Went in blind on the FotR, seeing fully before, at least the trilogy, TT. I actually started reading the trilogy the day after I saw FotR.
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I'm pretty sure I read the books many, many years ago. I had forgotten anything I had read by the time the movies came.

..or maybe I never read them.. I can't even remember at this point.
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I first read the books in the summer of 1966.

Anyone earlier?
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Read..Who has time to read anymore?
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Read the books thirteen years ago.
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I'm sure a lot of folks went in blind.


read them as a kid after reading the hobbit and wanting more.
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Blind.
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Definitely blind. Those books were way too long to read.
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Blind, as well. In fact, I didn't even see the first movie until it came out on DVD ($24.99 with 10 week Blockbuster rental card). After seeing FOTR, I definitely had to see the next two in the theaters.
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Originally posted by finbogg
My approach is similar to this. I went into the last two movies blind (I had read "Fellowship" a LOOONG time ago).

I enjoy the ability to see it in a new way after reading the books.
I have to agree here as well, If a book is fresh in my mind, movies
just seem to pale in comparison. I went in Blind, and have just
started LOTR novels.

Jason
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Originally posted by edytwinky
Definitely blind. Those books were way too long to read.
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Books too long to read? No Time? Sheesh. You just spent nearly 4-hours in a movie theatre. Time enough to actually read ROTK.
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I have never heard of LOTR until they start marketing the movie. I bought the books after watching Fellowship of the Ring. I haven't read the books yet though.
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I read Fellowship and TTT after seing TTT in the theater. I havent read ROTK yet because I didnt want it to spoil the movie. Go figure. But i'm gonna start it soon.
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I went in kinda blind. I saw the Bakshi toons form way back but that was way back. Seeing Jackson's FOTR made me go read The Hobbit and The FOTR Trilogy.

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