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Forum: Movie Talk
01-22-03, 07:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,488
Posted By raithen

[/b]Tolkien himself admits that it is entirely...

[/b]Tolkien himself admits that it is entirely possible that his writings were influenced by the events of WWI and WWII, but the book was not intended to be allegorical - and truth be told, it would...
Forum: Movie Talk
01-15-03, 09:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,488
Posted By raithen

Or, Sam could embody the fierce devotion soldiers...

Or, Sam could embody the fierce devotion soldiers have for their brothers in arms during The Great War - a conflict in which Tolkien himself took part in? Recall that all but one of his friends were...
Forum: Movie Talk
01-13-03, 07:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,488
Posted By raithen

Yes, I did say that and I stand by it. The...

Yes, I did say that and I stand by it. The point, which I'll make again, is that any book can be deemed "black and white" if one is to distill the elements within to its basic core. Be it Ullysses,...
Forum: Movie Talk
01-12-03, 11:54 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,488
Posted By raithen

The basic story of Joyce's Ullysses, Tolstoy's...

The basic story of Joyce's Ullysses, Tolstoy's War And Peace and Conrad's Heart Of Darkness are all simplistic. As I said previously, the themes are as complex or naive as you want them to be. If...
Forum: Movie Talk
01-11-03, 01:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,488
Posted By raithen

Boromir, Gollum and Frodo are "black and white"...

Boromir, Gollum and Frodo are "black and white" characters? These are just a few examples of characters who have a real sense of growth, regression and trauma. We have descents into madness,...
Forum: Music Talk
01-08-03, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By raithen

Are you trying to say that Iron Maiden are less...

Are you trying to say that Iron Maiden are less profound or "mature" than Dream Theater??

I'll never understand why people bother with labels. What is even worse though is people arguing about a...
Forum: Music Talk
01-08-03, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By raithen

Actually, this box set is a no-brainer for me. ...

Actually, this box set is a no-brainer for me. While there are certainly some stupid selections (why include album tracks??) - there are some tunes that have never been available on CD before.

I...
Forum: Music Talk
01-06-03, 06:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,534
Posted By raithen

Pink Floyd Easily. Well, pre-Roger Waters...

Pink Floyd

Easily. Well, pre-Roger Waters breakup anyway.

-matt
Forum: Music Talk
01-06-03, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By raithen

http://www.neworderonline.com/album.asp?release_id...

http://www.neworderonline.com/album.asp?release_id=128

:)

-matt
Forum: Music Talk
01-02-03, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By raithen

Hello and welcome to who cares about when the...

Hello and welcome to who cares about when the band was "popular"? ;)

Personally, I think that "Pretty Hate Machine" is far and away "their" best album. "The Downward Spiral" had some excellent...
Forum: Movie Talk
01-02-03, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,092
Posted By raithen

It should also be noted that the Blue Wizards...

It should also be noted that the Blue Wizards travelled to the East with Saruman. From there, they did not return and much has been rumoured about their fate. Whether they were ensnared by Sauron,...
Forum: Movie Talk
01-02-03, 05:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,488
Posted By raithen

Snip... Fantastic post! :up: The analogy to...

Snip...

Fantastic post! :up: The analogy to a film such as Saving Private Ryan is spot on. If we were to show said movie to those who had no idea that World War II even happened, would they have...
Forum: Movie Talk
12-30-02, 06:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,488
Posted By raithen

[/b]Nothing horrifies me, and the idea that my...

[/b]Nothing horrifies me, and the idea that my opinion would change based on gender is patently ridiculous. My entire point is that Tolkien made it explicitly clear that Sam was not gay. The theme...
Forum: Movie Talk
12-27-02, 12:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,488
Posted By raithen

Apologies if you took offense, but the "thinly...

Apologies if you took offense, but the "thinly veiled" sarcasm in your reply was not appreciated when I was attempting to have a serious discussion. Anyway...

Regardless of whether some people...
Forum: Movie Talk
12-25-02, 05:24 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,488
Posted By raithen

Har! [B]I'm sorry, but I feel the comparison...

Har!

[B]I'm sorry, but I feel the comparison of sliding down stairs and skateboarding is a little weak. Hardly what I would deem "anachronistic", but to each his/her own. I just felt that...
Forum: Movie Talk
12-25-02, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,164
Posted By raithen

Personally, I'm not convinced that The Two Towers...

Personally, I'm not convinced that The Two Towers will even be nominated for Best Picture. Not that it really matters of course, because we all know the Academy is full of a bunch of tossers.

It...
Forum: Music Talk
12-25-02, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,655
Posted By raithen

The Beatles - 1967 - 1970 (Blue Album) Bjork -...

The Beatles - 1967 - 1970 (Blue Album)
Bjork - Greatest Hits
Depeche Mode - 101
Depeche Mode - The Singles 86 > 98
Front 242 - Front By Front
New Order - Substance 1987
Pink Floyd - The Wall...
Forum: Movie Talk
12-24-02, 11:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,488
Posted By raithen

a) Peter Jackson has never said who he targeted...

a) Peter Jackson has never said who he targeted as an "intended audience". He made the films because of his great love for the books and it was the fulfillment of one of his dreams to direct films...
Forum: Movie Talk
12-24-02, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By raithen

Commando

Commando
Forum: Movie Talk
12-24-02, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By raithen

I was under the impression that the rough cut of...

I was under the impression that the rough cut of the film clocked in at around 4 hours, while the Extended Edition has been rumoured (confirmed?) to be 3 and a half hours.

Frankly, I'd kill for a...
Forum: Movie Talk
12-24-02, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,651
Posted By raithen

He never did get his original staff back. The...

He never did get his original staff back. The staff he has later is different. I wish I had some screen caps... but alas...

-matt
Forum: Movie Talk
12-23-02, 11:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,651
Posted By raithen

http://us.imdb.com/Goofs?0167261 A friend of...

http://us.imdb.com/Goofs?0167261

A friend of mine mentioned Gandalf's horse having a bridle in one scene but not in the next. Or something like that. Anyone else notice horse inconsistancies?
...
Forum: Movie Talk
12-23-02, 10:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,086
Posted By raithen

[/b]It's interesting to see that all of the...

[/b]It's interesting to see that all of the fanboy babbling has shifted from complaining about Arwen's expanded/modified role in FOTR (which has laughably been forgotten) to Faramir's treatment in...
Forum: Movie Talk
12-23-02, 10:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,176
Posted By raithen

I do agree with you on these two points. I too...

I do agree with you on these two points. I too felt that the Ents appeared a little too quickly to storm Isengard. I'm not sure if there's anything that can be done to address this with the...
Forum: Movie Talk
12-23-02, 07:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,176
Posted By raithen

One must keep in mind the fact that Lord Of The...

One must keep in mind the fact that Lord Of The Rings was actually written as a single book. Tolkien had no intention of dividing up the books into a trilogy.

For the purposes of film though, a...
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