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rewatching The Two Towers...

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Dec. 7th, 2006 | 08:48 pm
mood: mellow

... with my six-year-old. She gets scared sometimes, and has a million questions, and is loving it. Reminds me how much I love the movies, how well they express the imaginary world in my head. I notice new things every time, like Merry waking up in Fangorn, Gandalf's grey Lorien cloak, Saruman telling Wormtongue that he smells of horse, and Aragorn setting Brego loose because he's seen too much of war (yes, we are watching the extended version, is there any other?).

This year at ORC, I bought a wrap made from the same woven wool as the Lorien cloaks -- it has a gorgeous curving moire pattern that I simply can't see on my TV. I didn't notice it in the theatres either. A case where the New Zealand quality was so subtle that it fuzzed out on film :-(

Was talking to Mr. M. about Tolkien and backstory and my annoyance with Feanor for making outrageous oaths. You'd think someone that long-lived would be more careful about oaths, but t'husband pointed out that in most mythologies, gods tended to do stupid stuff like that. We decided that Feanor was the George W. Bush of Elves :-/

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 8th, 2006 05:59 am (UTC)
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Poor Dom! Between that and all the weeds...

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Lipstick Librarian

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from: morebliss
date: Dec. 8th, 2006 08:10 am (UTC)
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And all the sex with Billy.

What?

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 8th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
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*snorfle*

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nerdy secret bondage pixie

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from: impasto
date: Dec. 8th, 2006 06:06 am (UTC)
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N'aww, what fun! I just treated myself to the new limited edition trilogy and the original theatrical DVDs (since I only had the VHS copies, and I wanted "The Making of the Long and the Short of It" and all the other goodies!). It's wonderful that the films are as good as ever this many viewings down the line, and it's so much fun to share them with people who've never seen them.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 8th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
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It is fun, though I'm sad she'll only ever have the movie pictures in her head. They're great, but not the only ones ever... I read teenboy the trilogy before the movies came out so he has his own pictures.

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nerdy secret bondage pixie

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from: impasto
date: Dec. 8th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
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It's interesting - I didn't read the trilogy until after seeing FOTR for the first time, and yet when I read the books I have completely different images in my head. Fortunately, there's so much historical and sheer fantastical detail in the text that it still remains separate in my imagination.

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peachy_penumbra

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from: peachy_penumbra
date: Dec. 8th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
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Everyone's watching that movie lately. It's nice to have it now, and not to just miss the whole middle section of the trilogy.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 8th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
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It is fun to have a mini-revivial :-D

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 9th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
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I should watch it more. I will, after this!

We just saw the "what would you have me do?" speech. I've spent too much time with wargamers, my first response to all that was "yes, keep up morale, very wise!".

Arwen's better than I remember her, in this part. And poor Faramir, the backstory with Boromir, and Denethor is so frustrating. Frodo! and Sam!

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