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The Opening Montage

Post by Radaghast on Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:23 am

A look at the opening montage and how it gets certain things wrong. I never really thought about the opening montage much so it all kind of went over my head. Anyway, found it pretty interesting. I wonder if it's a copy of the Bakshi montage or is it just getting things wrong on its own.

https://me-inquirer.quora.com/How-do-I-hate-thee-Peter-Jackson-Let-me-count-the-ways

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:34 am

Hm.. That article led to another about the most important misunderstandings that the LOTR movies have misled film-only audiences into believing. In it was the old complain about how the Witch King, in the book, is the only enemy of Gondor to ever enter under the gate of Minas Tirith. It bemoans the loss of Gandalf' and the Witch King's standoff, and the callous looting and killing that the orcs inflict upon the city in the movies.
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Post by azriel on Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:28 pm

That was an interesting read Raddy Smile All these years later & the urge to poke peejers in the eye is still as fresh as it ever was ! Very Happy

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Re: The Opening Montage

Post by Radaghast on Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:42 pm

Forest Shepherd wrote:Hm.. That article led to another about the most important misunderstandings that the LOTR movies have misled film-only audiences into believing. In it was the old complain about how the Witch King, in the book, is the only enemy of Gondor to ever enter under the gate of Minas Tirith. It bemoans the loss of Gandalf' and the Witch King's standoff, and the callous looting and killing that the orcs inflict upon the city in the movies.
Interesting stuff!
Doesn't it include the standoff and then expand on it in the EE, with Gandalf losing. That's the complaint, anyway, that Witch-king schools Gandalf.

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Post by Radaghast on Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:42 pm

azriel wrote:That was an interesting read Raddy Smile  All these years later & the urge to poke peejers in the eye is still as fresh as it ever was ! Very Happy
Poking oneself in the eye often seems like a better option than watching his movies Razz

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Re: The Opening Montage

Post by azriel on Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:15 pm

Im enjoying the "stabbing of peejers" in these posts ! Thumbs Up Things often do have a way of coming back to bite you on the arse & no exception for peejers !

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Re: The Opening Montage

Post by Elthir on Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:03 pm

I can count more ways than that!

If I use other people's fingers and toes after twenty, that is.
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Re: The Opening Montage

Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:49 am

I'm sure Petty will lend all 23 of his extremities for such a cause! You might not want to use all of them for the purpose though...

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