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31-01-04, 22:53
Interesting web site listing tbe differences between Tbe Lord Of The Rings book and movie.


31-01-04, 22:57
Thanks. That's really cool!!!!!!!!!!

01-02-04, 00:07
I must admit to reading LOTR 3 times along with all the other Middle Earth stories. I agree that a lot of the side stories were missed from the film, but that is to be expected. If Peter Jackson filmed everything we would be looking 3 to 6 hour films (it's a long time to hold on to the bladder http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif ). I think he did an excellent job of bringing the book to the Big Screen. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

The only disapointment with the films was the end of the third book, where The "The Scouring of the Shire" was completely ommitted and replaced with that mushy ending. :eek:

01-02-04, 05:21
Very intresting read, thanks Justin. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
I have to agree with this Arwen business. She had one line!! To make her such a big part in the movie triology detracted from the main theme of LOTR. Gladriel was enough female influence. The story of LOTR is not supposed to have equality amongst the sexes.

02-02-04, 05:10
The whole Arwen romance business is a direct result of, dare I say, the fact that the two main writers were female.

Just went through my copy of The Return of the King, and Arwen's only lines in the entire trilogy is in there.

Do you wonder at that, Ring-bearer? For you know the power of that thing which is now destroyed; and all that was done by that power is now passing away. But your kinsman possessed this thing longer than you. He is ancient in years now, according to his kind; and he awaits you, for he will not again make any long journey save one. and
A gift I will give you. For I am the daughter of Elrond. I shall not go with him now when he departs to the Havens; for mine is the choice of Lúthien, and as she so have I chosen, both the sweet and the bitter. But in my stead you shall go, Ring-bearer, when the time comes, and if you desire it. If you hurts grieve you still and the memory of you burden is heavy, then you may pass into the West, until all your wounds and weariness are healed. But wear this now in memory of Elfstone and Evenstar with whom you life has been woven!Call me crazy, but she said more than that in the first movie, when she wasn't supposed to say anything at all.

[ 02. February 2004, 06:00: Message edited by: Deano ]

02-02-04, 06:23
Originally posted by Deano:
The whole Arwen romance business is a direct result of, dare I say, the fact that the two main writers were female.
.I doubt it. Im female, so is my good friend, and we both adore LOTR; books and movies.
Yet we both hate the inflation of Arwen in the movies, and believe it was completley unnecessary. I think they did it to appeal to a wider crowd of movie-goers. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

02-02-04, 13:41
Yeah as much as I loved seeing Liv Tyler as Arwen, and I love her sword, the fact that it skewed the book was a downer.

There were many differences I found when watching the movies for the first time that aggrivated me:


Arragorn was supposed to slash thru some orcs in utter rage while fleeing from Moria after Gandalf fell.

We never saw Tom Bombadil, or the Forest near the shire.

They introduced Golum at the wrong place.

And at the end they weren't supposed to see Frodo and Sam across the river.

Return of King:

They didn't have the Mouth of Sauron, this really thru me over the edge http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Frodo betraying Sam's trust was terribly disgusting.

There were supposed to be gargoyls protecting the Morgul tower.

Sam was supposed to bear the ring, and simply put, Sam was much better portrayed in the books than the movie.

No Burning of shire *granted this would make the movie 5 hours*

There were alot of little errors I saw when watching the movies, but they were so tiny they weren't worth remembering off-hand, and i'm just crazy anyway http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif