Lord of the rings TV series

hairynaker

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You joking? Howard Shores score is magnificent.

It's scenes where there are just a few of them talking and it's like 'right, let's put some music in here', when it's not needed. Every time the shire folks are on scene they how the shire background music in. Honestly drives me insane. Absolutely loads of scenes you want to feel the conversation, not have music rammed down your lugs.
 
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Boris Bear

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Amazon have spent a billion dollars on it apparently. Expect it to be epic. I think their brief was basically to bury Game Of Thrones.
 

Roker Mackem

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I did the hobbit as a young lad but LOTR at 21 so just about managed it :lol:

Got a feeling I read the hobbit a bit later on. Bit of a comedown after LOTR mind🤣

I want to introduce the kids to them but not sure they are ready yet.
Amazon have spent a billion dollars on it apparently. Expect it to be epic. I think their brief was basically to bury Game Of Thrones.

Excited now😁
It's scenes we're there are just a few of them talking and it's like 'right, let's put some music in here', when it's not needed. Every time the shire folks are on scene they how the shire background music in. Honestly drives me insane. Absolutely loads of scenes you want to feel the conversation, not have music rammed down your lugs.

Fair enough. Everyones different. I really didnt find the music an issue at all.. added to the emotion of the scenes.
 
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Scorer

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Read the LOTR trilogy in a week in summer holidays when I was 14/15 and was absolutely immersed. Reading it again now with my 12 year old son and whilst it’s great the songs get right on my nerves! Looking forward to the series though.
 
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I've read the hobbit and lord of the rings, and I tried to read the Silmarillion but that is some hard going. You have to be really into it to stick it out so I am glad there is a tv show covering it all.
I gave up like - music of the Ainur and all that. It probably gets interesting later on but the start was just too heavy going.

I'm up to me favourite chapter in LOTR at the moment - Flotsam and Jetsam (the few pages preceding might actually be me favourite bit - where they find Merry and Pippin enjoying the spoils of Isengard).

I got nice editions of Unfinished Tales and The Fall of Gondolin for me birthday and Christmas. Looking forward to reading them.
I think I got about 30 pages into the Silmarillion. That could only have been fun for Tolkien when he wrote it.
Aye - same here. Headache material.
Read the LOTR trilogy in a week in summer holidays when I was 14/15 and was absolutely immersed. Reading it again now with my 12 year old son and whilst it’s great the songs get right on my nerves! Looking forward to the series though.
I think I skipped over the songs on my second read.
 
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I think my favourite part is the whole Frodo/Sam Cirith Ungol section. Just remember trying to visualise the darkness of the tunnel etc.
Miles better in the book - glossed over in the films.

In fact, all of Sam and Frodo's part is better in the books. Faramir, Gollum, Shelob, the Plains of Gorogoroth etc..


I enjoy the films, love the first two, but they're nee patch on the books like. And I still hate what they did with the ghosts in Return of the King - completely ruins the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
 
Read the LOTR trilogy in a week in summer holidays when I was 14/15 and was absolutely immersed. Reading it again now with my 12 year old son and whilst it’s great the songs get right on my nerves! Looking forward to the series though.
Someone bought part 1 of LOTR for our 8 year old as a Christmas pressie, he read the first 2 pages and now I’m re-reading it.

I first read all 3 parts about 25 years ago and I found it hard going, but I’m taking my time now and my plan is to take a few notes of the characters’ journeys e.g. when the fellowship is separated, and to refer to the map/wiki etc.

I’ve even read the prologue and the notes on the text this time. It’s amazing how Tolkien created such an in-depth quantity of material.

As for the films. Visually stunning but difficult to watch again as it’s a bit too ‘Hollywood’ for me. I liked the animated film (1980s?) but only part 1 was made.
 
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Someone bought part 1 of LOTR for our 8 year old as a Christmas pressie, he read the first 2 pages and now I’m re-reading it.

I first read all 3 parts about 25 years ago and I found it hard going, but I’m taking my time now and my plan is to take a few notes of the characters’ journeys e.g. when the fellowship is separated, and to refer to the map/wiki etc.

I’ve even read the prologue and the notes on the text this time. It’s amazing how Tolkien created such an in-depth quantity of material.

As for the films. Visually stunning but difficult to watch again as it’s a bit too ‘Hollywood’ for me. I liked the animated film (1980s?) but only part 1 was made.
Furlongs, leagues, etc. Takes a while to get back into that way of thinking. Some back to front dialogue anarl at times.
 
Furlongs, leagues, etc. Takes a while to get back into that way of thinking. Some back to front dialogue anarl at times.
Yes I’ve had to look a lot up, only on the 2nd chapter but I want to take my time.

There are loads of things that I’d previously overlooked e.g. the gap in time between bilbo leaving and Frodo’s mob setting off.

I also only just realised that the book isn’t a trilogy.
 
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Yes I’ve had to look a lot up, only on the 2nd chapter but I want to take my time.

There are loads of things that I’d previously overlooked e.g. the gap in time between bilbo leaving and Frodo’s mob setting off.

I also only just realised that the book isn’t a trilogy.
Yeah I refer to google with stuff - wasn't as easy years ago when I first read them! I think I had the dictionary out back then. :lol: Certain words that aren't used any more, or some reference to the wider legendarium that can lead you down a wiki rabbit hole.

Aye, 17 year. The films give no indication of that whatsoever - other than a visibly older Bilbo at Rivendell. I suppose it's one of those things where it's not massively important to the narrative for those being introduced to the story for the first time, though for those in the know you do notice.

Three volumes, 2 books a piece, and the appendices at the end of ROTK. They were first published separately.
 
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