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    So, who went to see the movie last night? I DID and LOVED it! I got in the first showing, 12:01 AM this morning. I went with a bunch of buddies and we had a blast!

    Personally, I think it is the best of the three movies. My favorite part is always right before the cavalry charges, when the troops are getting all psyched up. That's just awesome.

    So, who else saw it, and what did you think?

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    I read the books many years ago, and just re-read them again recently to refresh my memory. It really is one of the best screen adaptations ever, and now, thanks to technological advances in visual effects, the film can do justice to the books. I remember hearing about it being optioned by producers as far back as the seventies (Walt Disney wanted to make the picture back in the 60's), and only a few lame, incomplete attempts were made. Peter Jackson has a wonderful storytelling sensibility, flair for characters, and a good handle on the technical aspects of digital special effects. Most of all, he obviously has a love for the material, and remained about as true to it as could be done. And Miramax really stuck their necks out on doing three, three hour movies. The marketing department must have thought it was crazy. ("What! Three hours! Who do you think you are, James Cameron!?! We'll only be able to pack the theaters twice a night instead of the normal three times. The exhibitors will never buy into it!"). Glad to see you liked it, Corey. Michelle and I will probably go before the weekend to beat the crowds.

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    I'm going to have to dis my wife to go see it. Very little chance I'll be able to get her to go....I guess I could always tell her to just take a nap [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]
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    I cried, I shook and I laughed. I love these movies. I have read LOTR some 15 times over my lifetime, The Silmarillion 5 times, and I was well pleased with what was produced here. I have every scrap published by the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. These are probably the best movies I have ever seen, BUT I must respectfully disagree. Nothing can ever compare to Tolkien's writing, or to these books, nor ever will! It is a great movie and it left an echoing question in my mind:

    What the heck effect did they use to make the Nazgul screech?
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    I am going to see it over vacation. This makes me that much more excited to go see it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]What the heck effect did they use to make the Nazgul screech?
    Hehehe! That would sure be interesting to know!

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    Peter Jackson has used the exact same sound effect in one of his other films. I know he uses a lot of the same people on his pictures, so his "sound effects" people have something unique stashed away in their fx library.
    Tamlin, I was not implying that the film is better than the book. Those books are so dense and so epic, it's understandable why no one tackled it until now. And it would be so easy for Hollywood to make a screen version that would not only be tasteless, but never capture that root feeling Tolkien spins in his epic myths. I'm just so glad the films are not an insult to Tolkien's work, and are, in my opinion, a job well done considering the masterpiece source.

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    Trent,

    Yup! In a way the film does justice to the books too...I thought the Helm's Deep scene in the 2nd movie actually brought it home even better than the book! Each film has its golden moments! Wow, I still haven't been able to say "I'm back", LOL.

    I was thinking what if someone scraped chalk down a chalkboard and ran the sound through an amp and an envelope filter, hmmmmmm......pretty close to the Nazzies sound!
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