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lotr:how far up your best ever list?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by mr chadwick, Sep 28, 2002.

  1. mr chadwick

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    everybodys got their own personal favs,so i was just wondering how high in your alltime lists lotr would rate.for me it crashed into my top 5 and i am gagging to see the extended version and the rest of the trilogy.

    not sure what to get,the 5 disc with bookends or the 4 disker.doubt if the bookends would ever get out the box and the nat.geo disk would be watched once then never again.mind you i am a sucker for a nice boxset!!:D :D
     
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    Great movie, definately in my top 10, but I'm a bit disappointed with the soft picture quality. That said the sound is excellent.


    Conor
     
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    A film that constantly astounds me. Number one for me. Was watching it last night, and when Cate Blanchett walks down stairs she NEVER looks down at them. That's attention to detail.
     
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    I enjoyed the film and am looking forward to the next one. Having said that I dont think I would rate it in my top 50, maybe it would get into my top 100 though.
     
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    Awesome film

    I have a feeling that Two Towers will be even better!

    In my tope 5 definately
     
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    Ok, going against the tide a little here, but i didn't really think it was that great, infact I found myself getting rather bored with it. I just didn't relate to any of the characters, or feel anything for them.
    But the film making aspect was very good, very epic. Just a pity Lucas didn't hire him for the SW prequels.

    Am i expecting to much in my movies these days, no I don't think so, it was just that this one left me unmoved.
     
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    The film definitely features in my Top Ten. I am a bit of a Tolkien Nerd anyway, but IMO the movie did justice to the book, which is no small accomplishment.

    I can't wait for the extended version - and yes, I DO want the bookends....
     
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    Top five for me and the extended version might be top three ...
    Paul ;)
     
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    Not any where near my ten. Good but not a classic imo.
     
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    I agree with that. But saying that, i am still going to buy the extended verson wheneve it is that it comes out.

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    hhmmmm,

    book, very good.

    film, excellent cinematogcraphy, but... loads of galaventing (??) across baron lands ...

    in the book, the complexity of the wars was portrayed by the amount of meetings between different clans/species, but the film was like the outtakes of bonanza, loads of trapseing around on horses,

    probably my number 48..:(
     
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    Trapesing around on horses? I think Gandalf rode a horse in one scene, but that was about it. :confused: :)
     
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    I have to disagree with Bonesy.

    Tolkien went to great lengths to create an entire world both political and physical. In addition to all the languages and differing races, he really went to town on creating each and every location visited by the characters. This is why Peter Jackson spent such a long time scouting locations. It really is one big road movie anyway, so travelling from place to place is always going to be a major factor in the films.

    Bring on The Two Towers.
     
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    Went straight in at number 1 for me. But I have a feeling Two Towers will beat it.
     
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    I'm with Bonesy and THX: great to look at an dlisten to, but I really noticed this was almost 3 hours long. Other great films this long seem to fly by.
     

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