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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 4:54 pm    Post subject: Things that are missed out in the film.... Reply with quote

But you wished were there. What are they? I'm fully aware they couldn't fit the entire contents of the book in the films, but we're not talking about whether they could or not, it's whether you'd liked them to put certain pieces back in. I would have liked them to include Anduril in the first film.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anduril was included in the Extended DVD wasnt it??

Tom Bombadil, although i have to agree with the omission cos it would have spoiled the continuity of the story , plot, film....but still ....Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'd have liked to have Old Bombadil in there as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And more on the Ents would have been good.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really missed the whole subplot of Saruman trying to doublecross Sauron, grab the Ring for himself and use it against him. And, on a related note, I would have liked to have more of the Grishnakh/Ugluk sequence early in TTT. We got a little bit more in the DVD version, but still not enough.

Alright, so I like orcs. Embarassed Particularly when they actually get to be characters.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too Theo, though I do perfer Elves.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theo wrote:
I really missed the whole subplot of Saruman trying to doublecross Sauron, grab the Ring for himself and use it against him.


Yeah, and that's another thing I agree with you on Theo. There was no intented betrayal in the films, which annoyed me a bit.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to get the 4 disc versions to see what additional parts they have, but the Tom Bombadil part is tops on my list. Also, I wish Jackson would do The Hobbit while he has the chance to.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think so too!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the heck happened to to the whole battle at the Shire and with Saruman death / Wormtongue? I was bummed when that wasn't on the film.

Also I would have liked to see more of the extreme mental / power tension that was going on when Gandalf and everyone went to go talk to Saruman in Isengard when they got the Palantiri. ( that was a bad description)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the movies Denethor was just an A-hole...but in the books, it was because he had ties (Via the seeing stone) to Sauron as well. It showed how much controll over the people Sauron already had; and that it wasn't Denothors fault.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have been entertained by Sams conflict with Bill Ferny.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..and his love of his pony.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasnt going to mention that.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should have been six movies. I'm serious. Break it up into parts just like the books, or pretty close to it. Even separate the stories so the audience would have had to wait a year before they got to see what Frodo was doing in TTT and ROTK. I loved the structure of the book.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also liked the structure of the books more, though I find it interesting that the movies are chronologically more correct (I could be wrong; or rather, Peter Jackson could be wrong; he said it, not me).

Six films would be a monumental production--very consuming for the people working on it, who were already famously consumed by three films. Plus, I don't know if the average motion picture viewer would wait for six films to come out each year.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, Lord Foul. . . but the diehard fans would have. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drew wrote:
In the movies Denethor was just an A-hole...but in the books, it was because he had ties (Via the seeing stone) to Sauron as well. It showed how much controll over the people Sauron already had; and that it wasn't Denothors fault.


whoa! I totally forgot about that, and I totally agree. his character portrayed in the movie was two-dimensional ... an A-hole father figure. It would have been monumentally more tragic if it was shown he was influenced by Sauron ... poor Faramir driven to near madness and despair over his father's repeated diminshment of his abilities ...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As it was the stress drove some people to divorce and other personal catastrophes - that or dropping out of film production. Not possible in the real world although I agree with the sentiment totally.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see why Tom Bombadil is missing (Tolkien himself was not exactly happy about him later as well, as can be read in the Letters) But it might have been possible to present him in a less ridicolous way than he appears in the novels - outfit wise.

What I miss more is the Old Man Willow - a nice foretaste (or [img]antepast[/img] as SDR would have written) of the whole Huorn/Ent theme later on.

And I wish they had casted someone else for Frodo. According to the book he is already 50 years old. Even if Hobbits slightly live longer than humans and the Ring kept him young, Frodo definately was not a teenager with google eyes as if he suffered from obstipation.
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