9864Re: [mythsoc] More Mythcon Pictures
- Aug 1, 2003At 07:17 AM 8/1/2003 , Stolzi wrote:
>But Joan, I thought you =liked= the movie! Those who passionately didn't -For the Nth time, I don't hate the movie. I enjoyed the movie; I gave it a
>notably Bratman and a few others
"B" grade as a movie. What I hate is what it did to Tolkien's story.
>Grace had her moment for "Sieg Heil!" when the figures of the Kings showedup,
>extending their hands;I think that at that point someone started to sing "Stop in the Name of
Love," a joke previously essayed by Ellie Farrell.
>Hugo Weaving had his lines from THE MATRIX supplied to him during the Councilwith "Mr. Baggins" instead of "Mr. Anderson," of course.
Blending his Elrond with his Agent Smith is a joke that's been made fairly
often, and I'm faintly puzzled as to why. I didn't see "The Matrix" until
long after I saw "Fellowship," but now that I have, I don't see how they're
particularly similar in looks or style, as far as two characters played by
the same, fairly distinctive, actor go. I mean, I haven't seen any jokes
comparing Saruman to previous Christopher Lee characters, for instance.
Perhaps it's because these are the only roles people have seen Weaving in?
>But it was perhaps Emily Rauscher who highlighted the evening. The secondthat,
>time we saw the Ring gleaming at us in somebody's palm, she commented
>"It's still round!" I mean, what else is there to say about it? After
>son John and others took it up and every time that dinged Ring reappeared -Was it Emily who started that? I couldn't remember. That became the theme
>"It's still round!"
comment of the evening, and even made it into the Drunken Hobbit song at
- David Bratman
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