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  • >I'd be interested, but you shd be warned that it's quite the >collector's item. If it's the one I'm thinking of, the publisher >didn't bother to get permission from the estate before >releasing it, so it didn't stay on shelves long. > >--John R. I wish! Amazon has 11 copies starting at $1.95. You can certainly have it if you like. Possibly I can manage to get to a Mithlond meeting...
    Mariette Knoblauch Sep 2, 2010
  • I have a paperback book - "Narnia Solo Games #4 The Lost Crowns of Cair Paravel" by Gerald Lientz, from 1988. It is yellowing and has some dog-eared pages. If anyone collects these or is interested, I can send it to you. Otherwise, it's going to Goodwill, as I need to make some space on my shelves. Thanks, Mariette
    dbltall42 Sep 1, 2010
  • Or, more likely, both Obama and Tolkien were influenced by Cicero. In an article analyzing Obama's use of rhetoric, Charlotte Higgins points out his use of a series of three: "One of the best known of Cicero's techniques is his use of series of three to emphasise points: the tricolon. (The most enduring example of a Latin tricolon is not Cicero's, but Caesar's "Veni, vidi, vici...
    Mariette Knoblauch Nov 26, 2008
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  • More commentary on the Beowulf movie from son's friends, who were equally appalled: "Dude, just seriously...wear some underpants." "Mermaids, WTF?!" "Too many (male part) jokes" and "Keep a wide radius away from this movie!" Thses are high-school aged boys (the intelligent, science-fiction-and-fantasy reading literate kind) who liked "Kung Fu Hustle" and Transformers", so if they...
    dbltall42 Nov 17, 2007
  • --- In mythsoc@^$1, "Cole Matson" wrote: > > So, the reviews are out for BEOWULF (the naked Angelina Jolie version). See > http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/beowulf. I especially enjoyed the > Minneapolis Star-Tribune's quote: > > *The adaptation replaces the two-dimensional characters of the epic poem > with more human, nuanced individuals. > > *It makes me wonder how they're...
    dbltall42 Nov 17, 2007
  • > >>juliet@wrote: > >>How old were you when you first read _The Hobbit_ > I was 13, and loved it, and immediately went and got the Lord of the Rings and read that too. (And then I went and read them all again straightaway, because the first time was not enough ;) I have read "The Hobbit" aloud to each of my kids when they were eight or so. The large format edition with the Michael...
    dbltall42 Oct 30, 2007
  • So, if we are discussing whether the Jackson movies are "good movies", well-made film art, without consideration of the source material at all, what is it that makes them good as movies? There are many good elements in them, gorgeous scenery, great visuals, talented actors, but what keeps them from being great movies for me is the heavy-handed attempts to manipulate the audience...
    dbltall42 Sep 6, 2007
  • --- In mythsoc@^$1, "Doug Kane" wrote: > In his review of the first film in the Times Literary > Supplement, Shippey wrote: > ... >In scenes which owe a debt to horror tradition, but are > quite in keeping with the author's intentions, both Ian Holm as Bilbo and > Cate Blanchett as Galadriel turn momentarily into snarling and monstrous > caricatures of themselves, as the temptation...
    dbltall42 Aug 30, 2007
  • Can anyone recommend a good translation of "The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer"? I remember reading them along with Beowulf at school, but that was a long time ago, and I no longer seem to have the book. This discussion has prompted me to reread Beowulf, and now I'd like to read the other poems again as well. thanks, Mariette
    dbltall42 Aug 26, 2007
  • --- In mythsoc@^$1, "Cole Matson" wrote: > > Wendell Wagner wrote: > > < > > > There are other adaptations that have a much better chance of making a > boatload of money than taking a gamble on a very expensive three-part > fantasy epic. Like, say, Transformers. Or comic book heroes like Spider-Man. And there are people who love Spider-Man just as much as we love Tolkien and were...
    dbltall42 Aug 21, 2007