All Things The Lord of the Rings / Tolkien Related Thread

miss eveliina

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Has anyone read any of Tolkien's other books? I've read The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. I also own The Fall of Gondolin, but I haven't read it yet.
I haven’t read his other works. How was the Silmarillion? It is on my list to read
 

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I’ve always loved LOtR. In high school we watched all the movies in one day kind of like a progressive dinner where each movie was at a new house. We all dressed up like characters and tried to make themed food. It was a lot of fun and we almost made it but the final movie was after midnight.

I prefer the books but I think the movies did a great job. It’s a hard adaptation to make and their attention to detail was fantastic. My favorite character is Faramir, and while I really didn’t like his treatment in the movies (they changed his character a little bit), I listened to the commentary and the reasoning made sense. (Basically in the books he is a little tempted by the ring but ends up helping Frodo immediately. In the movies the producers were worried that Faramir being less tempted undermined the corruptibility of the ring).
 

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I loved the books, when I was younger, haven't read them in a good long while and never had a real interest in watching the movies.
 
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