The Lord of the Rings - A General Discussion Thread

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Post by Merry » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:39 am

I just saw them, too, Michka, through the link at Viggo Works. I agree that they are wonderful! I wish we could make the images a little larger so we could study the detail more, but I love the colors!
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Post by MICHKA » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:08 am

Avec un peu de persévérance on arrive à élargir, agrandir les images sur l'écran en jouant de la ''souris'' sur le dessin, essayez, Merry
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Post by MICHKA » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:33 am

Après avoir vu Le Hobbit, et relu le livre, il est bon de revenir au Seigneur des Anneaux, que je relis pour la énième fois, et je m'aperçois que des détails m'apparaissent plus clairs, je prends davantage le temps et le soin, l'attention qu'il faut y mettre :D
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Post by Merry » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:00 pm

I've found that, too, Michka! Since we know what happens in the end, no need to hurry through it. During some rereadings, I have skipped the 'bad' parts, but it's worth it to read those, too. Definitely a work of art!
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Post by Merry » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:00 pm

If you enjoy living in Tolkien Time, as I do, I need to point out that these are important days: yesterday was the Charge of the Rohirrim, the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, and the Death of the Witch-King.

Begone, foul dwimmerlaik!
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Post by Philipa » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:59 pm

I think one of the most impressive feats for Tolkien was the timeline for his individual events. Thanks for sharing that Merry it was a most momentous day. :D
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Post by Merry » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:09 am

Big day in Middle-earth today: the Ring is destroyed! This is also Tolkien Reading Day, so make sure to read a bit of a passage tonight!
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Post by MICHKA » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:20 pm

merci,Meery, une page de féerie de temps en temps fait beaucoup de bien en ce moment!! :)
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Post by Merry » Wed May 01, 2013 8:26 pm

May 1: Coronation Day in Minas Tirith!
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Post by MICHKA » Sun May 05, 2013 2:18 pm

nous n'avons pas oublié ce jour éblouissant et bien que loin de chez moi, j'ai crié Vive le Roi! le 1er mai, dans l'intimité de ma retraite en Haute Savoie, pour le plaisir de mes petits-enfants ,initiés au Seigneur des Anneaux et depuis peu au Hobbit( impossible de me connecter de là-bas, alors légèrement en retard pour répondre :?
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Post by Merry » Sun May 05, 2013 4:21 pm

Our motto: Real Life comes first! Hope you had a lovely time.

Vive le Roi!
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Post by MICHKA » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:06 am

Je viens de recevoir deux livres illustrés de belles photos des films, édités par Jude Fisher, les guides du film; les deux premiers, la Communauté et les Deux tours, beux ouvrages; j'attends le troisième, commandé sur internet. Une jolie collection à ajouter à toute ma doc.
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Post by Merry » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:33 am

Those are wonderful souvenirs of the movies, Michka. I hope you'll enjoy them!
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Post by Merry » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:00 pm

I watched about thirty minutes of 'The Two Towers' today as I cleaned house a bit. I do think that this is the best of the three movies--it takes some time, at least in places, to develop some important themes. But today, I was struck by two lines from Theoden:

"Dark have been my dreams of late." Right from Tolkien: what a wonderful sentence. It's fun to say aloud--try it!

"No parent should have to bury their child." Not from Tolkien (actually, I think I remember reading that Bernard Hill asked for this line) and one can tell! First of all, it is not grammatical: 'their' is plural' and the subject of this sentence is singular. (Sorry, I've been grading student essays this afternoon! But JRRT would be piqued at this.) Second, though, through most of history until only very recently, parents had to bury their children often. This is not to say that they didn't grieve this deeply, but the line is a very modern and First World sentiment. There were parents burying their children all over Rohan and Theoden would have known that his grief was shared by many.

Just my thoughts for today!
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Post by MICHKA » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:30 am

merci pour cette remarque de grammaire, et j'avoue que ''Les deux tours'' est le dvd que je revois le plus souvent, surtout en compagnie de mon petit-fils qui adore la bataille du gouffre! pour moi, c'est le meilleur des3, ce qui n'empêche pas d'aimer les 2autres,ok?Je ne me fatigue pas de les revoir à chaque période de vacances où je suis avec mon petit Gaspard :D :wink:
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