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Title: And NOW?
Post by: frodomyhero on October 29, 2006, 07:44:50 am

So it's been almost 3 years since the movie came out.
The dust has settled. The actors have moved on. Who has read the books and is STILL very passionate about LOTR........why?

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Lorienel on October 29, 2006, 09:14:43 am

I have actually almost all the Tolkien's LotR books and books related to that. The world or Arda (that's Valinor and Middle-Earth altogether) is just too wide, deep and high. Whenever I read the stuff I can always find something new that I even did'nt notice the first time. Tolkien was a genius. :)

I'm still just as much in love with them as I was first time. And that's part of the reason why I love the movies, one big another part is Elijah. :)

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: frodomyhero on October 29, 2006, 10:37:00 am

[quote author=Lorienel link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=0#msg1049663 date=1162131283]
. Tolkien was a genius. :)

I'm still just as much in love with them as I was first time. And that's part of the reason why I love the movies, one big another part is Elijah. :)
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Yeah . Same here..... I just love Tolkien..... and Frodo.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Enara on October 29, 2006, 03:28:10 pm

[color=Blue]Thatīs an interesting question...
I love the movies, of course, and Elijah as Frodo over all, but I loved the books before and still love them. So the LOTR spirit is still alive for me. [/color]

:)

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: chuckie3d on October 29, 2006, 04:40:51 pm

FMH: I tend to have a touch of OCD about some things and followed Star Wars for a time after the first trilogy and collected every VHS tape to do with the making of movie, including the making of books, etc and followed the actors careers for a time. That waned eventually and I never liked any of the SW book series so maybe there was nothing to feed my obsession.

With this, I donít really know except to say Iíve always been a huge Hobbit/LOTR book fan and the movie just cemented that; the LOTR was the one movie I never believed could be made with real people and it was fascinating watching it come to life on screen. For me however, the commentaries made all the difference because it made me feel a personal connection to the actors and others working on the film. Having said that, I will admit I am surprised that my interest has continued at this level.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Lorienel on October 30, 2006, 04:39:57 am

Well, Elijah himself described the difference of making of beetween SW and LotR with something like that he saw that the making of SW was clean and sterile, and editing was all along and making LotR was more soiled and striking. Yeah, and of course people on set were and are still very close.

The comment was something like that. :) He said in on Conan's show. He decribed these two events pretty much different.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: deenan on October 30, 2006, 07:41:10 am

i still haven't finished reading the books from 2 years ago when i first bought them. ::)

but i'm still passionate about the movie. it has made a big impact in my life. bigger than i ever expected. this is the first story, book or movie that i've become a major fan of.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: overlithe on October 30, 2006, 10:43:54 pm

[quote author=deenan (O.L.C.) link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=0#msg1050030 date=1162212070]
i still haven't finished reading the books from 2 years ago when i first bought them. ::)

but i'm still passionate about the movie. it has made a big impact in my life. bigger than i ever expected. this is the first story, book or movie that i've become a major fan of.
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I am shocked.... ;), youve not finished it, who are you Elijah Wood?


Anyway my answer to the question is similar to some above, you can always find something new, the first time I read it oh, 20 years ago I couldnt figure it out it took forever to get through it because I kept flipping to the maps. I read it every year from then on sometimes twice.

I think its the message in the tale that keeps people going back over and over..be it to book or films it draws you back in....how can you not go back and gaze at a world where the smallest is willing to give everything to save his world?

I remain passionately interested because the entire experience of the films and the following friendships and travels have changed my life and change my outlook on life in general.

I now date my life as pre and post LOTR. It is my hobby my passion, and escape from the real world to one that has been kind to me...and oh yeah....the eye candy isn't bad either. ;)

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: deenan on November 01, 2006, 06:48:58 am

[quote author=overlithe link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=0#msg1050276 date=1162266234]
I am shocked.... ;), youve not finished it, who are you Elijah Wood?[/quote]

oops! is my secret out? ;D

no, i haven't finished reading it. but i'm proud of myself for reading as much as i have. i finished all the FOTR and trying to start TTT. i'm just not a fan of reading no matter how good the story is. :-[

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Lorienel on November 01, 2006, 09:28:59 am

I'm especially in LotR mood these days. Maybe I'll do few paintings or something, or make a marathon reading them... :)

Just overall LotR. Because it's fun. And that's another reason. :D

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: frolijahlover on November 01, 2006, 06:54:04 pm

I'm still a hugh LotR fan ;D
i haven't finished the books but i hope so :-[

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Cristiel on November 02, 2006, 03:58:11 am

I cared for the books long before the movies came out. For me, the films are just an additional way to enjoy Tolkien's masterpiece. I re-read the books every year, usually start during the Christmas holidays. This year will not be any different.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Lorienel on November 02, 2006, 06:24:27 am

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=0#msg1050953 date=1162457891]
I cared for the books long before the movies came out. For me, the films are just an additional way to enjoy Tolkien's masterpiece. I re-read the books every year, usually start during the Christmas holidays. This year will not be any different.
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So you have the same habit as Christopher Lee? :) I have thought of starting that, too.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 02, 2006, 07:19:19 am

I haven't seen any of the films since ROTK was released at the cinema but it's still my all time favourite movie

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Cristiel on November 03, 2006, 03:50:52 am

[quote author=Lorienel link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=0#msg1050995 date=1162466667]
[quote author=Cristiel link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=0#msg1050953 date=1162457891]
I cared for the books long before the movies came out. For me, the films are just an additional way to enjoy Tolkien's masterpiece. I re-read the books every year, usually start during the Christmas holidays. This year will not be any different.
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So you have the same habit as Christopher Lee? :) I have thought of starting that, too.
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Yes, so it seems ;D The first couple of years, I always re-read LOTR during the summer holidays but I switched to Christmas. I guess it's because it's also the time the movies came out.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Nutella Sister on November 03, 2006, 03:43:01 pm

I was reading the first book about 2 years ago but I forgot to take it with myself to the US. and it was hard for me to read it in English. Harry Potter is easy but not LOTR. very heavy....and when I came back I tired to read it but i realized i don't like the books. only the movies or maybe only FRODO! ;D

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 03, 2006, 04:09:30 pm

I actually prefer the books that tiny inch more

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Lorienel on November 03, 2006, 04:46:42 pm

The books are where all of that started from. I love and respect them. :)

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: delusional on November 04, 2006, 03:07:56 am

I don't think my passion for it will ever go away :)

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 04, 2006, 10:46:53 am

I do admit that my collection has been put away but that's because I couldn't move in my bedroom and also they're safer where the are now

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: mayadeprei on November 05, 2006, 05:26:21 am

I'm still a huge fan of the books and the films and I'll always be. I'm sure I'll show my children the books and films one day. They remain very special to me.

I'm probably reread the bbooks once in a while, but not every year like Cristiel ;).

The story is just so timeless and wonderful!

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: frodomyhero on November 07, 2006, 06:59:14 am

The books have been with me since 1973.......... they will be with me for the rest of my life..... They are very special to me.
The movies just accentuated my interest and of course........ Elijah and THOSE EYES changed me forever....... so ...... am I just as excited OH YEAH!! :D

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: deenan on November 07, 2006, 07:41:35 am

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=0#msg1050953 date=1162457891]
I re-read the books every year, usually start during the Christmas holidays. This year will not be any different.
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maybe i'll join you cristiel. i need something to get me to finish the books. ;)

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Sipa on November 09, 2006, 03:22:28 am

There is something special about LOTR, the trilogy is a piece of art.
And of course I love Elijah as Frodo... :P

I also love Star Wars (especially old episodes 4-6 :D, Back to the future trilogy... etc. Some movies just never "wear out"! You can watch them over and over again... and still you love 'em!

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Cristiel on November 11, 2006, 04:18:34 am

[quote author=deenan (O.L.C.) link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=15#msg1053166 date=1162903295]
[quote author=Cristiel link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=0#msg1050953 date=1162457891]
I re-read the books every year, usually start during the Christmas holidays. This year will not be any different.
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maybe i'll join you cristiel. i need something to get me to finish the books. ;)
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That would be great, Deenan 8) The schedule I made for the LotR reading group is still floating around, that might help you as well.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: frodomyhero on November 11, 2006, 09:48:05 am

Hubby and I take out the books once a year , last year we got through the Hobbit then started FOTR....... but never finished..... so this year I have a feeling we'll pick up FOTR and go from there. We like to get cozy in the dead of the winter , next to the fire going , and read to each other. We've done this for 30 years.... :-*

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: chuckie3d on November 11, 2006, 06:11:53 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=15#msg1054639 date=1163236714]

The schedule I made for the LotR reading group is still floating around, that might help you as well.
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What LOTR reading group are you referring to?

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Cristiel on November 12, 2006, 04:35:11 am

[quote author=chuckie3d link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=15#msg1054785 date=1163286713]
[quote author=Cristiel link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=15#msg1054639 date=1163236714]

The schedule I made for the LotR reading group is still floating around, that might help you as well.
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What LOTR reading group are you referring to?
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About a year ago, a number of us started reading LotR together. For this, I made a schedule so that everyone would be able to follow.

You can still find the discussion thread (http://always.ejwsites.net/YaBBSE/index.php?board=17;action=display;threadid=28671]schedule[/url] and the [url=http://always.ejwsites.net/YaBBSE/index.php?board=17;action=display;threadid=28859) in the book section.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: myFrodo on November 21, 2006, 01:50:33 pm

I'm still love LOTR althought I don't re-read the book or see the movies. But I'm still fascinated with the music of the soundtracks. I hope I buy them soon.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Marii. on November 22, 2006, 09:30:54 am

i still love the movies like hell. i have seen The Fellowship Of the Ring yesterday...AGAIN!
i love the trilogy! the movies are my favorites! i talk lots about lotr with my friends, have a lotr guide with the pictures of the movies (really cute pics!) and i am reading the The Two Towers..But i'm stuck and i've been reading the part i am now, for like a year ???
but i still am very passionate about them. LOTR is my life!
and without lotr i probably wouldn't know elijah :/ so i should be a shamed if i wasn't that passionate any more...
lotr is my life!

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Culpie on December 03, 2006, 12:51:22 am

The Hobbit and LOTR was read to me when I was in 4th grade by a teacher who loved Tolkien. The whole class loved it! I ended up reading it the next year...and by some strange coincidence I had the same teacher in 6th grade...and of course...he read it to us again. I don't know how many times I have actually read it...but just started last week reading it again. I loved the movies - even though there are some BIG differences.

There is just something about the message within the story that is uplifting and encouraging: Love, loyalty, friendship & hope when all seems lost. It doesn't seem to matter when you read it..the message seems to be universal.

There are so many reasons I like the books & the movies...but perhap the greatest is the belief in the moment of "u-catastrophe" that sudden turning from bad to good. I find it a good reminder to journey on and keep hope alive no matter what trials and tribulations are present. ;D Every time I read it, there is something else that strikes me...now that is a great book!

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: frodomyhero on December 19, 2006, 07:35:39 pm

[quote author=Culpie link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=30#msg1061311 date=1165125082]
The Hobbit and LOTR was read to me when I was in 4th grade by a teacher who loved Tolkien. The whole class loved it! I ended up reading it the next year...and by some strange coincidence I had the same teacher in 6th grade...and of course...he read it to us again. I don't know how many times I have actually read it...but just started last week reading it again. I loved the movies - even though there are some BIG differences.

There is just something about the message within the story that is uplifting and encouraging: Love, loyalty, friendship & hope when all seems lost. It doesn't seem to matter when you read it..the message seems to be universal.

There are so many reasons I like the books & the movies...but perhap the greatest is the belief in the moment of "u-catastrophe" that sudden turning from bad to good. I find it a good reminder to journey on and keep hope alive no matter what trials and tribulations are present. ;D Every time I read it, there is something else that strikes me...now that is a great book!
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And one HELL of a good weave of a tale.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: SuzieQ on December 29, 2006, 12:42:59 am

I didn't get into LOTR until the 3rd one came out and I have been passionate about it ever since and that was about 4 years ago. It doesn't seem like it's been that long. It happened on a whim with my friend wanting to see the 3rd one and I told her I would see it with her but only if I saw the 1st 2 before hand....and the reast is history!! I don't know if I'll stay thiss passionate about it for the rest of my life but I know it will always have a special place in my heart (wow my family would kill me while saying "it's just a movie!" if they saw this!) becuase it's something that I cared about for a long period of time.

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: SienaJackson on January 07, 2007, 11:22:02 pm

[quote author=f.r.o.d.o. link=board=3;threadid=31416;start=0#msg1049630 date=1162125890]
So it's been almost 3 years since the movie came out.
The dust has settled. The actors have moved on. Who has read the books and is STILL very passionate about LOTR........why?
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I can't read them, I have to have them read to me bc I can't figure out the big words, but I love the movies. I want the books on tape maybe, that might help, or Frodo could put them on tape for me I love his voice, I put the voicetracks from my pc on an audio tape w/ LoTR Music video songs...does that tell u I'm a Frodo Freak?? LOL! :D

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: Frodo_Russia on August 15, 2011, 04:16:37 am

[color=Green]Read almost all product of the professor. And "the Lord of rings" I was fond of a film when already there was 3 film. I as always everywhere am late!
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Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: tear2 on September 03, 2011, 04:03:19 pm

So,i read the book before of see the movie,my passion for the journey of Frodo when i look the film,yet is complete.For who don't have a time for read,can see in TV,or dvd,know the Tolkien world,for me the film hit the heart and enter in the soul,i think the film if the see with much more attention,can teach much thing.(Don't only for special effects),but for other, for continued the life in a just world,and for found the sense of the life,but for this need pick up see the film.


I'm sorry for this: FRODO FOREVER,and ELIJAH WOOD ALWAYS....

Title: Re:And NOW?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 06, 2011, 05:24:51 pm

I saw the movies before I read the book but that did not stop me obsessing over them. It wasn't until about 2 years after the 3rd one that I began my obsession and got the extended editions and watched them every weekend (one each time) I have read the books twice in the past 5 years (I prefer the movies) :)


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