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Interview with Peter Jackson on LoTR Bloopers

CmdrTaco posted more than 10 years ago | from the just-enjoy-it dept.

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erth writes "Newsweek has an interview with Peter Jackson asking him what he thinks about some of the most famous and/or obvious bloopers in the LoTR series. Moviemistakes.com has more Fellowhip of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King bloopers as well for your snickering pleasure." I just wanted to give my props to Jackson and all- we took off early yesterday to see the final film. It was everything I hoped for... except for the bits that I expect I'll have to wait for the extended edition DVD to see. And I was to busy grinning ear to ear to notice any serious bloopers.

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w00t!!!! (-1, Offtopic)

CFTM (513264) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755629)

I saw this bloody movie yesterday, sat in the theatre for 3 hours and some change and then the movie people fucked up, and I didn't get to see the end. THREE HOURS! At least I got my money back.

Re:w00t!!!! (2, Funny)

tmhsiao (47750) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755694)

Didn't you see the text scroll on the screen saying "If you want to know what happens, read the book"? :)

Actually, when I saw it last night, the movie cut out right when Aragorn faced off against a troll in front of the Black Gate. After about 20 minutes and a theater employee apologizing, it came back on.

Slashdot: Dupes for dopes. Crap that splatters. (-1, Troll)

Doomrat (615771) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755637)

Subject line says it all, Mrs. Dupecheck.

Yesss.... (-1, Flamebait)

Pingular (670773) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755642)

Yesssssss my precious, we sha-AHHH FUCK, MY LEG, AHHHH!

Re:Yesss.... (-1)

Sir Haxalot (693401) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755740)

Moderation -2
20% Flamebait
50% Overrated
30% Funny

Which is why I never post anything funny to Slashdot. As soon as you say anything that might remotely offend anyone, you get modded down.

replying to your own posts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755884)

that's a paddling

Re:Yesss.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755910)

Yes, but your post was neither offensive nor remotely funny. It was fucking lame.

Joke in Topic! (4, Funny)

Talrias (705583) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755646)

Moviemistakes.com has more Fellowhip of the Ring That's gotta be a deliberate mistake.

Re:Joke in Topic! (1)

buffer-overflowed (588867) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755764)

I somehow doubt it.

Re:Joke in Topic! (1)

Talrias (705583) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755816)

But... but... the editors are spelling extraordinaires! You have a severe lack of faith!

Re:Joke in Topic! (5, Funny)

FuzzyBad-Mofo (184327) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755865)

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FIRST (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755650)

FIRST

The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (1, Funny)

adzoox (615327) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755652)

My /. journal entry from last night:

So, here's my review of The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (combined with the review of Fellowship Of The Ring and The Two Towers)

The reviews in order are:

Crap, Crap Squared, Crap Cubed

Anything to me is believeable in Star Wars, because it is set in a technologically, spiritually, metaphysically, geographically distant time/setting. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy however is suppose to set on what seems like Earth (albeit mixed with fantasy). (Can anyone confirm that Middle Earth is SUPPOSE to be our ficticious past?)

So, the thing that ruins the whole trilogy is the fact that the whole trilogy is unneccesary. Why couldn't Gandalf hop on a Nuclear radiated giant eagle - fly over the top of "Mount Incinerator" and drop the ring? Poof, end of story. The people of Rohan and Gondor would've been much happier!

Ain't It Cool News, a review and movie gossip website, rated this the "ending of a trilogy that surpasses Star Wars and raises a new bar" - I will have to say that the effects (especially nuclear radiated eliphants were spectacular) - but any movie with a decent budget is going to seem so realistic you feel like it's real nowadays.

The only good thing about this movie was that I got to see the "Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow" Preview. That movie looks amazing. Even in the preview, a giant robot steps on a senior citizen. I've always liked Conan O'Brien's joke about the #1 nightmare of adults 65 and older is robots killing them in their sleep.

And what's up with clapping during the show

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (0, Flamebait)

2nd Post! (213333) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755695)

Why couldn't Gandalf hop on a Nuclear radiated giant eagle - fly over the top of "Mount Incinerator" and drop the ring?

The (at least 9) nazgul and ringwraiths would have stopped him. The eagles are not his to command, btw, the movies don't mention the Brown wizard who controlled the moth and eagles; you did notice the moth both times the eagle(s) showed up?

And the spewing magma would be of lower temperature than the magma inside the mountain, so throwing the ring there, if you're willing to believe it, would have only blown the ring back out to eventually be found by an orc when it cools down sufficiently.

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (1)

b-baggins (610215) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755724)

You mean, of course, without Sauron finding out while Gandalf tried to convince the Eagles to care even a little bit what the world of Men did to themselves.

For more information on the personalities and priorities of the Great Eagles, see the Hobbit.

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755728)

I don't know why I'm responding to such an obvious troll, but here goes.
Gandalf cannot touch the ring or he will be corrupted by it. The ring would use gandalf's power against everyone and very bad things would ensue. The reason that Frodo is able to hold the ring and not instantly turn bad is because hobbits have no inherent powers of their own, also, hobbits seem to be more resistant to the rings corrupting influence. All things that you would know if you had ever read the books.

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755736)

> (albeit mixed with fantasy)

yeah, like non-existant races, physic bullshit actually works etc. Get a grip you fucking dork. You remind me of the nerd in the Simpsons who points out tiny mistakes in sci-fi films which neither the author or actors give a flying fuck about. For some people this is a job, and you people like you it's a way of life. And that's sad. Someone starves to death every second and you're worried about the believability or otherwise of this vs that movie? Let me guess - you're American, right?

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (2, Funny)

meta-monkey (321000) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755817)

Frink: Yes, over here, m-hay, m-haven... in episode BF12, you were battling Barbarians while riding a winged apoluser yet in the very next scene my dear, you're clearly atop a winged arabian! Please do explain it!
Lucy Lawless: Uh, yeah, well whenever you notice something like that.. a wizard did it!
Frink: Yes, alright, yes, in episode AG04..
Lucy Lawless: Wizard!
Frink: Oh for glaven out loud..

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755900)

Good call, although the quote I meant, and can't find, was where Homer says something along the lines of `let me as you a question - why would someone who has `genious` on his shirt spend all his time watching sci-fi shows?`.

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755744)

Why couldn't Gandalf hop on a Nuclear radiated giant eagle - fly over the top of "Mount Incinerator" and drop the ring?

I suppose you're trolling, but here's my answer:

Gandalf can't carry the ring. He's too powerful and knows he must resist the temptation. This is dealt with early on in FotR (both book and movie version). Also the need for secrecy is great. If Nazgul can fly then you don't draw attention to yourself by flying right into Mordor. Notice the eagles go to Mt. Doom only after the war is won.

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755746)

Wow, that is so damn sad. Nobody will read your journal, so you have to post it as a reply to the story to get any attention. Boo hoo.

No, middle earth isn't supposed to be the past of our earth. Tolkein said this numerous times. I'd look up the references but this ain't worth it.

Let me get this straight-- you have no problem with spaceships making sound in space???? And yet you have a problem with the stuff in LOTR? Admittedly, some of it's very unlikely, but there's not much that ranks up there with propogation of sound waves in a vacuum.

Tolkein also explains where all of the humanoid races come from (really, there's just three to start, and two were copies of the first). Where exactly does Lucas make it reasonable that hundreds of species evolving on hundreds of different worlds all end up with two arms and two legs?

Gawd, I cannot believe the reveiw. No, the movies weren't perfect. But they were a damn good rendering of the books, which is more than I can say for George L. and his Ewoks.

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755833)

Actually Tolkien thought it bizarre to set a fantasy story on another planet. If you pay attention, lotr is supposed to be a precursor to other fairy tales. Numenor (where Aragorn's ancestors used to live) is an island that sunk by the time lotr takes place - Avalon. Remember the song Frodo sings in the bar at Bree? Sound familiar? Only a few lines do, Tolkien made up the rest to make it seem like the lines that are familiar are the only lines to last to our time.

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (5, Informative)

bellings (137948) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755891)

Middle Earth is a past earth, in the same way that Beowulf is a past earth, or The Illiad is a past earth. That was Tolkein's intention.

And, there was much more to Gandalf's reluctance to touch the ring. Remember, Gandalf was no more human than Sauron or the Balrog were human -- he was an immortal. He was also part of the last song; it was impossible for him to fight directly against Sauron. He moved, he shaped, he cajoled, he prodded, but he took no direct action. Ever. That was the fate laid out for him at the dawn of the world.

Well, except against the Balrog. I guess Immortal Beings Created at the Dawn of Time can fight each other directly.

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755748)

I have read lots of Tolkien, much of what is in the 12 books published by his son. His works are so good because everything makes sense, don't judge the books by the movies. Riding an eagle to mount doom is mentioned a lot though. You have to remember that those mountains were inhabited, and a huge eagle would be easy to spot (and shoot down). In some of the first drafts of ROTK more than one eagle went to mount doom to rescue Frodo, but some were actually shot down by the evil-doers that were still around after the destruction of the ring. We can only assume it would have been even harder while the ring was still "alive".

Eagles (1)

adzoox (615327) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755848)

Thank you for that (good explanation)- the post wasn't intended as a troll or flamebait, but I knew it would get modded that way. (Unjustly)

That said, and to address the other posts. Why does one have to CARRY THE RING on their body. Just put it on a stick. That says little about Gandalf or the elves self control. It's just something to ME is an insurmountable fact.

For those addressing sounds in space vs plot elements - they are separate. MOST people don't KNOW that sounds can't be heard in a vaccuum AND how do you KNOW in that galaxy or galaxies that physics aren't different? Maybe that's how the force is able to be taken advantage of, physics are different and can be manipulated by thought? Hmmm.

Re:The geeks that clapped during the movie/review: (3, Insightful)

TGK (262438) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755831)

I'm not sure if you're trolling or just completely clueless. I'll assume it's the latter.

1.) LOTR is not set upon this earth. It is set in a world similar to ours in many ways. Nonetheless, the telltale absence of well... pretty much everything in LOTR except Humans would be an excelent indication that Tolkin intended his world to be seperate from ours in its history.

2.) The Gandalf/Eagle comment is almost below responding to, but here ya go. Three reasons, first because Mordor is infested with all kinds of creapy crawlies, some of them capable of flight (did you watch the 2nd movie?). This would hamper matters. Secondly, because Gandalf would be corrupted by the ring. Thirdly because this would remove one of the fundamental points of the book/movie. To paralell, why couldn't the Rebels simply carpet nuke the death star into scrap? What... they have light speed travel but no nuclear weapons?

You're basicly objecting to plot holes present in what is universaly reguarded as one of the greatest peices of literature created in the modern age. Perhaps you should lower your standards just a little.

all 3 movies are bloopers (-1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755655)

it is obvious to anyone who read the books

Slashdotted Already (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755658)

MovieMistakes.com is already down! Yay!

Re:Slashdotted Already (5, Funny)

IthnkImParanoid (410494) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755715)

Fitting punishment for their heresy. We all know there can be no "flaws" in these holy movies. The silencing of this instigator is a victory for Truth and Justice everywhere.

Blooper? (5, Insightful)

MadFarmAnimalz (460972) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755660)

No blooper is as big as PJ being denied an Oscar these last 2 years.

If he doesn't get it this year the Oscars will become irrelevant. It's just that obvious.

Re:Blooper? (0, Flamebait)

Kenja (541830) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755742)

He should not get an Oscar. He's a realy bad director (just look at some of his other films). The director of photography, art department and actors should get one. In all the areas where a good director should have mattered teh LOR movies fail. Hell, cheep dutch porn has better consitancy then the LOR movies. Its like they didn't bother to hire a script supervisor.

Re:Blooper? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755756)

Shut up, bitch.

Re:Blooper? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755806)

OMG Flamebait - I do believe we may have inadvertantly discovered a new type of zealot...

Re:Blooper? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755875)

I've been aware of it for a long time. I'm so sick of the lameness I get whenever I criticize the LOTR movies, I've stopped doing it. They tend to mod down posts that include any kind of criticm towards Peter Jackson's movies, INSTEAD OF PROVIDING A SIMPLE FUCKING ARGUMENT.

Posting AC for obvious reasons, don't want to lose karma undeservingly.

Re:Blooper? (2, Interesting)

div_2n (525075) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755759)

I remember reading here and there sometime back about a year ago that no one "in the business" expected the first two to get any since the trilogy is usually considered one work even though the three "books" (each one is actually two books) were written and released at different times.

Most accepted that PJ would get one for the last one after all were released.

Also, the movies were all filmed at once so you could consider the performance to be one big production simply because during production, it was one big contiguous filming. The fact that they were each released one year apart was merely a marketing decision more than anything else.

Any duplicate Oscars wouldn't have been fair since they were each part of one show.

Re:Blooper? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755812)

>The fact that they were each released one year apart was merely a marketing
>decision more than anything else.

Well, that and the fact that no-one will pay to see a film which lasts 7 hours, and a 7 hour film costs more to produce than a 2 hour one, curiously.

Anyway, it's not as if the public votes for the Oscars - it's just another industry back slapping exercise which means nothing. I'm sure some people are more likely to see a film because it - or the actors in it - have won oscars, but that's their lookout.

Re:Blooper? (1)

div_2n (525075) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755873)

As opposed to the many theaters that showed ALL THREE movies yesterday (or was it the day before?). They all sold out in hours from what I remember reading.

It would not have been that hard for them to offer two flavors--1) all at once and 2) one each day over different days (think a ticket book).

If I recall correctly, no effects beyond the filming were added to #2 and #3 until after FOTR was shown. The finishing of the other two depended on the success of the first.

I could be mistaken.

Re:Blooper? (1)

dema (103780) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755768)

No kidding, where were the Oscars when Bad Taste [imdb.com] and Braindead [imdb.com] were released! (:

Re:Blooper? (1)

tolan-b (230077) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755860)

wow that's spooky. I had a dream about barindead last night :)

haven't heard anything about it for years either...

Re:Blooper? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755897)

You aren't joking are you? Braindead (Dead Alive) was a great movie. Haven't seen Bad Taste. And where we're they when Heavenly Creatures was released? Everyone should check out that one for sure.

Re:Blooper? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755774)

The Oscars go to hyped movies. Not good ones. LOTR is good, but not *that* good. Just hyped. And apparently not hyped enough.

Re:Blooper? (1)

GoofyBoy (44399) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755826)


Exactly how much more could LOTR be hyped up more?

Perhaps another fast food merchandising deal?
More action figures?
More "movie to watch this year" commericals?

Re:Blooper? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755877)

>The Oscars go to hyped movies.
>LOTR is ... Just hyped.

Therefore, er... LOTR doesn't get an Oscar. It's back to Logic 101 for you, fatty.

Re:Blooper? (5, Interesting)

TopShelf (92521) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755815)

The Oscars have been irrelevant for years, much like the Grammy's, the Heisman Trophy, etc., and any other award granted by a cadre of geezers too out of touch to bother with actually perusing the candidates. Personally, I thought Fellowship was very deserving, but A Beautiful Mind pushed all the right Academy buttons (Oscar winning actor portraying a mentally ill genius, cha-ching!).

Probably the worst part for Jackson's chances is that most of the Academy members likely haven't read the books, and there is a popular perception that the movies are more geared to appeasing Tolkein fans instead of a broader audience. All the same, I'll be watching in March, hoping against hope that he wins. Why? Because it will give him that much more clout with the studios on future projects...

Grammys? (1)

wankledot (712148) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755841)

I don't know about that. If Eminem can win some grammys, they can't be that out of touch. Seems to me that some pretty interesting and progressive artists have won lately.

Re:Grammys? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755883)

I don't see your point... Eminem is neither interesting nor progressive.

Re:Grammys? (1)

GoofyBoy (44399) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755915)

>Seems to me that some pretty interesting and progressive artists have won lately.

Like Milli-Vanili?

They are so out of touch, there is a "Best New Artist" award curse.

http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Award_for_B es t_New_Artist

Speaking of bloopers (2, Funny)

Megor1 (621918) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755661)

Is this not a dupe!

Re:Speaking of bloopers (1)

erth (606459) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755733)

I searched High and Low to make sure it wasn't - maybe I missed something. The article was posted last night on msnbc.com, but was in print in Newsweek on Dec. 1st which may make it a dupe for those of you with Newsweek subscriptions. I searched slashdot for LoTR, Peter Jackson, and RoTK and got nothing related to this article, so I submitted it.

Re:Speaking of bloopers (4, Informative)

Baikala (564096) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755779)

Dupe it is! I thought it was another interview about the third movie, it's not!

It's the same Dec 1's article form the previus post

Bye bye (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755662)

"My server is getting quite overloaded at the moment due to lots of publicity (more than quadruple my usual traffic), resulting in access problems and errors for a lot of people. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience, and I'm working on improvements - if you're having trouble checking out the site, please visit again soon when everything should be back to full working order. Thanks..."

That didn't last long, now did it?

Re:Bye bye (0)

g_goblin (631117) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755845)

Maybe he should install the new kernel. Wait he went to the movie so he didn't have time to compile it

Re:Bye bye (1)

Snaller (147050) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755880)

No, that was very fast (or slashdot has more subscribers than we think!) - lets hope he has a financially sensible hosting option :)

Not necessarily a blooper... (4, Funny)

tmhsiao (47750) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755663)

Pretty much all of the children of Rohan and Gondor and the Shire look like the offspring Peter Jackson.

Coincidence, OR FATE!???

Re:Not necessarily a blooper... (1, Funny)

Dr. Evil (3501) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755722)

Coincidence.

They were really fathered by that belching wretch in Bree.

SD'd (3, Informative)

Broodje (646341) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755664)

My server is getting quite overloaded at the moment due to lots of publicity (more than quadruple my usual traffic), resulting in access problems and errors for a lot of people. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience, and I'm working on improvements - if you're having trouble checking out the site, please visit again soon when everything should be back to full working order. Thanks...


Damn dude, what can I say.

Re:SD'd (1)

llamalicious (448215) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755702)

Remember to refresh the page at least 5 times, in-case the error is transiet. :)

whoo (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755666)

I don't watch movies in theaters, but when this comes out on DVD, I'll definitely buy it and watch it. Not the extended version though. What a waste of money.

be kind (0, Informative)

nocomment (239368) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755672)

Use the google cache [216.239.57.104]

Re:be kind (5, Informative)

nocomment (239368) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755747)

oops, I goofed, that's a link to the first movie
use this one instead [216.239.57.104]

Mods: please mod parent down, and this up. :-)

Re:be kind (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755786)

Be kind to your karma and post Google caches Anonymously.

Moviemistakes.com slashdotted already. (-1, Redundant)

Kymermosst (33885) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755673)

Only six comments on this article, and it's already gone.

Sigh...

Google cache to the rescue! (3, Informative)

Kymermosst (33885) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755734)

Google caches for the MovieMistakes.com stuff:

Fellowship of the Ring [216.239.57.104]

The Two Towers [216.239.57.104]

Sorry, Return of the King isn't cached yet...

fp (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755674)

first post.. &*(

This is a dupe (-1, Redundant)

deltagreen (522610) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755678)

Wake up editors, this is a duplicate story.
Second link in this /. story [slashdot.org]

No, it isn't (1)

zapp (201236) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755847)

Nowhere in the link you posted is there a reference to moviemistakes.com.

The interview from msnbc/newsweek might be the same or similar, but there IS new content.

Re:No, it isn't (1)

jhigh (657789) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755894)

The MSNBC article is the exact same article. The link to moviemistakes.com easily should have (or could have) been referenced in a comment on the original story. This is a dupe.

Wait a minute: Eomer wasn't sentenced to death... (4, Insightful)

imac.usr (58845) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755683)

One of the comments for "The Two Towers" complains about Eomer somehow having escaped his "...under pain of death" sentence by Grima. I always interpreted this as Eomer merely being banished, and threatened with death should he return. Big difference there.

The Book (5, Funny)

Sir Pallas (696783) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755685)

I'm pretty sure that the book has far fewer mistakes, as far as Tolkien could be concerned, so just go read that. I'm doing just fine with paper and ink.

Re:The Book (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755832)

Idiot.

I'm looking forward to Jackson doing the Hobbit (5, Informative)

usurper_ii (306966) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755687)

The Hobbit was the first book I read and still my favorite. They say that he wants to use some of the same actors, too. All in all, it gives us something to look forward to.

Here is more info:

http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/3977.html

Usurper_ii

Re:I'm looking forward to Jackson doing the Hobbit (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755726)

I'd rather see Ron Jeremy doing the Hobbit.

Re:I'm looking forward to Jackson doing the Hobbit (1)

b-baggins (610215) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755757)

Oh, spare us. TWELVE dwarves giving us non-stop comic relief?

Re:I'm looking forward to Jackson doing the Hobbit (1)

kormoc (122955) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755871)

Hell ya, dwarves rock!

Re:I'm looking forward to Jackson doing the Hobbit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755783)

In Jackson's version of the Hobbit, Gandalf will
be replaced by Merlin, and Robin Hood will play
Bilbo. Otherwise it's mostly like the book.

/.'d already? (0, Redundant)

-kertrats- (718219) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755693)

That was fast. Surprises me, too, since that site is pretty popular and i would assume it would have decent bandwidth. Must be a lot of us interested in this story.

Article text (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755696)

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Lovely (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755700)

Doesn't inspire trust in mySQL if it can't keep up with this little load.

It's "TOO"... (0, Troll)

Sexy Bern (596779) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755705)

not "to".

Incidentally, what are "props"?

Re:It's "TOO"... (3, Funny)

the Man in Black (102634) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755803)

props n. colloq. -- Props is a shortening of propers, itself a colloquialism implying "proper respect". Originated in African-American vernacular (Early 90s). No longer a part of the vernacular, as African-Americans stop using slang as soon as we hear white people using it. Ex. You get mad props for that.

Re:It's "TOO"... (1)

JPelorat (5320) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755808)

Dunno, but they usually seem to be pissed off at something.. (mad props)

msnbc blooper (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755713)

unless i'm mistaken, the picture accompanying the article is of a regular orc, not an uruk-hai. (the caption reads 'Why are tough Uruk-hai KO'd by mere rocks?')

wow, i'm a nerd.

Re:msnbc blooper (3, Insightful)

canajin56 (660655) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755881)

Especially since they were wearing ARMOUR. Fine, their armour may be useless for stopping any sort of sword, knife, arrow, or axe, but it should at least absorb some of the impact of a hand-thrown rock

Best quote from the intervew. (0, Flamebait)

Kenja (541830) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755719)

" [ Pause ] You?ve got pages and pages there. And those are all mistakes they?ve spotted?"

Heh, they didn't even cover the good ones such as the archers without bows, the refilling quivers, the "dead" orcs that flinch when stepped on etc. Bottom line is that in my opinion Mr Jackson is not a very good director, its the actors, cinimatographer and art department that should be getting the credit for the LOR movies. They are good despite Peter Jackson and not because of him.

Re:Best quote from the intervew. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755811)

> the "dead" orcs that flinch when stepped on

So why do you blame PJ instead of the actors who flinch? Are you actually suggesting that PJ told them to do so?

Go troll elsewhere.

Re:Best quote from the intervew. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755913)

Heh, they didn't even cover the good ones such as the archers without bows, the refilling quivers, the "dead" orcs that flinch when stepped on etc. Bottom line is that in my opinion Mr Jackson is not a very good director, its the actors, cinimatographer and art department that should be getting the credit for the LOR movies. They are good despite Peter Jackson and not because of him.

Shut up, bitch.

Bloopers or not... (4, Insightful)

Godeke (32895) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755723)

This has been one of the best book to movie conversions I have seen. Especially considering that this is an incredibly difficult work to start with. The things that were removed wihtout shame (poetry), combined (multitudes of side characters) and left out intentionally, but with a sidelong glance (Tom Bombadill alone causes endless arguments because not enough detail is in the *books* to make a case for what he is supposed to represent. However, one of his poems does sneak into the second movie, although recited by Treebeard) show the dedication put into this movie. It would have been so easy to coast on the later movies (production costs were recovered from the first movie alone), but these are not the products of coasting, but of true affection for the grand story - the story that launched a thousand imitating "great arc fantasy" novels.

Re:Bloopers or not... (4, Interesting)

GoofyBoy (44399) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755867)

>This has been one of the best book to movie conversions I have seen.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is the best conversion IMO.

dupe dupe dupe (5, Funny)

Frac (27516) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755745)

Can we have an interview with CmdrTaco on Slashdot Bloopers? Same format - list out all the dupes on slashdot in the past 5-6 years, and give Rob a good way to tell us why he doesn't read his own website. ;-)

Re:dupe dupe dupe (1)

jea6 (117959) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755856)

I find comments modded as redundant in dupe stories to be amusing. Aren't all these comments redundant (and not just the ones that point out that editors post dupes)?

I read Slashdot often. I wonder what people who work on Slashdot do?

Wow, (1)

ChilyMack (720195) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755781)

This is a really old story. Sorry to be redundant, I'm just used to finding newer stuff on the /. front page. In other news, I have to wait until Friday to see ROTK. The number of critical plaudits for this one is almost unbelievable, in such a usually divided field. Check out rottentomatoes if you don't know what I'm talking about.

problem 'interview' link (1)

OzPhIsH (560038) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755792)

When I clicky on the interview link, it connect to some site on an msn domain, loads a few graphics and then promptly insta-closes (crashes) my Mozilla Firebird.

browser info:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031015 Firebird/0.7

Running redhat 9 and enlightenment 0.16.5-1
Anyone else experience a problem or just me? ...stupid msn.

Re:problem 'interview' link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755912)

this is slashdot not bugzilla, doofus

Re:problem 'interview' link (1)

kormoc (122955) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755917)

works fine for me:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031125

silly taco (5, Funny)

cloudship_tacitus (709780) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755799)

And I was to busy grinning ear to ear to notice any serious bloopers.

and apparently too busy to edit your comment.

:) i kid because i love.

Bandwidth blooper? (-1, Redundant)

weeboo0104 (644849) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755805)

Warning: Too many connections in /usr/www/users/jsandys/includes/phpconfig.php on line 4

Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Too many connections in /usr/www/users/jsandys/includes/phpconfig.php on line 4

My server is getting quite overloaded at the moment due to lots of publicity (more than quadruple my usual traffic), resulting in access problems and errors for a lot of people. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience, and I'm working on improvements - if you're having trouble checking out the site, please visit again soon when everything should be back to full working order. Thanks...

What? (2, Interesting)

odorf (733882) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755828)

They missed my two faovirtes! In FOTR when Sauraman is standing on top of Isengard before the avalanche on Caradhras you can clearly see he has a big bandage on the middle finger of his left hand, he got his hand slammed in a door but I guess they forgot he had it! Then in TTT when the riders of Rohan come to the orc incampment when the horse rears up and pippen is about to get hit by the hooves his arms are kinda like this \/ but then when he roles away they are tied again!

ToME : Open Source Tolkien game (4, Interesting)

Lord Satri (609291) | more than 10 years ago | (#7755830)

A little off-topic... but worthed to /. readers, a mature Open Source game based on Tolkien's world: Troubles of Middle-Eearth [t-o-m-e.net] . ToME has been improved over several years. It is based on the venerable Angband [wikipedia.org] rogue-like game. There's a lot of Angband variants [thangorodrim.net] . There's even a Multiplayer ToME [t-o-m-e.net] in development.

ToME is great for being very faithful and compliant to Tolkien's world. Ok, maybe it's not Middle-Earth Online [lordoftherings.com] , but it's free and honestly, this game is freaking addictive ! :-) Do not forget to set graphics "on"... even if they're not that good.

LOTR Blooper poster (Gollum!) (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755869)

props to Jackson? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7755876)

"props to Jackson"

Has that really made it into geek speak?

I thought we were still stuck at words like "cool", "really cool", and "awsome".

As in, "I just want to say that Jackson and gang has done an awsome job, ROTK is really cool. Really, really cool!"

Geez, looks like I'm falling behind the times. Can someone please send me the latest updates to the geek protocol manual?

Thanks man.
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