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  1. I don't think I've seen the TE versions of these movies since the initial DVD releases. Once the EE's came out, which I consider the definitive versions of these films, I never watched the TE's again. For that reason, it's hard for me to respond to your specific criticisms, because at the moment I'd struggle to recall which scenes from the EE aren't in the TE. I know the big ones, of course, but it's really the smaller moments and extended scenes that are the glue that holds these stories together and make the EE's so superior (at least in the case of the first two films) That said, I love TTT and consider it just behind FOTR. I certainly think it's superior to ROTK, which probably has more memorable, and emotional, moments than TTT, but doesn't hold together as a film as well as the first two movies (not to mention having significant narrative flaws).
  2. I've got a sinking feeling a Titanic forum really wouldn't be very popular.
  3. I only came here for the Tolkien "sub" forum and consider the rest of the site an addendum to that. In fact, mods please move the Tolkien forum to the top of the discussion list. As it is, it's listed below "Welcome!", "John Williams", "General Discussion", "JW Fan Reviews" and the in the ultimate insult, "Other Topics." Create Star Wars and Star Trek (w/DS9 subforum) forums if you must (you should), but please keep Tolkien at the top. Cheers.
  4. Well, er, thanks for that, um, contribution to the thread.
  5. What's really amazing is how endeared she became to a whole new generation with The Force Awakens. And I'm not just talking about the movie, but that amazing promotional tour she did for the film. Her humour and wit just won people over by droves, and were it not for that I'm not sure the internet would be reacting today the way it is, it would be more old school fans. I'm glad so many people got to know of her, and her struggles, over the past year. She was my first crush and was a big part of why Star Wars changed my life. This hits me harder than I thought it would, and she'll be sorely missed. And she knows.
  6. This article is petty far off the mark. And this is absurd... I suppose that might be true but for the ponderous (and ultimately repetitive) prologue, which weighs down the film verily and mightily. And while there are not "endless scenes" about the shadow in the East, there is endless droning on about honour and oaths and what not. Indeed, given that the subject matter is much more weighty in LOTR vs. The Hobbit, AUJ feels like a weighed down, cumbersome, laborious slog once they leave the Shire (though up until then the film is quite charming excepting the prologue). In any event, the author of this piece is to be dismissed outright for his imbecilic use of "xenophobic". The original Forbes review of AUJ also argued, also unpersuasively, that it was the best Middle-Earth movie since Fellowship. Despite its flaws, I'd rank it 4th among Middle-Earth films. With a very, very large gap between 3 and 4.
  7. It should be noted in the midst of our sorrow that death takes place in the shadow of new life. She's not really dead if we find a way to remember her.
  8. I saw that QI, and she was just on 8 out of 10 Cats (a similar show) last night for their Christmas special, which I happened to catch. Obviously she filmed it here in the UK, and as far as I know it was the last public appearance she made.
  9. They did (though they weren't required to).
  10. Unless they had specific permission from Fisher (which they may), they won't be able to do with her Episode IX what they did with Cushing in Rogue One. Without getting too much into the weeds on this, California has right of publicity protections for performers for such eventualities; in the UK, where Cushing was a resident, there's currently no right of publicity after death.
  11. Whether you're a boy or girl is a decision everyone has to make for themselves. Nature and genetics have nothing to do with it. Transgenderphobe! CISgender Nazi!
  12. I was actually just wondering why Williams left Harry Potter, and this seemed like as good a thread to ask the question in as any. I wish JW would have passed on one of the Spielberg projects to continue Harry Potter, it would have been nice to see him do the whole series. While on the whole the historic collaboration between the Maestro and Spielberg has been a good one, I can't help but think in some ways it limited both of them as artists. I think it would have been good, for both of them, to work with other directors/composers (respectively).
  13. If Williams is untouchable, then why did he leave Harry Potter after the third film?