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#1 Posted on 8.3.04 0929.45
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I have never read the series, but I saw a picture of this ad, and it seems like the producers are hoping to capture the LOTR formula. Anyone who has read it perhaps able to speak to whether or not this seems feasible, or or the two series really apples and oranges?

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#2 Posted on 8.3.04 0935.33
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Regardless, isn't it a bit early to start advertising for a movie coming out Xmas 2005 that they have not started to even film yet?
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#3 Posted on 8.3.04 1006.55
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The fact that it says "Walt Disney Pictures" shows that they aren't trying to go after the same market as LOTR; it's going to be marketed to a younger audience. (Disney makes movies for older audiences, of course, but not under the Disney name.)

It certainly could do well, but not LOTR-level success, I don't think.
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#4 Posted on 8.3.04 1011.07
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I'm excited about this project...but mainly for my kids, though I read the books as a child. Great story.
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#5 Posted on 8.3.04 1038.59
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This report has Nicole Kidman as being interested ...

http://www.imdb.com/PeopleNews/#1
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#6 Posted on 8.3.04 1051.08
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I'm more excited about HIS DARK MATERIALS being made into a film, with a first script by Tom Stoppard.
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#7 Posted on 8.3.04 1241.24
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    Originally posted by spf2119
    I have never read the series, but I saw a picture of this ad, and it seems like the producers are hoping to capture the LOTR formula. Anyone who has read it perhaps able to speak to whether or not this seems feasible, or or the two series really apples and oranges?

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    (edited by CRZ on 8.3.04 0922)


This is about a nine book series by C.S. Lewis and while quite good, its appeal is more to children. If the right-wing Christian community accepted LOTR while rejecting Harry Potter, they will be orgasmic regarding this project. Its religious message is much more overt. It just doesn't have the epic appela of LOTR. Good Books though.
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#8 Posted on 8.3.04 1252.18
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Off topic, but I'm absolutely sick of the phrase "right-wing Christian community."

Sick.
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#9 Posted on 8.3.04 1339.41
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They've got a big following over here in the Uck after a Sunday serial on the BBC based on The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. I've got very fond memories of 'em-and I'm as leftie commie pinko-bastard as they come.
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#10 Posted on 8.3.04 1507.03
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    Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
    Off topic, but I'm absolutely sick of the phrase "right-wing Christian community."

    Sick.


you may not like it, but it fits. Christians with a very right-wing view of the world. They feel they have the moral authority to determine Harry Potter is the spawn of Satan but LOTR is good and Christian. I'm absolutley sick of them telling me what I should think.
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#11 Posted on 8.3.04 1512.03
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
      Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
      Off topic, but I'm absolutely sick of the phrase "right-wing Christian community."

      Sick.


    you may not like it, but it fits. Christians with a very right-wing view of the world. They feel they have the moral authority to determine Harry Potter is the spawn of Satan but LOTR is good and Christian. I'm absolutley sick of them telling me what I should think.


For starters, I've never heard a member of the right-wing christian community claim that LOTR was "good and christian."

Secondly, members of the RWCC expressing their opinions on various pop culture media does not equal "telling you what you should think."

Thirdly, they do have the moral authority to determine what they consider "good" and what they consider "bad." Much like you have the moral authority to do the same for yourself.

Anyhow, my point was that labeling, generalizing and lumping people into groups, such as the RIGHT-WING CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY...well, to me (and I have the moral authority to make this judgement for myself) it's kinda small and petty.
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#12 Posted on 8.3.04 1624.31
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    Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
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    For starters, I've never heard a member of the right-wing christian community claim that LOTR was "good and christian."

    Secondly, members of the RWCC expressing their opinions on various pop culture media does not equal "telling you what you should think."

    Thirdly, they do have the moral authority to determine what they consider "good" and what they consider "bad." Much like you have the moral authority to do the same for yourself.

    Anyhow, my point was that labeling, generalizing and lumping people into groups, such as the RIGHT-WING CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY...well, to me (and I have the moral authority to make this judgement for myself) it's kinda small and petty.


You must have missed the various newspaper articles and other media reports because it was out there. It may be petty and I apologize if I offended you but where I live this faction of Christianity is constantly telling the rest of us how to think and feel. And my brand of Christianity isn't proper (Methodism) and we are wrong.
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#13 Posted on 8.3.04 1647.12
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    Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
    Off topic, but I'm absolutely sick of the phrase "right-wing Christian community."


Because it's redundant?
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#14 Posted on 8.3.04 1750.22
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Please, there are plenty of Christians that are not the rabidly opressive stereotypical caricatures that are so often trundled out in these debates. In fact, I'd go so far as to say they are the *gasp* majority.

Getting back to the TOPIC of the thread, if this is handled as well as Lord of the Rings was it can be something special. The books aren't on the LOTR level, but they are still fantasy classics. More fantasy being made equals me being happy. My only concern is that that is a large commitment to make if you want to do the whole series. It is SEVEN books after all.

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#15 Posted on 8.3.04 1944.34
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As a left-wing Christian, I'll be very happy to take my kids to this movie when it comes out.

Even aside from the Tolkien-C.S. Lewis connection, there is a fairly direct LOTR tie-in since they are filming it in New Zealand. Should be pretty, if nothing else.

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#16 Posted on 8.3.04 2103.54
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Oddly enough (or maybe someone else is a subscriber), Newsweek had a column discussing the stereotypical link between Christianity and conservatism just last week. Click Here (msnbc.msn.com).

I read the Narnia books a long time ago. They were good, but I remember liking them, but not too much. Then again, if I were that age when I read the LotR books, I probably wouldn't have appreciated them all that much either.
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#17 Posted on 9.3.04 0815.59
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    Originally posted by Madame Manga
    As a left-wing Christian, I'll be very happy to take my kids to this movie when it comes out.

    Even aside from the Tolkien-C.S. Lewis connection, there is a fairly direct LOTR tie-in since they are filming it in New Zealand. Should be pretty, if nothing else.

    MM


Thank you. I am not inferring that all Christians are right-wing or that if you are conservative in your Christianity, you are right-wing. I am speaking of a small vocal minority. I have no wish to disrespect anyone's beliefs.
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#18 Posted on 9.3.04 0843.00
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
      Originally posted by Madame Manga
      As a left-wing Christian, I'll be very happy to take my kids to this movie when it comes out.

      Even aside from the Tolkien-C.S. Lewis connection, there is a fairly direct LOTR tie-in since they are filming it in New Zealand. Should be pretty, if nothing else.

      MM


    Thank you. I am not inferring that all Christians are right-wing or that if you are conservative in your Christianity, you are right-wing. I am speaking of a small vocal minority. I have no wish to disrespect anyone's beliefs.


I really respect that statement...thanks for clearing it up. I'm not a right-winger at all and I guess I have a problem with that label. But then again, I have a problem with most stereotypical labels.
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#19 Posted on 9.3.04 1019.47
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Salami, here is where my venom comes from. After 9/11, our town's minesterial alliance decide to hold a service on the square. I was contacted to set up and run the PA system which I was happy to do. All the ministers spoke and let anyone in the crowd who wished to, express their feelings. Sounds good, right. Well these "right-wing" ministers, three of them, said this was God's judgment on us re our sinful awful society and we got what we deserved. If we had only done what they said we should, well, this wouldn't have happened. There were also some national names in this arena who said the same thing and then backpedalled quickly.
I strongly believe everyone is entitled to their faith, but publicly expressing this crossed a line for me. They had the right to say it and I have the right to never forget.
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#20 Posted on 9.3.04 1028.14
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I completely understand. We have a pretty active alliance in my community. And once a year they gather on the courthouse lawn and have a big service. I almost NEVER agree with most of the stuff they say.

But the ignorant voices of three people, or ten, or 1000, doesn't, in my opinion, warrant a general statement about people who are (a) political conservatives and (b) practicers of the Christian faith.

By the same thought, people shouldn't judge and ridicule devout Muslims because of the actions of a small, rogue group. That has been a national rallying cry among people of good sense.

Like someone said above, the people like the ones you are talking about don't represent the majority of conservative Christians.

(edited by The Amazing Salami on 9.3.04 0828)
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