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    OK, I'm gonna be super nerdy/geeky and deeply off-topic, but let's just say, it's the mid-day pause, and I'm super bored (it's 12:50 PM here). And I didn't know where to post it actually...

    THIS IS FOR LOTR FANS !

    So after rethinking of the Hobbit movies, it made me think of LOTR and somehow I ended up drawing a map of Middle-Earth in the 1st age and then the 2nd age pasted on a real world map with oceanic plates to imagine how Tolkien created his fantasy world. Turns out, he certainly has studied plate tectonics to draw the maps.

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    Bear in mind, fellow fans of the LOTR, scales have changed through the ages, places rose and fell through the actions of the "Gods" (War of Wrath messed up Beleriand badly), and the Americas didn't exist in Tolkien's imagined past of earth, only to be created by Eru Iluvatar in one of the ages following the 4th age.

    Beleriand (1st Age) is in black, and LOTR era Middle-earth is in red (Second and Third Age)

    Now I'm going to eat my lunch, and then I'll work some more.

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    ^^^^^
    Nice display of geekiness there.

    Echoing the thoughts that "Desolation of Smaug" was way stronger than the first installment.

    Smaug, Smaug, Smaug... easily the show stealer by far. They definitely nailed the proud, intelligent, and smooth-talking demeanor that exemplifies Middle Earth dragons. Almost makes you root for the guy.

    Besides the love triangle, one of my biggest gripes was the extremely conspicuous CGI in places. Seriously, some of the scenes were so unpolished that I've seen TV shows and video games with better graphics (the gold was one of the biggest offenders).

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    Quote Originally Posted by IraGlacialis View Post


    ..... gripes was the extremely conspicuous CGI in places. Seriously, some of the scenes were so unpolished that I've seen TV shows and video games with better graphics (the gold was one of the biggest offenders).
    I didn't even notice the gold. Will look "next time." I was too worried about where that damn Wyvern was hiding and when it would attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TG211 View Post
    imagine how Tolkien created his fantasy world.......exist in Tolkien's imagined past of earth.
    You may want to revisit your statements

    A world away from subtle, magnificent Smaug of The Hobbit, Tolkien’s first dragons are surreal hybrids of beast and machine. They lumber against the elf-city of Gondolin, spouting fire and clanking, with orctroops hidden inside.

    This was in the first Middle-earth story, begun by 2nd Lieut JRR Tolkien in hospital straight after the Battle of the Somme, where Britain’s own secret weapon, the tank, had just been rolled out.

    "Tolkien lost two of his three closest friends on the Somme, a loss he talks about in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings. Like the rest of his generation, he also lost a world, which was replaced by the modern one. From the outset, the war seems to have stirred his creativity. It made him realise that he wanted to write and that he had no time to waste."

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    The 1970's view of a dystopia 23rd Century, "Longan's Run".

    Farrah Fawcett cuts a sensational figure as Holly 13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reichswehr View Post
    The 1970's view of a dystopia 23rd Century, "Longan's Run".

    Farrah Fawcett cuts a sensational figure as Holly 13.
    think it is Logan's Run. 1976. tiny part of that movie, was made in downtown Ft. Worth Texas' M&O subway where it came into the Tandy Center highrise....the subway is now gone.

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    bought the DVD and watched today 1975 movie "One Flew over the Cuckoo's nest" with Jack Nickolson and Will Sampson, Danny DeVito, Chris Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, etc. < Angelica Huston has a bit part, uncredited, standing on the fishing boat pier in the crowd>
    9.5/10

    love the movie, you bunch of lunatics! BTW how would you like to have a name like "Scatman" ?? and Will Sampson, was 6'-5" tall, and died at age 53, a Creek Indian born in Oklahoma and buried there north of McAlester.

    Mmmm...Juicy Fruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commanding View Post
    think it is Logan's Run. 1976. tiny part of that movie, was made in downtown Ft. Worth Texas' M&O subway where it came into the Tandy Center highrise....the subway is now gone.
    According to Wikipedia, "The film was shot primarily in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex – including locations such as the Fort Worth Water Gardens and theDallas Market Center[3] – between June and September 1975".

    It does have that Shopping Mall feel about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commanding View Post
    think it is Logan's Run. 1976. tiny part of that movie, was made in downtown Ft. Worth Texas' M&O subway where it came into the Tandy Center highrise....the subway is now gone.
    Logan's Run rocks. Loved their guns.

    Last watched: John Dies at the End. 7/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reichswehr View Post
    According to Wikipedia, "The film was shot primarily in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex including locations such as the Fort Worth Water Gardens and theDallas Market Center[3] between June and September 1975".

    It does have that Shopping Mall feel about it.
    didn't know that. my father was the construction super. on the Ft. Worth Water gardens, Phillip Johnson was the architect. I met him and even shook his hand at the opening. (phillip Johnson was a well known gay person)

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    Quote Originally Posted by custodes View Post
    I didn't even notice the gold. Will look "next time." I was too worried about where that damn Wyvern was hiding and when it would attack.
    Just to clarify, I was referring it to when it was in its molten state.
    Otherwise, it was a very awesome scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IraGlacialis View Post
    Just to clarify, I was referring it to when it was in its molten state.
    Otherwise, it was a very awesome scene.
    By then I was only concerned with returning the circulation to my legs.That and the potty. No wonder I didn't notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy1 View Post
    You may want to revisit your statements

    A world away from subtle, magnificent Smaug of The Hobbit, Tolkien’s first dragons are surreal hybrids of beast and machine. They lumber against the elf-city of Gondolin, spouting fire and clanking, with orctroops hidden inside.

    This was in the first Middle-earth story, begun by 2nd Lieut JRR Tolkien in hospital straight after the Battle of the Somme, where Britain’s own secret weapon, the tank, had just been rolled out.

    "Tolkien lost two of his three closest friends on the Somme, a loss he talks about in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings. Like the rest of his generation, he also lost a world, which was replaced by the modern one. From the outset, the war seems to have stirred his creativity. It made him realise that he wanted to write and that he had no time to waste."
    Yeah, I agree with what you said, but what does that have to do with my attempt at trying to understand how he created his maps ?

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    American Hustle. Could have used some tighter editing, it was looong. Good movie though.

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