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December 13th, 2004


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11:09 pm
Three things:

(1) Yes, the extended Return of the King is even better than the theatrical cut, even in skimming-for-new-bits mode. It's still not perfect, but I liked most of the additions (pretty much anything not involving Gimli the Comical Dwarf).

(2) This is the third – and almost certainly the final – time my name will ever appear in the credits of a film. (Or, more properly, the credits of a DVD, since we sad fan-club members weren't credited in the theatrical release.) Oh, well.

(3) Because I am, in fact, a pure and true nerd, here are what the menu screen Elvish-alphabet/English-language inscriptions on all the Extended Edition DVDs say:

Cirth (runes)

• Top of menu - all sets, all discs: There And Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale

Tengwar (script)

• Bottom of menu - The Fellowship of the Ring: EE - Disc One: Eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits: I don't know half

• Bottom of menu - The Fellowship of the Ring: EE - Disc Two: Nine companions to match the nine ringwraiths - so be it: Elrond regards them: You shall be the Fellowship of the Ring

• Bottom of menu - The Two Towers: EE - Disc One: The world is changing: who has the strength to stand up against both Saruman and Sauron and the union of the Two Towers

• Bottom of menu - The Two Towers: EE - Disc Two: Where is the horse and the rider: where is the horn that was blowing: they have passed like rain on the mountains

• Bottom of menu - The Return of the King: EE - Disc One: The realm of Gondor has long endured: in the Court of Kings Isildur grew a white tree from a seed brought over the waters

• Bottom of menu - The Return of the King: EE - Disc Two: And thus it was that a Fourth Age began - and the Fellowship of the Ring, though eternally bound by friendship and love, was ended

Incidentally, whoever wrote those has (a) lovely penmanship, and (b) what I would consider deeply suspect tengwar style, which gave me a few problems in transliterating. And yes, I can actually elaborate upon this, more or less ad infinitum (or more likely ad nauseam).
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From:timothy_tim
Date:December 14th, 2004 04:56 am (UTC)

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Geek.

-T_tim's mum
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From:kalshann
Date:December 14th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
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Its not something I studied much, but they get bonus points for the effort in my book. I would have guessed that the script was drawn not written- but then again I have horrid handwritting.
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From:kadnkadnk
Date:December 14th, 2004 05:00 pm (UTC)

Two Towers second quote

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I got a chill reading the second quote from the two towers.
We're looking forward to watching the RoTK DVDs somehow around Joe's sleeping.

-not actually Kadnkadnk
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From:chial
Date:December 15th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)

I think . . .

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. . . I just fell in love with you.

I don't know how I am going to be able to wait the 10 days to see RotK:EE. I am not a patient person.
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From:trystero
Date:December 15th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)

Re: I think . . .

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To make your 10-day wait just that much more pleasurable, I'd like to say a few words. And here they are: Saruman. Gandalf vs. the Witch-King. Saruman. Houses of Healing ("hands of a king", baby). Saruman. Mouth of Sauron. And did I mention Saruman?

Enjoy...  :-)

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