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dragonman97

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Icon 3 posted September 29, 2003 10:43      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Seen first on /., see the good news for yourself [Smile] .
I'd make a nicer post of this, but I'm playing the 'sick' card, and well, I'm mainly posting this for at least one person who's been curious to know about this.
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/09/29/1047207&mode=thread&tid=188&tid=199&tid=97

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yahooo that rocked

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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2003 12:20      Profile for SpikeSpiegel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
that was orgasmic, not nearly as much as revolutions , but im dying to see both! thanks dman

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Hmm, now I think I should actually find my way to a machine with QuickTime and actually see the trailer - I'm hesistant to watch the Matrix one, as I don't quite want the spoilers...(and I felt that the trailers for Reloaded killed a thing or two for me).

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Icon 1 posted September 30, 2003 03:57      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Looks awesome !
Roll on Dec 17.

btw - did anyone see the slashdot article the other day?
WETA just bought another warehouse full of servers for their render farm, 10 weeks shy of the scheduled release date. Sounds like they're running late.

Lets hope they make it on time.

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I need to find a computer that has Quicktime, speakers, and an internet connection. Harder than it sounds, but soon I shall finally have DSL.

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But you don't need quicktime, mplayer has all the support you need to play that movie. I know, because I've been able to see it. :)
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Wise guy :-P. She's mostly stuck in a world of Windows PCs that she doesn't have control over, and so that's really not an option. Besides, mplayer is fraught with legal ickiness...

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Besides, mplayer is fraught with legal ickiness...

It is? Well, maybe it's not technically "legal" to use Windows DLL's from other products to play movies, but why shouldn't one be able to watch movies on Linux etc without having to reboot?

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Icon 1 posted September 30, 2003 17:49      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Actually, I mainly refer to it w.r.t. being open source. There are things in mplayer that just aren't open source, and/or shouldn't be in there. Making some kind of front-end to DLLs via WINE is okay (like Codeweaver's Crossover plugin does), but packaging other companies' DLLs without their permission is not okay, even if they're freely available. (Crossover will download the free installer off the page, or in some cases, have you download it, if you need to accept anything, and then run the Windows installer, and take it from there, causing you to accept this software as the company expects, click-through license and all.)

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Right. How many people are going to a marathon event the day the third movie is released?

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quote:
Originally posted by G-3PO:
Right. How many people are going to a marathon event the day the third movie is released?

Definitely not.

I want to enjoy ROTK, after sitting through 6 hours of LOTR before ROTK started, I'm pretty sure I'd be in no fit state to enjoy it.

I'll watch the first 2 on DVD in the week before, just to refresh my memory.

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quote:
Originally posted by G-3PO:
Right. How many people are going to a marathon event the day the third movie is released?

Or how about LOTR and TT extended editions back to back, followed by the third movie.

Should be a fun weekend [Smile]

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Ok, the big speculation question...

Who thinks they are going to cut the movie short and leave out the end?

The books have a nice place to end, but continue on with some "further adventures". And they have already taken some "liberties" with the story-line... Who thinks they'll cut out the very end... Trying not to spoil anything for those who haven't read the books.

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For some reason I'm on an LOTR e-mail list and they send me the commercial links when it comes out. So I am dowloading it in large format on my laptop and watching it when it finally finishes downloading! [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by iCoach:
Ok, the big speculation question...

Who thinks they are going to cut the movie short and leave out the end?

The books have a nice place to end, but continue on with some "further adventures". And they have already taken some "liberties" with the story-line... Who thinks they'll cut out the very end... Trying not to spoil anything for those who haven't read the books.

-Coach

The final events in the Shire are out. That went public long ago. I just hope we get to see the White Ship sail.

I also hope i get to see the ****ing trailer. Grrr.

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
quote:
Originally posted by iCoach:
Ok, the big speculation question...

Who thinks they are going to cut the movie short and leave out the end?

The books have a nice place to end, but continue on with some "further adventures". And they have already taken some "liberties" with the story-line... Who thinks they'll cut out the very end... Trying not to spoil anything for those who haven't read the books.

-Coach

The final events in the Shire are out. That went public long ago. I just hope we get to see the White Ship sail.

I also hope i get to see the ****ing trailer. Grrr.

Ok, I don't follow movie information like others do, so I wasn't sure. But I have to say, "That sucks." Pretty much bam ring destroyed, end of movie? Crap... I hope the ship sails though, but they'll probably chop that too... Simply based on the fact that the rin gis more central to the movie than it is to the book.

The book covers more of the intresting stuff, like Aragorn returning, the significance of Faramir etc... The movie on the other hand is ALL about the ring - of course with little snippets about other things, but they don't build them up enough...

-Coach

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That's all for another movie. [Wink]
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quote:
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The movie on the other hand is ALL about the ring

No, no, no !

The movie is all about Arwen.

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Hmmm.... Arwen ......
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/me patiently waits for his ADSL to be activated so he can see the trailer

Arwen (Liv Tyler) is darn hot, but so is Eowyn (Miranda Otto). Plus she's an Aussie, so there's a natural advantage [Wink] Maybe they can just fight over me </dream>

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
/me patiently waits for his ADSL to be activated so he can see the trailer

Arwen (Liv Tyler) is darn hot, but so is Eowyn (Miranda Otto). Plus she's an Aussie, so there's a natural advantage [Wink] Maybe they can just fight over me </dream>

Remember in 'A fish called Wanda', when Jamie Curtis goes all weak at the knees when John Cleese speaks Russian?

Well, Arwen speaking Elvish has that effect on me, drool...........

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quote:
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Originally posted by csk:
/me patiently waits for his ADSL to be activated so he can see the trailer

Arwen (Liv Tyler) is darn hot, but so is Eowyn (Miranda Otto). Plus she's an Aussie, so there's a natural advantage [Wink] Maybe they can just fight over me </dream>

Remember in 'A fish called Wanda', when Jamie Curtis goes all weak at the knees when John Cleese speaks Russian?

Well, Arwen speaking Elvish has that effect on me, drool...........

Yes, that's not bad. My two favourite LOTR scenes involving women are the "if you want him, come and claim him", and the "what do you fear, my lady" response. Both very spirited, wow! [Smile]

I can however see a parody just waiting to happen, with the Arwen dream sequence in TT.

Aragorn: "This is a dream"
Arwen: "Then it is a wet dream"
Aragorn (looks down) Doh!

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quote:
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