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Post 1

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

I can barely even begin to express (I'm trying to block memories) how much Rob Brydon and Alistair McGowan infuriated me all night with their drivel. It's the first time ever I've preferred to watch Tom Cruise exist.


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Post 2

Awix

smiley - laugh

Well, they amused me...


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Post 3

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And me.

The little that McGowan spoke were legitimate opinions like Depp getting nominated for being a 'serious' actor who played a comedic part yet comedian-actors don't.


I personally thought Brydon was there to hunt down Steve Coogan since he was making a movie in LA...


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Post 4

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

The little McGowan spoke seemed to be, mostly, a long tirade against Lord of the Rings generally. And from a man who hadn't quite got round to washing and/or cutting his hair, comments about Peter Jackson's personal hygiene were unnecessary.

Ronni Ancona amused me. Brydon started well, but I got bored of the "I'm not gay" routine on about it's second time out.


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Thou shallt not blaspheme against Tolkien/Jackson, eh?


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Post 6

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

No,
but if Thou Must Blaspheme, thou must do it intelligently and not in rant form, thou must have read it/seen more than one hour of the first and last films, and thou must not be a pot calling the kettle black.


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Thou ist no blaspheme in rants. Clearly he hast seen enough to tolerate in his opinion.


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Post 8

Awix

I don't think the 'Jacko has B.O' comments were meant seriously. The eccentric personal grooming of the Rings crew is notorious, but I say fair play to the man for doing his own thing.

Take your point about McGowan though... but in the end he admitted that seeing less than half of LotR (and not even a consecutive less-than-half) wasn't really the basis for a balanced opinion. Funny, really, I saw him on Late Review and I could've sworn he was quite complimentary about the (IMHO rather less impressive) PotC.

I hope I'm not seeing the start of a 'LotR/Jacko are perfect and beyond all criticism' movement...


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Post 9

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Not by me you won't.


Jackson should stay with book adaptations though. Could be his 'thing'.


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Post 10

Awix

If everyone had said 'he should stick to true-life dramas, they could be his "thing"' back in 94, we might never have got LotR.

I'm looking forward to see what he does with King Kong.


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Post 11

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Anything that hasn't been done?

I'm just saying that book adaptations could be his forte'.

Prehaps LotR was a one-off being a combination of knowing film needs and being a fan... unlike Hulk...


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Post 12

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

I'm not starting a "they're beyond all criticism" movement. But I think it's as important to recognize the sheer scale of the achievement as to remember that the films aren't flawless.


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Post 13

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I believe LotR was/is a great example of what a dedicated /crew/ can do.

PS RotK is now #2 on highest grossing ever... Come on, beat Titanic!


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Post 14

Awix

Wow, I agree with everything said in the last two posts. This can't be a good sign.


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You're agreeing with ME?? Oh dear...


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Post 16

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

*reasses life in light of recent developments*


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Post 17

Awix

Run Swiv. Run and run and hide and never look back.


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Post 18

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Well life is like a box of chocalates... you always get the turkish delight.


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Post 19

Awix

I'm trying to remember Cancer Man's take on that - something along the lines of '...a trite and unlooked-for gift.'


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Post 20

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Cancer Man?


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