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LoTR or Pan's Labyrinth

 
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LoTR or Pan's Labyrinth
LoTR
40%
 40%  [ 2 ]
Pan's Labyrinth
60%
 60%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: LoTR or Pan's Labyrinth Reply with quote

Two of the most highly acclaimed achievements in cinematic fantasy, but which is the more spellbinding?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apples & oranges IMO, LOTR is epic fantasy and Pan's is dark faerie tale fantasy. I won't pick one as being better than the other.

Anybody ever see City Of Lost Children? There's a dark fantasy.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted for Pan's - watched it again only a couple of weeks ago - I had no idea where the story was heading and its (probably deliberately) confusing as to whether it is all 'real' or imaginery. Sorry if thats too cryptic - dont want to spoil it for anyone who hasnt seen it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a Tolkein enthusiast back in my teens, I'm gonna have to vote for LOTR, even though I haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth (but then, I don't subscribe to that severely limiting notion where one is supposed to have some experience of an artefact before being able to comment negatively on it ).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well in that case, I find Lord Of My Ring totally devoid of any merit, & voted for Pan's Labyrinth
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

white afro in space wrote:
As a Tolkein enthusiast back in my teens, I'm gonna have to vote for LOTR, even though I haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth (but then, I don't subscribe to that severely limiting notion where one is supposed to have some experience of an artefact before being able to comment negatively on it ).


You HAVE TO see Pan's, brilliant movie, arguably the best of this decade.

Libby, are you sure that wasn't Lord Of The Cock Ring you were watching?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watching? I was in it!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the subject of LoTR...does anyone else feel that the first movie has a certain quality that the following two films don't quite equal, however good they are? It seems to be the most humane of the films - thought Frodo's farewell to Sam at the end of ROTK is still undeniably heartbreaking.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlakNo1 wrote:
You HAVE TO see Pan's,


Yes Smiley unmissable!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cockroach Boy wrote:
On the subject of LoTR...does anyone else feel that the first movie has a certain quality that the following two films don't quite equal, however good they are?


Yes I do, but I think I may have to watch the 2nd and 3rd ones again to see if I can put my finger on why.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pna wrote:
Cockroach Boy wrote:
On the subject of LoTR...does anyone else feel that the first movie has a certain quality that the following two films don't quite equal, however good they are?


Yes I do, but I think I may have to watch the 2nd and 3rd ones again to see if I can put my finger on why.


I loved the first movie....the 2nd had too much galloping over feilds to
epic music...to show passage of time etc......between substance......which
broke the film up quite a bit, in my humble opinion..this left me feeling disconected.

the 3rd film attains some reconection, and while being a huge improvement on
#2, never quite captures the magic of #1.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bseven wrote:
pna wrote:
Cockroach Boy wrote:
On the subject of LoTR...does anyone else feel that the first movie has a certain quality that the following two films don't quite equal, however good they are?


Yes I do, but I think I may have to watch the 2nd and 3rd ones again to see if I can put my finger on why.


I loved the first movie....the 2nd had too much galloping over feilds to
epic music...to show passage of time etc......between substance......which
broke the film up quite a bit, in my humble opinion..this left me feeling disconected.

the 3rd film attains some reconection, and while being a huge improvement on
#2, never quite captures the magic of #1.


of course it could just mean I was missing sean beanny... he he
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOTR is just much easier to watch and i find it much more enjoyable but thats just me
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I will watch LoTR again...where as I dont think I will every watch Pan again.

Its a great tale with fab special effects and imagination,... but theres just too much visual violence in pan for my soft little senses..
...it liturally made me feel nauseous, too shocking that bottle caving in that
mans face...uurrgh....I wish I could have the memory removed. wish I had never seen it at all
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Violence in film only bothers me if there's no point to it. Every moment in Pan's had meaning.

Fellowship is easily the best of the 3, watched them again last week so they are fresh in my mind.


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Incidently, we'll see how well Del Toro's vision of Middle Earth stacks up against Jackson's before too long.

Gotta see both Pan's and Devil's Backbone again soon, maybe even tonight after I study.
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