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TTT DVD (TLA's du jour)

..."TLA" being, of course, "Three Letter Acronym."

OK, I won't say much, because I have to make tomorrow's lunch, and anyway your friends list is already full of people babbling about the Two Towers DVD. But a few basic things need to be said about that, now that we've watched mostly everything:

1) "Tree-herder. A shepherd of the forest!" - possibly my favorite line delivery in the whole film. Dominic just sounds so stoked. Tree-herder! Sweet! YEAH!

2) Watched the preview for the extended edition and was immediately put out. Reaction was basically, "Hrm; well, now I want that one." Looks like they answered a lot of our complaints about the theatrical version, though, which is cool. (Huorns, for one; Faramir's back-story, for another; Ent-draught, for a third.)

3) We gave the film the MST3K treatment while watching it. This proved fun, and even provided some stuff I could've put in the parody, if I'd thought of it. "Where was Gondor, when my car broke down and I had to walk four miles home? Where was Gondor, when I was moving and had to carry five bookcases by myself?..."

4) For the ROTK preview, I think the word is "Squeeee!" I don't want to jinx anything (like Theoden kept doing at Helm's Deep - "Is this all they can conjure?" "No one's ever got past this wall; it'll hold." "I'm sure I'll live through the next movie." Oh wait...)...but I daresay they're going to Get It Right for Film the Third.

All right, enough random capitalizing. Need sleep. Goodnight!


Aug. 29th, 2003 11:37 am (UTC)
My favorite part of the ROTK preview was Peter Jackson and all the other creative types saying over and over "we've definitely saved the best for last." Aw, yeah!

My other favorite bits of the extras were learning that Christopher Lee reads LOTR once a year (!), and the side-by-side Andy Serkis/Gollum stuff. And Peter Jackson playing the bus driver in Sean Astin's short.
Aug. 29th, 2003 01:31 pm (UTC)
Re: #4
Indeed, I fully believe them about the third film being the best. Better than the other two combined, if we're to believe Elijah - but, then, he's slightly prone to exaggeration. :)

Heheh...PJ was so cute in the "making of" for Sean's short film. "Sean almost brought me to tears a few times..."
Sep. 7th, 2003 04:12 pm (UTC)
Re: #4
hey, did you watch the cast commentary on FOTR?? I love Elijah but if one more thing was his "favorite part" i was going to scream. The four of them (Dom, Billy, Sean Astin, and Elijah...duh) in one room for three hours commenting on the flick made a couple of my bad days better.
Sep. 8th, 2003 08:28 pm (UTC)
Re: #4
Yep, I watched it. Didn't notice Elijah's "favorite part" thing, but I did notice that he called everything "amazing" or "fantastic." His favorite words, apparently. But, yeah, a great time in general. Can't wait to hear the TTT commentary.