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Old 11-09-2012, 08:59 AM   #30
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I was pretty excited when the movies were announced but I ended up never watching them-- in part because, while I realized that Tolkien's dialogue would never work as it was, I didn't really want to hear Jackson's / Boyens' attempts at movieizing it.
Agree 100%. The "dialogue" in hollywood movies is just too much to bear.

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For those who enjoy Russian novels I'd recommend Turgenev's Fathers and Sons. Great book, less ponderous than Tolstoy or Dostoevsky.
I didn't care for the book. Maybe I'm just "nihilism-ed" out?

It probably did speak to the time when it was written, but it has really lost a lot of its relevance.

The book does have some very interesting and well written scenes. But on the whole, it wasn't that interesting IMO.
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