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Old 11-09-2012, 08:59 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Avles View Post
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.

Originally Posted by Avles View Post
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.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato

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