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geoffpikey 11:56 Mon Feb 5
Narnia
Anyone been?
Any tips?
Will I need a whole new wardrobe?

Thanks!!

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ironsofcanada 5:02 Tue Feb 6
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Eddie B 4:56 Tue Feb 6

Eowyn in Ralph Bakshi's version?

Eddie B 4:56 Tue Feb 6
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AND there were no birds with massive gazzongas in any of the films. What a fraud.

ironsofcanada 4:51 Tue Feb 6
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Eddie B 4:45 Tue Feb 6

Only if you base you knowledge of the plot on youtube film "critics" .

ironsofcanada 4:51 Tue Feb 6
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Eddie B 4:45 Tue Feb 6

Only if you base you knowledge of the plot on youtube film "critics" .

Northern Sold 4:48 Tue Feb 6
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Oh here we go...

Eddie B 4:45 Tue Feb 6
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Coffee 3:58 Tue Feb 6
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LOTR is OK but, at the end, you'll wonder why the eagles didn't just take them to the mountain in the first place.

ironsofcanada 4:28 Tue Feb 6
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Swiss. 4:22 Tue Feb 6

Fair enough.

I think I got the feelings I mentioned less from specific plot points and more from how he moved his world as a whole. Which for me was more profound. But each to their own.

ironsofcanada 4:28 Tue Feb 6
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Swiss. 4:22 Tue Feb 6

Fair enough.

I think I got the feelings I mentioned less from specific plot points and more from how he moved his world as a whole. Which for me was more profound. But each to their own.

Swiss. 4:22 Tue Feb 6
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ironsofcanada

I seem to remember but that there was a long break between writing the Moria piece and the rest. Without a doubt his experiences in the trenches effected him. Sure it's dark.

However I find aspects of the Narnia stuff like the Silver Chair and the last battle more depressing in nature. More desperation.

ironsofcanada 4:03 Tue Feb 6
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Coffee 3:58 Tue Feb 6

Depends what kind of reader you are.

A ton of Old English/Nordic type world-building and almost ritual story telling, which gets boring for a lot of people.

If that makes the story you eventually get to all the better, like it does for me, you should enjoy it.

Coffee 3:58 Tue Feb 6
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Apart from The Hobbit, I've never read anything by Tolkein and have not seen any of the LOTR films. Have I missed anything?

ironsofcanada 3:40 Tue Feb 6
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Swiss. 3:32 Tue Feb 6

Really? (I appreciate talking about it by the way)

I think underlying most of Tolkien's major stuff is the unrelenting and profound loss of things magical. (The lesser known stuff is straight-up Greek tragedy)

A counter-point to the Whigish/liberal progress of history.

They win the battles but what they are fighting for is leaking away or being watered down.

Pee Wee 3:37 Tue Feb 6
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I know 13BR has been in the closet for years - not sure he's ventured out the other side though.

Coffee 3:34 Tue Feb 6
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I didn't know that. He certainly had a mind and a half.

Swiss. 3:32 Tue Feb 6
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Coffee

Shadowlands is a great film. He was a manic depressive I believe. Shows in his works. The stuff is definately darker than Tolkien imho.

Coffee 3:29 Tue Feb 6
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Years ago, I saw Shadowlands in the theatre, before it was made into a film. Nigel Hawthorne played Lewis. Best play I've ever seen.

Swiss. 3:24 Tue Feb 6
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yes a religious Ulsterman. Strange that Aslan is an analogy to Jesus in the books and yet in Turkish it means Lion.

ironsofcanada 3:23 Tue Feb 6
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I love him as a writer of other things but I thought a lot of the Narnia stuff was too much on the nose to be decent metaphor.

Prefer Tolkien for that.

And that comes from a place of appreciating the message.

riosleftsock 3:13 Tue Feb 6
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Eddie

True about the bible parallels.

Just started reading these with my 7 year old. She loves them.

Great writer.

Eddie B 3:01 Tue Feb 6
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Used to love the Narnia books as a kid. Never realised how religious they were though. Very clever from CS Lewis.

Coffee 2:50 Tue Feb 6
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JonWHUFC

:-)

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