Monday, April 09, 2007

20:07 (A Long-Expected Party)

New Series. Each morning a screenshot from the 20th minute and 7th second of a movie (along with the line o' dialogue being spoken if there is one)

Old Toby: the finest weed in Southfarthing

12 comments:

J.D. Judge said...

Ah, those were the days. Where you can smoke some fancy weed and not be in fear of huge flaming eyes and creepy schizophrenic thingys trying to destroy you. I miss them so.

[lights up]

SusanP said...

Among the more interesting tidbits (at least to me) on the LOTR extended DVD commentaries is the fact that at one point they considered having Gandalf chew gum because he was trying to curb his pipe-smoking ways.

Thankfully, they didn't change a thing. I'm a non-smoker, but the hobbit weed is a key character quirk.

OhMyTrill said...

wow...I never realized that was already 20 minutes into the film...no wonder its so long

crazycris said...

but is this 20:07 on the theatrical or extended edition? ;o)

J.D. Judge said...

I'd imagine the theatrical. I don't expect Nat of all people to have the extended one, right? Right?

NATHANIEL R said...

extended

Anonymous said...

God I hated this movie so much.

Midgets smoking weed makes it slightly better though.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Who wouldn't have the extended? it's just as good and you can't tell the difference, really.

cra said...

"just as good"?!

nope, much, MUCH better in extended edition!

but then, I'm of the opinion they should have done 6 movies ;)

OhMyTrill said...

gah...I can't stand the extended versions...so much extra stuff that makes it long and flabby...there IS a reason they decide to cut those scenes out of the theatrical release...

NATHANIEL R said...

ftr i think the extended cut of the first movie is better.

the second i like it as is but i'm ok with the extended.

and i'm dreading the extended on the third (still haven't watched it somehow) because i feel like it was already bordering on way too long. loved it I did but it seems like the success taught them to not care about tightening it up.

i've never watched them all back to back (though I'm tempted) because I fear that there'll be like 83 shots too many of people marching along hilltops shot from helicopters

but i love this screenshot because MCKELLEN is f'ing brilliant in those movies.

SusanP said...

As anyone who knows me recognizes, I'm an absolute fanatic, but when it comes to the EE's the only one I truly feel is superior to the theatrical version is Fellowship of the Ring. With The Two Towers there is one scene (the Boromir flashback) that I think would have improved that film, but others (like Eowyn "stew" moment and more Helm's Deep fighting) are fine for home viewing, but I'm glad they weren't in the original.

As for Return of the King, I think the theatrical release is the superior version by a wider margin. There are some good scenes (in particular I think additional footage of Sam and Frodo struggling to get to Mt. Doom, seemed just a little too easy in the theater, especially after the long build up of Mordor as a vast, horrid wasteland) ... but...stuff that is cool in the books (like "Mouth of Sauron" and "Houses of Healing"--my favorite scene in the entire book!) is just flab in the EE (in my opinion).

And I've watched all three back-to-back twice in theaters (though not the ROTK EE) and did one long marathon with my niece a while back. Oh, I frequently just have the films on in the background. Yeah, I'm an addict, but I know it!