The Lord of the Rings New Year’s Eve/Day

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Last night (New Year’s Eve) and today (New Year’s Day) Ashley and I did something we’ve talked about doing for a while now: watching all of the Lord of the Rings movies, extended edition, in succession. We “cheated” by having some sleep involved, but we made it through LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring last night, then watched Casino Royale fora bit of a change of pace, went to sleep, woke up, and today watched the remaining two LOTR movies. That’s 11.5 hours in total for all three movies – yikes! It was quite a feat – I wouldn’t think if would be hard to do, but strangely enough it was. I’m going to be dreaming in the Elf tongue tonight I think… 😉

  • chrisgohlke

    I’m doing something similar, albeit more drawn out. It has been nearly 20 years since I read the books, so I’m reading the books and watching the movies simultaneously. Basically, I’m reading about 1/4 of the book then watch the movie up to that point. It is really interesting to see the differences some really subtle, some not.

  • Chris,
    That’s a really cool idea! Amazingly enough, I haven’t read the books. I read The Hobbit when I was younger, but haven’t ever gotten around to reading the LOTR series…

  • hishamh

    Do read the books – they’ll give you even more insight into what a great job Peter Jackson did in adapting them. Although, personally, I was so pissed at the way they changed the character of Faramir that I still haven’t gotten around to watching Return of the King.

  • Hisham,
    It’s my goal to read the books this year – for my birthday I’ll ask for the set. 😉