May. 5th, 2012

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I finally saw the LOTR Extended Edition just now. And I mean really just now. :)

Started watching I think around 9pm last night, got all the way through the Battle of Pelennor, and then had to sleep around 6ish. There were a couple bathroom breaks and the pizza delivery. Got back up around 10:30 this morning and just finished it.

I had seen the original cut in theatres, but it was so long ago I had forgotten a lot of details. I liked the extended edition a lot though.

Spoilers for a decade-year-old film... )

The movie really makes me miss the pre-911 world. Some of that is classic get-off-my-lawn: Liv Tyler is basically my age so seeing a young Arwen is remembering a young me too. But other stuff too: this was a movie made by an awesome crew of film and fantasy geeks, and you can really see in the performances that these actors grew real friendships along the way. I imagine what it would be like to be part of that project with so much energy being put not into making money or being sexy but in telling a story as epic as the Illiad.

Well I'm rambling, better wrap up soon. I think another nap and then I'll be ready to do my other geeking for the weekend: consolidating all of my Unix-y stuff into a single netbook and then backing it up as my default image.

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