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Congratulations! You know both your Tolkien and your Peter Jackson.… - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Congratulations! You know both your Tolkien and
your Peter Jackson. May I call you a fellow
Lord of the Rings geek?

How Well Do You Know Your Lord of the Rings?
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No, I don't want to be associated with knowing Jackson!!!!

:washes typing hands:

(And honestly, I took a stab at a couple of questions that seemed movie related, but they were total guesses. And I think the song must have been in the movie, because I couldn't find the title in the index of songs, and I didn't remember it, though it's been awhile.)

ETA: Phew. There wasn't an option for only being a book master. It went straight from Loremaster to N00B. Definitely not a N00B. Reading Tolkien since 1979, thanks.
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ladyaeryn From: ladyaeryn Date: June 1st, 2004 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, I don't want to be associated with knowing Jackson!!!!

Amen. I wish I had the money and time I've forever lost for promising myself I'd be a fair critic and give each film in the trilogy at least one chance. ;)

Hmm. Fun quiz, but not really the most difficult - I got Loremaster, though by the description I certainly qualify more as Passerby; I'm only on my second read of the books. (Then again, I have spent a fair amount of time poring over the appendices at the end of RotK, which a good portion of these questions seemed to come from.)

The song was one of the ones I had to stab at too - it was in the movie (it shames me that I know that first hand ;)), but though I didn't remember any specific lyrics in the book, I was sure I remembered Pippin singing for Denethor. So I just took a guess.
ashtur From: ashtur Date: June 1st, 2004 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Was a bit worried for a second on the quiz. I totally guessed on the movie (what do I care who was the producer or whatever). Still got Loremaster also.

Anyway, the song is sort of "mentioned" in ROTK (the book). Denethor asks Pippen to sing a song, and Pippen says something like the only songs he knows are too silly for such a great man as Denethor. In the movie, the song is beautiful and heartbreaking, a rather strong departure from what JRRT hinted at.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: June 1st, 2004 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Checking my book, it looks like Pippin didn't want to sing because he only knew silly Shire songs which he thought were unfit. Denethor thinks they would be perfectly well suited--and welcome--but ends up not commanding him to sing at all.
ashtur From: ashtur Date: June 2nd, 2004 07:14 am (UTC) (Link)
While the Return movie is *far*, *far* better than the abomination that is Two Towers, it's still got it's moments. In Canon, as you state, Pippen doesn't want to sing because his songs are too silly (I don't recall what he said in the movie when he was asked to sing). The song he sings is hauntingly beautiful and powerful (and far, far from Silly... I always imagined that song to be like the one they sang in Bree).

Then, while he is singing, they show Faramir trying to retake Osgolith (after Denethor shames Faramir by doing the "Boromir wouldn't have failed" bit), and the whole thing becomes rather tragic. One of those moments that's probably alot better if you haven't read the books.
volandum From: volandum Date: June 2nd, 2004 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm very dubious indeed about my result of Loremaster, since I have read none of the canon nor seen any films. For that matter, I don't even read fanfiction in that fandom.
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