Friday, 24 November 2006

Lord Of The Rings Mania!

Thanks to a friend, I've started re-discovering the movie-triology Lord of the Rings. I've always liked it - and the books - but it was a really long time since I watched it. And then I started talking to a friend, who aparently is almost obsessed with the movies! I was inspired by her, and during the week, I've watched all three movies - extended versions of course! - and now I've started on all the extra material that's included! I totally need to make dvd caps from these movies, it'd be wonderful to make LOTR-graphics!!! Ah well ...

What have I done today?
Well, I wrote a little something about our Uni-observation this morning ... we'll probably have to change some of it, but at least it's a start, right!? Points for effort. (quote from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for all those not quite so obsessed as me *lol*) I did a little bit of cleaning too, and I got hold of my tutor, and arranged for a meeting on Monday! Really great!! We'll have a group meeting on Thursday, but since I'm in such a hurry, it feels great to talk to him alone first!

And, of course - the big thing: The name is Bond. James Bond.
I went to see the premiere of Casino Royale this evening, and it was really nice to see it!! Lots of people have asked for reviews, so I have written one (see below!) ... I wish to point out though, that it's very difficult to write a decent review after only having seen it once - so I may well change my mind about certain things when I've seen the movie again!
Anyway, I still hope you'll enjoy the review!

Good night!


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18 comments:

Jexxie said...

vad är DVD caps?? jag är lite rookie!! Kram

The darkest night said...

Cool that your watching LOTR again! :) I'm ashamed to admit that I've only seen the first movie twice (only once in Extended)..and the other two movies one time each...*oops*

So I really should watch them again too! I mean I really do like them a lot, but I just never seem to watch them..probably becuase they are rather long *lol* and it seems eaiser to pick a shorter movie... but now I'm in a bit of a LOTR mood after reading your blog..so maybe I'll watch The Two Towers tomorrow... :)

Jessica said...

jexxie:
Ingen fara ... dvd caps; när man gör bilder från filmer via dvd-spelaren i datorn ... mkt trevligt att lägga på hemsidor, eller göra graphics utav eller så :) :)

Jessica said...

the darkest night:
You really need to watch LOTR again ... I'd more or less "forgotten" about it when my friend reminded me, and it really is a GREAT triology!! And a LOT of cool extra stuff on the dvds too! *yay* (Especially recommended is the Cast Commentary tracks for each movie - it's terrific!!!)

Jexxie said...

Ahhh...fräckt att man kna göra så...misstäntke att det var ngt sådant! När jag såg LOTR först tyckte jag att de var sådär, men sedan såg jag dem igen, för jag ville ge dem en chans till. Tyckte då mkt bättre om dem. Men jag har bara sett de vanliga versionerna. Andreas (min bror) har två extende men det är VHs så det är bara en halvtimme längre eller nått sånt.

Jexxie said...

Fin blomma längst ner på sidan förresten!!

The darkest night said...

Yeah, I really SHOULD watch them again! :) Maybe I'll get some time tonight :)

Thanks for the commentary recommendation! Will have to try watch the movies with that too! :) I never have..*oops*

Actually I've pretty much skipped all the extras so far (except some of the Gollum stuff on Two Towers *lol*) I should really spend a week or two just watching the LOTR dvds huh? *lol*

LOTR caps would be cool to see ! :) Bet it's possible to make awesome graphics with them!

Jessica said...

Är nog väldigt vanligt med dvd caps numer ... jag har en tendens att göra såna hela tiden ;) Gillar att göra graphics, och det är alltid trevligt med ständig tillgång på bilder! *hehe*

Är helt inne på LOTR nu ... sitter och kollar typ 7-8 timmars extramaterial på varje film nu *lol*

Jessica said...

the darkest night:
Yup, it's definately time for a LOTR-session for you! The commentary (especially the cast!) is REALLY great! And SO funny at times! *lol*
I'd love to make some cool LOTR graphics, but I have a feeling it'll take forever to make caps ... and I do have a few other things on my mind right now *lol* Guess I can give it a try though, right?! :)

The darkest night said...

Yeah, I better get some LOTR-time soon! :) Feels like a lifetime ago that I last saw one of them!

Well, I hope you'll get time to make some LOTR caps....I mean making caps from ALL of them (and all extras) would take forever, but you could always divide it...one movie at a time..or maybe even less than a whole movie... just a suggestion...(I'm almost getting in the mood to make caps myself! *lol* If I watch a movie on the computer I always make caps at the same time..it's a habit I guess *lol*) )

Jexxie said...

Är nyfiken på att se några "caps" så jag får ett riktigt humm om vad det är...

The darkest night said...

Caps är en förkortning av "captures", dvs bilder tagna ("captured") direkt från filmen. (görs vanligen från vhs eller dvd).

I stort sätt alla bilder som ligger ute på nätet från filmer/ serier är sådana (enda undantaget är egentligen bilder som är scannade, samt bilder som laddats upp av filmbolag etc)

Har varit vanligt rätt länge, men ökade ju rejält när DVD spelare började dyka upp i datorerna, eftersom det blir mycket enklare att göra bilder direkt från en dvd, än att koppla dvd spelare (eller video) till datorn.

Jessica said...

the darkest night:
Yeah, I know, I'm totally getting in the mood for it too! I know I'll never have time to make caps of EVERYTHING from all the extended dvds, but it would be cool to at least have caps from the movies ... *sigh* Am currently doing UV-caps, but I've almost finished, so I guess I'll make LOTR my next project! :D

The darkest night said...

Cool!

I don't even have a "next project" for caps...*bored now*

I finished LHOTP season 8 now (yay me)....and I guess I'll do season 9 some time too (although I did the first dvd a while back already), but it doesn't feel as urgent, since I don't really need those pics for my websites (well for prairie pics, but nothing else)....
I could get back to doing Buffy/Angel caps..but I don't feel like it...I have one Karl Swenson movie I should make caps from..but that's it...

Jessica said...

Wow ... I'm so impressed! I must have a MILLION things to make caps from ... *sigh* I just never seem to find the time these days ...

The darkest night said...

Well I am BORED! totally! Feels like I could end up making caps from ANYTHING tonight! *lol*

Jessica said...

*lol* Weeeelll ... good luck with that!! :) :)

The darkest night said...

Thanks! *lol*