Site ColumnsBy Michelle
December 7, 2003 - 6:31 PM
This week we had our first snow day of the season. The ground was covered in white, the trees had icicles dripping from the branches, and my children were stir-crazy. So you know what we did? Went to my parents' house and watched The Two Towers extended edition on their plasma TV with the multi-speaker stereo. And wow, what a difference!
I've stopped watching any version of The Fellowship of the Ring at this point but the extended edition, the additions add so much to the story, but the first time I saw TTT EE, my sense was that except for the Faramir-Boromir-Denethor scenes, nothing really vital was added and there was some material, like the Eowyn-acting-girly scenes, that I really loathed. But, you know, seeing Boromir on the walls of Osgiliath addressing the soldiers of Gondor, I changed my mind. How on earth can I ever imagine watching this film again without that moment?
Rumor has it that Peter Jackson has had to cut so much out of The Return of the King that I must wait for the extended edition of that film on DVD to see my favorite moments from the novel, which I foolishly reread instead of letting fade into memory so I could thoroughly enjoy the movie as I enjoyed Fellowship.
I'm wondering whether this is going to be a once-or-twice-in-the-theaters movie for me, and I'll wait to really devour it until next November, when I can see the whole story.
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- Trek Stars Post Messages To Fans
Wil Wheaton discussed the Nemesis script and Dominic Keating thanked fans for their support.
- Trek Alumni Receive NAACP Image Nods
Whoopi Goldberg and Alfre Woodard were nominated for the annual NAACP Image Awards in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for the films Kingdom Come and K-PAX respectively.
- Picard & Scrooge A Seasonal Treat For Stewart
Patrick Stewart planned to star in his one-man version of A Christmas Carol on Broadway in the midst of Nemesis filming, to raise money for charity.
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