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True, the original LOTR films at least kept more or less to the books though whole sections went m ...

Only seen part one and that was on a flight, it was enough for me to decide to give the others a miss.

Also casting in the films was dodgy, Sean Bean in LoR, what a joke, I have met they guy a few times and he is a typical Sheffield lad, I could not take him seriously

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futsanglung Post time: 2015-5-1 00:37
Only seen part one and that was on a flight, it was enough for me to decide to give the others a m ...

Sean Bean did a great job actually. Most of the actors were fine, though the elves were a bit poncy if you ask me and got way too much screen time.  As far as adaptions go LOTR was pretty good, not up to Master and Commander standard though.

Damn that's a series of books I should have put on the list, the Aubry, Maturin series by Patrick O'Brien, arguably the best ever naval novels written.
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futsanglung Post time: 2015-5-1 00:33
My Grandfather served at Monte Casino and fell in love with Italy despite the situation however he ...

Nasty fight was Monte Casino.  

My lot were in most of the services, with most in the Merchant Navy, RN, and RAF.  My paternal grandfather worked at Boscome Down in weapons evaluation while my maternal Grandfather was the more interesting, starting as one of the AOC folks called up in 1938 to train and recruit Air Observer Corps observers for coast watching etc. He then was transferred to the radio interception unit to monitor U-boat transmissions before SOE grabbed him.  He was transferred again to MI-6 as a field interpreter (he spoke fluent German). He spent the last year of the war working just behind the front line.
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Sean Bean did a great job actually. Most of the actors were fine, though the elves were a bit ponc ...

Still can not take Sean Bean seriously but as you say the  adaptation was not too bad it was the visual things that were no good to me.

As to Master and Comander, never read them, maybe will give it a try, currsuntly reading a book about the Spanish Armada that is so so

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Nasty fight was Monte Casino.  

My lot were in most of the services, with most in the Merchant Na ...

Strange thing is my Grandfather was too old to be conscripted but he could not stay at home while others fought so he volunteered, my other grandfather was a manager in a chemical works and as a reserved occupation was not allowed to leave but he did firewatching on the roof of the huge chemical factory watching for incenduaries armed only with a bucket of sand, crazy

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