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  1. Fools Rush In

    I am holding my breath hoping this comes about. U2 is touring this summer, and all through next year so I don't know how involved Bono is going to be with this. Last I heard, he was co-producing it. I hope that doesn't slow down the production. It's an amazing book and I'm sure it will be an unforgettable movie. Beth
  2. Blu-Ray FOTR

    Thank you SO MUCH, Hey Sailor! There goes my money. At least there are a lot of sales nowadays. Can't wait till December! Beth
  3. Fools Rush In

    Jules, thank you SO MUCH! I have been waiting on tenterhooks for more news about this film. Here's hoping the article is right! Beth
  4. Blu-Ray FOTR

    HS, my Sears crew know me by my first name. I pick their brains every chance I get and have narrowed down the parameters of the tv I want. From what I was reading, it's the low-end sets that are going on sale on Black Friday, with the name brands being discounted later. My goal is a 40" Samsung with at least a 4 sec recovery rate or better. I am thinking of getting a PS3 instead of the Blu Ray player as I've read they will be updated via games purchased through the years. Regular BluRay players don't get updates. Is this correct? This is likely to be the most expensive purchase of my life not counting a vehicle, so I'm doing my homework! Thanks for the advice and the updates. They're invaluable. Beth
  5. Blu-Ray FOTR

    You'll have lots of company, I think, Kyle! I've got the same number of copies plus the VHS version of FOTR and EE-FOTR. I bought a DVD player because of LOTR. This makes it less imperative for me to get a huge TV and Blu-ray player at the same time. Sure. Right. My credit cards are quaking. Thanks for the info, Hey Sailor! Beth
  6. Fools Rush In

    Geri, I was thinking along the same lines. She obviously is a serious film student and deserves help. I was totally blown away by Carter's book. If this film fulfills its potential it's going to be huge. It'd be great to help her get involved. Be kind of fun for ka-Bloom to help sponsor her. Beth
  7. Fools Rush In

    Oh that is such a good book! Whenever I think of Graeme, I picture Sebastian Copeland. No, I think Orlando's role is going to be young Vlado, but I could be way off. I keep wishing I could give this book to everyone I know. It's changed the way I think about everything-food, clothing, comfort, even showers. I can't imagine the impact this film will have. Way to GO ORLANDO! Beth
  8. Fools Rush In

    Thank you Mayfrayn! Though a bit tough to read at times, it corresponds to what I read in Bill Carter's book. Several of the people mentioned in the article play large roles in the book-and presumably in the movie. I have a strong suspicion which character will be played by Orlando. This book is a must read, in my opinion. It is so well written, so compelling I actually forgot Orlando was involved by the second chapter. It's only available in trade paperback, and thus is a bit pricy, but well worth it. I got mine through my local Waldenbooks. Do be warned, if you read it, you'll never look at food, showers or cars the same way again. I can understand completely why Orlando wants to be part of this. And I am so very proud of him! Beth
  9. I'm in tears here. I once had a horse who did some eventing many years ago. It's a very dangerous sport where horses have to jump solid fences they've never seen before at a full gallop. Only the rider sees the course ahead of time. The three phases were patterned after the training used by cavalry horses. I am so very sorry for Frodo, and sincerely hope Laine recovers completely. I have shivers that the horse was named after Frodo. Beth
  10. AT&T has added FOUR POTC Ringtones you can add to your phone! So now you can have 'He's a Pirate', 'The Black Pearl' and two versions of 'Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirate's Life for Me'. One is from the ride and one from COBP. They also have other film's themes. No LOTR, unfortunately. Beth 37
  11. Wow, Pam! You've really been plundering the goodies! Yes, the Swashbucklers I saw in Target were dolls, action figures, about 6" tall. My last trip to Target revealed a POTC Beach towel with Will and Jack on it. I think it's different from the one last year, but as I don't have that I cannot tell. Hope this helps. Beth
  12. It looks like the franchise is just going to keep going. I was in Target today and spotted a series of cartoon-based figures called "Swashbucklers". They had Will with a crossbow, another Will with a grappling hook, an Elizabeth and a Jack. They are so cartoonish that I'm not interested, but anyone going for a complete set of Will Turners better head to Target! Beth
  13. Thank you, Serenity for this announcement. The FIELD MUSEUM? I'm just a short train ride away. Barbara, let me know when you'll be there and we can meet! Serenity, I wish you could get here too! I do hope Sebastian will be there so I can get my book signed. Beth
  14. Happy Birthday, ORLANDO!

    Happy Birthday Orlando! I hope you have exactly the kind of day you want today. You certainly deserve it, Sweetie! You inspire us to do our best, to conquer our fears and work to better the world. Thank you so very much. I hope you get to do all that you dream of in this coming year. Have fun! Beth
  15. Jill, if this happened, I would think I had died and gone to Valinor. The story of Beren and Luthien? Of Thingol and Melian? Oh please, please let it come to pass. Yes! Yes! YES to all of the above! I keep hoping that the Tolkien Estate will come to their senses and see just what masterpieces PJ and company have made. Maybe this will give them another chance. "There is always hope" Aragorn TT Beth