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Talk:John Boorman's The Lord of the Rings

This thing sounds even more horrendous than what PJ did. --Ted C 12:09, 16 November 2006 (EST)

Click the link for the onering forum discussion. Go to the third page of the thread. It's down near the bottom. A post with a thorough recounting. You'll be amazed. --Narfil Palùrfalas 14:51, 16 November 2006 (EST)

Reading... the very ideas being thrown out there are just... so... I'm not sure if there's a word... Abysmal? Horrifying? Demeaning? Evil? Abusive?

Ick! --Ted C 16:12, 16 November 2006 (EST)

I actually thought it was hilarious. I mean, I'm certainly glad the project never saw the light of day, but it's so ridiculous it parodies itself. —Tar-Telperien 19:17, 16 November 2006 (EST)
It's easy to look back and laugh, now, but -- knowing how much grief some of us give PJ today -- can you imagine the screaming if this had actually been made? --Ted C 09:22, 20 November 2006 (EST)
"how much grief PJ gave some of us", rather.. Rog 16:03, 20 November 2006 (EST)

Well! I suppose that puts things cinematic in perspective- Boorman was obviously determined to live up (or down) to his name (just as PJ managed to be bungling and demonstrably clueless) Unsigned comment by Bregalad67 (talk • contribs).

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I think the length of that quote is outside the bounds of fair use. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 19:10, 9 September 2014 (UTC)


-(Sigurd 20:38, 9 September 2014 (UTC))

That's like copying an entire chapter from The Two Towers to describe the Battle of the Hornburg. A paraphrase is better. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:52, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
I assure you this is far less than a book chapter.Fair use applies to this quote. But the decision of what is Fair Use for TolkienGateway is based on the adm judgments. -(Sigurd 21:00, 9 September 2014 (UTC))
Why? Because it is far too long - we're just copying a substantial amount of content you would otherwise have to pay for. That is not fair use in my book. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 12:26, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

If this is your decision and other adm what would be "a substantial amount of content". There is not I can do since Im not administrator here. -(Sigurd 15:57, 15 September 2014 (UTC))

I don't now about Fair Use, but having to read a whole excerpt as a description of something, is tiring and difficult to read in an encyclopedic article. We should write a paraphased summary of the whole excerpt, incorporated in the main article. Sage 18:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)