Why LOTR instead of FOTR?

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  1. SpiderSensesTingling

    SpiderSensesTingling Well-Known Member

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    Ummm, why is it being called Lord of the Rings instead of Fellowship of the Ring? We know that TTT is coming, as is TROTK. Are we gonna have to call 'em all LOTR?

    Or, maybe we'll call the next one:

    LOTR Returns<br />LOTR Episode 2<br />LOTR Sauron Strikes Back<br />Gandalf Meets Saruman<br />LOTR Part 2<br />LOTR The First Sequel<br />LOTR I Still Know What Frodo Did Last Summer
     
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    I just thought it was because the story is going to be split into three parts...
     
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    SpiderSensesTingling Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it is. But since it's three parts, don't you think people should use a different name for each of the three parts? The title of this first part that's coming is Fellowship of the Ring. The only reason to call it Lord of the Rings is if you're referring to the sum of all three parts. Maybe that's what people are intending. I myself have used both terms. I just wondered.

    Besides, I'm kind of stuck on the quirks and intricacies of naming things tonight.
     
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  4. Scandalous

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    I noticed. I also nticed that, on the website, it's clearly named The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RIng.

    What's the problem?
     
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    The problem? Uhhh, I dunno. See above.
     
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    They're not reffering to the first movie as "The Lord of the Rings," they're reffering to the entire trilogy as that.

    The movie is still called "The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring."

    It's like when people say "Star Wars" instead of "Episode I" or "Episode II" and so on.
     
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  7. Scandalous

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    See above.
     
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  8. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    It's because not everyone knows what The Fellowship of the Ring is, but everyone knows what Lord of the Rings is.
     
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    Yeah, and I'll have a headache when the Two Towers are relesed. TTT. <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> I use LOTR when referring to the trilogy and then use the subtitles or whatever when referring to each indivisual part. Or at least I try.
     
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    Everyone is correct, but I think Kevin's answer hits the nail on the head. That must be it.

    And I will continue to use both terms also, at least until we have to start saying LOTR:TTT.
     
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  12. Erik Magnus Lehnsherr

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    I don't think anyone will.

    Bumped from the last thread on the very last page :p
     
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  13. Lighthouse

    Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    Jesus tap-dancing Ch**st, this is an old thread!
     
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  14. Dr. Manhatten

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    2 years later and I don't see what the big deal about acronyms are
     
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  15. Istari Wizard

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    what he said :o
     
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  16. Kent

    Kent The Lord of Thwipp

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    Did you see it to begin with? :confused:
     
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  17. Doomed_hero

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    Its just cause its the first one and introduces people to the seris. Much like Star Wars: A New Hope, hardly anyone calls it a New Hope, its just Star Wars to most.
     
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  18. PrinceMyshkin

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    Three books. In one story. Look at it that way.
     
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  19. Knightsaber Priss

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    Well to put it succinctly Lord of the Rings or LOTR is the name of the book in the three part series. Fellowship of the Rings or FOTR is the first book, The Two Towers or TTT is the second book in the series and Returnm of the King or ROTK is the last part of the series.
     
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  20. Dr. Manhatten

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    Let's just say this isn't the first board I've stumbled upon with this "debate"
     
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  21. Sam Fisher

    Sam Fisher Heavy Meddle

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    How can you confuse LOTR with FOTR?:huh:
     
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    Wow! What an old thread. Seriously, How CAN you confuse that?:huh:
     
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  23. C. Lee

    C. Lee I'm not old...I'm ancient

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    Bumping 4 year old threads for no legitamit reason.....not wise.
     
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