In a way, this post is basically the movie version of shower thoughts. Bear with me. After Twitter user @jazz_inmypants asked people to share bothering movie details that aren't common knowledge, his thread received quite a few interesting insights. For example, Grease (1978) might be described as a story that teaches you to change yourself until other people like you. And Belle's (Beuty and the Beast (1991)) neighbors are probably doing something shady if the village can support such an extensive bookstore when she's the only reader and doesn't even pay. The tweet by @jazz_inmypants has already received over 30K likes and 1K comments, many of which filmmaking students could definitely rework into term papers.

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 year ago

OMG This is so mine.... and the fact that Charlie PREFERRED to take Grandpa Joe rather than his Mum whose life was a depressing painful prison.... It just made me want to smack that kid.

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Altogether, a film can seem incredibly complicated, but the reasoning behind every decision nearly always comes down to how it is working with the story and how it is affecting the viewer. With that in mind, the New York Film Academy has prepared some tips for reviewing a film and coming up with your own insights.

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Non-New-Toni-An
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Yes they do love English villains don't they!!?

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Watch it. "Once is necessary twice is preferable," the academy wrote. "Taking notes is also a good idea and will help the writing process by making it easy to refer to your in-the-moment thoughts and reactions."

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kanishka prasan Senevirathna
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Because he wanted to look deferent than his foster apes. He shave his beard with his deceased father's knife every day.

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Express your initial thoughts and support your criticism. "Professional reviewers do not shy away from telling their readers whether they thought the movie was good bad or indifferent, and in fact readers come to rely on those reviewers whose tastes reflect their own when deciding whether or not to spend their time and money. Professional reviewers also have watched a lot of movies and can express why and how they came to their criticism. Be sure to back up your thoughts with specifics–a disappointing performance, a ridiculous plot, beautiful cinematography, difficult material that leaves you thinking, and so on."

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Dani
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1 year ago (edited)

Well, Santa does seem to only give expensive presents to rich kids, doesn't he? XD

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Evaluate the acting. "Many casual filmgoers will be inspired to see a movie if a favorite actor is in it, so you should probably spend a little space talking about the performances: seasoned actor in a new kind of role, brilliant performance from a rising star, excellence despite a lackluster script, dynamics in an ensemble, and so much more can be said about the actors in any given film."

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Give Harvey a break. He's been hospitalized, is missing half his face and is probably hopped up on sedatives. Of course he's going to have trouble recognizing that his nurse is the Joker.

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Directing, cinematography, special effects... This is where your inner film geek can really shine. Consider the highlights or missteps of directors, cinematographers, costume designers and CGI magicians. What worked, what surprised, what fell short of expectations, are all great questions to address.

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Monday
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1 year ago

At least that part is realistic...

Daria B
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1 year ago

Ha! Good point.

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Anewor N
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1 year ago

Danny actually puts way more effort into changing himself- joining the track team and putting in a lot of work- and when he shows up in his Letter jacket he gets teased for it instead of praised. I don't know why people get so worked up because Sandy changed her outfit. They both proved they were willing to make sacrifices for one another.

athornedrose
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1 year ago

no one said this was about sandy. both changed themselves to make others like them.

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Vicky Zar
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1 year ago

And look at the music? Ever really paid attention to the lyrics? Listen for this one: "did she put up a fight?" ....

He is love
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1 year ago

I know! I loved Grease as a kid and I want to let my kids enjoy it too but I can't bc I realize now how bad it really is.

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Dan
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1 year ago

That isn't entirely accurate; Danny tried to change for her as well. Remember his varsity sweater at the end? And the fact the entire movie he wrestled with his reputation vs. his affection for Sandy.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

Where did it say he didn’t? The tweet doesn’t specify

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R.s. Potter
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1 year ago

Also, keep pressuring a girl and don't take no for an answer! ("Did she put up a fight?")

Susanne Carvin
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1 year ago

Yes! I have always thought this! Why does everyone love this movie?

Jessica Cifelli
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1 year ago

My pet peeve is the fact that they couldnt cast people who actually look like high school kids. These "kids" look more like 30+ years old...

Bored Fox
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1 year ago

That is a common problem with many teen movies - the cast is too old. The satire movie Not Another Teen Movie did that on purpose. :D

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Mosheh Wolf
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1 year ago (edited)

They both change. Danny earned a Letter Sweater for Sandy.

Marisa Ross
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1 year ago

And it’s also important that you start smoking!

Pamela Blue
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1 year ago

Ah, but in those days, smoking WAS a passage to adulthood. Not so much now,

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Amber West
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1 year ago

I perceived it as, don't bother trying to change yourself for someone. Be who you are and if you like each other, don't worry what others will say

Jen Love
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1 year ago

this lady gets it. Oh thank the Goddess someone has a brain. xo

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Peta_C
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1 year ago

I tried. It didn't work :(

Tardis42
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1 year ago

That's exactly what my mother said to me when I was a little kid and saw Grease for the first time.

TJ Taylor
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1 year ago

How about Rizzo's pregnancy scare lasting the entire school year.

Malwin Wellham
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marnidarr
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1 year ago

So true. No wonder I'm so fucked up. I saw that movie over seven times.

Fiona Toms-Yarnton
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1 year ago

It was more like "Be a good, old fashioned, wholesome girl and get nowhere. Become the quintessential tart, and suddenly everyone wants you" - great message to send to our young people.

KT Pinto
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1 year ago

Rizzo and Kenickie were the healthier couple!

DotC
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1 year ago

It was a favorite of mine because of the music when I was little and didn't understand the lyrics but there is a lot of crappy behavior in that movie.

Marnee DeRider
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1 year ago

When did this idea of being "cool" become cool? That's the real problem.

Jane Alexander
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1 year ago

When they started misunderstanding the concept of 'cool' Cool will always be cool, but not the way the sheep interpret it.

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Cheryl Ramsey-Brooks
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1 year ago

I hate Grease. I hate EVERYTHING about it.

Ildiko Okido
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1 year ago

... and that smoking is cool... 🙄

Jane Alexander
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1 year ago

It was the '50 s, ya hadda be there.

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Ashley Wright
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1 year ago

And they do.

Eloise
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1 year ago

Worst film with the worst message. And they are doing it at school grrr

Diane Phillips-Herman
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1 year ago

Well, Danny did try to geek it up by becoming an athlete. It goes both ways.

Paul Brake
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1 year ago

Isn't that what everyone already does on Instagram?

Roberto Durante
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1 year ago

I found Olivia and John very cool for that time

ChickyChicky
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1 year ago

I've always hated that movie.

Aimee Elizabeth
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1 year ago

And that being a tease is far worse than getting pregnant.

Kathy Hill
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1 year ago

I hated this movie for that very reason.

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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1 year ago

And one of the songs contains the words 'shit, pussy and tits'.

Peta Hurley-Hill
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1 year ago

Basically ,it tells girl that the way to "get the guy of your dreams" is to dress and act like a slapper ...Great message...Mind you ,why are little boys encouraged to perform "Greased Lightning" at school concerts ? Have you listened to the words? It's disgusting! lol

Memyselfand I
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1 year ago

The message behind this movie is much worse than just changing yourself so others will like you...The entire way women are treated is disturbing. Including Rizzo's line, "What do you guys think this is...A gangbang?" The reply is, "You'd like that, wouldn't you?" Don't blink...You might miss it, but it's there... :-/ Rizzo-Grea...ea5492.jpg Rizzo-Grease-5d1b895ea5492.jpg

Josie Jones
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1 year ago

Don’t watch it then if it upsets you.

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Ilaria Della Casa
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1 year ago

And? that's exactly what kiddos (and even adults) do in order to fit in and be accepted

C_6456
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1 year ago

Well they both change to be together to not have to deal with stereotypes...

sunshine
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1 year ago

Amazing how so many people who find Grease appalling are the very ones who know every detail and every lyric, isn't it?

debrina blackmoon
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Lacey Heward
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1 year ago

Right?! I always thought that too! #lifegoals

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Amy Frank
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1 year ago

wow i actually never realised that,

Jen Love
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1 year ago

it's not that I assure being old enough to have watched it the first time it came out. and a totally feminist even back then. in grade 3. in the 80's.lol

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Cathrine Simone
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1 year ago

It's actually about the journey of self discovery and defining yourself, shaped by the personalities you admire, rather than the role your parents put you into. Moral, it is better to live a life you choose for yourself, rather than the one you born into.

Jen Love
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1 year ago

wow. young girlz do not get much these days. I loved that movie since it came out the first time around. I have re-watched it many times over the DECADES. and nope. it's about not being cool to find the one you love. but teens are mixed up and think they should. you totally missed the moral of the story kid.

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It's also important to look at a film’s story from a structural viewpoint. Try to to keep in mind that the vast majority of films fall into the three-act structure: a beginning, middle, and end. It's not because the screenwriters are lazy, but because the formula simply works. In screenplays, the first thing you should look out for is the inciting incident. Generally, about 10 minutes into the film, there will be a moment that forces the protagonist to exit their comfort zone and start their journey towards a new goal. Around the thirty-minute mark, there is usually a major turning point. At this moment, the hero can't go back, that signals the beginning of the second act where the majority of the film will take place. Finally, around the ninety-minute mark, the second turning point will signal the film’s drive towards both its conclusion and resolution.

Of course, some films don’t fit perfectly into the three-act structure, but the vast majority of films do and you can start to get a sense of when important moments or changes will occur when you know the general format.

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Vicky Zar
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1 year ago

Did you know that this movie is based on the German book "Das doppelte Lottchen" from Erich Kästner? The girls are Luise and Lotte from Vienna and Munich respectively. The book was written around 1945 so the story makes much more sense regarding the timeframe. Today its stupid of course but back then it wasn't that easy to keep in contact when miles apart.

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Arietis
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I really hated his character and Andy's friends. They sure jumped at the chance to get some goodies for free, but also constantly critizised her and made fun of her for her new job. What a bunch of shit friends. She should have severed ties with all of them.

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Sandy
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It's a library isn't it?

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Woets
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1 year ago

One or both parents are actually dead or die during the movie. Some serious daddy/mommy-issues there at Disney

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Wanda Queen
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Mind = blown

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Cyndi H
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1 year ago

This has always bothered me... Glad someone else picked it up.

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Jon Parker
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1 year ago

Don't forget there was a sequel.

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago

They also don't tell you that Hera drove Hercules insane so that he kills his wife Megara and his 5 children

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Biljana Malesevic
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1 year ago

Yeah, but he is supposed to be only 18 I think. Swayze is not 18, but neither is Jennifer Gray. 18 and 16 is not too bad.

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Steve
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1 year ago

hmmm... do we know that in the original timeline Biff tried that? It was only because Marty was there that the two of them were parked, and Biff turned up. It's possible he didn't attack Lorraine in the original '55. Just a thought...

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Biljana Malesevic
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1 year ago

I think that would be even scarier, kid zombie killer.

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Daria B
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1 year ago

There is a YouTube channel dedicated to these little details in super hero films (and other). How It Should Have Ended. Very skillfully made funny videos.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

There was a son lol.

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RaroaRaroa
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1 year ago

And no one ever has a password on their phone. Anyone can just pick it up and see what they've been texting.

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RaroaRaroa
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1 year ago

To be fair, the size of houses in most American movies and TV series' is ridiculous. A teacher and a nurse living in a massive house? No wonder immigrants think it's the place to be.

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Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

Well everyone knows men can't be raped... Yes, that is sarcasm...

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Bobert Robertson
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1 year ago

It was to keep his mind relaxed and clear so he wouldn’t be in a panic when they arrived and instead could go full send on the booby traps

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

I need to rewatch this...

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Paul K. Johnson
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1 year ago

Jenny was broken from childhood. This may bother you but it happens a lot in real life so it's not unrealistic.

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Daniel Shea
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1 year ago

Also how did they plant corn silently?

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Beau Haven
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1 year ago

Disagree. The point of the whole movie was Bueller getting Frye to live beyond his fears.

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Including Hei Hei? XD!

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Laura Sanders
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1 year ago

I still can't handle how so many of the retired Bella's could afford to just jet off to Denmark

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Jason Cutrera
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There are actually a few good reasons why the eagle plan would have been a lot riskier. 1) The Ring has a will of its own and often drops from the grasp of whomever holds it. If, during flight, the Ring fell, the heroes would most likely never find it again before Sauron did -- especially if it fell over Mordor or the Dead Marshes. 2) While maybe not as strong as the Eagles in the air, the Ringwraiths are quite comfortable in the skies and I'm certain the Ringbearer would be less safe aloft than on the ground, where there are hiding places and escape routes. 3) As an intelligent race of Middle-Earth, the Eagles are as susceptible to the corrupting influence of the One Ring as any other. Discord would have been sown in the ranks of the Eagles and the Heroes, and that is another complication that Gandalf probably wouldn't have risked.

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