Movie time!

Discussion in '"The Children of Húrin"' started by Ithilan, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. CirdanLinweilin

    CirdanLinweilin The Wandering Wastrel

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    Exactly. It's the perfect coming-of-age story to be read to young children. It just has that warm, rustic feeling you get whenever your grandfather puts you on his lap and tells you a long story by the fire whilst you sip at your hot chocolate or tea. :)

    Or, is that just me? :rolleyes:

    ;)

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    Every LOTR movies were doing fine when it first came out, at least, in my country. What I truly meant is that most people in the world knew him of being the guy who made the most Tolkien's films out of all the producers. You better get it right.
     

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    Made them? Butchered is more apt. Just because someone is famous for doing something, doesn't mean they really should. He's caused Christopher Tolkien and the Tolkien Estate enough grief. Let someone else do the movies.

    There's a reason CT holds The Silmarillion close to his chest.

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    That's just your opinion on it. Most people liked it, most didn't, plain and simple. No reason to criticize those who were fine with it (In case of me, the LOTR Trilogy).
     

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    Okay, If FADs enjoy an emasculated Aragorn, no damage with that. I'll be fine with my books. :D:D:D

    To each his own.

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    *FADs (Film Adaptation Defenders)
     
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    If you prefer that then fine.
     
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    Halasían Dunedain Ranger

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    A bit off-topic... Everybody has an opinion on the PJ movies. The positives I acknowledge in the LotR movies is thus:

    1. It was a fair go and I am glad PJ filmed ALL three of the movies before releasing the first one. At the time it was a crap-shoot on whether they would be successful, and he didn't want to have the project half completed should the first movie bomb at the box office and funding was cut for the rest. The movies were successful at the box office around the world, and brought an uncounted number of people to know the great works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Were they made how I would have liked? No, not even close. But they did bring some of my mind's visions I had developed from reading the books to life as far as scenery, and in the case of Boromir, deepened the character for me.

    2. If it had not been for the Lord of the Rings movie project, I would not have met the love of my life. we met on a message-board like this one (The One Ring.com), and became first acquaintances, then writing partners in RP, then friends as we shared more of our lives, then lovers after we met in person, and finally we married 7 years after that first time we crossed paths while gaining knowledge of these movies that were being made. For that I will be forever grateful.

    The negatives are too many to list, but I think the biggest one for me is the fact that so many when they think Lord of the Rings, they equivocate it with Peter Jackson, not J.R.R. Tolkien., which is sad. Whenever movies of other Middle Earth stories are mentioned, Peter Jackson's name gets mentioned as doing them. I say that he had his day in the sun. Let us see what others can do with the stories.
     

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