Jun 18 2009, 5:34pm
and thank you for your gentle response. I learned a new word today. :o) Anyway, I need to remember that Iím discussing someoneís livelihood here. Bad GalTX!
Apologies for the "concussive" nature of my statement,
It was interesting to learn of the technique you use to gauge the length of a film. Itís been probably three decades since I saw the animated Hobbit, but what you write about its lack of texture and drama rings true. I thought I remembered they had omitted Beorn, and heís such a wonderful, fantastic character. Iím even more comfortable with the two-movie concept than I was before.
Well, I will hope that my use of the words ďgrotesque and fatalisticĒ are indeed overstatement. I do think, though, that after a certain age (say, twenty) peopleís world view tends to crystallize and inform what they do and create. I do see certain fundamental elements in PJís work (some good, some less good), and I think itís normal for viewers/readers/listeners to find common elements and a viewpoint in an artistís work. We build abstractions about the concept we have of an artist in our own minds, to get a handle on them. (All we have are words to convey the abstraction, and I didnít want to go into an in-depth analysis of your work so I chose a couple of adjectives.) I do have certain expectations, but Iíll go see the film and try to keep an open mind. Now youíve made me curious.
But you canít get me to watch A Christmas Story again. ;o)
The TORNsib formerly known as Galadriel.
(This post was edited by GaladrielTX on Jun 18 2009, 5:35pm)