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Chen G.

Jun 23, 7:09pm

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Zimmerman and Boorman's treatments were for one film each. I admittedly don't know enough of the Zimmerman version: We only know of it through Tolkien's gripes, and in all honestly he makes a lot of Zimmerman's filmmaking instincts sound like Jackson's. Although I believe his film was to be largely animated.

But I've seen Boorman' script and, having seen his Excalibur (which cannibalizes a lot of ideas from his Lord of the Rings script) and being mortified by it, I think his film would have been atrocious. Both in terms of his creative ideas, the condensing of the narrative, and Boorman's directorial instincts.

I think the Beatles had the idea of a single Lord of the Rings film, too. They approached some good directors - Kubrick, Lean, Antonioni - but...let's just say its not a story that lends itself to being a Beatles vanity project. Plus, they wanted to be in charge of the soundtrack...

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