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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Middle-earth TV Series Discussion: But the lighter approach: Edit Log

Chen G.

Sep 23 2019, 6:22pm

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But the lighter approach

fits the hightened style of The Dark Crystal, and its core demographic. Middle Earth is much more tangiable, and therefore lends itself to a less "innocent" interpertation.

Tolkien is many things. Lighthearted isn't one of them (outside of the likes of Roverandom). His Middle Earth, certainly his Second Age, is full of themes of human corruptability and decadence, of death, destruction, encroaching evil. There's even the odd piece of incest towards the end (Ar Pharazon), a catacylsm resulting in many deaths, etcetra.

You don't need to give Tolkien the Game of Thrones treatment, outright. But something more along the line of Braveheart and Gladiator could work very well: Lots of graphic, unceremonious violence; while profanity and sexual elements (including taboo ones) are delivered, but in moderation, yet still clearly present.

Could work very well.

(This post was edited by Chen G. on Sep 23 2019, 6:29pm)

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