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No offense but...

merklynn
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Jun 5 2008, 12:56pm


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xxxyyy, we are all entitled to our opinions, but it seems somehow disrespectful to call TH "silly" etc, in addition to comments from your other posts on the subject, like the book feeling like it was written by a 12 year old for 4 year olds (sorry if I misquoted). If you don't like the book, fine, but the majority of us here do. It is first and foremost a book published for children in 1937. To many of us it is greatly entertaining and highly enjoyable. Since it comes across less of an opinion in your posts and more of a statement, I felt I had to say something in return.

To me TH is not a holy book, but it isn't something cheap and silly either. There is a great story within the pages and while some material may not match up with the more serious tone of LOTR, that is largely where the book gets its charm. The tone should not be completely overlooked by GDT and others and should be kept in mind when approaching the story's realization onto film. The tone of the book needs to be respected for it to be a worthy adaptation.

Subject User Time
GDT Talks Hobbit and Spoilers calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 5 2008, 11:29am
    THe Hobbit is not a holy book. xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Jun 5 2008, 12:41pm
        No offense but... merklynn Send a private message to merklynn Jun 5 2008, 12:56pm
            No offence at all, we have different points of view. xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Jun 5 2008, 4:57pm
                "The Hobbit" is not "the first book Tolkien wrote". N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jun 5 2008, 5:16pm
                    My last words xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Jun 5 2008, 10:02pm
                        Ok... merklynn Send a private message to merklynn Jun 5 2008, 10:29pm
                Why not please both groups? stormcrow20 Send a private message to stormcrow20 Jun 5 2008, 10:36pm
                The Hobbit is not all Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Jun 6 2008, 1:24am
                    PLEASE no Production Diaries Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jun 6 2008, 4:33am
                        Are you sure you meant . . . Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Jun 7 2008, 9:02am
    Humm humm... leo Send a private message to leo Jun 5 2008, 12:50pm
        How much will you keep up on? ArathornJax Send a private message to ArathornJax Jun 5 2008, 12:58pm
            Don't be scared Empedocles Send a private message to Empedocles Jun 5 2008, 1:26pm
                Hear hear! // merklynn Send a private message to merklynn Jun 5 2008, 1:38pm
            Depends where it is coming from. leo Send a private message to leo Jun 5 2008, 2:00pm
        Agree Mithrandír Send a private message to Mithrandír Jun 5 2008, 4:50pm
        I think Artanis Send a private message to Artanis Jun 5 2008, 9:41pm
        Don't know if I'm in the minority here or not Kelvarhin Send a private message to Kelvarhin Jun 6 2008, 8:11am
    Is is a 'spoiler' if you've read the book? deej Send a private message to deej Jun 5 2008, 2:10pm
        Peter did the same thing with LotR grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jun 5 2008, 2:37pm

 
 
 

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