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Excellent article

hasufel
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Aug 3 2012, 3:19pm


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Mr. Cere you have eloquently put most of my feelings to paper, great job!

I enjoyed all of it, but appreciated your take on Peter Jackson and his role in all of this. To me, many have cast him aside since the announcement as just another director. But as you pointed out, he is not when it comes to this source material. And I do feel he has proven that he wants to make the best possible movies of this wonderful source material.

I also believe he has learned from mistakes made while filming LOTR. And now that he wields more power and authority, he will not make the same mistakes again. I fully trust that the decision to increase to three is so he can bring his vision to film in its entirety. It has never been said publicly (that I know of), but I think Return of the King while a magnificent film, was not exactly what he wanted. But he had to fit everything in, and much ended up on the cutting room floor much to his chagrin.

That does not mean everyone will love his adaptation and consider it canon. It is not and was never billed as a direct adaptation of the single book.

However, if there is something I am not sure I agree with, it is the hoops everyone has to go through because of the switch to three. Marketing and the like will be unaffected at such an early stage I would think. There hasn't been any of that for the 2nd movie yet. And I do not believe that the first movie marketing, title etc.. has been changed at all.

In fact the first movie might not be affected at all. The decision to stretch from two to three, might have been decided while looking at film two. Film one is probably virtually complete. But looking at all the content for film two, it might have felt rushed or too jam packed for him. Now he can take his time hashing out all the events. He didn't want a redo of the battle of Pellenor fields, then the march to the black gate feeling like they occurred the within a 24 hour period!

Anyway, thanks again!

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The bold 'Hobbit' trilogy decision and what to expect now News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Aug 2 2012, 12:24pm
    Great read - Thank you Larry! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 2 2012, 10:55pm
        3 months until the premier?... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Aug 2 2012, 10:57pm
            Not quite MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Aug 2 2012, 10:59pm
            It really is crazy! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 2 2012, 10:59pm
        I really don't know what's the point of this thread Morok Cloudkeeper Send a private message to Morok Cloudkeeper Aug 2 2012, 11:35pm
            It's not pointless at all DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 2 2012, 11:38pm
            Out of curiousity - what kind of posts do you prefer reading? // Bladerunner Send a private message to Bladerunner Aug 2 2012, 11:49pm
                The ones that do not bore me. Morok Cloudkeeper Send a private message to Morok Cloudkeeper Aug 2 2012, 11:53pm
                    I don't like reading boring stuff, either. Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Aug 3 2012, 4:14pm
                        No my friend Morok Cloudkeeper Send a private message to Morok Cloudkeeper Aug 3 2012, 4:19pm
                            well... just scanning subject lines : at least 8 Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Aug 3 2012, 4:51pm
                                Wisely said Morok Cloudkeeper Send a private message to Morok Cloudkeeper Aug 3 2012, 9:47pm
                                    The "you can't really read tone on the internet" defense would go right out the window! ;) // Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Aug 3 2012, 10:37pm
            I feel similar... I don't have any interest in the 3 movies news... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Aug 3 2012, 12:05am
                Me too Morok Cloudkeeper Send a private message to Morok Cloudkeeper Aug 3 2012, 12:09am
                    Nailed it Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Aug 3 2012, 12:15am
            um... Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Aug 3 2012, 8:01pm
    I fully agree with you until the point where you discuss the breaking of the films, painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Aug 2 2012, 11:03pm
    Very enjoyable read MrCere SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 2 2012, 11:18pm
    Awesome post! Bladerunner Send a private message to Bladerunner Aug 2 2012, 11:19pm
        Fellowship felt very, very rushed Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Aug 4 2012, 9:06pm
    While I was reading the post.... Jim Send a private message to Jim Aug 2 2012, 11:24pm
        On paper it's a nice idea. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 2 2012, 11:34pm
            Endless stair Morok Cloudkeeper Send a private message to Morok Cloudkeeper Aug 2 2012, 11:58pm
                If they wanted to add more scenes DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 3 2012, 12:04am
        I always hoped he would! Bladerunner Send a private message to Bladerunner Aug 2 2012, 11:46pm
    Benefit of having dwarves' imprisonment as ending to Film 1... Bladerunner Send a private message to Bladerunner Aug 2 2012, 11:40pm
        Oooh ... I like it. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 2 2012, 11:58pm
    Encoding JWPlatt Aug 2 2012, 11:55pm
    Nit Pick JWPlatt Aug 3 2012, 12:26am
        good nit pick MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Aug 3 2012, 2:01am
            I wanted to add, given the flavour of the article, SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 3 2012, 2:07am
    Fantastic write up There&ThereAgain Send a private message to There&ThereAgain Aug 3 2012, 2:15am
    Gonna have to disagree on film one break. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Aug 3 2012, 2:46am
        2nd break MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Aug 3 2012, 5:35am
    Nice job. This can't be said often enough: Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Aug 3 2012, 3:00am
        Disagree Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Aug 3 2012, 3:11am
        Hey now! MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Aug 3 2012, 5:36am
    I'm calling it for Mirkwood Spaldron Send a private message to Spaldron Aug 3 2012, 3:22am
    I found you're review to be glowing, though I don't know that I agree on some points. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Aug 3 2012, 4:44am
        Yes, clearly possible MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Aug 3 2012, 5:43am
    Wonderful Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Aug 3 2012, 6:47am
        my take TheCoon Send a private message to TheCoon Aug 3 2012, 1:47pm
    Well-written and comprehensive article - however, can't agree with the praise for PJ as Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Aug 3 2012, 2:14pm
        BTW, have not made any final judegment...and likely won't be able to do so until Summer of 2014 at the earliest Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Aug 3 2012, 2:18pm
            a shortcut to mushrooms There&ThereAgain Send a private message to There&ThereAgain Aug 3 2012, 2:37pm
                True, the book has been good enough for decades... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Aug 3 2012, 4:09pm
                    Indirect benefits DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 3 2012, 4:20pm
                        I worry that it may turn people away from the book. One of my sincere concerns is AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Aug 5 2012, 7:19am
                            That is also inevitable DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 5 2012, 8:53am
        Hmmm Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Aug 3 2012, 2:37pm
            Except what I actually said was Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Aug 3 2012, 4:03pm
                Well it was a bit like that. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Aug 3 2012, 4:44pm
                    Not so much suggesting recipes as reacting after ordering a meal and getting it in three segments several hours apart and caked in fat Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Aug 3 2012, 7:16pm
                        Ha ah ah but it is a buffet not a la carte. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Aug 3 2012, 8:43pm
                            Of course, Peter is the creator...but IMO, in an instance such as this, it's not unreasonable for the audience to not co-create, but react to PJ's decision... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Aug 4 2012, 2:55am
                                Yes... Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Aug 4 2012, 4:57am
                                    I would agree with this Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Aug 4 2012, 11:31am
                                    Amen Sister! AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Aug 5 2012, 7:20am
                                Ah but where does the agreement come in? Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Aug 4 2012, 10:35am
                                    I suppose in this case it's more about presentation than inception... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Aug 4 2012, 4:07pm
                                        If the end result Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Aug 4 2012, 8:25pm
                                    In any event, still excited to see how this all turns out and hoping for the best! Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Aug 4 2012, 4:19pm
                                Been following this with interest and some amusement... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Aug 4 2012, 11:22am
                                    True enough...unless I can't decide whether I like the film or not and develop Gollum/Smeagol-esque double personalities! ;) // Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Aug 4 2012, 3:58pm
                                Nay, my dear Captain Salt. Peter is the adaptor AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Aug 5 2012, 7:25am
        There's a part of me -- SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 3 2012, 2:44pm
            Yes, will certainly give them a chance! Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Aug 3 2012, 4:06pm
    Excellent article hasufel Send a private message to hasufel Aug 3 2012, 3:19pm
    The Film 1 Break and Bilbo's Arc Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Aug 3 2012, 3:40pm
    Thank you !! peleowyn Send a private message to peleowyn Aug 3 2012, 6:03pm
    Thank you Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Aug 3 2012, 7:58pm

 
 
 

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