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Not a problem . . .

TomthePilgrim
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Sep 3 2012, 6:52pm


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Not a problem . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

. . . I was just saying that, for me, such a short version would not be satisfactory.

The Hobbit was my first glimpse of Tolkien. It is one of my . . . hmmm . . . probably three favorite novels. I didn't read the LOTR until high school, and I loved it, but it still does not hold the place in my heart that the Hobbit holds.
So, if they are going to turn it into a film (or two or three Wink), and if they are gonna spend the money they are spending . . . well then, I want everything in the film that I love from the novel. And, for me, that is nearly EVERYTHING. And I truly believe that even a three hour movie could not include everything without cuts that would be, well, honestly, unsetting to me.


The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began
Now far ahead the Road has gone
And I must follow, if I can

"Thorin sat up with a start. 'Something is not right,' he muttered to himself as he stood up and
looked towards the mirror . . . . . . . . . 'Durin's bones', he gasped, 'what's happened to my beard?'"

Subject User Time
Critique of The Hobbit trilogy in today's Guardian. Spaldron Send a private message to Spaldron Sep 3 2012, 3:32pm
    Not worth taking seriously. Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Sep 3 2012, 3:37pm
        Elessar, I agree with you 100% Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Sep 3 2012, 3:46pm
    I don't care about the cold hard profit that WB will make DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 3 2012, 3:37pm
        typical lack of understanding of the book Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Sep 3 2012, 3:47pm
            Agreed :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 3 2012, 3:51pm
                It will be created GoodGuyA Send a private message to GoodGuyA Sep 3 2012, 3:59pm
                    Wouldn't have the same feel as a real film though ;-) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 3 2012, 4:06pm
                        You'd be surprised, my friend GoodGuyA Send a private message to GoodGuyA Sep 3 2012, 4:07pm
                One film Hobbit Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Sep 3 2012, 4:02pm
                    I don't think it would be that bad! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 3 2012, 4:07pm
                Rankin/Bass proved that a one-film adaptation could be done... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 3 2012, 4:07pm
                    Sub plot! Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Sep 3 2012, 4:13pm
                        Welll I'm not suggesting that the Arkenstone should be left out... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 3 2012, 4:26pm
                    He proved that it's possible to cram everything together into one film painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Sep 3 2012, 5:11pm
                        Well, Rankin/Bass isn't a 'he', it's a 'they'... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 3 2012, 5:26pm
                            Sorry . . . can't agree. TomthePilgrim Send a private message to TomthePilgrim Sep 3 2012, 6:32pm
                                You are certainly welcome to your own opinion Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 3 2012, 6:40pm
                                    Not a problem . . . TomthePilgrim Send a private message to TomthePilgrim Sep 3 2012, 6:52pm
                    Somewhere between 1 film/2 hours and 3 films/x hours is what I was hoping for. dalecooper Send a private message to dalecooper Sep 3 2012, 10:10pm
                        So how long is reasonable for The Hobbit? Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Sep 3 2012, 11:02pm
                            How Long JWPlatt Sep 3 2012, 11:09pm
                    Agreed. And I wouldn't even call the absence of the Wood Elves feast a major AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 4 2012, 9:00pm
            "It's not its length that makes it three movies, it's its structure." Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Sep 3 2012, 4:12pm
            Totally. Buchanicus Send a private message to Buchanicus Sep 3 2012, 7:37pm
            Perfect post./ Patty Send a private message to Patty Sep 3 2012, 8:21pm
        3 could be a bonus, or a convuluting distraction. It remains to be seen. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 4 2012, 8:50pm
            I excepedt long ago that we are no longer just getting The Hobbit DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 4 2012, 8:58pm
                Well there still seems Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 4 2012, 9:15pm
                    I'm not sure I suggested that? / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 4 2012, 9:18pm
                        It seems that if someone is saying Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 4 2012, 9:26pm
    Ah, the Guardian Carne Send a private message to Carne Sep 3 2012, 3:42pm
        Good thing Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Sep 5 2012, 1:18am
            This article doesn't even mention Tintin. // RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Sep 5 2012, 4:34am
                I was referring to Carne's post Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Sep 5 2012, 7:51pm
    I wouldn't expect anything else from The Grauniad to be honest Crunchable Birdses Send a private message to Crunchable Birdses Sep 3 2012, 3:55pm
        Haha, this is so true! // imin Send a private message to imin Sep 3 2012, 4:25pm
    Groupie Site JWPlatt Sep 3 2012, 4:11pm
        Ok then... Spaldron Send a private message to Spaldron Sep 3 2012, 4:32pm
        This is possibly true - geordie Send a private message to geordie Sep 3 2012, 5:25pm
            Fan v Groupie JWPlatt Sep 3 2012, 5:49pm
                I don't disagree with this. // geordie Send a private message to geordie Sep 3 2012, 6:16pm
                JWPlatt Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Sep 3 2012, 8:01pm
                    Fully agreed with Silverlode macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Sep 4 2012, 12:10pm
                        creative stagnation? Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Sep 4 2012, 12:22pm
                            Agree Olo Overhill Send a private message to Olo Overhill Sep 4 2012, 4:05pm
                            Pssst, Elenorflower... Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Sep 4 2012, 7:32pm
    Hmmmmm Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 3 2012, 4:19pm
        Or, to paraphrase: Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Sep 3 2012, 4:22pm
            That Dude did say he might have to eat hizz Words.. Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Sep 3 2012, 4:27pm
        Yes, I was irked by that - geordie Send a private message to geordie Sep 3 2012, 5:33pm
        Actually, he did! sharpened_graphite Send a private message to sharpened_graphite Sep 3 2012, 7:26pm
            Haha Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 3 2012, 7:44pm
            I heard 'The New Shadow' - geordie Send a private message to geordie Sep 3 2012, 8:05pm
                How exciting! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Sep 3 2012, 8:13pm
            Are you serious? Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Sep 5 2012, 1:28am
    So they've seen the movies already. Lucky them!... Maiarmike Send a private message to Maiarmike Sep 3 2012, 5:23pm
        We had cinema Critic here that was Such a waste of time Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Sep 3 2012, 5:40pm
    People like this don't deserve the title 'critic' mandel Send a private message to mandel Sep 3 2012, 6:33pm
    I have no interest to choose to spend any time reading the article. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Sep 3 2012, 6:35pm
    One short book does not nessecarily interpret as one short movie.... Dlanor da Great Send a private message to Dlanor da Great Sep 3 2012, 6:50pm
    A target of convenience SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 3 2012, 7:40pm
        But this (prospective backlash) Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Sep 5 2012, 1:14am
            And? And? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 5 2012, 1:40am
                Backlash JWPlatt Sep 5 2012, 2:51am
                    Heroes Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Sep 5 2012, 10:16am
                LOL.... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Sep 5 2012, 10:03am
    Waste of time Noria Send a private message to Noria Sep 3 2012, 7:46pm
    Pure speculation Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Sep 3 2012, 8:13pm
    Though I don't agree with the author's general point Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 3 2012, 8:29pm
        I'm glad to hear that it wasn't all as negative sounding as the excerpt in the original post. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Sep 3 2012, 8:46pm
            I don't wish to hear that which may be disagreeable, particularly if it's right... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Sep 3 2012, 9:57pm
                That doesn't appear to be the point of the article at all. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 3 2012, 10:24pm
                    You skipped an entire germane paragraph... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Sep 3 2012, 10:42pm
                        That's not his critique Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Sep 3 2012, 10:49pm
                        Misstatement of fact... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 4 2012, 7:13pm
                            actually Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Sep 4 2012, 7:54pm
                                Which is exactly what some people will understandably object to. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 4 2012, 9:27pm
                                    (Literary) Devices JWPlatt Sep 4 2012, 10:13pm
                                        I would disagree about their reluctance. Doubtless, by now, they know the fickle ways of Djinn AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Sep 4 2012, 11:24pm
                How long will these films run? morgenstern Send a private message to morgenstern Sep 4 2012, 2:54pm
    His argument doesn't make sense to me. Istaris'staffs Send a private message to Istaris'staffs Sep 3 2012, 9:44pm
    why three? differing motivations from differing camps Demosthenes Send a private message to Demosthenes Sep 4 2012, 12:13am
    Controversial agreement... Bound Send a private message to Bound Sep 4 2012, 8:34am
        Not really the point Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Sep 4 2012, 9:45am
            ... Bound Send a private message to Bound Sep 4 2012, 12:45pm
                I agree to an extent Bound SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 4 2012, 1:21pm
                    Totally agree Bound Send a private message to Bound Sep 4 2012, 1:38pm
    There will probably be a lot of that sort of thing this time around dave_lf Send a private message to dave_lf Sep 4 2012, 12:39pm
    The gripes that this is only "speculation" are pointless. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Sep 4 2012, 3:07pm
        And if you aren't going to read the whole article... RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Sep 4 2012, 3:10pm
        Not all speculation is groundless Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Sep 4 2012, 4:08pm
            It's an opinion piece. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Sep 4 2012, 4:17pm
                Only one false assumption is required to invalidate a thesis Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Sep 4 2012, 4:24pm
    A bit late. Spaldron Send a private message to Spaldron Sep 4 2012, 3:36pm
    People seem to be forgetting about the LENGTH of the LotR movies... SteveDJ Send a private message to SteveDJ Sep 4 2012, 6:30pm
        creative team Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Sep 5 2012, 8:41pm
    Darn, I came late to this thread and everbody has just about said it all Snaga Send a private message to Snaga Sep 4 2012, 10:38pm

 
 
 

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