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The LOTR films did a lot to rekindle my interest in Tolkien...

weaver
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Oct 1 2012, 4:27pm


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Like many here, I had read the books a lot, and thought I knew the story pretty well -- one of the great gifts of the films, for me, was helping me to realize there was a lot more to the story than I realized, and to appreciate anew many things about it that I had come to take for granted.

I guess it was like they came in and rearranged the furniture in a room and made me see a familiar space and old belongings in a different and fresh way. They also provided a way for me to "talk Tolkien" with people who would never, ever read the books. So I've got a very fond feeling for the films, and this film team, because of what they've done for me, if I can put it that way.

This is not to say that not seeing story elements I expected to be there did not have an impact on me. The first time Aragorn whipped out a sword that was not broken, for example, was one of those "huh?" moments -- but by then I was hooked enough on their approach to the story that I was willing to put it aside as something to reconsider later. Years of discussion around here, and the commentaries, have helped to understand that changes were not made without considerable thought and that in general, they were done for reasons that made sense when you look at the story through a film maker's eyes (in particular, these film makers!).

So in all, I think I've gained some perspective from watching the LOTR films many times, and hanging around here for "a few" years, that gives me a pretty good comfort level about the film making process this team follows. So for the Hobbit, I'm not going in worried for what they will do to the story..I'm expecting changes, and not to see everything I think should be there, and optimistic about seeing it in a new way on the screen.

Weaver


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What Specifically... elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 1 2012, 2:58pm
    It could be even more interesting to hold a separate discussion posing the flip side of your question Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 1 2012, 3:07pm
        Good point! elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 1 2012, 3:18pm
            Wait a second Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 10:30pm
                Yes I did elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 2 2012, 1:31pm
        Where is that *mods up* button??? Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Oct 1 2012, 5:00pm
        Understood Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 10:26pm
            This reminds me of some advice about whether or not to marry a guy Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Oct 1 2012, 10:33pm
                Thanks Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 10:45pm
            yep, group therapy can be a good thing! weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 1 2012, 10:53pm
    I'm going to give you a really mundane answer, sorry... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 1 2012, 3:26pm
        quite alright elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 1 2012, 3:37pm
            I think you just have to try and ignore the negativity DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 1 2012, 3:44pm
                picking up threads from both of your responses Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 1 2012, 5:07pm
                    Dead on right! elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 1 2012, 9:20pm
                        just remember... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 1 2012, 9:49pm
                            wise words Magpie Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 2 2012, 1:19pm
                    IMO, that's a tad unfair Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 10:42pm
                        It's just different personalities of course Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Oct 1 2012, 11:04pm
                            The key difference is Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 11:12pm
                                Well no I understand that Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Oct 1 2012, 11:22pm
                                    Got it - one point of clarification, though Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 11:28pm
                    That's a book I would defintely buy and read! Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 1 2012, 10:54pm
                        how shocked would you be... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 1 2012, 11:52pm
                            Given that Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 2 2012, 12:28am
                                lol... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 2 2012, 12:32am
                                    On the contrary Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Oct 2 2012, 1:04am
                    This is an excellent way to put it, Magpie Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 11:11pm
                        apologies elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 2 2012, 1:42pm
                            No worries at all, elevorn! Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 2 2012, 4:50pm
                                My thoughts (short to semi-short) Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Oct 2 2012, 6:46pm
                                    Agreed Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 5 2012, 5:06am
                                        Yup Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Oct 5 2012, 11:05am
                a visit to one of these places is a good cure for negativity! weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 1 2012, 9:21pm
            "...if you hated the first set from PJ, please don't go see this next set because you will only hate it more..." Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Oct 1 2012, 10:01pm
                opportunity cost Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Oct 1 2012, 10:10pm
                    True; No one can have everything and see every movie. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Oct 1 2012, 10:50pm
                        Editing time went out. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Oct 1 2012, 11:23pm
                            Agreed Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Oct 1 2012, 11:29pm
                oh I know elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 2 2012, 1:25pm
    The LOTR films did a lot to rekindle my interest in Tolkien... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 1 2012, 4:27pm
    hmmm elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Oct 1 2012, 8:37pm
    Specifically? That would be Aragorn's personality. Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Oct 2 2012, 2:12am

 
 
 

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