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Third child syndrome...


Jan 6 2013, 2:34am

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Third child syndrome... [In reply to] Can't Post

As in, parents typically have photos of every minute of their first kid's life...
For the second kid, there are lots of photos but many have both kids in them...
And for the last kid, the photo album goes directly from birth to graduation,,,

For the films, we got a loving, indepth look at the Shire in Film 1...
In Film 2, they had lots of time to introduce Rohan so it got many photos, but most with the characters from the first film in them...
And for Film 3, it was sort of "whoosh", let's just focus on the big events...

But really, in Film 3, they were needing to wind up all the plot lines, close out all the character arcs, wrap up the entire story, etc. So there was simply not time for an indepth tour of Minas Tirith guided by Beregond, or even Gandalf's history lesson about the place (though we do get that in the EE). They needed to get into the story very fast, and so the minute Gandalf rides off with Pippin on Shadowfax, it's a big race to the finish line more than a leisurely tour of the new country we're visiting.

I would love to see a miniseries some day, where they could pace the story more slowly and spend more time in each location and focus just on one part of the story at a time. That would be about the only way I think you could give equal weight to every setting and the storyline that happens there...including the time Merry and Pippin spend with the Ents, or the entire scene as written with Faramir and Frodo...

Oh, and I think you are new(er) so I'll also say Welcome to TORn and looking forward to seeing more of what you have to say!


Subject User Time
Why only Minas Tirith? Glum Send a private message to Glum Jan 4 2013, 4:00pm
    Sure, I would loved to have explored more of Gondor Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 4 2013, 4:19pm
    Well, what Jackson could have done... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 4 2013, 5:18pm
        Yes, but we know that is not "exciting enough" and the Army of Dead Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 4 2013, 5:22pm
            My wife's take is slightly different... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 4 2013, 5:26pm
                One that scene would have accomplished is to show the Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 4 2013, 5:33pm
                Even moreso beforehand.. moreorless Send a private message to moreorless Jan 10 2013, 3:42pm
            I think it's *more* exciting, and I bet the general audience would agree. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jan 4 2013, 5:53pm
                Actually Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Jan 4 2013, 7:12pm
                Taking the Dead to Mordor Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Jan 4 2013, 7:46pm
                    They were cursed until they fulfllled their task Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 7 2013, 2:15am
                        Question ustballa999 Send a private message to ustballa999 Jan 7 2013, 2:49am
                            My guess is no CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 7 2013, 3:04am
    Third child syndrome... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 6 2013, 2:34am
    You're not alone CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 6 2013, 5:24am


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