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I'd rather an experienced hand wrote the script than an inexperienced one

merklynn
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May 21 2008, 6:44pm


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By the same token, the experience that Fran, Phillipa and Peter had in making the LOTR, working on the scripts and subsequently revising, and cutting out scenes that they later found would be inappropriate make them for me better choices than anyone else. They had the first hand experience with the fan reactions to scenes like Arwen at Helm's Deep etc, and they made the adjustments. This time around, they go into scripting the Hobbit knowing what fans are demanding of them and knowing to treat the subject with great care. Trusting some new team that GDT might assemble might be a little harder, given that we at least know that this is the Walsh/Boyens second shot at this and they are vets in the LOTR universe now.

Also, as a fan of both the books and the films, I actually enjoyed the characterizations of Merry, Pippin, and Gimli in the films, and I think it was funny and enjoyable because of the quality and charms of the actors. Often I hear it stated here as if it is fact that these characters were a let down to all, but all I heard in the audience when watching these films at the theatre was laughter and applause in all the right places. I think they worked, even if they were portrayed a little dfifferently, they were still (for me) great characters.

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Wondering about the writing kathyrote Send a private message to kathyrote May 19 2008, 3:52am
    Motherlode of what? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand May 19 2008, 3:58am
        drama boondoggle -- fersher! squire Send a private message to squire May 19 2008, 4:06am
            Ah, right. Sorry. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand May 19 2008, 4:59am
        Fantasy and Drama kathyrote Send a private message to kathyrote May 19 2008, 4:16am
    The original screenwriters grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 19 2008, 9:13am
        Thank you kathyrote Send a private message to kathyrote May 19 2008, 1:34pm
    Will the original writing team return? Changeitminimally Send a private message to Changeitminimally May 21 2008, 1:52pm
        I'd rather an experienced hand wrote the script than an inexperienced one merklynn Send a private message to merklynn May 21 2008, 6:44pm
            I think they did a good job grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 21 2008, 7:23pm
                yes what gramma said Zmulady Send a private message to Zmulady May 21 2008, 7:39pm
                IIRC Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover May 22 2008, 4:57am
                    You're absolutely right! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 22 2008, 9:31am
                        Hindsight can be a wonderful thing ROD BAGGINS Send a private message to ROD BAGGINS May 23 2008, 1:18pm
                            *high five* :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 23 2008, 2:31pm
                            Well said Earl Send a private message to Earl May 23 2008, 5:41pm
            The audience Changeitminimally Send a private message to Changeitminimally May 21 2008, 9:58pm
                No prat falls? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand May 21 2008, 10:10pm
                    A detail, not the underlying argument. Changeitminimally Send a private message to Changeitminimally May 21 2008, 11:22pm
                        N.E. Brigand is our resident expert... merklynn Send a private message to merklynn May 21 2008, 11:57pm
                            Of course Changeitminimally Send a private message to Changeitminimally May 22 2008, 12:01am
        'There won't be a Shire, Pippin.' How "cutsie"!... // mae govannen Send a private message to mae govannen May 24 2008, 4:42pm
            The above line from me was in reply to Changeitminimally mae govannen Send a private message to mae govannen May 24 2008, 5:02pm

 
 
 

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