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Del Toro not following the direction of Jackson?

ACDC1989
The Shire

Jul 18 2008, 8:01pm

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Fellow readers and admirers of the prolific Tolkien,

it was released just today that Guillermo Del Toro stated to fellow Lord Of The Rings fans his The Hobbit will be very different from his directing predecessor.

Though many would undoubtedy see no major fault in Del Toro's approach as to many The Hobbit did not have a slight correlation to that of it's successor in terms of intrinsic detail.

I, sadly, find this move to be most woefull but yet much provocative. Let's not beat about the bush I admire Toro's work very much, as do a great many, as he has a striking way of creating such magnificent piece of works in film due to his creative ingenuity when it comes to ideas. I see the scene for Mirkwood to be something spectacular.

As i said previously my only dispute is his intentional divergence away from Jackson.

Please post all your comments as they will be most appreciated. Many thanks!


Arwen's daughter
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Jul 18 2008, 8:21pm

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Hey ACDC1989 [In reply to] Can't Post

You might not get a lot of replies here since we've been talking about this just down the boards today. You can check it out HERE. I for one am glad he won't be too worried about mimicking PJ's style. It's just a recipe for disaster, im my opinion.



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Marionette
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Jul 20 2008, 6:00pm

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For me itīs OK!! [In reply to] Can't Post

As I am not such a big fan of Peter Jacksonīs trilogy (Though, I do appreaciate it) , I am happy with the idea of Del Toro doing something a bit different from Jackson (He said different from Jackson, but not exactly different from Tolkien) Wink
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I like Del Toroīs works so far, I am not worried about The Hobbit.Tongue (Well, I am a bit, but not that much)
But who knows....

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Malveth The Eternal
Lorien

Jul 21 2008, 11:34pm

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I so agree. I'm not a great admirer of PJ's style, and I think GDT is way more gifted and seems (at this point) to understand the Hobbit in ways that PJ & Co. did not understand LotRs.

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As I am not such a big fan of Peter Jacksonīs trilogy (Though, I do appreaciate it) , I am happy with the idea of Del Toro doing something a bit different from Jackson (He said different from Jackson, but not exactly different from Tolkien) Wink
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I like Del Toroīs works so far, I am not worried about The Hobbit.Tongue (Well, I am a bit, but not that much)
But who knows....



Alanthus
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Jul 23 2008, 5:03pm

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GDT all the way [In reply to] Can't Post

GDT wold definitely be better suited for The Hobbit than PJ. As much as people would think that having PJ for the hobbit would be great, they don't realize that GDT would be greater. I feel he could do much more with the material that Tolkein wrote, especially with all the nonhuman creatures (see pan's labrinth).


Eruthurin
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Jul 23 2008, 5:16pm

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Agree with this.... [In reply to] Can't Post


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(He said different from Jackson, but not exactly different from Tolkien) Wink

Exactly!... that's the key!!.... don't worry so much about it.... as long as GDT keeps Tolkien's lines, I don't have any problem with his own style there also.... :) just love his horror concept mixed with fantasy and that lovely sense of innocence and wonder, and finding beauty even in the ugliest things....

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Deni
Rivendell


Jul 23 2008, 7:17pm

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i think the films should go together...i think pj have done a very great job with this and i donīt want the hobbit films to be that different!!!
of course gdt is a great director ,too...and i think his work would be also that good,but the actors(gandalf as ian mckellen and so on..)return to their roles and act in these films,too,so there canīt be a huge difference between the films!!!


Eruthurin
Rivendell


Jul 23 2008, 8:23pm

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no, not huge, but not so similar..... I think they PJ,GDT, WETA, Fran Walsh, etc... will find the way to make it better.... :)

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Morthoron
Gondor


Jul 24 2008, 1:01am

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Diverge away, Senor Del Toro... [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope Mr. Del Toro has his way as much as possible, particularly in the scripting department where I think Jackson, Boyens and Walsh got absolutely silly at times with the plot. And as far as The Hobbit goes, it is already a significant divergence from LotR in the ambience, character interaction and tone of the story, so I certainly don't want a carbon copy of LotR. And please, no Arwen moments where some character magically appears that has nothing whatsoever to do with the original plot.

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