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An Interview with the Elusive Fran Walsh!

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Dec 1 2012, 1:25pm


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Fans of the Lord of the Rings film know that of the three screenwriters, Fran Walsh is the one who avoids interviews and other sorts of publicity. When I was doing my research for The Frodo Franchise, I managed to talk with Peter and Philippa, but not Fran, who sent word that she was too wrapped up in working on King Kong to think back to her previous project. Fair enough, as Bilbo says in agreeing to a certain riddling game. Still, fans of the trilogy can't help but be intrigued by this talented lady. After all, she not only helped write the LOTR scripts, but she did some directing and came up with the idea for the famous "Gollum talks to himself" scene.

But yesterday the New York Times published a substantial piece on Ms Walsh, written by Brooks Barnes, who is obviously a lucky fellow. Last summer, he says, he "largely roamed without supervision" during a two-day visit to the Hobbit set--spotting, among other things, Ian McKellen in full Gandalf mode catching a snooze between scenes.

Even so, his eventual interview with Fran had to be done via long-distance telephone. Philippa chimed in as well, which makes sense, given how closely these two collaborate on the scripts. Very closely, in fact, since they reveal that they often work in bed together in their pajamas, surrounded by dogs! (When I interviewed Philippa, she was living next door to Fran and Peter, and I suppose she still does.) It saves the trouble of commuting the short distance to the Miramar filmmaking facilities.

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An Interview with the Elusive Fran Walsh! News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Dec 1 2012, 1:25pm
    That's a great article. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 1 2012, 7:47pm
    Gollum and the appendices Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Dec 1 2012, 8:01pm
        The reporter must have misunderstood Walsh. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 1 2012, 9:08pm
            Yes, very true Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Dec 1 2012, 9:27pm
                I caught that, too. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 2 2012, 1:25am
    Wonderful interview Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 2 2012, 1:30am
        Not really SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Dec 2 2012, 1:40am
            How did I forget this? Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 2 2012, 2:32am
    She is so fascinating. grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Dec 2 2012, 1:47am
        She's very fascinating Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 2 2012, 2:33am
    At Long Last - Fran! JRandomRohirrim01 Send a private message to JRandomRohirrim01 Dec 4 2012, 10:16pm

 
 
 

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