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Peter Jackson and the Hobbit....

FinGolFin
The Shire

Nov 15 2007, 10:06am

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Peter Jackson and the Hobbit.... Can't Post

I MEANT THAT PETER JACKSON IS NOT AMONGST THE TOP CHOICES OF DIRECTORS. THE HOBBIT MIGHT JUST BE THE BIGGEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME. WHY RUIN IT WITH A DIRECTOR WHO DOES NOT REALLY CARE OF OR ABOUT THE TEXT. LETS PUT ASIDE HIS NAME AND FIND SOME OTHER DESERVING ONE. OTHER MOVIES OF EQUAL OR SOMEWHAT LESSER CALIBER HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL WITH SEQUALS...AND USING DIFFERENT DIRECTORS(STAR WARS)AND WRITERS(ALIENS). THESE R JUST A COUPLE OF MOVIES;THERE R OTHERS.


kareniel
Lorien

Nov 15 2007, 2:21pm

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I must disagree that Peter Jackson was arrogant and didn't care about the book when he made our favorite film trilogy. I do think he must be a very confident person to take on such an expensive, titanic project . I suppose self-confidence is sometimes perceived as arrogance. PJ just doesn't seem to have the in-your-face attitude that I associate with arrogance. And I think he cares very much about the books. When translating a story or idea from one genre to another, artistic license must be taken, hopefully tastefully and tactfully. The important thing to me is that I felt the same way at the end of the films that I felt at the end of the books. For me, he captured the essence of the story which is difficult, essences being the elusive things they are.

I'm very glad you expressed your opinion on this issue. It's fun to hold these artistic debates, and they make waiting for The Announcement more bearable. (When, o when, will they make The Announcement? The tension is getting to be more than I can take! Unsure)


Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2007, 2:58pm

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Um ... about that caps lock key [In reply to] Can't Post

Posts in all caps are hard to read.

I wouldn't mind it if The Hobbit was directed by someone other than Peter Jackson if he stayed on as executive producer and the same creative team was involved in art direction, special effects, costuming, etc. I'd like to see what someone else would do at the helm and I'm kind of afraid that PJ would make the movie too dark -- The Hobbit is very different in tone from most of LOTR and could use a lighter touch.

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Nov 15 2007, 3:11pm

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Welcome to TORn :) [In reply to] Can't Post

You've come to the right place to find out about the progress of THE HOBBIT and everything/everyONE related to it. It's going to get exciting, that's fersher :D

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Nov 15 2007, 6:12pm

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Hello FinGolFin, and welcome to TORN. [In reply to] Can't Post

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FinGolFin
The Shire

Nov 16 2007, 3:36am

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P.J. & TLOTR [In reply to] Can't Post

   I know P.J., is a good director but, he did make comments, in effect, disregarding Tolkiens perspective. Jackson ommited and changed things when he did not have too. Example(and b honest if u agree with this):towards the end of "The Return"..., when Sauron was destroyed and the black tower fell, we were supposed to have seen(as is in the book)a huge demonic-like cloud of smoke, dying. Wow! How hard that would have been. LoL. And it would have added more meaning to the story...Tom Bombadil would have added to the reality of the text;fantasy! It would have meant so much see the fullness of the fantasy. This and much more was taken because Peter Jackson did not respect the book--reasonably speaking. And I am really afreaid that P.J., would ruin meaningful parts of the story.


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Nov 16 2007, 4:09am

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Aragorn vs. Jackson? [In reply to] Can't Post


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I do think he must be a very confident person to take on such an expensive, titanic project. I suppose self-confidence is sometimes perceived as arrogance.



Interesting. I don't think of Jackson, from the little I've seen of him, as particuarly arrogant; we merely interpret LotR differently. But your comments remind me that some fans of the film argue that Jackson improved Aragorn by making him less arrogant than he was in the books. Perhaps book-Aragorn is merely self-confident.

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Rogash
Bree

Nov 16 2007, 5:31am

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Peter on the Hobbit !!! [In reply to] Can't Post

So you prefer Raimi? The Helmer of Spider-Poo ? Excuse me but i'm very hangry about this !
Peter is the best at this moment,he must come back to middle earth !


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Bestica
Bree

Nov 18 2007, 11:46pm

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It would have meant so much see the fullness of the fantasy.

Yes it would have, but who wants to sit in the theater for five hours? There are practical considerations. This isn't BBC where you can make an endless miniseries completely faithful to every aspect and nuance of the original text.




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But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep"

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N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Nov 18 2007, 11:54pm

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"completely faithful to every aspect and nuance of the original" [In reply to] Can't Post

Such a thing is not possible, even with all the time in the world.

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