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Gave it a second try

Fredeghar Wayfarer

Jan 24 2013, 6:45am

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Gave it a second try [In reply to] Can't Post

I recently found a copy of Bakshi's version for pretty cheap so I decided to give it a second chance. I ended up enjoying it more than the first time I saw it. It covers a decent chunk of the story in a pretty economical way. The prologue in shadow is an interesting technique. Most of the characters are well acted and consistent with the book (though I still dislike many of the designs. Seriously, where are Aragorn's pants?). John Hurt was pretty awesome, as he usually is. Overall, it's a better movie than I remembered.

I still feel the same about my main issues though -- the rotoscoping and the Saruman/Aruman thing. The rotoscoping just looks ugly and awkward to me. It doesn't blend well with the other animation. It's distracting and takes me out of the story. As for Saruman's changing name, I just find that baffling. Didn't Bakshi notice this while editing the film? Was there a rush to get it in theaters so he wasn't able to rerecord dialogue?

I think I will always prefer the Rankin/Bass movies but Bakshi did a fairly decent interpretation. Too bad he didn't get to finish it.

Subject User Time
bakshi jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Jan 10 2013, 5:29pm
    eh elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Jan 10 2013, 5:54pm
    Too many people criticize the Bakshi version Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jan 10 2013, 9:29pm
        Different strokes Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Jan 12 2013, 9:57pm
    the screen play by Peter Beagle sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Jan 11 2013, 12:35am
        A copy of the screenplay is up for sale on ebay at present geordie Send a private message to geordie Feb 3 2013, 8:56pm
    Hmm Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 11 2013, 7:41pm
        If there were ever animated series... Lost Hobbit Send a private message to Lost Hobbit Jan 11 2013, 8:28pm
    Agreed!! nothinglikethesun9 Send a private message to nothinglikethesun9 Jan 12 2013, 2:22am
    the complete script carrioncrow Send a private message to carrioncrow Jan 15 2013, 2:07am
    you (and others!) might be interested in this Bakshi/Jackson mix... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 16 2013, 11:50pm
        bakshi/jackson andwise Send a private message to andwise Jan 28 2013, 4:47pm
    Gave it a second try Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Jan 24 2013, 6:45am
    Ralph Bakshis verision of Samwise Gamgee... macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 4 2013, 11:09am


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