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It Might Have Changed the Overall Tone

IdrilofGondolin
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Feb 8 2013, 5:01pm


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And, too, it all depends on whether PJ had the rights to all this material and decided to start with TH. Let's say he only had the rights to TH in 1996. Would the movie have been more whimsical and light-hearted? Would it have been oriented more for children? If TH had gone in that direction and PJ eventually did LOTR what would the elves have looked and sounded like? Dwarves? Orcs?

So then PJ chooses to do a serious LOTR and can't make a seamless arc between it and TH. Disaster imho.

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Thought experiment: what if The Hobbit had been filmed before Lord of the Rings? matthauger Send a private message to matthauger Feb 8 2013, 12:13pm
    As someone who got introduced to Tolkien's books through PJs adaptations... Verbal_Daggers Send a private message to Verbal_Daggers Feb 8 2013, 1:11pm
    We would have Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Feb 8 2013, 1:40pm
        Maybe... matthauger Send a private message to matthauger Feb 8 2013, 2:20pm
        Or maybe... RalphDamiani Send a private message to RalphDamiani Feb 8 2013, 3:02pm
            Hobbit Lonely Mountain Send a private message to Lonely Mountain Feb 8 2013, 3:19pm
        Nah... one Hobbit and ZERO LOTR film. xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Feb 8 2013, 3:42pm
            We have discussed this topic several times on the boards... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 8 2013, 4:28pm
    Luckily that didn't happen! BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Feb 8 2013, 4:34pm
        We might have still gotten a cameo of Legolas... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 8 2013, 4:54pm
        The LOTR cast would be different too glor Send a private message to glor Feb 9 2013, 5:03pm
            Richard Armitage as Boromir...*spoiler* BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Feb 9 2013, 5:10pm
    It Might Have Changed the Overall Tone IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 8 2013, 5:01pm
    I imagine: Marionette Send a private message to Marionette Feb 8 2013, 6:23pm
        yes, one short.. glor Send a private message to glor Feb 9 2013, 5:53pm
    There would be world peace Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 8 2013, 8:52pm

 
 
 

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