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Tom Bombadil in The Hobbit?
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Dec 21 2007, 6:53pm

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Ever see Swimming to Cambodia? [In reply to] Can't Post

It's just Spalding Gray giving his one-man performance, just as he would on stage. There are many plays adapted to the screen that do what you describe. Twelve Angry Men comes to mind as a successful adaptation that did not attempt to change the format of the play -- the whole movie, like the whole play, took place in the jury room. Legal dramas are particularly good for this kind of format, because the whole idea is to show the drama of people trying to reconstruct what happened in another time and place.

(This post was edited by Curious on Dec 21 2007, 6:53pm)

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Dec 22 2007, 2:36am

Post #77 of 78 (77 views)
No I haven't. [In reply to] Can't Post

But it's interesting that the only examples that come to mind are transposed from a medium in which it is actually impossible to show everything, and so the art is in the telling-without-showing. Movies nearly always major on showing-without-telling, probably because they can.


"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories

Finding Frodo
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Dec 22 2007, 4:52am

Post #78 of 78 (81 views)
So no death of Thorin either? [In reply to] Can't Post

And Fili and Kili, who fell defending him, for they were his sister's sons?

Where's Frodo?

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