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Hollywood! Adapt This: The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien-thought provoking/painful article

malickfan
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Aug 19 2013, 9:15pm


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http://collider.com/...-biopic/#more-275933

A rather poorly written article it may be, but it got me thinking would you like to see a dramatised biography of Tolkien's life on screen, or would such an idea seem like a cheap shot to cash in on the sucess of his books and the films? Who would make a good Professor Tolkien?

Personally I find the idea intriguing and alarming in equal measure (not to mention morbidly hillarious-Imagine Tolkie's face when the 'deplorable cultus' made his life into an epic feature film), it would certainly be a rich rewarding tale (I can totally see a BBC TV film), but there is rather alot to tell and I'm not sure how you'd tell it...

And the idea seems somehow a little in poor taste, making Tolkien seem like just another celebrity rather than the simple man with a regular job (and rather imaginative storytelling) he preffered to live as.

Thoughts? (Beyond 'Why, Why, Why!)

The Talking Purse is Awesome, deal with it.

But he isn't quite as aweome as Cirdan.

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Hollywood! Adapt This: The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien-thought provoking/painful article malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Aug 19 2013, 9:15pm
    Intriguing and alarming indeed! Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Aug 19 2013, 9:39pm
        Most bio-pics only address part of a person's life. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Aug 19 2013, 10:42pm
    I have thought about this before, and I imagined something like The Princess Bride Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Aug 19 2013, 9:56pm
        I read on another forum a really, really weird but brillaint idea malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Aug 19 2013, 10:29pm
    Not opposed to the idea demnation Send a private message to demnation Aug 20 2013, 1:47am
    Is Yahoo Serious available? Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Aug 20 2013, 4:20am
        maybe Zeallywood instead of Hollywood... dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Aug 20 2013, 11:31am
            Or maybe the UK instead of New Zealand... malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Aug 20 2013, 3:23pm
    Well IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Aug 20 2013, 3:30pm
        If PJ/New Line were involved I have a good title malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Aug 20 2013, 3:37pm
    Leave it be Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Aug 20 2013, 4:11pm
    If it could be done right.... Timdalf Send a private message to Timdalf Aug 23 2013, 2:02pm

 
 
 

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