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Tol Eressea

Sep 27 2013, 10:27pm

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It is a very interesting idea... but one I cannot disagree with more ;)

The whole pre-history thing is something Tolkien said and wanted, yes... but it remains a rather ambigious describtion of his work. Nothing that would make much sense in the movie's context. Causing much more confusion, and no depth at all.

More than that, I would rather not see more bad blood between the filmmakers and the Tolkien family (and some Tolkien fans who could never warm themselves for the adaptions). Seeing the professor himself in an interpretation of their father/grandfather/idol's work they already are displeased with (to use a nice word) would probably not be seen as hommage, tribute or respect but as tasteless or insulting.

It also does not fit Tolkien, I think, to put him - as a person - that much into the spotlight of his stories.

ďA dragon is no idle fancy. Whatever may be his origins, in fact or invention, the dragon in legend is a potent creation of menís imagination, richer in significance than his barrow is in gold.Ē J.R.R. Tolkien

Words of wisdom that should be remembered - both by critics, purists and anyone in between.

Subject User Time
The Final Scene. Bumblingidiot Send a private message to Bumblingidiot Sep 27 2013, 9:22pm
    That sounds like a really lovely idea! Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Sep 27 2013, 10:03pm
    I said the same about Star Wars Barrow-Wight Send a private message to Barrow-Wight Sep 27 2013, 10:16pm
    I would love to see Frodo and Bilbo on the ship sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Sep 27 2013, 10:19pm
    No. Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Sep 27 2013, 10:27pm
        Yeah Faleel Send a private message to Faleel Sep 27 2013, 10:36pm
            You're quite right. Bumblingidiot Send a private message to Bumblingidiot Sep 28 2013, 12:13am
                No No no Blkcpt Send a private message to Blkcpt Sep 28 2013, 12:21am
                    I see your point. Bumblingidiot Send a private message to Bumblingidiot Sep 28 2013, 12:50am
                I Faleel Send a private message to Faleel Sep 28 2013, 3:35am
        Yeah but no but yeah but no.. Bumblingidiot Send a private message to Bumblingidiot Sep 27 2013, 11:42pm
    No no no! FrodoEyes Send a private message to FrodoEyes Sep 28 2013, 9:34pm


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