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Del Toro praises Jackson's Fellowship: "rarely been as transported in a movie theater"

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Jul 12 2014, 8:31pm

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Del Toro praises Jackson's Fellowship: "rarely been as transported in a movie theater" Can't Post

Guillermo del Toro dropped into Reddit today to conduct an Ask Me Anything to promote his new vampire horror-drama television series The Strain which is debuting on US telly this Sunday.

While he was there, he had this to say when asked which he preferred, The Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones.

I think that I have rarely been as transported in a movie theater as I was when I saw the Fellowship of the Ring unfold on the screen. I consider Peter Jackson one of the most gifted directors ever to tackle the fantasy genre.

I believe that Game of Thrones, however, operates at a different level within arguably, the same genre.

Game of Thrones has a social and sexual complexity that makes it a very different cutting-edge post-Vietnam Era fantasy story that deals with not only an impending enemy, or the purity of evil, but the relative evil that lurks within the hearts of all mankind.

Therefore, tonally, I think that the works of Tolkien provides a completely different experience to Game of Thrones, but they are both masterworks of world creation.

Del Toro fans can check out his AMA in full over on Reddit. Just follow the link below.

[Reddit AMA thread]

(This post was edited by entmaiden on Jul 13 2014, 10:44pm)


Jul 17 2014, 9:12pm

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Really comparing apples and lemons.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Funny or Die has the right idea..."Gay of Thrones"....

GOTs is stupid..

Tol Eressea

Jul 29 2014, 7:03am

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Guillermo is a cool dude. [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope that he get's to finish the Hellboy Trilogy and a shot At the Mountains of Madness.

Middle Earth is New Zealand!

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


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