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

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Jul 12, 8:31pm


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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, 10:44pm)

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Del Toro praises Jackson's Fellowship: "rarely been as transported in a movie theater" News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Jul 12, 8:31pm
    Really comparing apples and lemons.... EomundDaughter Send a private message to EomundDaughter Jul 17, 9:12pm
    Guillermo is a cool dude. Owain Send a private message to Owain Jul 29, 7:03am

 
 
 

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