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Mayhap time will tell?

The Shire

Apr 16 2007, 5:26pm

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I wonder though if my opinion is shared or contradicted by others. Is it indeed rare for a movie-firster to become interested in the source material and become "enthusiasts of Tolkien's book"?

It's my experience that a large part of the movie-firsters I encounter are of an age or maturity level that it may still take some time for them to exhibit any real desire to delve more deeply into the mythology behind them or even be able to digest it.
The movies do stand alone but I think they may serve, in the long run, as a motive to introduce and/or keep them coming back to the books for more or clearer insight... if it strikes that chord which not everyone will have.
I, myself, didn't get into reading anything but The Hobbit (which I did as a teen) until I was in my mid-late 20's. I'd tried as a kid but I guess I just wasn't "ready" yet. I was well through HoME by the time the movies came out but I'm sure if I hadn't read any of them, the movies would have been an incentive to do so.

Subject User Time
I would be greatful for some feedback MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Mar 25 2007, 6:21am
    I have no personal experience FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Mar 25 2007, 9:53am
        Most encouraging. OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Mar 25 2007, 7:57pm
    I am a movie-firster Shadowfaxfan Send a private message to Shadowfaxfan Mar 25 2007, 10:52am
        Tolerance for violence is not needed for the books, of course. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 25 2007, 5:44pm
    my kids and their friends a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Mar 25 2007, 1:51pm
        movies making readers Beruthiel Send a private message to Beruthiel Mar 25 2007, 2:42pm
    I read the books just before the movies. namadriel Send a private message to namadriel Mar 25 2007, 3:24pm
    The films brought me *back* to the books after many years Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 25 2007, 5:35pm
        I suspect many came back to the books because of the films drogo Send a private message to drogo Mar 25 2007, 6:55pm
    I am sorry to say Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Mar 25 2007, 6:07pm
        I'll be the first priell3 Send a private message to priell3 Mar 28 2007, 2:48pm
    My feedback Noneoftheabove Send a private message to Noneoftheabove Mar 26 2007, 6:53am
    Reading LOTR Saelind Send a private message to Saelind Mar 27 2007, 1:57am
    It's safe to say... stridersGIRL Send a private message to stridersGIRL Mar 27 2007, 11:39am
    My experience is "none". Atlas Send a private message to Atlas Mar 27 2007, 11:46am
    I knew Tolkien's works thanks to the movies Evernight Send a private message to Evernight Mar 28 2007, 2:16pm
    Mayhap time will tell? KmK Send a private message to KmK Apr 16 2007, 5:26pm


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