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I understand that JRRT said that his works were unfilmable

Chilled in Hithlum
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Jan 16 2013, 1:23am


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and in his lifetime that would have been a more than fair assessment. Even in 1977 with the Silmarillion published and Star Wars released I do not believe that the groundbreaking effects of that soon to be mega-franchise would have done the Professor's works justice; the passing of time has changed things as we all know. However, I do believe that over reliance of GCI eye candy can hamper a film if it only dazzles rather than informs or serves storytelling - Azog or Goblin King perhaps? On the other hand, Gollum... This of course deals only with special effects and not characterisation by actor or screenplay.


There is a great appetite for Tolkien films, as one who came into this realm via that medium can attest; and even many more knowledgable than I here posting make concessions for the film-makers decisions or intent, still there is great resistance from Christopher Tolkien to allow his father's other works to be filmed. It is natural to question CT's choice as likewise to respect his wishes - for myself I am torn between the two. Others have said it better than I but it is worth remembering that without Christopher there would be no Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, HoMe and the rest; for his tirelessness and faithfulness to this work he deserves nothing but honour. Yet, I cannot help thinking also of Niggle and his concentration on a single leaf.

I sincerely hope this matter will resolve itself to the satisfaction of all involved, especially the fans...

Subject User Time
Concerning Christopher - An Essay on Tolkien's Son's Decision to Not Allow Further Cinematic Licensing of His Work News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Jan 7 2013, 11:46am
    I am not the least bit surprised or scandalized by this letter. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jan 7 2013, 5:06pm
    I can totally understand where he's coming from... Empedocles Send a private message to Empedocles Jan 7 2013, 6:00pm
    Out of the blue Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jan 7 2013, 7:06pm
    There is another alternative... Timdalf Send a private message to Timdalf Jan 7 2013, 8:23pm
    I think CT made the right decision elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jan 7 2013, 8:39pm
    However, time will tell as the reins are passed to other Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 7 2013, 10:35pm
        I think otherwise geordie Send a private message to geordie Jan 7 2013, 11:59pm
            Future generations of the family will have less and less Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 8 2013, 5:18am
                Note, currently in the US a work goes into the public domain Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 8 2013, 5:38am
    One line caught my eye ... very sad ... Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jan 8 2013, 1:47pm
    In the end Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 8 2013, 4:44pm
    Is there any way to find out Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 8 2013, 7:01pm
        It's been reported that book sales increased by orders of magnitude. Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 8 2013, 7:40pm
            Thank you, Kassandros Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 8 2013, 9:32pm
                Check out this article about Christopher Tolkien Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 8 2013, 9:48pm
                    sold 25 million copies from 2001-2003 imin Send a private message to imin Jan 8 2013, 11:35pm
                    Thank you Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 9 2013, 1:01am
                        It has been said iin late November or December of 1999... Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jan 9 2013, 2:40am
                            yes, and what's more - geordie Send a private message to geordie Jan 9 2013, 10:18am
                                just to add (my prev. post had timed out) geordie Send a private message to geordie Jan 9 2013, 10:36am
    I understand Christopher's position Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Jan 8 2013, 11:44pm
    Tolkien's writing belongs to the world, Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jan 9 2013, 9:48pm
        That bit about Wormtongue and the Witch-king comes from Unfinished Tales.// geordie Send a private message to geordie Jan 9 2013, 11:24pm
            Fine, but the BBC version included additions to the novels, as did PJ's films... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jan 11 2013, 12:48am
    After everything Professor and Christopher Tolkien have given to us grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 11 2013, 12:05am
        Agreed with this...more high-quality screen productions would have been great. // Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jan 11 2013, 12:50am
    I understand that JRRT said that his works were unfilmable Chilled in Hithlum Send a private message to Chilled in Hithlum Jan 16 2013, 1:23am

 
 
 

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