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At the present, I expect prompt responses from none...

sador
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Jan 27 2013, 10:03pm


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At the present, I expect prompt responses from none... [In reply to] Can't Post

...lest they expect prompt answers from me!

Having finished with difficulty my part in a massive project, I breathed freely for a couple if days - only to be asked to step in for an emergency, as other components are way behind schedule. So between working like mad, supervising others who were similarly recruited, and familial duties - I had the time to skim through some posts while sipping my caffeine overdose, but never to post.
But I haven't forgotten you - nor NoWizardMe. I still intend to comment on both your excellent chapter discussions next week.

Regarding your post - I think this is a general issue regarding translations, whether to a different language or a different media. You ultimately lose more than you gain - the translation does help, not least by making the story accessible to new audiences; but there is so much that is inseparable from the original language, which is lost - and what's more, limits the audience by overwhelming it with the translators' views.

But I still contend that any truly profound story, should bear retelling in other media and languages; and if it is to have a lasting impact, it must be.
Whether any specific translation was well-crafted and successful is another question; but I get the impression that Christopher Tolkien was not concerned about the pros and cons of Jackson's films. On the contrary, once they are considered a success they become a real threat to the books, which are the true, undiluted expression of his father.

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The look of the forbidden pool in Ithilien Calenheniel Send a private message to Calenheniel Jan 11 2013, 12:48am
    I admit that my Middle-earth was shaped by Alan Lee's paintings, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 11 2013, 9:46am
        I found it interesting that Christopher Tolkien cited John Howe and Alan Lee Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 11 2013, 3:01pm
            Did he really? ArdamŪrŽ Send a private message to ArdamŪrŽ Jan 11 2013, 3:21pm
                I suppose it's unclear Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 11 2013, 3:46pm
                    Ah well that is a little different ArdamŪrŽ Send a private message to ArdamŪrŽ Jan 11 2013, 4:00pm
                    The quote you brought indicates something deeper sador Send a private message to sador Jan 14 2013, 9:35pm
                        Like your point of view a lot, sador  leniel Tindome Send a private message to  leniel Tindome Jan 15 2013, 7:47pm
                            Thank you! sador Send a private message to sador Jan 16 2013, 4:15am
                        Late! Once again! telain Send a private message to telain Jan 20 2013, 2:09pm
                            At the present, I expect prompt responses from none... sador Send a private message to sador Jan 27 2013, 10:03pm
            Ted Nasmith Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 12 2013, 10:09pm
                I'm not sure Christopher Tolkien is complaining about any one specific art style... Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 14 2013, 7:12pm
                    I'm not familiar with their entire body of work Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 14 2013, 7:56pm
                thanks for that link... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 16 2013, 11:37pm
                    You're welcome! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 17 2013, 12:15am
    what's interesting to me is how much I did not remember right! weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 16 2013, 11:32pm
        The Grey Havens also looked totally different in my head Calenheniel Send a private message to Calenheniel Jan 16 2013, 11:39pm
            sombre is a good word... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 16 2013, 11:53pm
            Happy ending! squire Send a private message to squire Jan 18 2013, 7:31am
                Chills. Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 18 2013, 3:35pm
                    Great Idea  leniel Tindome Send a private message to  leniel Tindome Jan 18 2013, 5:43pm
                That passage gives me chills big time FlyingSerkis Send a private message to FlyingSerkis Jan 18 2013, 7:44pm
                They got the harbor right, and the ship style, and the direction and the time of day... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 22 2013, 3:25am

 
 
 

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