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Feb 9 2013, 5:53pm


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..version of TH and probably as a PG rated children's film with live action 'disney style' dwarves. This would have impacted any subsequent LOTR films, with film companies demanding that they would also be PG rated.

The LOTR films did push their PG-13 rating, in fact a few commentators back in the day suggested that if the battle scenes in LOTR had been human versus human rather than, versus orcs, a la historical based epics, the LOTR films would have received an R rating or 15 rating like Ridley Scott's Gladiator.

Can you imagine a sanatised safe for children film version of LOTR, or even the Hobbit? The inability of any film-maker to show the darker, and deeper side of Tolkien's work, to show the consequences of battle, etc.

I seriously think that making TH first would have changed a lot, film execs would have children's book= proper aimed soley at children film, not only would that have affected characterization, created a highlysanitized/disneyfied middle-earth, it would have also affected the casting. I can't imagine Sir Ian, and quite a few of the other iconic cast members of LOTR or TH signing on or even being interesting in being part of such a child like M-E.

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Thought experiment: what if The Hobbit had been filmed before Lord of the Rings? matthauger Send a private message to matthauger Feb 8 2013, 12:13pm
    As someone who got introduced to Tolkien's books through PJs adaptations... Verbal_Daggers Send a private message to Verbal_Daggers Feb 8 2013, 1:11pm
    We would have Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Feb 8 2013, 1:40pm
        Maybe... matthauger Send a private message to matthauger Feb 8 2013, 2:20pm
        Or maybe... RalphDamiani Send a private message to RalphDamiani Feb 8 2013, 3:02pm
            Hobbit Lonely Mountain Send a private message to Lonely Mountain Feb 8 2013, 3:19pm
        Nah... one Hobbit and ZERO LOTR film. xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Feb 8 2013, 3:42pm
            We have discussed this topic several times on the boards... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 8 2013, 4:28pm
    Luckily that didn't happen! BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Feb 8 2013, 4:34pm
        We might have still gotten a cameo of Legolas... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 8 2013, 4:54pm
        The LOTR cast would be different too glor Send a private message to glor Feb 9 2013, 5:03pm
            Richard Armitage as Boromir...*spoiler* BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Feb 9 2013, 5:10pm
    It Might Have Changed the Overall Tone IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 8 2013, 5:01pm
    I imagine: Marionette Send a private message to Marionette Feb 8 2013, 6:23pm
        yes, one short.. glor Send a private message to glor Feb 9 2013, 5:53pm
    There would be world peace Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 8 2013, 8:52pm

 
 
 

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