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I would leave it alone.


Aug 8 2013, 4:23pm

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I would leave it alone. [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry to put a dampener on things in this thread's third post, but I don't really want to see any of the First Age stuff adapted (for the time being anyway) as it simply isn't complete enough to feel like an adaptation non rewritten fan fiction, there is such an overload of video games and films based on Tolkien at the mo, I wouldn't want anything like this to sideline the text-which at best is a difficult to read fragment likely at odds with Tolkien's final intentions.

Ignoring my views I do feel that animation (prefferebly hand drawn) would be the best fit for the Silmarillion stories-the tone and scale is too expensive for love action, and I wouldn't want it to be in the same style as Peter Jackson (jusy because he came first dosen't mean he should be the end all of all visual approaches to the material). In anycase if it were made I wouldn't watch it, as it wold only depress me, reminiding me how commercialised the materil has become, and the missed oppurtunity Tolkien had with 'Of Tuor and his coming to Godolin' probably my fave of all his unfinished tales.

The only adapation I would be really open to is one edited by Christopher Tolkien, Adam Tolkien or W.Hammond and C.Scull from Tolkien's notes and/or a newly discovered lengthy draft found buried in his Garden-you never know...

But in all honesty I want them to leave the books alone for a while.

The Talking Purse is Awesome, deal with it.

But he isn't quite as aweome as Cirdan.

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Adapting the Tale of Gondolin to Film vexx801 Send a private message to vexx801 Aug 8 2013, 2:26pm
    I could see two structures being possible. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Aug 8 2013, 2:46pm
    I would leave it alone. malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Aug 8 2013, 4:23pm


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