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If it could be done right....


Aug 23 2013, 2:02pm

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If it could be done right.... [In reply to] Can't Post

buuuut... Aside from the problem of the Estate neeeeever giving approval, I think this is a marvellous idea, IF done RIGHT! And the most difficult thing to deal with well (in the sense of illuminating its importance) would be not to make the biopic into a morose, gloomy thing about his early influences, but also his joviality, conviviality and esp. his religious sensitivities that make his work so really attractive, in my never humble opinion. That is my quibble with Verlyn Flieger, who emphasizes his loss of family and friends and his "long defeat" in sustaining Faerie (which has turned into a triumph!), and not his resurrectional optimism and faith in Providence. But a film that covers his early life, his resilience and the Inklings and eventual triumph as a sub-creator, would be thrilling. Something along the lines of Shadowlands (for CS Lewis), and a classy series maybe done by Masterpiece Theater BBC? But forget about getting any of the rights to his works and ideas like The Silmarillion or Beren and Luthien or The Straight Road. The Estate will not even consider it!

Timothy Fisher alias "Timdalf"

Subject User Time
Hollywood! Adapt This: The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien-thought provoking/painful article malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Aug 19 2013, 9:15pm
    Intriguing and alarming indeed! Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Aug 19 2013, 9:39pm
        Most bio-pics only address part of a person's life. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Aug 19 2013, 10:42pm
    I have thought about this before, and I imagined something like The Princess Bride Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Aug 19 2013, 9:56pm
        I read on another forum a really, really weird but brillaint idea malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Aug 19 2013, 10:29pm
    Not opposed to the idea demnation Send a private message to demnation Aug 20 2013, 1:47am
    Is Yahoo Serious available? Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Aug 20 2013, 4:20am
        maybe Zeallywood instead of Hollywood... dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Aug 20 2013, 11:31am
            Or maybe the UK instead of New Zealand... malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Aug 20 2013, 3:23pm
    Well IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Aug 20 2013, 3:30pm
        If PJ/New Line were involved I have a good title malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Aug 20 2013, 3:37pm
    Leave it be Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Aug 20 2013, 4:11pm
    If it could be done right.... Timdalf Send a private message to Timdalf Aug 23 2013, 2:02pm


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