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Well sure,


Oct 21 2013, 4:20am

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Well sure, [In reply to] Can't Post

I understand he is adapting Tolkien's work but in doing that with a different medium from literature he has to find a way to tell it in his own way. Thus, that is why I say he is telling his own story.

Telling it how Tolkien wrote it most likely would fail at the box office. He has to "dumb it down" so to speak for audiences of today, many of whom will not read the books and his style seems to appeal to a large amount of movie-goers.

As far as his style, it is over the top sometimes. That's just his style, I guess. I agree the stone giants stuff was mystifying and a little silly. I didn't care for how Radagast was portrayed but for me it's still head and shoulders above what weh had when only the Rankin/Bass and Bakshi films were around.

I don't know about you but those made me ashamed to tell people who didn't understand The Hobbit or LOTR that I was a Tolkien fan. Frown

This tale grew in the telling. . .


Subject User Time
Why I favor the Hobbit movie over the book... swampB Send a private message to swampB Oct 18 2013, 5:01pm
    Movie v Book Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Oct 18 2013, 5:48pm
    I like the movie more than the book as well... very much so... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Oct 18 2013, 6:58pm
    I've always liked the idea of "The Hobbit" combined with "The Quest of Erebor"... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Oct 18 2013, 7:03pm
        Technically, the "Nazgul theme" (you seem to call it) is actually a theme that Howard Shore said was for evil in general [but he mainly used it for the Nazgul in LOTR]. FaramirAndEowynMorningStar Send a private message to FaramirAndEowynMorningStar Oct 19 2013, 9:30pm
            I didn't find anything from Shore (I didn't look very hard though)... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Oct 21 2013, 1:52am
        That's because FoundEntwife Send a private message to FoundEntwife Oct 20 2013, 5:48am
            Is it Jackson's story though? Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Oct 21 2013, 2:35am
                Well sure, FoundEntwife Send a private message to FoundEntwife Oct 21 2013, 4:20am
    both have thier place Avandel Send a private message to Avandel Oct 18 2013, 7:40pm
    Everyone has their opinions. sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Oct 18 2013, 8:10pm
    I can understand that, I suppose demnation Send a private message to demnation Oct 18 2013, 8:23pm
    I like them all Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Oct 19 2013, 8:38pm
    I like the movie better than the book Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Oct 20 2013, 5:11pm
        It's the same for me Kim Send a private message to Kim Oct 20 2013, 10:11pm


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