Insightful as Always, D. I fully agree, except for the 6 hours long part. I don't think i could sit that long. When you're old like me, you have to move around.
Vaidah Katz <mekre_keshet@...
> wrote:Heya Matt,
> So, are you graduated from school yet? Last time i heard, you were
>harassing people on Long Island, complaining about Calculus. Good to
>hear from you again.
heh, still on the school thing. Almost done though, and hopefully I'll be
doing grad school in Australia, which should be amazing.
>With all the LOTR movies out, there should be grist for the mill if
>anyone wants to discuss why Peter Jackson is a genius or a total
>butcher, depending on how you prefer.
I saw rotk twice. The first time I was staring at Viggo the entire time.
That man is gorgeous.
The CGI and cinematography were amazing! I was watching the documentaris on
the making of gollum on the two towers extended dvds and woah. Andy is
amazing. he has such awesome facial expressions. Just like Ian Mckellen,
whom I adore. He gets this look in his eyes when he smiles. It's the most
amazing thing. I was very pleased that they ended rotk with sam getting
married and everything in those scenes. Even though it seemed out of place
in the way they filmed it. Very broken...seemed like they were rushing when
they had what? three years?
I am in awe with cgi. It's so cool how they integrate the computer
generated stuff with the live action and make it work. That's really
difficult for the actors to do as well. Having to know where to look and
where to move. oo, look. rambling.
>Personally, i think he did a great job trying to capture the spirit
>of something that every person was going to see and interpret
>differently. Tolkienites, non-Tolkienites and movie buffs and all
>those in between. Sure, he changed that. Sure, they left this and
>that out. But that's true with any book to movie, ie, Harry Potter,
You can tell a lot more information in a book. you have more time in a
book. A movie has to hold the attention of the people watching it. They
can't put it down and watch another chapter whenever they have a chance. So
you need to choose what gets cut out and what gets put in and you need to
make it work. I think it worked. For me, the time went very quickly. They
blended the calmer scenes in with the battle scenes and it seemed as though
there was never a dull moment. I fully approve of their casting. I think
each and every one of those actors were amazing for their own part. That's
also important to keep the attention of the people watching. If you cast
poorly, people are gonna get frustrated.
>The movie would have been 6 hours long if they had included
>everything of import or note, like the Scouring of the Shire, as some
>people harp and cry about. You have to do what is manageable and
>allowable. Sacrifice. I've seen ROTK twice and probably will again
>before it's gone. No since in passing up history when you have a
>chance to glance at it up close.
I so wish the movie was six hours long. but then again, I am in love with
mini-series. I heard that the ee of rotk was going to be about 6 hours.
God I hope so!!!
>Beyond, LOTR, what are you reading now, D?
mm, this book my mom just finished. It's a murder novel based on a true
story. She said it was amazing so I'm giving it a shot. it was either that
or reread another anita blake book. You'd think with all the books I have
on my to be read pile, I wouldn't reread ones four times over. ::shrugs::
I started rereading Taliesin...but then my mom cleaned the living room and I
can't find my book. >_< that's my favorite book, dammit. Needed a
replacement copy anyway. Bookstores will be the death of me.
anyhow. Happy New Year all!!!
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