At 09:41 AM 9/2/03, you wrote:
>One comment made in the extras was how they filmed many scenes that
>didn't make it into the movie, but that Jackson said "that's ok, they
>will be in the DVD"
> From that and other bits it sounds like many of the mood-setting and
>explanatory scenes were intentionally cut from the theatrical releases
>and saved for the DVD. I know I was -much- happier with the extended
>version of FotR. This may be the case with TT as well. And perhaps we
>can skip the part where Sam naturally has to say, in Osgilliath "Mr.
>Frodo, I don't think Professor Tolkien ever intended us to be here"
I've wondered whether that line ('By all rights we shouldn't even be here')
was some kind of inside joke or even a protest against the script changes
that someone managed to keep in because it sort of fits and yet has an
obvious double meaning.
>It is sad that Jackson doesn't seem to know how to convey fear and dread
>through lighting and music. The flying ringwraiths lack that conveyance
>of abject terror that was their chief weapon, so they have to fly in the
>ground clutter and directly attack, rather than having grown men cower
>in fear when they are at angels 10.
TTT shows the soldier of Gondor cowering in Osgiliath as the Nazgul flies