12565Re: Tolkien on Audio CD?
- Jul 11, 2004
> >There was another in a green box that might have been the BBCWell... The glass isn't half full if it is empty. If it's crap, it's
> >version that was just too bad for words. There seemed to be a roving
> >reporter telling the story and interviewing the cast. Bilbo came
> >across as very tongue-in-cheek. I don't recommend it.
> Ah, I see the glass isn't half-full when _you_ don't like the contents.
( And I didn't mean that personally what I said earlier. I don't know
you well enough. It's just that in the brief time that I have read
your posts I have not seen much said that was positive. I was just
trying to lighten the mood. )
That recording just seemed to be "talking down" to its audience from
the first minute. I could not believe it was being taken seriously at all.
Now if it had found a way to laugh WITH the story rather than just
laughing AT it, it might have been alright. But as it was - and at
that price!!! - it was insulting.
For example, Peter David's "Knight Life" laughs WITH the Authurian
story without making fun of it. If something is done with respect I
can accept it. But is there is no respect? "Fuh'ged aboudid."
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