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14665Re: [mythsoc] Kingdom of Heaven

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  • David Bratman
    Apr 20, 2005
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      At 02:42 PM 4/20/2005 -0500, some movie-puff writer wrote:

      >"Even the blockbuster The Lord of the Rings trilogy - more fantastical
      >epic than historical epic

      That would annoy Jackson, who was trying for the historical-film feel.

      > - recognized the importance of tempering war
      >with love.

      "Even" it, as if that were the last thing one expected?

      >Director Peter Jackson added scenes with Liv Tyler's elvin
      >princess, exploring her forbidden romance with human warrior Aragorn in
      >ways the J.R.R. Tolkien books never did."

      They certainly didn't.

      But doesn't that phrasing seem to promise a lot more than we actually got?

      - DB
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