16780Re: [mythsoc] All That Glitters Is Not Gold
- Jun 30, 2006From: "Wayne G. Hammond" <Wayne.G.Hammond@...>
> John and David wrote:Now, I can see them doing that. You just make cuts. You don't really need
>> >Short version: you can't tell the story of LotR coherently and
>> >completely in three and a half hours of stage time.
>>Or, nine hours of movie time. (ooh, bites tongue)
> And yet the version of the musical to open in London next year is to be
> back to only three hours.
4 hobbits: two, or at the most three, is enough. Cut Lothlorien -- it's
just Rivendell with tree branches. Then you can skip Galadriel and those
gifts. Cut the whole middle book -- it's just filler. You cut the nine
riders to maybe four. And there's no ring other than The Ring.
<ducking and running>
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