21667Re: [mythsoc] Are Hobbits white?
- Dec 9, 2010On 12/8/2010 11:57 AM, David Bratman wrote *IN PART*:
> [in response to what] Darrell A. Martin wrote *IN PART*:David:
Inserted and indented.
>> TolkienThat they were somewhat darker of
>> describes his Hobbits as if they were certain kinds of English folk.
>> That *ought* to end the discussion, in my opinion.
> Yet he says some hobbits were "browner". And I asked, what did he mean by
skin than other Hobbits. After
that it gets fuzzy [wry grin].
>> Some alteration is unavoidable because of"Apart from condensation" is
>> the differences between the media,
> So we are constantly told, but aside from condensation, I have yet to see
> any coherent argument explaining why particular alterations are necessary,
> nor have I seen any declarations of what is not possible in movies that some
> movie-maker hasn't violated with impunity.
a bit like, "Apart from that
awkward moment with Mr. Booth
and Mr. Lincoln, the evening at
Ford's Theater went well." The
effects of condensation flow
through every cinematic work.
Well, maybe not "The Grinch
Who Stole Christmas" (the
real *animated* version) but
the exception proves the rule.
The primary alteration, though,
is that a book creates sense
input through the reader's
imagination; a movie shows the
same thing, or pipes it through
speakers -- the "Grinch", in
the case of sound, NOT being
Of course, saying what is not
possible in movies, these
days, is pointless. If money
can be made from it, not only
*can* it be done, it most
likely *has* been done. That
reminds me ... OK, rewatched
Gollum's acceptance speech
for MTV's 2003 "Best Virtual
Performance" award. QED.
>> My biggest disappointment with "Game of Thrones" ...But for those who like that sort
>> is that it can be accused, in my opinion, of the failure
>> which Le Guin described in her essay, "From Elfland to Poughkeepsie."
>> That is, that it is too much like a modern international political
>> thriller, just with swords and a dash of supernaturalism thrown in, for
>> my taste.
> Yet the amoral thriller aspect seems to be just what the book's fans like,
> and the actors and movie-makers in the promo film actually praise the story
> for having characters who are completely unpredictable. The appeal of this
> eludes me.
of thing, this may be just the
sort of thing they will like....
I find the amoral aspect of
GoT means I am forced to, say,
"suspend dislike"; but there is
enough creativity to keep me
interested. It is not, however,
a book that I will reread at
least once a year for the rest
of my life, like LoTR.
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