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  • David Bratman
    Sep 19, 2012
      Wow, you guys are really determined to turn me into a Jackson-defender.

      Alan Lee and John Howe (besides being professionals and not fan artists,
      which is beside the point) didn't have their work stolen and then
      compensated for by being hired "to do various artistic things." They were
      in on the project as conceptual artists from an early stage. The movies
      look like their work because they designed the movies.

      As for other artists, I can't offhand thing of any other Tolkien artists,
      fan or pro, whose work the movies' visual style strongly resembles, except
      in a general way. (Dramatic mountains are going to look like dramatic
      mountains no matter who draws them; pseudo-medieval traveling clothes all
      have a vague resemblance; Tolkien's descriptions of Bag End or Gollum are
      enough to guide many, though far from all, artists in a specific general
      direction; etc.)



      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <WendellWag@...>
      To: <mythsoc@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:09 PM
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Hobbit trailer


      >I think the people at WETA largely stole the visual side of the Peter
      > Jackson movies of The Lord of the Rings from the 40-year tradition of fan
      > art
      > which preceded the movies. They compensated some of these artists by
      > hiring
      > them to do various artistic things for the films. They didn't compensate
      > others of them at all.
      >
      > Wendell Wagner
      >
      >
      > In a message dated 9/19/2012 3:42:45 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
      > jamescurcio@... writes:
      >
      > I think the people at weta did an amazing job bringing the visual/art
      > direction side of lord of rings to life
      >
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