23343Re: [mythsoc] Re: Hobbit trailer
- Sep 20, 2012"Westermeyer GS11 Paul W" <paul.westermeyer@...> worte:
> I was referring to the fact that almost none of the dialogue in theThat was true of the LOTR films as well. Chunks of dialogue actually from
> trailer was actually
> from the Hobbit,
the book, as opposed to loosely paraphrased, stood out like little nuggets.
> and parts that were from the Hobbit were shifted and used oddly (BilboTreating the narrator of The Hobbit as Bilbo's voice has a very long
> speaking some
> of the descriptive text as if it were dialogue, for example).
tradition, a tradition extending back as far as The Lord of the Rings.
"That house," LOTR says of Rivendell, "was, as Bilbo had long ago reported,"
and then it quotes (slightly reworded, but only slightly) from the narration
of The Hobbit.
> I'm afraid the general trajectory of the films will continue. FellowshipMy opinion is different on several grounds. As a movie by itself, divorced
> was, Imo, the best of
> the films and it was the film most true to the source. Each film after
> that drew further and
> further from the source material, as Jackson began to feel empowered by
> the film success
> to corrupt the source material.
from the source material, I liked #2 best; it was the most coherent. I
cannot think of any grounds on which it makes sense to say that #1 was "most
true to the source"; it's a little like discussing which malignant dictator
was the least genocidal. And it's not even true that Jackson felt more
empowered to corrupt as he went along. Movie #1 was plotted on a trajectory
to send Arwen to Helm's Deep in #2, but Jackson caved to perceived fan
pressure (though his substitution was just as corrupting of the source and
made less sense on its own terms). The original storyboards had Aragorn and
Sauron fighting in single combat in #3; this was, fortunately, dropped
before filming. What Jackson felt as he went along was more empowered to
defend his changes as actual improvements on the book, and not just things
he had to do for adaptation purposes.
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