24012Re: [mythsoc] A fan considers the issues ..
- Jan 7, 2013Worth reading, this article asserts the sovereign virtues of the books. There’s no way of knowing how many new readers will come to THE HOBBIT for the first time or how many will go back for a re-reading, as Far Westfarthing smial did, because of the Jackson films.A Pixar film of GILES might be entertaining but it seems unlikely that such will ever be made.The tales in SILMARILLION are too dark, doom-laden, and depressing.MikeThanks for the link, Joseph. Only had time to skim it so far, but interesting piece. My own position is simpler: CT has the right to make the call over what does and doesn't get published and over what does and doesn't get filmed beyond LotR and H, the rights to which were sold before his time by JRRT himself. I'm willing to trust his judgment.More to the point, I've been mulling over possible SILMARILLION films recently and come to the conclusion that the stories in the first age aren't likely to lend themselves to filming the way LotR and H have. Too compressed, too rarified, too gloomy. I'd much rather see an animated version of FARMER GILES or film shorts of LBN or SWM than an epic-length TURIN.--John R.On Jan 7, 2013, at 10:55 AM, Joseph Furolo wrote:
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