25011Re: [mythsoc] a ditty for the purists
- Dec 30, 2013Exactly so, David. Part of what makes things so frustrating for us (dismissively-so-called) “purists" is that the films’ defenders so completely misunderstand just what are our actual criticisms of the films! These criticisms in fact have little-to-nothing-at-all to do with the addition of an Elf-character — though they certainly have something to do with how little the character of the films’ Elves has to do with that of Tolkien’s Elves….CarlOn Dec 30, 2013, at 12:01 AM, David Bratman <dbratman@...> wrote:
It's amusing, but it's not by, for, or of purists. Look at the credits at the end: they're all Jackson devotees. This is a Jackson fans' mistaken impression, or caricature at best, of what purists' beef with the films might be.
From: John Rateliff
Sent: Dec 29, 2013 7:44 PM
To: "Mythsoc (firstname.lastname@example.org)"
Subject: [mythsoc] a ditty for the purists
Here's a link someone sent me a while back that MythSoc folks might enjoy, especially those who object to Jackson's changes in his latest film adaptation.Enjoy!--John R.
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