Re: [mythsoc] Jackson apologists
- At 07:46 PM 12/9/2003 +0000, Elizabeth R. Milner wrote:
>I've noticed, for about a year now, Jackson apologists claiming that
>Did you miss the part of the Two Towers DVD where the cast talks
>about how much better Jackson's version of Tolkien is than Tolkien's?
>Call it arrogance or call it group think, I call it really, really
Jackson has popularized a boring old book that nobody ever liked anyway.
Jackson himself has never made any such claims, as far as I know: I still
believe his fault is ignorance, not arrogance. I'm sorry to see his cast
falling into that trap, but there's no rule that they had to like the book
or even have read it, and maybe some of them didn't. But I wonder whom you
are referring to here? (I have no intention of listening to the commentary
myself.) I recall that both Ian McKellen and Christopher Lee are fans of
the book, so I hope they're not among them. And I recall reading somewhere
(probably here) that the actor playing Faramir was so upset when he found
how his character had been changed that he urged Jackson, in vain, to
rewrite the script.
- David Bratman