Re: [mythsoc] Re: Awards, deserved and undeserved
- Unfortunately I have a dog in this fight; I liked Peter Weir's MASTER &
COMMANDER far, far better than Jackson's film; and most of the several hundred
subscribers to the Patrick O'Brian list also approved strongly of it. But I doubt
it will win.
There's an interesting contrast here, because the script wanders by necessity
far afield from O'Brian's episodic, 20-volume-long novel. Farther than the
LOTR script. But Weir went to such great effort to re-create O'Brian's world,
which he obviously loves himself, and to keep the =characters= (by and large)
(a sailing term, btw!) in tune with the author's originals - in fact, we are
now soliciting funds from listmembers to name a newly discovered bug or
something in his honour, as we did last year for Patrick (a weevil - what else -
Mr Weir has e-mailed one of our Lissuns (Listswains) "No film award be it
gold, silver or otherwise would equal having one's name on a weevil or bug!
Even if it does not come about I take pride in having been 'nominated'!"
Still, I'm sure he wouldn't mind a little gold statuette of somebody's Uncle
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- I *hated* the film *First Knight*: it practically blessed Lance and Gwen's
affair, even from Arthur's deathbed. Gwen will eternally be a blonde for
me; a brunette Gwen is dubious to me, though it's likely she could be one
if she's Celtic (depends on your favorite sources); lots of dark haired
folk. Why does Connery appear in so many dreadful films? O;) ---djb
From: David Bratman dbratman@...
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 22:54:28 -0800
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Awards, deserved and undeserved
At 01:18 AM 2/1/2004 -0500, Grace wrote:
>In a message dated 1/31/2004 5:52:43 PM Central Standard Time,Why not just wear a headset to the theatre and get a more pleasant
>The Tolkien Ensemble's music is very evocative of the book: so much so, in
>fact, that it would be badly suited for Jackson's films, which is evocative
>of something else altogether.
>True, true. But at least it would have given me something to enjoy while I
>was hideously bored for three precious hours that were wasted, never to be
soundtrack for the whole thing, not just the music? It's not like very
much in the plot would be a surprise, and that which was a surprise you'd
be better off not knowing.
Only one film I've ever watched all the way through was so bad I felt like
demanding a refund, not of my money, but of the time it sucked out of my
life. This was "First Knight", an Arthurian fluff utterly unredeemed by
the presence of Sean Connery, John Gielgud, and even Alexis Denisof.
- David Bratman
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