Re: [mythsoc] Awards, deserved and undeserved
- At 11:57 PM 1/27/2004 -0500, Grace Walker Monk wrote:
>Personally, I would have happily listened to something by the TolkienThe Tolkien Ensemble's music is very evocative of the book: so much so, in
>Ensemble, which can do classical-type stuff quite well (you know, for those
>battle scenes) as well as tender, quieter, more lovely music for the few
>non-battle scenes. When I went to the movie, I found the music annoying all
>too often. And I must have missed the original song.
fact, that it would be badly suited for Jackson's films, which is evocative
of something else altogether.
In my Mythcon presentation on Tolkien and music, for big-orchestra
post-Romantic music (like that which the film has) which actually is a)
good, and b) evocative of Tolkien, I played selections from Jean Sibelius
("Pohjola's Daughter") and Edward Elgar ("Enigma Variations").
- David Bratman
- 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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