Woo Hoo A Clean Sweep!!!!!!
- Although I wasn't too fond of some of the changes Jackson and co. did to
Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson did something which warmed my heart. I
was watching my Supercar DVDs tonight (this is getting somewhere, stick
with me...) and what do I find at the end but a featurette called
"Director Peter Jackson's Tribute to Derek Meddings." Derek Meddings did
special effects for Supercar and Thunderbirds (and I understand he won
an Oscar for the Superman movie's special effects). So here's Peter
Jackson standing among the artifacts made for the Lord of the Rings
movies, saying how much he loves Thunderbirds and how Derek Meddings
inspired him to be a director. He even has in his hands a model from the
Thunderbirds series, knows exactly which episode it appeared in, and
says that it has an honored spot in his WETA workshop.
Here's where this is going: given all of this, I really, really wish
that Peter Jackson had signed on to do the Thunderbirds movie instead of
Lord of the Rings. If you think we Tolkien fans weren't happy with what
Jackson did to LotR, you should read what Thunderbirds fans think of
what Jonathan Frakes did to Thunderbirds (and this movie isn't out
yet...August 2004 is the scheduled release date). Yeah, Jackson's track
record shows that he would have changed Thunderbirds some, but I don't
think he would have warped it quite as much as Frakes has, and I think I
would have been fond of the result in some way (just as I'm fond of the
Lord of the Rings movies in some way).
Yes, indeed, Jackson changed LotR, but it could have been worse. A lot
worse. Further, despite the changes in LotR I wasn't too fond of, there
was a lot in those movies that I was fond of. On the whole, I'm content
with Jackson getting his Oscar(s).
Joan Marie Verba
See my Thunderbirds site: http://www.mobilecontrol.ws
- THe other songs in the category were not anywhere near as well known as Into
the West. I personally liked the song well enough, but The Oscars have done
this in the past, I mean picking a song ahead of time. I remember people
saying when the film came out that it was a contender for best song, I don't
recall that being said for any of the other nomines, just like with Chicago
From: Berni Phillips [mailto:bernip@...]
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Woo Hoo A Clean Sweep!!!!!!
What I found amazing was that it won best song -- it was the most boring,
forgettable, poorly performed song. There's no way it deserved best song!
Allison Krauss was great with the two songs from "Cold Mountain" and I
really like the snappy tune from the animated short, "Triplets from
Belleville." It was cute to see Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara be
& Mickey" from "A Mighty Wind" again, but that wasn't such a good song
either, I thought -- although it was still better than "Into the West"!
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