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Re: [mythsoc] All That Glitters Is Not Gold

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  • Berni Phillips
    From: Wayne G. Hammond ... Now, I can see them doing that. You just make cuts. You don t really need 4 hobbits: two, or at
    Message 1 of 12 , Jun 30, 2006
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      From: "Wayne G. Hammond" <Wayne.G.Hammond@...>


      > John and David wrote:
      >
      >> >Short version: you can't tell the story of LotR coherently and
      >> >completely in three and a half hours of stage time.
      >>
      >>Or, nine hours of movie time. (ooh, bites tongue)
      >
      > And yet the version of the musical to open in London next year is to be
      > cut
      > back to only three hours.

      Now, I can see them doing that. You just make cuts. You don't really need
      4 hobbits: two, or at the most three, is enough. Cut Lothlorien -- it's
      just Rivendell with tree branches. Then you can skip Galadriel and those
      gifts. Cut the whole middle book -- it's just filler. You cut the nine
      riders to maybe four. And there's no ring other than The Ring.

      <ducking and running>
      Berni
    • Joan.Marie.Verba@sff.net
      ... From: Mike Foster ... The Friendly Neighborhood Mythsoc List Administrator has set no policy about spoilers, primiarly because I
      Message 2 of 12 , Aug 22, 2007
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        From: "Mike Foster" <mafoster@...>

        > 'Spoiler alert' is indeed always apt. In my Tolkien course, I mandated
        > that discussion could not advance beyond the texts covered so far, so
        > that no one could spill LORD OF THE RING beans when "Riddles in the
        > Dark" chapter in THE HOBBIT was being discussed.

        The Friendly Neighborhood Mythsoc List Administrator has set no policy about
        spoilers, primiarly because I generally prefer to know the endings to books or
        movies before I read/see them. If people want to voluntarily issue spoiler
        warnings, that's fine; if not, that's fine, too.

        > Oh, and in "Murder on the Orient Express," the murder was committed by.

        Well, that's an exception. It's the one movie I'm glad I didn't know the
        ending to in advance, because I determined who dunnit all by myself!

        (By the way, yes, the Friendly Neighborhood etc. has been keeping watch on the
        Tolkien vs. Jackson debate and was about to issue advisories when the tone
        started to become more moderate. My thanks to those who have voluntarily
        moderated their posts.)

        Carry on.

        Joan
        Friendly Neighborhood Mythsoc List Administrator
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