Re: [mythsoc] All That Glitters Is Not Gold
- From: "Wayne G. Hammond" <Wayne.G.Hammond@...>
> John and David wrote:Now, I can see them doing that. You just make cuts. You don't really need
>> >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
> back to only three hours.
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>
- --- Original Message ---
From: "Mike Foster" <mafoster@...>
> 'Spoiler alert' is indeed always apt. In my Tolkien course, I mandatedThe Friendly Neighborhood Mythsoc List Administrator has set no policy about
> 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.
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.)
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