Re: [mythsoc] Re: Peter Jackson and The Hobbit
- In a message dated 10/1/06 6:11:35 AM, keith@... writes:
> Peter Jackson is not in any way involved in a movie adaptation of THEAnnotated Hobbit, very interesting stuff!
> HOBBIT at the moment. MGM has made an announcement regarding the
> HOBBIT and Jackson's possible involvement without even contacting him.
> So he is not actively working on a HOBBIT screenplay but has just been
> tossing around some idea how it could be done.
> And he is not suggesting to invent completely new material, but simply
> enhance the hints that are already there in the HOBBIT. Episodes which
> Tolkien sketched out later (and which probably can be found in various
> books edited by Christopher Tolkien) such as the actions of the White
> Council, hints of the Necromancer and what Gandalf was up to, when he
> was not with the dwarves and Bilbo. I see nothing wrong with that
> actually. It is only a movie. And if it is made like that, it may be
> successful. If they try to maintain the children's book tone of the
> book, it will tank.
> There's plenty of back-story in "The Council of Erebor" I read it in The
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- In a message dated 10/1/06 6:43:44 AM, gingermc@... writes:
> How many people who grew up after Disney's Winnie[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> the Pooh even know there is an original book?
> Ginger McElwee
> The same goes for Peter Pan, a very odd book without the Disney "cleanup".