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Re: Jackson's Recreation of Tolkien's Myth

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  • Jason Fisher
    ... Yes, I would certainly agree. ... I agree with you here, too. ... Point taken, David. I wasn t thinking of your messages when I said this, FWIW; but
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 8, 2006
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      > Sure, transformations of mythology are an interesting topic. Shippey
      > discusses transformations of medieval stories in one of his books. But he
      > notes that later versions tend to be poorer than earlier ones.

      Yes, I would certainly agree.

      > That is to say, Jackson wrote what he wrote because he wanted to, or he
      > thought people would like it. So does every other fanwriter. Jackson's is
      > not a vision with any more significance to our time than that of any other
      > punter who rewrites Tolkien.

      I agree with you here, too.

      >> This isn't meant to incite another series of screeds from the Jackson haters
      >> -- although bring them on, if it makes you feel better; I don't mind them --
      >
      > Nice way to casually dismiss the carefully written and deeply felt
      > observations of those who disagree with you, Jason.

      Point taken, David. I wasn't thinking of your messages when I said this, FWIW; but regardless, this was dismissive of me, so I take back "screed" with my apologies. :)

      Jason

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