Re: [mythsoc] Re: Jackson movies as film art
>There are many good elements in them, gorgeous scenery, great visuals,I agree, even though I enjoyed seeing them and own copies of the extended-edition DVDs (with souvenir WETA miniatures! oboyboy). But even the first time watching FELLOWSHIP, I was extremely annoyed with PJ's tendency to go into slo-mo for every near-death scene. Once would've been okay, but over and over again? That's rookie filmmaking.
>talented actors, but what keeps them from being great movies for me is
>the heavy-handed attempts to manipulate the audience emotionally.
>For my tastes, the films lack subtlety. I felt like I was being hit
>over the head with whatever concept Jackson was presenting. They were
>certainly visually stunning, but they were not, by my standards, great
>movies, even standing alone without the source material.
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>This is one of the few scenes that I found incredibly powerful. Yes, I
> ...the scene with Denethor's poor table manners intercut with
> Faramir falling swoopily...
knew I was being manipulated but it seemed "appropriate" to me,
somehow, a kind of shorthand to show us Faramir's nobility and how far
Denethor had fallen, while Pippin (of all people) sings this
beautiful, stark *a capella* song...
> It is probably the case that different people appreciate differentYup. And that's a good thing, imho.
> things in movies, just as we do in books.
-- Lynn --