Re: [mythsoc] LOTR Unfilmable - Carpenter
- Stolzi@... [Stolzi@...] wrote:
> Well, in our iniquitous and film-soaked generation, many people thinkHear, hear!
> everything and anything is filmable.
But that having been said, I can't wait for the films to come out <g>. My
attitude is that they are /not/ going to be the books and I don't expect them
in any way to be like the books. So wherever they /are/ like the books, I'll
be happily pleased. What I'm going to look for is a coherent story well-told
within the film medium, regardless of how much better I may think JRRT's
actual novels are. Of course, I'm not a film buff at all, and actually find
most movies boring, dull, and trite. I guess that's why I'm a book buff
Speaking of LOTR, I've been trying for years to get my wife to read the books
to no avail. She doesn't mind fantasy -- actually greatly enjoys some fantasy
books -- but she's never had a desire to read the book(s). Ever since we were
first married, I've read to her for about 30 minutes each evening. We just
finished a book, and I suggested LOTR, and to my surprise, she agreed! We're
in the middle of chapter 2 now (Gollum has just gone under the mountains) and
she's loving it. Oh happy day! <g>
Sorry, but thought I'd gush a bit to a group that'd appreciate it.
Matthew Winslow mwinslow@... http://x-real.firinn.org/
"Be careful. You know what he's like after a few novels."
Currently reading: Elsewhere, Vol. II, ed by Terri Windling and Mark Alan Arnold