Re: [mythsoc] what about other adaptations of tolkien's lotr and hobbett not including the movies like the bbc radio play and drama of the hobbett and lotr?
- I think my favorite presentation of THE HOBBIT (short of reading the book
itself) is the abridged reading that Nicol Williamson did. I don't know if
it is still available. But he does it wonderfully -- his reading of the
Riddles in the Dark is WONDERFUL (especially when saying "scrumptiously
crunchible"). I haven't played the recording in a long time (I have it on
vinyl!), but maybe now is the season to get it out for a new listen.
> Hi all. through all this talk about adaptations of Tolkien's hobbit I
> wonder what people's thoughts were on the bbc radio play from 1981 of lotr
> and the drama from the bbc I am not sure of the year of the hobbit? I just
> wonder what people's thoughts were on those? for me those 2 plays were the
> first intro to Tolkien except for listening to the hobbit red by some one
> from the cnib library. my thoughts on the hobbit radio drama are that it
> was good but they managed to screw up some of the names like golem and
> thorin other then that all the elements of the story were there. as for
> the lotr bbc radio play dun in 1981 I thought it was good. I really found
> Ian Holmes's portrayail of Frodo to be very well dun. I admire him as a
> actor apart from his work on lotr I really liked him in the movie Joe
> Gould's Secret. I just was wondering what people's thoughts were on these
> 2 adaptations of Tolkien's hobbit and lotr. from Mich.