Re: [mythsoc] Who's buying the DVD?
- Hi in all of the audio dramatizations and audio versions of the books that I have red over the years the song does seem to be very up beat but then again it could be slowed down the way it was in the movie. In the unab version of flotr for instance rob inglis makes the song sound up beet and catchy. I really liked the song. I also really liked the song at the end of the movie over the end credits. from Mich.----- Original Message -----From: Larry SwainSent: Monday, April 29, 2013 11:10 AMSubject: Re: [mythsoc] Who's buying the DVD?Yes, David, you hit it on the head. A faster moving song, with a more martial beat, and Tolkien gives us the instrumentation for it (including drumming on things) that is absent in the movie, or so subtle as to make no impact on me.--Larry SwainOn Mon, Apr 29, 2013, at 08:35 AM, David Bratman wrote:
I'm curious: what did you have in mind, Larry? Do you hear it as a faster-moving song, for instance?-----Original Message-----From: Larry SwainSent: Apr 29, 2013 12:06 AMTo: email@example.comSubject: Re: [mythsoc] Who's buying the DVD?I confess that I will buy it, haven't yet though. While shame facedly confessing things re: the Hobbit movie, I know a lot of people liked the music, esp. the dwarves' song, Far over.....and I must say that that was one of the huge let downs of the movie for me. The song was not at all what I've always imagined and had entirely the wrong cadence. I mean it's a lovely song, but like so much in the movie that I enjoyed, it isn't what I see as Tolkien.--Larry Swaintheswain@...On Sun, Apr 28, 2013, at 02:37 PM, John Rateliff wrote:
I bought it, of course, the day it went on sale and have now watched it multiple times (five in the theatre, five on dvd). I was particularly impressed by how much is going on in the background of some scenes, such as those at Bag End. There are a lot of little character-building moments with the various dwarves that I didn't take in on a first or second or third viewing, where I was focusing on the main characters in a scene.All in all, my reaction is pretty much what I expected: I enjoy the scenes I'd liked on the big screen, and didn't like those I hadn't liked. So I don't think having or not having the dvd will have a major impact on anybody's appreciation or otherwise of the film. Luckily, I liked it v. much indeed, so I'm glad to have the chance to re-watch it anytime I feel like.November comes the extended edition, and December the next installment. Seven (eight) months to go.--John R.On Apr 27, 2013, at 6:11 PM, shawnareppert wrote:> Wondering who out there is going to be buying The Hobbit DVD? I will, simply because the parts that are actually Tolkien are worth watching over and over (the dwarves singing 'Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold', oh, yes) and with a DVD I can skip over the annoying PJ additions.
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- Hi John,> I'm hoping a complete version appears in the extended edition.
I'd say that is about as likely as getting the rest of the riddles in the extended edition. Which is to say, not very likely at all.Doug