Re: PETER JACKSON TALKS LORD OF THE RINGS
- Wendell Wagner wrote:
>I suspect that Peter Jackson didn't mean anything very clear by hisI agree. I took his statement as vague grammar and spoken idiom in an
>statement. I think that he was just trying to say that the movies were
>his interpretation of the books and not Tolkien's own vision.
attempt to say something he hadn't thought through or written down. My
impression is that what he was saying could be more accurately written as
"... not, like, the official authorized movies." with a 'valley girl' type of
usage of the work 'like'.
- David Bratman wrote:
>In other words, you think that when Peter Jackson said "These [i.e. hisCome to think of it, I agree with this also. Yes. I think he probably said
>films] are not like the official authorised movies," he meant the
>official authorized movies of _other books_, not ones of LOTR. Is that
>If that's what he meant, the word "the" misled me. See, it really can
>matter what the meaning of a little word is.
"not, like, 'the official authorized movies'." making a comparison to
authorized movies in general. Probably it would have been a lot clearer on
TV or radio.