Re: Casting for LotR
- Wayne Hammond Jr [Wayne.G.Hammond@...] wrote:
> The casting information suggests that rather more unfortunate changes willFirst, let me say that this casting information is indeed concerning, but
> be made to Tolkien's book than that Arwen should ride and wield a sword.
let's also keep in mind that it's *casting information*, which is notorious
for being written in silly cliche-like, 'this character can be summed up by
two attributes' type of writing. What I've seen makes me hold my breath,
though, hoping it's 'just' typical Hollywood casting information.
As for what we'll see on the screen as opposed to read in the books, I'm being
pretty stoical about it. I'm not going to expect LOTR, but one man's
interpretation of it. As such, I'm going to try my hardest to ignore what I
know of the book and judge the story in the movies on its own merit. And
*then* compare back to the books. Let's face it: as many of us realize, the
books just couldn't be done as a movie, especially a movie that's only 6 hours
long, without much violence done to what most of us love about LOTR.
(I was going to include a comparison with, say, the images of Alan Lee: how
many of us appreciate those images without letting them 'ruin' our reading of
LOTR? I've seen some images where I say, 'no, no, no, this is all wrong', but
then I shrug my shoulders and realize that Alan Lee just isn't as clever and
intelligent as me in his ability to read LOTR <g>.)
Matthew Winslow mwinslow@... http://x-real.firinn.org/
"There's many a man hath more hair than wit."
--Shakespeare. Comedy of Errors, 2,ii
Currently reading: The Death of Adam by Marilynne Robinson
- Hear, hear Mary! That's a fine term. Who made the rules that say
you're not a Star Trek fan if you don't dress like a Klingon and go to
all the conventions? Or that you're not a true Star Wars fan if you
didn't camp out to get tickets to "Phantom Menace", or at least get to
see it during the first week? (I did neither - but I am a Star Wars
Another "moderate Trekkie & Star Wars fan",
> From: Stolzi@...
> In a message dated 6/28/99 4:53:32 PM Central Daylight Time, FrMacKen@...
> > An addendum: I think that my Star Trek jibe in a previous letter about the
> > "Ears" controversy went unnoticed. We must not have any Trekkies in this
> > group!
> Oh no, I saw it, just didn't have any particular comment.
> I consider myself a "moderate Trekkie," if there is such a beast.
> Mary S