Re: Casting for LotR
- Lothlorien would be a more
> serious loss -- it's often not realized that the periods of rest in _TheThis was the biggest problem with the Bakshi movie. After re-titling it (in my
> Lord of the Rings_ are as important as the periods of activity, or rather,
> that both are essential for balance. This is no less true in film, only the
> pacing must be different to suit more compressed time.
mind) as "Battle Scenes from The Lord of the Rings" I didn't think it half-bad,
and found the animation techniques very interesting. But as a movie, one had no
sense why anyone was fighting, "what are they fighting FOR?" You REALLY need
the Shire and Lothlorien and Rivendell and even Tom Bombadil to get this.
The thought of a novelization of the movie does horrify me. What can we do to
make sure that more people go on to READ "LotR" after seeing it? And we don't
need a kid's version of it (last year some of the second graders in my
daughter's class happily read through the whole thing. I don't recommend this,
actually, but I read it in 6th grade quite happily, and would have read it
sooner, had I found it.
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- 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