|Re: 6 reads and a movie....
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Author: Michelle J. Haines Date: Jul 13, 2008 06:53
Troels Forchhammer wrote:
> And all of this is not merely a matter of this being different time
> with different traditions in art, either. Tolkien's portrayal is no
> more typical of the time in which he wrote the story than it is
> today, but he rather managed to create a portrayal of the fears and
> desires that lead Men astray that has the capability of transcending
> the merely contemporary, and thus stay relevant (and, I very much
> expect, stay relevant far longer than Jackson's films).
I think I said this some years ago...but I think it's in part a
difference between Aragorn (to use an example) having gone through the
majority of his turmoil and growth off stage, long before we meet him in
the book...and in the movies, us watching the end stages of some of that
Some of them i liked, some of them i didn't.