December 14, 2001
Re: Who Cares About
Just adding my few cents worth as well
Anthony, I have been waiting forever for a real substantial effort to bring the world of
LOTR to the big screen. Now, I think that Christopher is entitled to his own personal
opinion. However, I hope that his sour attitude does not spoil the movie for those Tolkien
fans who actually place much credibility on what he has to say.
On a different track, theres been contributions to this debates section in the past
from those crying foul over Arwens expanded role, Tom Bombadils disappearance
and other departures from the text. I think people have a right to criticise such changes
and to express opinions on how things might have been improved. However, I hope we
dont lose sight of all the RIGHT decisions that have been made, and how much WORSE
the conversion from book to screen could have been. I think the decision to make three
full movies, each 3 hours in length, was a tremendously brave and laudable one. Can you
imagine how unrecognisable the story would have been if they had compressed the entire
novel into a single 110min movie!!?! One shudders at the thought....