January 1, 2004
The Various Types of Tolkien Fans: .......
Some people cannot stand even the aroma of any part of the LOTR Trilogy.
Some people taste it out of curiousity.
Some people bite at it with vigor.
Then there are those who devour it completley, chew, swallow, digest, and are hungry for more like a hobbit with a hankering for mushrooms.
I understand that LOTR is not for everyone. A fantasy setting in a medieval world does not appeal to everyone. The books really are for only some people, with their confusing plots, and seemingly endless themes.
Though, I don't see how a person can watch one of the movies and not be in awe of the pure magic that Peter Jackson has displayed.
Jackson brought together the very best of everything. The best writers, actors, artists, composers, musicians, designers and directors, to create a world so believable and entrancing, that when you yourself look at the One Ring, you feel a need to want to touch it.
Yes, Peter Jackson, (or as we like to call him, P.J.) and Phillipa Boyens and Fran Walsh, did change the original story, most of it was for the better. Even though some