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Peter Jackson On The Possibility Of A Silmarillion Movie
http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/07/30/peter-jackson-on-the-possibility-of-a-silmarillion-movie/ ^

Posted on 07/31/2014 6:34:48 PM PDT by Perdogg

With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies capping off The Hobbit trilogy - and finishing out what Jackson thinks of as a six-part set of films, that includes Lord of the Rings - it would seem that his time in Middle-earth is at an end.

However, some fans wonder if there isn't one more work of Tolkien that Jackson could adapt to film. The Silmarillion, something of a history of Middle-earth that precedes both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, remains unfilmed.

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I think it would be too complicated to be effectively done. I think it would be really hard to get to average moviegoer into the theatre to see this.

The Chapter on Beren and Lúthien would take at least a movie on its own.

1 posted on 07/31/2014 6:34:48 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; fidelis; JDoutrider; Tax-chick; Altariel; Ann de IL; Aevery_Freeman; ..

ping


2 posted on 07/31/2014 6:36:15 PM PDT by Perdogg (I'm on a no Carb diet- NO Christie Ayotte Romney or Bush)
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To: Perdogg; Bender2

Wow. This would be a challenge. Peter? up to it?


3 posted on 07/31/2014 6:40:52 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Perdogg

remains “unfilmed”..

you mean, remains un-cgi’d...


4 posted on 07/31/2014 6:43:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Perdogg

“The Chapter on Beren and Lúthien would take at least a movie on its own.”

Probably the path that he would follow.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 6:45:48 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Perdogg

Prequels are tough to do right.

I am reminded of “the Phantom Menace’ and the TV show “Enterprise”.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 6:47:02 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Perdogg

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peter Jackson doesn’t have a clue about characters or their development. The result would be an unending CGI-generated videogame fantasy.

He’s ruined enough with The Hobbit in the Temples of Doom...


7 posted on 07/31/2014 6:49:29 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: Secret Agent Man

How you would have both Glaurung and Ungoliant without CGI?

Btw, I think Jaime Lannister is a ripoff of Turin Turnambar.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 6:50:39 PM PDT by Perdogg (I'm on a no Carb diet- NO Christie Ayotte Romney or Bush)
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To: Perdogg

IMO, Jackson has jumped the shark with the Hobbit films, and, thus, it’s no tragedy if he won’t be adapting The Silmarillion. However, it’s slightly ridiculous to say that it can’t happen because the Tolkien family would never approve. Christopher Tolkien is pushing 90, and sister Priscilla isn’t far behind. It’s only a matter of time before the grandkids gain control of the estate, and who knows what they’d approve? Money can be very persuasive.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 6:50:40 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: irishjuggler

I want another Howard Shore soundtrack. Howard isn’t getting any younger.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 6:52:16 PM PDT by Perdogg (I'm on a no Carb diet- NO Christie Ayotte Romney or Bush)
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To: Perdogg

i do not understand what you just said. :-)

i’m not saying cgi is bad, i am saying a large portion of those movies is not “filmed”.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 6:55:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Perdogg

When I was smart (in college) I tried to read that book.
Almost impossible.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 6:55:35 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: barbarianbabs

I am over half way done, about 100 more pages.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 6:56:29 PM PDT by Perdogg (I'm on a no Carb diet- NO Christie Ayotte Romney or Bush)
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To: Perdogg

Other than both sleeping with his sister (which Turin did unwittingly and Jaime knowingly), they two have nothing in common.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 6:58:22 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Mr Rogers
The LOTR trilogy was excellent, and the Hobbit films so far, while not quite as good, are extremely well-done and entertaining to say the least. In fact, IMHO Peter Jackson improved upon Tolkien's work.
15 posted on 07/31/2014 6:59:55 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: Perdogg

I liked LOTR but I haven’t seen the Hobbit movies yet


16 posted on 07/31/2014 7:00:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Perdogg

Is your brain starting to explode?


17 posted on 07/31/2014 7:00:11 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: Truthsearcher

LOL!


18 posted on 07/31/2014 7:01:12 PM PDT by Perdogg (I'm on a no Carb diet- NO Christie Ayotte Romney or Bush)
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To: barbarianbabs

No, I am actually getting addicted. Never in a million years did I ever think I would become of a big Tolkien fan.


19 posted on 07/31/2014 7:02:36 PM PDT by Perdogg (I'm on a no Carb diet- NO Christie Ayotte Romney or Bush)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“...the Hobbit films so far, while not quite as good, are extremely well-done and entertaining to say the least. In fact, IMHO Peter Jackson improved upon Tolkien’s work.”

Ummm...no. Not even close. The Hobbits films are stupid beyond pain. The only good thing about the second one was that I fell asleep and missed about half of it. I won’t waste time watching the third unless I have copious beer and a desire to scream at someone...

The Hobbit is a book that is all about character development, and Jackson couldn’t be more clueless if someone shot him in the head 50 times with a 12-gauge.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 7:03:57 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: Perdogg

LOTR is great!
The Silmarillion??? Not so great


21 posted on 07/31/2014 7:09:45 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: GeronL
I liked LOTR but I haven’t seen the Hobbit movies yet

My suggestion: don't. Peter Jackson apparently decided he didn't like the book, so he wrote his own. Unfortunately, he is a terrible writer, and has no ability to discern good ideas from bad, so he simply throws everything at the screen he can. If you want stupid video game-style chases and one-liners, devoid of any of the substance that made the Hobbit such a classic, then it is "job well done." Otherwise, it is simply an embarrassment.

By and large, he did a fantastic job on LOTR. A monumental achievement, given the difficulty of the task. As good as that was, however, the Hobbit is equally bad, and painful to watch.
22 posted on 07/31/2014 7:10:59 PM PDT by jjsheridan5 (Remember Mississippi -- leave the GOP plantation)
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To: jjsheridan5
"Peter Jackson apparently decided he didn't like the book, so he wrote his own."

I read once that PJ couldn't get the rights to The Hobbit, so he used indexes and such from some of the material he already had rights to and had to fill in a lot of blank spots. Still good movies.

23 posted on 07/31/2014 7:14:50 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: jjsheridan5

thanks for the tip


24 posted on 07/31/2014 7:15:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
I agree! I dunno what everyone's b****in about. Don't like cgi? Stay away and stop whining! I'd love to see a Silmarillion movie!

For those trouncing LOTR and Hobbit, hey, actors exist, hollywood exists. Go make a better one and lets see how it stacks up!!!

25 posted on 07/31/2014 7:16:46 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: barbarianbabs

The Silmarillion is awesome, it is just written like a biblical epic rather than the novel way LOTR and the Hobbit were written....personally I love all the drama and backstory in the Silmarillion...


26 posted on 07/31/2014 7:19:06 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

You apparently saw something in it I didn’t. All I saw were endless chase scenes, with poor attempts at slapstick humor, with a focus on an elf, and an elf-dwarf love affair, that seemed aimed directly at the Twilight crowd. There was none of the character development that was the central theme of the Hobbit, nor was there any of the sense of adventure. I think he thought that because it was a book aimed at children, he thought he had to make the movie silly and superficial. But what separated Tolkien from the rest is that whereas most writers treat children as shallow and easily distracted by shiny objects, Tolkien treated them with respect, and capable of grasping deeper concepts like sacrifice and honor, and capable of understanding the evolution of Bilbo (which was what the book was really all about).

To each his own, I suppose. But after enduring the first Hobbit movie, and being thoroughly disgusted by the second, I will happily skip the third, and wait patiently for the next 30 years until someone comes along and does the book justice.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 7:23:27 PM PDT by jjsheridan5 (Remember Mississippi -- leave the GOP plantation)
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"All I saw were endless chase scenes, with poor attempts at slapstick humor, with a focus on an elf, and an elf-dwarf love affair, that seemed aimed directly at the Twilight crowd."

There must be a widespread belief in the entertainment industry that women simply can't sit through a movie that doesn't contain some romance in it. The second Hobbit movie was utter crap.

28 posted on 07/31/2014 7:32:55 PM PDT by Flag_This (You can't spell "treason" without the "O".)
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To: Perdogg

He’s ruined the Hobbit, so what possible harm could this trilogy do?


29 posted on 07/31/2014 9:03:03 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: barbarianbabs

Check out the Tolkien professor, who has his Simarillion seminar on line. I never got through the book either, but having it explained helps. Its on iTunes or google the Tolkien professor.

Most of the Simarillion is unfilmable, except for Luthien and Beren. TurinTurimbar’s story is too depressing.

However, Jackson has the rights to LOTRs including the appendices, so Aragorn and Arwen could be filmed.


30 posted on 07/31/2014 10:30:24 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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so Aragorn and Arwen could be filmed

GAH.

31 posted on 08/01/2014 3:24:32 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Perdogg
I think it would be too complicated to be effectively done.

Indeed. Just the creation story of the Ainur by Ilúvatar would take up 3 films. To do the rest would take many more and any potential audience would get very bored, very fast.

Plus...a representation of The Music of the Ainur and Melkor's divergence to create his own song on film would start to look suspiciously like David Bowman's journey into the Monolith at the end of "2001". Audiences would have a very large 'WTF' moment or three.

Let it go Peter.

32 posted on 08/03/2014 1:46:41 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My life has been a poor attempt to imitate the man. I am a living legacy to the leader of the band.)
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To: barbarianbabs
Almost impossible.

Try listening on Audio Book. Or download the 13 parts from YouTube. It is very enjoyable that way.

33 posted on 08/03/2014 1:49:35 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My life has been a poor attempt to imitate the man. I am a living legacy to the leader of the band.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

OK


34 posted on 08/03/2014 8:12:27 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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