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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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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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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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