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'Rings' Director Wants to Bring 'Hobbit' to Screen
Yahoo News ^ | 12/8/03 | Emma Thomasson

Posted on 12/08/2003 1:59:41 PM PST by KantianBurke

BERLIN (Reuters) - New Zealand film director Peter Jackson (news), tipped to win an Oscar for his "The Lord of the Rings" epic, said Monday he would like to make "The Hobbit" prequel to the trilogy and work with some of the same actors again.

Speaking to journalists in Berlin ahead of the European premiere of the last part of the "Rings" trilogy -- "The Return of the King" -- Jackson said he was sad but also relieved that the mammoth project he has worked on for seven years was over.

"I'm glad there's not a fourth Lord of the Rings film next year," he said. "I feel very tired and exhausted."

"I've been working very hard this year. It was the hardest year of the whole seven really," he said, adding that the last part had twice as many computer-generated shots as the second, "The Two Towers," which won an Oscar for digital effects.

"It's my favorite because it has a stronger emotional depth than the other two films, it has a sense of closure," he said.

Despite his exhaustion, Jackson is not resting on his laurels and said if complex rights issues can be resolved he would like to direct "The Hobbit," J.R.R. Tolkien's prequel to the "Rings" trilogy set some 50 years earlier.

"I'd be interested in doing it because I think it would give continuity to the overall chapter," he said.

While many of the lead "Rings" characters do not appear in "The Hobbit" story, the wizard Gandalf, played by Ian McKellen (news), and Gollum, the cave dweller corrupted by the powerful ring, do and should make a comeback. Arwen, the elf princess played by Liv Tyler (news), could also feature again, Jackson said. (UGH! WTF?)

STAND TEST OF TIME

Jackson made movie history by filming all three parts of the "Rings" trilogy simultaneously. The first two films have earned a combined $1.8 billion and won a total of six Oscars (news - web sites).

Barrie Osborne, the producer of the trilogy, and Philippa Boyens, the writer, both said they hoped for more Oscars for the third installment, especially one for Jackson's directing.

"The film is a memorable film that will stand the test of time and be around forever and ever. However winning depends on what's happening in the world, what other films are out there that you're competing with," Osborne said.

Boyens added: "Peter didn't make these films to win an Oscar...It's always been really hard for fantasy films or films perceived as fantasy to get that kind of acknowledgement."

Jackson, 42, has certainly not let fame go to his head. He met journalists in an upmarket Berlin hotel barefoot and wearing a faded shirt and threadbare shorts. While he said "Rings" was the hardest thing he would ever do, more challenges await.

"I just love making movies. I have done since I was seven years old," he said.

Jackson will take a few weeks off over Christmas and then start writing the script for his next project, a remake of the classic "King Kong" which, like the "Rings," he will also film in New Zealand, using the same team of special effects experts.

Richard Taylor, whose special effects workshop made 48,000 props for the trilogy and whose work earned two Oscars, says "King Kong" will be even better than Lord of the Rings.

"I have every aspiration to make King Kong much cooler," he said. "It's going to be a very beautiful film."


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Mr Jackson, good luck making the Hobbit. Can't wait to see it. Can you do us a favor? Whatever drug/beer/yoga regime you were on while filming TTT, please stop for this film! Your "creative" impulses and script writing sucked. Fellowship ruled! :>
1 posted on 12/08/2003 1:59:42 PM PST by KantianBurke
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To: Admin Moderator; HairOfTheDog
Searched and didn't see this posted.
2 posted on 12/08/2003 2:00:19 PM PST by KantianBurke (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: KantianBurke
I'd be more impressed when he films the Silmarillion.
3 posted on 12/08/2003 2:01:19 PM PST by KarlInOhio (The difference between drunken sailors and Congress is that the sailors spend their own money.)
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To: Constitution Day
HOBBITS IN THE NEWS FORUM ALERT!
4 posted on 12/08/2003 2:01:54 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (SSDD - Same S#it Different Democrat)
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To: KarlInOhio
Ahhahahahggggagaahhhah!!!
5 posted on 12/08/2003 2:02:53 PM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: KantianBurke
I for one am looking forward to a film version of The Hobbit that does the book justice. I agree that TTT was a load of pig crap (they should have stuck to what happened in the book instead of throwing in a bunch of stuff that didn't happen), but the Extended Edition makes it a much better film. Overall I found both movies quite enjoyable.

If Jackson can do for The Hobbit what he did for LOTR, then kudos to him.
6 posted on 12/08/2003 2:03:29 PM PST by Republicon
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To: KantianBurke
For the love of God NOT another FReepin' King Kong, PUHLEEEEEEEZE!
7 posted on 12/08/2003 2:05:49 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Your point?
8 posted on 12/08/2003 2:05:54 PM PST by Prof Engineer (I knew Ward Smythe. Ward Smythe was a friend of mine. You senator, are no Ward Smythe.)
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To: KarlInOhio

My vote for Turin. Not sure about Feanor or his sons though.

9 posted on 12/08/2003 2:08:01 PM PST by KantianBurke (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

10 posted on 12/08/2003 2:08:04 PM PST by Constitution Day (Please do not emanate into the penumbra.)
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To: Prof Engineer
Bugging CD... :)
11 posted on 12/08/2003 2:08:09 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (SSDD - Same S#it Different Democrat)
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To: KantianBurke
Woo-hoo!

YES !

Bilbo-Bump! ;-)

BTW, I agree that the "Extended Version " of TTT helped, but did NOTmake that story RIGHT.

The whole Helm's Deep and the "dead" Aragorn just made me mad.

Dunno if they COULD do Silmarilion.... it was a "work in progress" when Tolkien died, not REALLY a complete story!

Tia

( STILL mad that there was no Tom Bombadil! )

12 posted on 12/08/2003 2:09:47 PM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: KantianBurke
'Rings' Director Wants to Bring 'Hobbit' to Screen

YES!!

13 posted on 12/08/2003 2:09:50 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: KantianBurke
Please make the Hobbit Movie.
14 posted on 12/08/2003 2:10:23 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: Paul C. Jesup
yes, bring on the Hawbits!!
15 posted on 12/08/2003 2:13:27 PM PST by Prof Engineer (I knew Ward Smythe. Ward Smythe was a friend of mine. You senator, are no Ward Smythe.)
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To: KantianBurke
,,, BUMP for a cool Wellingtonian.
16 posted on 12/08/2003 2:14:43 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: KantianBurke
If he is going to film The Hobbit, then the whole Hobbiton set will have to be remade. I also wouldn't mind if he filmed 'Scouring of the Shire' as a standalone movie.

I don't mind Arwen being in it, she would be at Rivendel at the time so a cameo is not a bad idea but they will need a different actor to play a younger Bilbo. Bilbo won't look quite the same in The Hobbit as he does in FotR when he finds the ring, but I can live with that.
17 posted on 12/08/2003 2:17:44 PM PST by Grig
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To: KarlInOhio
You didn't actually read that, did you? (Shiver!)
18 posted on 12/08/2003 2:20:58 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: KantianBurke
Just make sure they don't have Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn). He is a supporter of ANSWER and an enemy of America. A recent entry to PABAAH (Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti-American Hollywood. http://www.pabaah.com/

"There's nothing wrong with responding [to terrorism]. It's how do you respond...our government is incredibly violent and aggressive and rapacious. And we want to control those regions. It's beyond a response."

"...we [the United States] are not the good guys..."

--Actor Viggo Mortensen at a ANSWER rally.
19 posted on 12/08/2003 2:22:57 PM PST by Search4Truth (When a man lies he murders some part of the world.)
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To: KantianBurke; ecurbh
Thanks Kantian! Wouldn't this be Fabulous?

20 posted on 12/08/2003 2:28:33 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: 2Jedismom; 300winmag; Alkhin; Alouette; ambrose; Anitius Severinus Boethius; artios; AUsome Joy; ...

Ring Ping!!
There and Back Again: The Journeys of Flat Frodo

Anyone wishing to be added to or removed from the Ring-Ping list, please don't hesitate to let me know.

21 posted on 12/08/2003 2:30:56 PM PST by ecurbh
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To: Search4Truth
I could care less what Viggo Mortenson said at a rally. He plays exactly what I thought Aragorn to be. A little darker in places perhaps but he is an excellent actor
22 posted on 12/08/2003 2:32:19 PM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: KantianBurke
While not perfect I am happy with what I saw of the Trilogy on screen and am looking forward to seeing Smog there soon!
23 posted on 12/08/2003 2:36:27 PM PST by CyberCowboy777 (I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?)
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To: billbears

From the www. pabaah.com site.

"Obviously there are lots of Lord of the Rings (12/17 release date) fans out there...We wonder how many of them realize who they are supporting with their entertainment dollars?  Viggo was one of the speakers at the ANSWER rally in Washington, DC in October and has been highly critical of the United States (Nice shirt--you get a free bowl of soup with that?).  Does he deserve our entertainment dollars?  Our money affords these celebrities the platform from which to attack America".

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"There's nothing wrong with responding [to terrorism]. It's how do you respond...our government is incredibly violent and aggressive and rapacious. And we want to control those regions. It's beyond a response."

"...we [the United States] are not the good guys..."

--Actor Viggo Mortensen

24 posted on 12/08/2003 2:36:41 PM PST by Search4Truth (When a man lies he murders some part of the world.)
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To: billbears
"I could care less what Viggo Mortenson said at a rally. He plays exactly what I thought Aragorn to be. A little darker in places perhaps but he is an excellent actor"

Well, just as long as you're happy. After all, that's what's really important.
25 posted on 12/08/2003 2:39:14 PM PST by Search4Truth (When a man lies he murders some part of the world.)
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To: Search4Truth
Get a grip.

First, Aragorn doesn't even appear in the Hobbit... I can't imagine why Viggo is relevant to this thread.

Second... we don't care to boycott a work that is the genius of literally THOUSANDS of very talented people over ONE of the actor's hobbies.

26 posted on 12/08/2003 2:40:06 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: billbears
I'll quibble with you slightly, as to Mortensen's performance.

Well, actually no; as to Aragorn's re-characterization, which is the basis of Mortensen's performance.

As you may know, in the book Aragorn has no doubts and no double mind about his destiny. It is only relating specifics of choice of specific paths and timing that he displays any hesitation. But as to kingship, Arwen, the whole ten yards, his hand's on the plow and he ain't a-turnin' back.

Plus he and Gandalf had been friends and associates for years, and had had many exploits and missions together.

The movie characterization is quite different. He barely seems to know Gandalf, if at all ("You can no longer wait for the wizard, Frodo"), and is plagued not only by self-doubt ("the same blood runs in my veins... the same weakness") but by outright unwillingness ("I never wanted that" [or words to that effect]).

Before a dear FRiend here feels she must lecture me yet again, let me hasten to say that I think I understand why Jackson did it the way he did. I think he did it to heighten the tension and raise the suspense level. I don't think it was necessary, but I'm basically OK with it.

And now to my point. HAVING SAID ALL THAT, I totally agree that Mortensen did a MASTERFUL job of realizing Jackson/Boyens/Walsh's re-envisioning of Aragorn. He IS Aragaorn — *that* Aragorn. I can't imagine a better, more fulsome performance.

But the man is an idiot. No question. Wonderful, hard-working actor; drooling idiot when it comes to America. Too bad about that.

Dan
27 posted on 12/08/2003 2:41:21 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: KantianBurke
When viewed as stand alone movies, LOTR is pretty cool.

When viewed in context of the actual stories, they butchered key elements and added some real junk. As I told my daughter, "Nobody likes the soup until they pee in it."

Their treatments of Galadriel and Faramir are 180 degrees out from the book.
28 posted on 12/08/2003 2:42:22 PM PST by jimt
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To: Search4Truth
Be looking for Viggo on the cover of Vanity Fair coming out on the 15th......you can use it as a dart board....;)
29 posted on 12/08/2003 2:42:43 PM PST by BossLady (Every time a celebrity complains......a Freeper gets their wings.......)
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To: Search4Truth
Nice shirt--you get a free bowl of soup with that?

Good thing he's wearing pants. That shirt would have clashed with his red diaper. What a pantload.

30 posted on 12/08/2003 2:43:44 PM PST by weegee (No blood for ratings! This means YOU AOL-Time-Warner-Turner-CNN)
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To: BibChr
Before a dear FRiend here feels she must lecture me yet again...


31 posted on 12/08/2003 2:46:45 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
over ONE of the actor's hobbies

Political activism is no more a hobby than preaching religion is.

32 posted on 12/08/2003 2:47:37 PM PST by weegee (No blood for ratings! This means YOU AOL-Time-Warner-Turner-CNN)
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To: weegee
A distinction without a difference to my point.
33 posted on 12/08/2003 2:48:50 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: BibChr
I agree 100% with your characterization of Aragorn in the films as compared to the book. I think the whole added "disappearing Aragorn/Brego the Wonder Horse" sequence kind of sums up what's wrong with Aragorn's new characterization. He gets lost, wanders around in a daze, and doesn't really seem to know what he has to do until the Orcs are almost upon him.

That said, he does a pretty good job, and I'm not going to let some actor's politcs spoil my viewing, any more than I let Ian McKellan's personal perversions spoil my enjoyment of his acting.
34 posted on 12/08/2003 2:48:54 PM PST by JenB (32 Days Til EntMoot)
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To: HairOfTheDog
"Get a grip.
First, Aragorn doesn't even appear in the Hobbit... I can't imagine why Viggo is relevant to this thread.

Second... we don't care to boycott a work that is the genius of literally THOUSANDS of very talented people over ONE of the actor's hobbies."

We? You've got a mouse in your pocket? Hobbies? Supporting the enemies of the US is a hobby now?

Tell that to the men who are fighting and dying in the ME, due to the actions of the enemies of the US. Of which ANSWER is clearly a member. And anyone who supports ANSWER is an enemy of the US.

But don't let any of that interfere with your movie viewing pleasure.
35 posted on 12/08/2003 2:49:31 PM PST by Search4Truth (When a man lies he murders some part of the world.)
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To: KantianBurke
Whatever drug/beer/yoga regime you were on while filming TTT, please stop for this film! Your "creative" impulses and script writing sucked. Fellowship ruled!

Just finished the Director's commentary on my TTT extended DVD. Jackson & Co. defended their choices quite well. Dunno, following the book word for word would have made for a more boring movie IMO. But then, I loved TTT anyway.

36 posted on 12/08/2003 2:51:05 PM PST by Citizen of the Savage Nation
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To: Search4Truth
If you are boycotting LOTR due to one of the actors being a flaming liberal nutcase, then why aren't you boycotting Free Republic. There are certainly some flaming liberal nutcases here too.
37 posted on 12/08/2003 2:52:19 PM PST by SamAdams76 (What is "sexual" about metrosexual?)
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To: Search4Truth
But don't let any of that interfere with your movie viewing pleasure.

I won't.... It is a great bit of work they did, and a fine story that personifies all the values we are fighting for. I support the troops where it matters, and I don't think boycotting Lord of the Rings is one of those places.

38 posted on 12/08/2003 2:52:34 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Search4Truth
But what about Sean Astin, who plays Sam Gamgee in LOTR? Are we allowed to support him? Or is it your position that if there is anyone anywhere in the cast or crew of a movie that expresses an anti-American position, we're not supposed to watch it? Gimme a break.
'Celebs' Use Stardom to Promote Army

...

"There's a lot of different people and voices in America, and I don't mind letting my voice be heard," Astin said during an interview conducted at the Pentagon. "I learned from reading about Vietnam that no matter what you think politically about certain deployments, as a good citizen and a patriot it's your duty to appreciate that there are soldiers using their lives on your behalf as a citizen."

Although many may know that Astin has appeared in more than 25 motion pictures, few know that he has served as a civilian aide to the secretary of the Army since 1995. He served under Togo West, Louis Caldera and now the current Secretary of the Army Thomas White.

For protocol purposes Astin, as a civilian aide, is ranked just below a three-star general and is considered to be the secretary of the Army's personal representative in the California region. Part of the basis of a CASA's appointment is his ability to increase the public's understanding of the Army, and Astin said he tells the Army story to anyone who wants to know it.

"I'm in a position where I do whatever I can to support the Army," Astin said. "I've visited installations, and took the time to write 'thank-you' letters to business who had reserve-component soldiers to be mobilized."


39 posted on 12/08/2003 2:53:13 PM PST by ecurbh
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To: HairOfTheDog
I think Viggo does just fine as Aragorn, but do you know who was originially cast for the role? I understand Viggo was a late replacement.
40 posted on 12/08/2003 2:53:19 PM PST by sphinx
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To: Grig
. . . they will need a different actor to play a younger Bilbo. Bilbo won't look quite the same in The Hobbit as he does in FotR when he finds the ring, but I can live with that.

I thought Ian Holm made a terrific older Bilbo in FotR, but I agree, he wouldn't be able to pull off the younger Bilbo. The flashback in FotR, where he was made up to look younger, was OK for that purpose, but it wouldn't hold up over the course of a whole film.

41 posted on 12/08/2003 2:53:36 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (I like the books *and* the movies.)
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To: KarlInOhio
I'd be more impressed when he films the Silmarillion.

The profits from LOTR would be much better spent on The Silmarillion than on The Hobbit.

Were it created for the right venue, the profits reaped from the endeavor would be even more astounding than those from LOTR, IMHO.

42 posted on 12/08/2003 2:54:10 PM PST by genew
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To: sphinx
Stuart Townsend was originally cast and actually filmed some scenes.... the official story is they realized when they saw him on film that they had cast Aragorn with too 'young' an actor.
43 posted on 12/08/2003 2:56:10 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Search4Truth
Get a life
44 posted on 12/08/2003 2:56:13 PM PST by Prof Engineer (I knew Ward Smythe. Ward Smythe was a friend of mine. You senator, are no Ward Smythe.)
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To: tiamat
Well, as Jackson said, LOTR as written is unfilmable. You'd be putting out a three-hour movie for each of the six parts and it'd be like waiting for the final three chapters of Star Wars - you'll never see them.

Maybe one day somebody can do it as a tv miniseries. Twenty-two one-hour episodes might just be enough. With CGI they could just about pull it off.

I am disappointed about Bombadil, though. One of my favorite lines from the ROTK is where Gnandalf says he and Bombadil are going to have a long talk as they have never had.

45 posted on 12/08/2003 2:56:29 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Rubens had a hobby collecting pornography (antique erotica and modern amateur photos like the one of actor Jeffery Jones with a boy). His hobby will extend to a substantial boycott of his films.

I will not be boycotting the final LOTR film and will buy it on DVD as well. I am just pointing out that there are "hobbies" that will cause people to boycott a film even if it is only the action of one supporting player. And again I say that his actions do not constitute a "hobby". He voiced this garbage when he was interviewed on PBS, he doesn't just leave it in the streets. If he is going to talk politics while he is pimping a movie he is in, he may find that some people will not financially support his fifth column endevors.

46 posted on 12/08/2003 2:56:43 PM PST by weegee (No blood for ratings! This means YOU AOL-Time-Warner-Turner-CNN)
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To: HairOfTheDog
"I won't.... It is a great bit of work they did, and a fine story that personifies all the values we are fighting for. I support the troops where it matters, and I don't think boycotting Lord of the Rings is one of those places."

I agree. If it were not for the outstanding redeeming qualities of the LOTR trilogy, an important and timely story, I would be boycotting the movie too. Instead I'm singling out the actor and doing my best to see that his support of America's enemies does not escape the attentions of future movie going Americans.
47 posted on 12/08/2003 2:58:26 PM PST by Search4Truth (When a man lies he murders some part of the world.)
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To: Republicon
I agree that TTT was a load of pig crap (they should have stuck to what happened in the book instead of throwing in a bunch of stuff that didn't happen), but the Extended Edition makes it a much better film.

Agreed. The additional stuff with Faramir/Denethor/Boromir, for instance, makes Faramir's characterization & the dumb detour to Osgiliath a little easier to swallow.

48 posted on 12/08/2003 3:01:14 PM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: BibChr
Excellent comments on the characterization of Aragorn. I completely agree and I'll just add that I've been surprised how few people comment on the change. In the book, Aragorn is focused like a laser beam on the kingship. It's the only way he can win Arwen.

Of course the Aragorn/Arwen storyline is a re-telling of Beren and Luthien. Beren is given a hopeless task (retrieving a Silmaril) in order to win Luthien. And Beren never hesitates. Aragorn repeats that single-minded pursuit, never doubting, never losing hope that through some miracle, Sauron will be defeated and the kingship will be restored. But (alas) in the movie, Aragorn is a different man.

49 posted on 12/08/2003 3:01:25 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
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To: KantianBurke
Arwen, the elf princess played by Liv Tyler (news), could also feature again, Jackson said. (UGH! WTF?)

I agree, Jackson and the 2 women that worked with him on the screenplay have done a wonderful job....EXCEPT for their irrational desire to "create strong female characters" otherwise known as hacking up the plot and altering beyond recognition Tolken's original flow of the story. There is a reason Arwen is such a minor character in the book; she isn't needed for the plot to progress.

You don't edit Tolkien.

50 posted on 12/08/2003 3:02:06 PM PST by PeoplesRep_of_LA (Treason doth never prosper, for if it does, none dare call it treason)
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