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Re: [Lingo] もにのあわる

On 04/04/2008, Godwin Stewart <> wrote:

> On Fri, 4 Apr 2008 06:56:10 +0900, "Josh Glover" <> wrote:
>  > (which is why the end to LOTR is so long and bittersweet)
> By that I'm assuming you meant the book rather than the movies, right?

Both, actually, but moreso the book.

>  LOTR is one of my all-time favourite books, and while Peter Jackson
>  certainly did a good job, there are parts that I found were glossed over in
>  almost irreverent speed.

It took them almost 10 years to produce the close to 12 hours of film
that comprise the extended cuts; I can understand why certain bits had
to be glossed over.

>  The whole "Scouring the Shire" chapter was, IMO, an
>  important part of the story, yet it was missing altogether from the movie.

I agree, but see above.

Peter Jackson's LotR sucks, it's just that all other theatrical
adaptations are destined to suck more. ;)

I think that PJ and his crew held close to the spirit of the book and
of Middle Earth in general, and the inclusion of people like John Howe
and Alan Lee lends a certain credibility to the design.


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