halfwise wrote:Originally supposed to only be two films, the adaptation of the "Lord of the Rings" prequel was then stretched into three, each one more terrifically entertaining than the last.
We got to sit down with Peter Jackson, who has directed not only ever "Hobbit" film but every "Lord of the Rings" film (and is presumably the second biggest Tolkien nerd in the world after Stephen Colbert)
Where's the vomit emoticon??!!
Would that be the same Peter Jackson who A) stated in an interview he only read the LOTR once, some 20 years before he decided to make a film B) Thought Sauron was a giant floating eyeball C) More or less confirmed in interviews he didn't really care for The Hobbit as a novel and D) Employed a self confessed Tolkien 'expert' in Phillpa Boyens, an expert who stated in an 2012 interview she hadn't read The Silmarillion in more than twenty years because he would be too 'painful' to read it without being able to adapt it...
And I'm still of the opinion, as great as the LOTR trilogy is, the films got worse as they went on...
The Thorin: An Unexpected Rewrite December 2012 (I was on the money apparently)
The Tauriel: Desolation of Canon December 2013 (Accurate again!)
The Sod-it! : Battling my Indifference December 2014 (You know what they say, third time's the charm)
Well, that was worth the wait wasn't it
I think what comes out of a pig's rear end is more akin to what Peejers has given us-Azriel 20/9/2014
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This caught my ear'ole the other night. I was watching that great film "Jaws", with that wonderful Robert Shaw playing so magnificently the half mad captain Quint. Here he says a line that reminded me of the line Gimli gave during the drinking game with Legolas...
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”
"There are far, far, better things ahead than any we can leave behind"
If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always got
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I'm sure that's exactly where it came from. I believe that Rhys-Davis ad-libbed that line.
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Then it gets complicated...
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