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Monday, July 19, 2004  

Great News for LOTR fans!
The Lord of theRings is a story that will again be made into a movie. Oh, not any time soon but in 30 years or so according to this essay at TCS which makes a deal of sense.
The point being that the story is open to many interpretations and remakes just as Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet is.
I believe that Peter Jackson blew it, and did not do the story justice, but this essay suggests that this is a tale worthy of many film versions, and I have to agree.
Every fanboy who watched LOTR is privately convinced that he could do a better job directing. One day, one of those fanboys will be in a position to do so.
Admit it, geek. Maybe it was in the middle of your second viewing of The Two Towers: Special Edition, or maybe it was when you were savoring ending #37 of Return of the King, but at some point you thought to yourself: "This is great, but if only they had let me direct -- if only I could have filmed my vision of the Council of Elrond and Tom Bombadil and the Scouring of the Shire and an Aragorn with broader shoulders and a deeper voice -- it would've been perfect."

posted by Mark Butterworth | 3:17 AM |