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  •  jackson likes action scenes, and not much else. (2+ / 0-)
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    Deward Hastings, radarlady

    i find most of the modifications made by the writing trio to dull-witted and formulaic -- they just can't imagine that Tolkien knew more about how to tell a story than their film-school professors, or perhaps the studio execs with whom they deal. so they contrive the entire business with aragorn falling off the cliff. why? because their formula says, "and then we need a sequence where blah blah blah," and tolkien's story possesses no such sequence.

    the changes they made make it quite clear that either they simply did not understand tolkien's story, or they simply did not care.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 02:17:48 PM PST

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    •  really. (1+ / 0-)
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      The omissions (to tighten the story line) I can understand, even where I disagree.  But the gratuitous addition of stuff that wasn't in the books to begin with (like that Aragorn scene) really annoyed me . . .

      Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

      by Deward Hastings on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 07:09:04 PM PST

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