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Old October 9 2009, 04:03 AM   #24
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Re: A Middle Earth Question

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Actually there's something to be said for CT's point of view also. While I applaud Jackson's movies as a tour de force, a landmark achievement and a bunch of other superlatives, there is a lot of stuff which is "Not Tolkien" about them also - and I'm not just talking about the reworking of the stories or additions/subtractions - which (I think) is where CT comes from.
I completely agree. I really liked Jackson's movies (especially FOTR), but there were a lot of things they did that either didn't work or just felt wrong (mostly in TTT and ROTK).

But at least Jackson isn't like Philippa Boyens, who openly admitted on the FOTR commentary that she felt they actually improved on Tolkien's story in some parts.
See I agree with her. In some aspects (not saying the majority or a lot, but a few I feel are more rounded and developed then the books. Of course the reverse is also very true that the books in many, many forms out shine the films.

But there are elements of the films that I find superior.
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