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Title: Books or Films
Post by: elizabeth coffey on May 22, 2007, 11:16:20 am

Hello

On this I will chose films mainly because I saw the films before I read the books. And I think for people who don't know the story the films are easier to help them understand. Plus they were adapted really well from book to screen.

Elizabeth

;D

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: jubeth on May 22, 2007, 05:35:34 pm

I've voted for both because I really can't choose between them I love them both for different reasons.

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Cristiel on May 23, 2007, 03:24:25 pm

I've voted for the books. I really love the movies but I still prefer the books. There's so much more background in the books, so much more room for imagination, so much more history. And there's no thing the movies don't have and that's Tolkien himself. I've been reading his books since I was 12 and there's just no one who can tell stories like he could.

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: maryd on May 25, 2007, 05:35:29 am

Personally, I couldn;t decide. The books are a work of geius. having read all 3 before I saw the films, I don't think they;re that hard to understand. plus there are loads of great bits in the books that you don;t get in the films - like that bit in the Prancing Pony where Frodo danced on the table.
However, the films deserve a mention too - I hold Peter jackson in the highest esteem for planning the whole thing so well and making them so magical and poignant - the cast bring the whole thing to life and did anyone ever see the cartton LOTR made in the 70s, I think by a man called ralph bakshir? I'll check that name, but it was terrible and it goes to show what an amazing job PJ did and for that reason I love the films as much as the books.

has anyone read that book by david Corbett that talks about LOTR? He mentions a very valid point that the films show the story on a basic level and don;t fully communicate the deeper ideas that the books do. however, he also mentions that for fans of the book, that doesn;t matter as hey fill in the gaps themselves.

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: frodomyhero on May 30, 2007, 11:00:27 pm

The books have inspired PJ to make the films and inspired me with the story.
At first I balked at even going to the films. I knew that the film medium only captures a small portion of the boosk and LOTR was no exception.
But PJ did the best job anyone could have done.
Yep JRR Tolkien can really weave a great TALE :D

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Culpie on June 01, 2007, 02:00:39 am

I voted for the books as my favorites...because the details are so lovely and the movie sort of changes sections and characters in a way that some of the impact is lost.

Now don't get me wrong...I LOVVVVEEEE the movies and think PJ did the absolute best job writing and directing the screenplay! :-* It was obvious that he loved the books too!

But the books....ahhhhhh....they are just a sample of awesome writing ability.

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 03, 2007, 07:55:17 am

I really need to re read the books as when I read them I got bored and skipped through ttt and rotk parts, I find it hard to stay interested when reading. Although I read all of fotr part and the hobbit with ease.

Elizabeth

;D

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Lorienel on June 03, 2007, 08:04:05 am

I voted for both, because LotR is one of the best movies ever, but books are where it all started from. And there's so much more to discover from the bookstoo .

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Culpie on June 03, 2007, 06:48:17 pm

I totally understand, Elizabeth! I was very fortunate...the Hobbit and LOTR was first read to me by an enthausiastic teacher in 4th grade. So I feel in love with it without actually reading it. ;) Then I actually read it in 6th grade...and it was a little tough to get through some parts...but I found as I have gotten older with a greater appreciation for the books....I LOVE all those details...and even read the appendices. :o Yes, it is safe to say I am a total LOTR geek now. Each time I read it...some new detail hits me. :)

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Aisling on June 04, 2007, 06:43:23 pm

I'm sorry, but the books bore me to tears. I much prefer the movies.

*dodges flying tomatoes*

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Culpie on June 05, 2007, 12:46:21 am

No need to dodge any flying tomatoes, Aisling. ;) I would never throw any at you....I would only be tempted to throw some at my brothers! ;D Hee hee!

And besides...the movies were great! :)

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Lorienel on June 06, 2007, 01:59:19 pm

We ain't tossing tomatoes at anyone here. :-* In A&F you can just be yourself. :)

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: elijah_is_hawt on June 08, 2007, 12:07:08 pm

I guess the books are special in their own way as each individual can imagine the imagery as they read.

The films are good because they give people a chance to see all of the story coming to live with real actors..

I voted for both..

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Culpie on June 09, 2007, 09:36:02 pm

Very good point elijah_is_hawt! ;)

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Aisling on June 09, 2007, 10:09:41 pm

[quote author=Lorienel link=board=3;threadid=32294;start=0#msg1094762 date=1181152759]
We ain't tossing tomatoes at anyone here. :-* In A&F you can just be yourself. :)
[/quote]

I meant it as a joke, since most of the others were going on about how they loved the books. I know you wouldn't really throw tomatoes.

Marshmallows, maybe... ;)

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: myFrodo on June 12, 2007, 10:28:38 pm

[color=Blue]I choose both. The movies are well done despite some changes from the book. Very good adaptations!!

The books are interesting to read because they have more details and its really the story of Frodo and the ring. Tolkien did an excellent story.[/color]

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Nutella Sister on June 14, 2007, 05:00:30 pm

I voted for the movies ;D honestly I didn't like the books..not very interesting to me...only the movies :D :-*

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Sipa on June 15, 2007, 05:39:54 am

Movies, movies ;D I don't have time to read books + my eyes hurt if I read a lot. I just luuuv movies ;D.

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: raquel19 on May 28, 2008, 08:42:05 pm

I pick both. The reason I chose ' both ' lol because first the movies come frm the book(s) and came form an intelligent writer. Also, whoever does the films tries to bring out the imaginary thoughts and places that it took place in the book ( so they work their butt off ) :P to make everything good.
So, yeah, thats why.
and sometimes some directors.... is in love with the book(s)

Title: Re:Books or Films
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on May 28, 2008, 09:11:54 pm

I chose both. For most of the reasons that you all have already mentioned.

But to the person who said the movies don't have anything special in them that the books don't have: I BEG TO DIFFER!!! The movies have Elijah Wood! ;D ;)

And at the risk of sounding like an over-heated fangirl, this is enough to almost sway me to PJ's side, rather than Tolkien's 8) ::)... But then the Professor drags me back with the Scouring of the Shire chapter, which I just ADORE! :D


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