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I've been watching LotR movie documentaries, and I’m sorry, but I just can’t get with their rationale that what they did to Faramir was in any way necessary. I've tried to see their point, read around, tried to fall in love with the filmic vision of my characters at this narrative point, and pretty much totally failed. Mainly because I think the Henneth Annun chapters of the book have plenty of tension, drama, and anxiety.

longer analysis at my journal

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firecat: red panda looking happy (Default)
[personal profile] firecat wrote:
Jun. 11th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
When I watch the movies, I try to adopt the following viewpoint:

Tolkien told the history from the point of view of Hobbits.

The movies told the history from the point of view of Men.

(I haven't watched all the movies with this viewpoint in mind, but it helped me get over my irritation at certain parts of the first movie.)