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Elvis Hitler
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21 - 09-13-2017, 10:49 PM
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I dread a movie version of the Silmarillion.

The Hobbit made me cringe. I shudder to think what they'd do to the Silmarillion.
 
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it's not really a movieable format, it's a short story collection. there's no narrative throughline. it'd be like making a movie out of i, robot.

as for a tv series, maybe an anthology, but it still wouldn't fit the modern narrative formula. the stories are myths, not dramas, so the characters don't have personalities or relationships and there's no rising action. it could theoretically be done correctly, but not in the hollywood paradigm. more likely they'd invent **** whole cloth to make an hbo-style soap opera like got.
 
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I love the concept that the Ainur sang the universe and Melkor sang discord.

Also - Farmer Giles of Ham would make a good movie. Just not Johnny ****ing Depp.
 
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Silmarillion was a terrible book. It couldn't hold me at all.
 
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Impossible to do it justice.

Although people said the same thing about LOTR and Peter did the impossible
and then he got creative and raped the Hobbit so no thanks I vote leave it be
 
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true enough

you guys need to dl and watch maple films hobbit fan edit though
 
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Silmarillion could be an episodic TV series, but not a movie - it's really not a single story.

I remember trying to read it years ago, it felt like I needed to have a notebook with me drawing out family trees and timelines and stuff. I loved the hobbit and LOTR growing up (way back before the movies made that only fairly nerdy), but the Silmarillion was a struggle.
 
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true enough

you guys need to dl and watch maple films hobbit fan edit though
Still need to watch there and back again with cut scenes of the third movie
 
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In interviews after the Hobbit it was pretty apparent that with the various lawsuits + Del Toro backing out Peter Jackson didn't have enough time to do the prep that he had compared to LotR. Rings had years of development where the Hobbit didn't even have a full year of Jackson at the helm if I remember right.
Dito.

When you watch the third movie you think "damn... Jackson did planned this one with the proper time...", for its the best of the trilogy
 
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The hobbit was terrible - it had ****ing boss fights, and felt like a video game. Just pure trash. I would go for a TV show on the similrillion or mini series.
 
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they couldn't even do the hobbit you want them to do slimairaion
They absolutely ruined a great story with the Hobbit.

The Silmarillion is already tedious waffle so maybe they will do it backwards and make it good.

I started reading it when I was 11 or 12 (after Hobbit + rings) and just could not get into it. It's still on my bookshelf somewhere, no doubt with a 30 something year old corner turned over just waiting for me.
 
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the hobbit fan edit isn't bad

turns it into just one movie
 
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Would need to be TV or no attempt what so every to make the whole thing, but stories from. There are lots of good movies worth of stuff there, but with often with centuries of time that passes between each story.
 
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This is what it would be like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U7NpSubAJQ
 
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A movie based on The Tale of Beren and Lúthien would be ****ing sweet
 
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A movie based on The Tale of Beren and Lúthien would be ****ing sweet
^ this
 
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37 - 09-22-2017, 05:55 PM
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thanks
 
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Movie wouldn't work. The Silmarillion is a collection of short(ish) stories. It would be better as a 1-hour weekly miniseries. Just pull the 8 most "TV-ready" stories out of it and give them each a solid hour with the same production levels as LOTR.
 
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Id be down with an extended series...like GoT...otherwise it would be rushed...too much story to tell..
 
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