Thread: Silmarillion TV series?
Everytime I see pictures drawn of scenes from the Silmarillion, I think, "Gosh! If only these pictures could move!"
And I know there is absolutely no chance that this story could be put into a movie, so why not a TV series???? an hour a day of pure Silmarillion; no cuts, only added detail. Another HUGE project I'm creating for myself... Aye Me!
But what do you good forumers think of that??? Kind of like Pillars of the Earth or something...
I think The Silmarillion, with a good script, could be filmed que well as a TV series, and cheaply. "Tales from the Silmarillion." Nice working title. The "Tale of Beren and Luthien" could be in three or four parts perhaps.
I've still not read the Silmarillion, only a few parts of it. Really must get hold of a copy of it, any nice ones with illustrations (preferably by Alan Lee or John Howe)?
[quote="Tinuviel":2vtxpyfy]But what do you good forumers think of that??? Kind of like Pillars of the Earth or something...[/quote:2vtxpyfy]
I really do not understand the response of "what a great book! Now when will someone make it into a movie?!" Some things, and I think myths are included, work better in the literary style. Imagine seeing a talking dog or a battle of singing in the visual medium? It would be laughable: but presented in the written style of myths it works.
[quote="Eldorion":1g8gi8rb]Imagine seeing a talking dog or a battle of singing in the visual medium? It would be laughable: [/quote:1g8gi8rb]
It would depend on how it was done, methinks. In any fiction, a successful tale always depends on how one suspends disbelief. This is as true in film as it is in literature.
I understand what you mean, Eldo, and I agree with Odo. You CAN have a singing battle, it would be extremely powerful!
And talking animals are done all the time! But if it's to be good, then one hell of a director would have to direct it!
A great idea Tin. Sil is quite episodic anyway and I always thought LotR would have been better as TV than film.
As to having battles of music and the like- why not? People pay to go see opera. And its not like tv couldn't do with an injection of daring and risk taking into it. And any company making it is unlikely to loose money on the investment as having Tolkien's name on it guarantees that even if its rubbish we'll still spend money finding that out (like LotR films and I suspect TH which will no doubt break all box office records and there will still be a good chance it'll be rotten).
So yeah Silmarillion the tv series- I'd watch Tin.
"But if it's to be good, then one hell of a director would have to direct it!"- Tin.
Alright, its plain enough what your pointing at Tin, the Tyrant complains about PJ all the time, the Tyrant should direct it. When aught I to start?
well.................... ya................. i guess.....................
(((............Alright, Tyrant, we'll see who get's to it first!......))))))))
You'd be great Petty
[quote="Odo Banks":1ymwdhq5][quote="Eldorion":1ymwdhq5]Imagine seeing a talking dog or a battle of singing in the visual medium? It would be laughable: [/quote:1ymwdhq5]
It would depend on how it was done, methinks. In any fiction, a successful tale always depends on how one suspends disbelief. This is as true in film as it is in literature.[/quote:1ymwdhq5]
I totally agree with Odo.
You'd need one hell of a composer to do the Music for the Creation stuff Tin.
Howard Shore was good but I don't think he is that good.
You will need something quite startling. I always imagined it being a bit like Starvinsky's Rite of Spring with the discordant stuff being Morgoth's part, but it would need to be more competitive, competing themes that are wound into one theme. Tricky stuff. The only film composer I can think of who might be up to the challenge is Michael Nyman.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di3erKF0 ... re=related
From one of my favourite films; The Cook, The Thief his Wife and her Lover. This is actually part 2- the whole thing is about 12mins long. But for the full effect- watch the film!
[quote="Odo Banks":31wkvzup]It would depend on how it was done, methinks. In any fiction, a successful tale always depends on how one suspends disbelief. This is as true in film as it is in literature.[/quote:31wkvzup]
That's true enough, but I think the mythic style lends itself better to literature than to film. I suppose its possible, but I have a hard time thinking of a film-maker I'd trust to have the nuance and talent to give a good portrayal.
Duplicate Post deleted Eldo.
I'm gonna have to go with the notion that film as a visual medium is eminently suitable for conveying "Mythic Style." A picture tells a thousand words you know.
Ah, thanks GB, didn't notice that.
[quote="Eldorion":3o6o36un]Ah, thanks GB, didn't notice that.
Thats because SirEldorion, you were wearing your spam rather than your reading glasses.
Who, me? I would [i:wpowq0uz]never[/i:wpowq0uz] do such a thing!
Taht is a mod taking advantage of being a mod, but you had better be careful of the full moon or you might bring out The Baron.
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Things quickly become less respectable when Odo's not about.
This forum needs some more smiles...
[quote="pettytyrant101":3fmwfghx]Things quickly become less respectable when Odo's not about.[/quote:3fmwfghx]
That's because we have to be more like Odo to make up for his absence.
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Did you hear about the rumor that HBO is in negotiations to produce a series on The Silmarillion ? While that would be quite exceptional, here at TheOneRing.net we're pretty sure it is not true. Would you subscribe to HBO to watch?
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What TORn should have pointed out is that the filming rights to [i:1mdb2fa8]The Silmarillion[/i:1mdb2fa8] have never been sold, and I doubt that HBO is foolish enough to violate intellectual property law like that. However, I would definitely watch at least a few episodes if series was ever made, particularly since my family already has HBO.
As far as HBO is concerned, though, I'm more interested in the new [i:1mdb2fa8]Game of Thrones[/i:1mdb2fa8] series that George R.R. Martin is listed as a producer for.
Well, IF the rumours are true, "negotiations" implies that they ARE seeking the rights from Tolkien's estate.
HBO usually deliver quality TV series, so I'd love a Silmarillion series from them
Sounds very rumorish to me though, but would love to see it happen
Hmm, fair point GB, and perhaps that is the case, but I rather doubt that the Estate will sell the filming rights.
Still, were it made, I would follow the series.