Thread: Be grateful that you're even able to view The Two Towers
When anyone asks me what my favourite films are, I don't even have to think it about it anymore (provided I can choose two)
I don't think ever before has anyone gone into such fine detail when making a movie. They truely are masterpieces.
Has anyone read the book The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy ? It's by Brian Sibley and it is such a great book to read if you want to know all the blood, sweat, tears and love that went into making the movies.
I got it for Christmas and it's been gathering dust since, but now you've recommended it, I might actually read it, thanks! I thought I knew enough from the bits off the extended Fotr, and all the magazine interviews with PJ I have from Empire and Total Film etc. I hope this has even more.
-Plastic the huge Peter Jackson fan who doesn't mind Tolkien much either.
I do have to respectfully disagree with you on one thing however. Unfortunately, the LOTR films aren’t PJ’s they are New Lines. Yes PJ is directing them, so he gets to decide where, what, and how he wants to shoot, but again, unfortunately ultimately PJ does not get to decide what goes in them (at least not the theatrical versions anyway), New Line does. Since they put up the cash, they get the final say, and at the end of the day, they definitely don’t care about the real Tolkien fans, all they care about is the almighty dollar. To PJ’s credit, if he really got to decide what goes in the films, we would have got the extended version of FOTR in the theaters in the first place, because that’s what PJ really wanted us to see. Also, I have recently read that New Line shot down the original version of TTT that PJ submitted that he wanted to come out in the theaters. They sent PJ, and Co. back to the cutting room floor, and made them chop it up until it was in a form to New Lines satisfaction for the sole purpose of creating a box office cash cow.
look, as a movie, i think it was great,because i never felt the time running, and that is the way you know a movie is great.......,and however it were, i would have loved it....,and definitely i AM GOING to buy it...,
but on the other hand, whenever you try to film a movie based on a book, and not just any book, but a book which have been considered as the best fantastic novel of the 20th century,you SHOULD keep as tight to the book as you can....otherwise you ARE going to receive critics about it.
i think that we are quallyfied to give our points of view here, because i thought we all were tolkien fans, so every comentary we might say, it is just because each one of us have loved tolkien’s work.....and it does not mean we hate PJ or anything like that
They sent PJ, and Co. back to the cutting room floor, and made them chop it up until it was in a form to New Lines satisfaction for the sole purpose of creating a box office cash cow.
Luckily, the extended version of the DVD will likely have whatever was cut out (or most of it, at least).