A Conversation for 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' (2002) - Film Review
N1NJ4. Posted Jan 31, 2004
you must be teribly excited about the new h2g2 movie then.
FordsTowel Posted Feb 1, 2004
The one caveat is that, like a Tolkein reader who expects a complete telling of the story, I'll probably be disappointed in the editing choices they make. Actually, the current trends in castings also give me the willies.
Unlike DNA, I really enjoyed the BBC mini-series. I thought it rather well captured the surreal and funnier aspects of the radio play.
I feel that I was fortunate to have first heard the radio play. Books, unless they are short stories, are often too long and complex to translate well into film. Too many cuts and compromizes have to take place, and seldom is the casting universally accepted as 'perfect'.
I have found that many people, with whom I have in common a couple of favorite works, will often disagree with me on others. My liking DNA's work is no guarantee that I'll like Terry's or Tolkein's, even if others love all three.
Some like Hitchiker's, but don't care for Gently. Some who like Asimov's Sci-Fi, cannot get interested in his mysteries. Go figure.
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