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Forum: The Movies 03-15-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
I'm not sure about it, either, and I think I...

I'm not sure about it, either, and I think I wrote that episode! :eek:

As Dave says, it was an impossible scene to write aurally. I think worse options would have been Frodo saying:...
Forum: The Movies 03-11-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
I'm still here, too!!

:D

Brian Sibley
Forum: The Movies 06-21-2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
Not sure I know the answer to this... Michael...

Not sure I know the answer to this... Michael Bakewell wrote that episode and I can't recall any discussions other than that Gloin should be Gimli. My guess - but that's all it is - would be that...
Forum: The Movies 06-07-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
Hoping that is the case and wishing you well. ...

Hoping that is the case and wishing you well.



Why not... after all, that was how the material was originally intended to be listened to!
Forum: The Movies 05-06-2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
This may have been answered previously, I'm not...

This may have been answered previously, I'm not sure...

Basically, I sat down with the book and Tolkien's date-by-date chronology ('The Tale of Years', LOTR Appendix B) and worked out a structure...
Forum: The Movies 04-27-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
It was probably a short-sighted decision, but no...

It was probably a short-sighted decision, but no one knew that TLOTR would be the success that it was - only when it was a hit did they decided to issue The Hobbit on audio books as a companion piece...
Forum: The Movies 04-27-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
Yes, I knew the BBC dramatisation of The Hobbit...

Yes, I knew the BBC dramatisation of The Hobbit which featured good actors and was directed by one of the BBC's best directors, John Powell, with whom I worked on other programmes. But I never liked...
Forum: The Movies 04-19-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
Yep, that is worrying - or an ironic comment on...

Yep, that is worrying - or an ironic comment on the power of the Church maybe...? Another Ambridge connection: Hugh Dickson (Elrond) played the late Guy Pemberton.



I quite agree...


...
Forum: The Movies 04-12-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
Yes, well, it's always a tricky issue: comparing...

Yes, well, it's always a tricky issue: comparing chalk and cheese!



I agree. Even artists whom I admire, like Alan Lee and John Howe, are often a long way off the mark as far as the pictures...
Forum: The Movies 04-12-2008, 04:09 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
If, of course, you accept it as a 'shortcoming'...

If, of course, you accept it as a 'shortcoming' at all. In defence of radio - the closest of all dramatic forms to the oral tradition of storytelling - it might be argued that the absence of visual...
Forum: The Movies 04-12-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
It's strange... Looking back (or listening back)...

It's strange... Looking back (or listening back) at the decisions we took in making the radio series, I am more often pleased than disappointed...

The film interpretation of Théoden's mental...
Forum: The Movies 03-29-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
I'm not sure than Stephen Thorne's voice was...

I'm not sure than Stephen Thorne's voice was treated in any way as Treebeard: he has a deep, mellifluous voice and I had first worked with Stephen in BBC Schools Radio where he appeared in various...
Forum: The Movies 03-28-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
Actually he was - or is - THAT Jeremy Vine!! The...

Actually he was - or is - THAT Jeremy Vine!! The very same... :)



Clark sang on the broadcasts - performing the extended lay of Theoden and the Ride of the Rohirrim. His recording of Sam's...
Forum: The Movies 03-28-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
Someone ought to try and work out the differences...

Someone ought to try and work out the differences - even I don't know! The original 26 episode version was re-edited into 13 hours although this only affected the episodes following the Breaking of...
Forum: The Movies 03-28-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
It was never envisaged that the series would be...

It was never envisaged that the series would be sold commercially, that was a by-product of its success.



It was also available as an LP. Stephen Oliver didn't want to use the actors' versions...
Forum: The Movies 03-28-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
"Always be careful, my boy, what you make up....

"Always be careful, my boy, what you make up. Life's more full of things made up on the Spur of the Moment than most people realise. Beware of the Spur of the Moment. It may turn & rend you." Frank...
Forum: The Movies 03-28-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
I've been off the forum for some while and have...

I've been off the forum for some while and have been playing catch-up. I used to get e-mails telling me when a new posting appeared, but, for some reason, they've stopped...

Anyway, on the subject...
Forum: The Movies 03-18-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
Maybe my memory is at fault regarding Collings,...

Maybe my memory is at fault regarding Collings, but I thought he knew the book pretty well. Woodthorpe was a lovely man and a great actor, but he never found it easy to share the spotlight!


...
Forum: The Movies 03-17-2008, 03:52 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
I was surprised to realise that Cadell had...

I was surprised to realise that Cadell had already been in Hi de Hi (1980) when he worked on Rings. But I agree his performance in a small role was strong - and he was at least a real presence,...
Forum: The Movies 03-13-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
Please remember with all these answers this was a...

Please remember with all these answers this was a long time ago (27 years) so memories are hazy, patchy and often unreliable...

The Radiophonic Workshop actually created relatively few effects:...
Forum: The Movies 03-12-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
Well...

..I'm BACK! :)
Forum: The Movies 03-01-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
You DO know a lot about that series, don't you!...

You DO know a lot about that series, don't you! :D

Thanks for LOL!
Forum: The Movies 03-01-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
At the conclusion of the Council of Elrond (Bk...

At the conclusion of the Council of Elrond (Bk II, Chap 2) the question is asked who is to take the Ring. Tolkien writes...

'No one answered. The noon-bell rang. Still no one spoke. Frodo glanced...
Forum: The Movies 03-01-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
I was working from the 2nd Impression of the...

I was working from the 2nd Impression of the Second Edition (1967) and the map in that edition shows Hithaeglir as Hithaiglin.



A few years ago, I had a short-lived discussion with the BBC...
Forum: The Movies 03-01-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 136,342
Posted By Brian Sibley
I can't now remember - and, indeed, was probably...

I can't now remember - and, indeed, was probably not even told - the terms of the BBC deal with the Tolkien Estate.

Before I came onto the project, the BBC had been negotiating - for some time, I...
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