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Old 09-05-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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Guillermo explains ditzy Philippa...

Philippa Boyens made an offhand comment here...
http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment...despite-doubts
that although the Hobbit was episodic in book-form, it would not be so in the movie.

Naturally, anything Ms. Boyens says about scripting gives me cold chills after watching the dubious manner LotR was plotted. Fortunately, Guillermo del Toro came to the rescue and explained Ms. Boyen's flagrant faux pas on theonering.net ...

http://newboards.theonering.net/foru...so=DESC;mh=25;

Here are GDT's comments:

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What PB says refers mostly to the fact that Thorin & Co repeatedly go:

BANQUET-TRAPPED-FREED (Trolls, Goblins, Spider, Elves)

This is not a criticism but a marked characteristic we have to deal with when structuring the films.

In fact, part of Fairy Tale narrative is to be episodic since- many a time- it is structured around a series of quests that don't seem to escalate as much as accumulate.

In fact, when studying for PANS LABYRINTH, I found out that the "predictable outcome" of these episodes is part of the charm of this particular form of tale. So, don't be afraid, we are truly trying to preserve the charm of it- the whimsy of it-

Anyway- as you know, I cannot divulge much but I can discuss generalities of approach... So...

We need to make sure there are "long lines" emotionally (growth, friendship, etc) amongst Thorin & Co and dramatically (how episodes "build" upon each other ) that will make everything feel more fluid.

That, plus Dol Guldur, which makes the "comings and goings" of Gandalf have their own storyline throughout the two films.

All the Best

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I feel a bit better now.
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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Good that we hear something from Guillermo about fairy tales--even just a smidgen--which for me is positive and intriguing!

This could reflect the beginning of publicity for TH, drumming up interest. What better way than to suggest differences amongst the writers, and so get the fans all riled up and talking about the book and the movie.

I can't believe that fans over at that other site have crushes on Boyens though. I think I've lived too sheltered a life hanging here on the Downs.

Thanks for the links, Morth.
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I can't believe that fans over at that other site have crushes on Boyens though. I think I've lived too sheltered a life hanging here on the Downs.
Which is why the Downs is so loveable (in an incorrigible, stray mutt manner).

And boy, do some of the sycophants dislike how I have an opinion other than what they deem as universal and incontrovertible.

I do so love upsetting the apple cart every now and again.
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Good that we hear something from Guillermo about fairy tales--even just a smidgen--which for me is positive and intriguing!
Have you seen El Laberinto del Fauno? That won me over to GDT for good. The understanding of fairy-tale which he demonstrates in that film and in its special features is extraordinary.
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Sorry, Del Toro's taken and so am I.
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Yes indeedy, although I saw it in English and was wowed by it. The film website has some interesting comments about his thoughts on fairy as well. Del Toro's participation is the one thing that gives me hope for The Hobbit.
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Yes indeedy, although I saw it in English and was wowed by it. The film website has some interesting comments about his thoughts on fairy as well. Del Toro's participation is the one thing that gives me hope for The Hobbit.
I agree whole-heartedly. if only he'd done LotR...
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