Flipside Movie Emporium Forum Index Flipside Movie Emporium
Discussion Forums Locked & Archived for Browsing
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The Matrix Revolutions Theatrical Trailer... WOW!
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Flipside Movie Emporium Forum Index -> Movie Talk
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
the night watchman
Studio Exec


Joined: 27 Jun 2003
Posts: 1373
Location: Dark, run-down shack by the graveyard.

PostPosted: 10.16.2003 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
My problem with LOTR is that there's a certain dehumanization at play; Jackson's fascination with mass slaughter--the adrenalized excitement of battle--reminds me a bit of the pawns that Lucas pushes around the screen. This is not to say I dislike Jackson's trilogy... I just think there is a rather naive, boyish sensibility at work in it.


I haven't read Tolkien's books, but doesn't this sort of represent the sensibility of the era in which the story was written, i.e. that war is heroic; that there is a strict demarcation between good and evil, and the vanquishing of evil is a thrilling and noble endeavor? If it is, it doesn?t seem as though Jackson can be blamed for choosing to stay true to the spirit of the work, or at least trying to reproduce the world view found therein. It would be like someone making a movie version of the The Iliad and skimming over all the bloody and violent set pieces found in that narrative.
_________________
"If you're talking about censorship, and what things should be shown and what things shouldn't be shown, I've said that as an artist you have no social responsibility whatsoever."

-David Cronenberg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Flipside Movie Emporium Forum Index -> Movie Talk All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2007 phpBB Group