#anyone can be queued
I was a bit annoyed they revealed the real identity of Greybeard so soon in the show but I guess it was necessary because the audience would have recognised the actor..
While reading the books, the tension between Jorah and Barristan and the mistrust are very interesting and build the climax to the scene where the real identities and initial Jorah’s purposes are revealed.
To some extent this is a change that reveals how tricky it is to translate stories between two different media which offer different narrative tools, and how difficult it makes a comparison between an adaptation and its original.
(Source: evewillow, via ladykate63)
#In the flesh
I just finished watching the first episode of “In the flesh” and it is so beautiful. It is so very delicate and it deals with so many aspects of human nature that you almost forget it is supposed to be a zombie show.
the acting is lovely and the stories really clench to the heart.
(and then break it)
I am loving it.
OK so I have something to say and I really hope someone listens. My father read all of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works when he was a boy and proceeded to obsess over them for nearly 60 years before he died. I grew up having The Hobbit read to me at my bedside and walking each morning to my 5th grade class with the collector’s compendium of Lord of the Rings under my arm. When I played, it was as a hobbit/elf/dwarf/wizard/whatever, running from Nazgul and fighting the Dark Lord.
I had a discussion tonight with someone about the inaccuracies between J. R. R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth. Basically, it lead to the fact that there are a lot of people who are really upset about the discrepancies between the two. The ones that I personally noticed the most was how serious Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit was compared to J. R. R. Tolkien’s. (Not withstanding the major plot changes.)
Here is the conclusion I have come to. When I went into the theatre to see The Hobbit last week, I was excited to see Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth. Not J. R. R. Tolkien’s middle earth. Believe it or not, I already have that one in stunning detail. It’s all written beautifully down in a several hundred page tome that smells like my dad. What I saw in the theatre was a re-imagining of someone exactly like me. Someone who loves the books dearly and who spent the time and energy to really think about what that world meant to them. So basically, they are two separate universes in my mind.
Something I don’t understand is how someone can go look at a work of art created by one person and compare it to another. One might do something better than the other (yes, I know I just committed blasphemy by implying that PJ could have done something better than JRR, that is not my point) but ultimately, they are separate works with separate visions. I think where people ruin it for themselves is they don’t keep an open mind and accept the fact that J.R.R. Tolkien’s words translate differently for everyone. I personally had a totally different vision of about 90% of what happened in the Lord of the Rings movies but I still happily embraced the ideas that Peter had of Middle Earth, and I would gladly do it again if someone else did the exact same thing. Think of all the fanart and children’s drawings and fanfictions out there. All different people’s visions.
So here is my suggestion. If you are having trouble digesting the movies, all of the film making and technical mistakes aside, I suggest that you take a look at your own vision of Middle Earth. Do you think what you see in your mind was exactly what J. R. R. Tolkien intended? I highly doubt it was, and I can’t believe that any of us could say that we truly all see the same version of his world. The best we can do is share and embrace the heart and soul of his creations and celebrate them for what they were: Truly inspiring works that have and will continue to affect generations of people for years to come.
If you’re a Tolkien fan and you haven’t reblogged this already, I’m judging you.
I will print this post out and hand it out to every person that tries to bring the argument up at any Tolkien’s convention.
So how far in Series 1 are you? and what do you think so far? I love it despite some excess cheese :D
I got to 1x08 by now.
So far I like it, though the storyline still confuses me at times [but probably it all depends on my Guy-induced-lack of concentration].
It’s like i’m not really sure what they want to do with the story sometimes, but I guess the first serie will mostly be robin vs sheriff/guy in a more traditional robin hood story possibly, I reckon, with the death of the sheriff at the end of the serie. This would make Guy upgrade his villain status for the next series until king Richard comes back. Richard Armitage is majestically distracting me from the plot. I admit it.
I also love Much very much (pun intended). He is so caring and I identify a lot in his appetite since I am always hungry, but I am also very afraid something bad is coming at him because, if British Tv taught me anything, is that it’s always the good ones who are hurt the most.
I also have mixed feelings about the costumes, I realise proper historically accurate Middle-Ages costumes for such a large cast are very expensive so I guess they settled for a medieval with a modern twist kind of thing which has its UPS and downs. I like most of Marian’s gowns with few exceptions (but I like the fact that she doesn’t have so many dresses and wears always the few she has) I find the Sheriff’s yoga outfit hilarious and I have nothing to complain about Guy’s leather. I love Robin’s hoodie and everytime I wonder if he introduced hoodies in fashion, a bit too modern but I like it.
A simple answer became a whole review. Doh!
#bbc robin hood
Good news: I used the train trip to finally write my Hobbit review.
Bad news: it’s about 6 pages long.
I’ll publish it at some point tomorrow…
To whoever hasn’t seen this show. Please, watch it.
I am not going to spoil anything in this post, just let you know how mind-blowing, well-written, extremely well played this is,
Actors have done an amazing job, all of them. The story is compelling and exciting, suspance is just right, a lot of feelings and a few good scares.
For the nature of the show itself there could be only one series, but they managed to concentrate and balance everything perfectly.
I have loved itt, you really should watch it.
Snow White and the Acting Coach
#Snow White and The Huntsman
So, I finally got around watching SWATH.
I must admit, when I started watching it was hoping to see my prejudice about Kirsten Stewart’s acting shuttered. I was really hoping that my idea of her acting and mono-expression was only due from me being biased because I have only seen her playing in Twilight and that movie is aweful in every aspect.
I was disappointed. She really does have only 2 facial expressions. I enjoyed the movie, especially for its photography, the scenery and the costumes… oh the costumes! Not to mention Chris Hemsworth in all his glory and the dwarf songs - I simply adored the dwarf songs!
It bugged me sometimes because it was a little too similar to LOTR in some scenes, especially where they walk trhough the landscape with the dwarfs - I had a lot of FOTR déja-vus.
But all in all it was good.
A Grimm’s face
So, yesterday I got to episode 17 of series 1 of GRiMM. I’m really enjoying the show, and I simply adore Monroe.
But I am very curious now about one fact: how do the Wesen recognise the Grimms?
I mean, we all know Grimms can see Wesen’s real face and descern which kind of creature they are just by looking at them. But, how does it work the other way around?
Do Wesen see the Grimm with another “face”? Do they smell them? Can they sense a sort of Grimm-aura? What are your ideas??