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Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
I'll just leave this here...

[ 11-14-2017, 07:25 PM: Message edited by: Snöwdog ]
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
That's just great! [] Yet another corruption of The Professor's works? Well, the kids might like it.
sheesh
 
Posted by Tigranes (Citizen # 9076) on :
 
It's not necessarily a bad thing, though. It all depends on how serious they are. If they go "all in" like Game of Thrones (in terms of money and commitment) and stay lore accurate at the same time, it could be a great series.

[ 11-07-2017, 04:57 AM: Message edited by: Tigranes ]
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
You make a good point, Tigranes. Thanks.
I'll keep a good thought.


They told me I was gullible, and I believed them...
[]

Edit: Yet another typo

[ 11-07-2017, 08:11 PM: Message edited by: Aiwrendel ]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
quote:
Tigranes said: "It's not necessarily a bad thing, though. It all depends on how serious they are. If they go "all in" like Game of Thrones (in terms of money and commitment) and stay lore accurate at the same time, it could be a great series."
Yes, I agree. I'll keep an open mind on this, like I did before Fellowship came out in December 2001. Bezos isn't short of $$, and he wants a hit for Amazon TV, so if the casting, writing, directing, and production values are decent, this could be quite good. I suspect the stories will be developed from the many historical outlines presented by Tolkien in the appendices. It will cause hardcore purist rage I'm sure, but unlike the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, the historical overview is there but the details are not. One could delve deep in to why Arnor was divided between Earendur's sons, the northern wars with the Witch King, or the whole course of the Gondorian Kin Strife for instance. It will be interesting to watch the development of this.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Am I crazy or have I just read that Christopher Tolkien resigned as head of the Tolkien Estate ? [] []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
You read correctly! There was a hint of that possibility in the Beren and Luthien book. At 93, it's understandable. I guess the estate is in the hands of the grandchildren now?
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
The article at https://www.tolkiensociety.org/2017/11/christopher-tolkien-resigns-as-tolkien-estate-director/ says that
quote:
It is understood that Christopher remains the literary executor.
So things are not totally out of his hands yet.

[ 11-24-2017, 03:48 PM: Message edited by: Varnafindë ]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
I still think this will be Appendices-driven.
 


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