Discussion in 'Movies' started by Mavurik, Dec 8, 2003.
I'm a bit lazy today, will not write much: I love both!!
I like both, but I must admit that I like the movies a bit more. But I first watched the movies and then read the books. I don't know, which I would like more, if I had read the books first.
OK I'm going to cause further controversy - I loved the Hobbit when I read it, but couldn't get into LotR until I'd seen the films. There is definitely a difference in style for me, and the opening of FotR is just waaaaay too long...
Loved the LotR films, loved the book even more (read it multiple times in two languages). I watched the films first (although I read the book between the ages of 11 and 12 [I bought it just before my birthday]).
Loved the Hobbit book, slightly disappointed by the film, although it's still good.
I enjoyed the books and the films. I loved the books because they were so detailed and descriptive. I can almost treat the films as a separate story from the books. Some stuff is inevitably lost when a story is adapted for the screen, but then again, nothing quite brings a story to life like a film can if it's well done.
I spent hours watching the supplemental material included in the DVD set: about how they made the films and did the effects and stuff. I was amazed at the trouble they went to for sets, scenes and costumes. I think that trouble was soooo worth it in the end result.
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