March 22, 2004

Faramir and the Ents

Brandywine Books has an interesting take on Peter Jackson's handling of Faramir and the Ents in his movie of The Two Towers. Hey, Ian--whaddaya think? Has Phil got something, or is he all wet? Posted by Will Duquette at March 22, 2004 08:51 PM

Jack said:

Well, I think he's got hold of something. My judgement is that whenever the script innovates, it diminishes; attributing this to scriptwriting conventions may well be accurate. Consider also the way the scenarists prematurely show us the mount of the Winged Nazgul at Osgiliath; Tolkien very patiently builds to the moment when he finally shows us the monster in the confrontation with Eowyn, and it has great effect. The scenarists are in a hurry to show it to us, and the scene at the battle is diminished accordingly.