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Return of the King 
22nd-Dec-2003 09:19 pm
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emmacrew:
So, two years ago, you said, "If these films turn out to suck, I'm going to be very pissed off."
Well?
wrog:
Oddly enough, I don't seem to be very pissed off.
Since too many other people are posting about this, I'll just link to my various comments (the 2nd of these will launch you straight into spoilerland; caveat lector).

Though now, I'm starting to wonder how this is going to affect the future of this whole genre, i.e., the movie genre --- clearly the book genre is going to go on as before, perhaps with a bit of a boost from people who used to dismiss it but decide from seeing the PJ movies that maybe Tolkien and various other folks are worth a try after all.

Figure either
  • the movie genre will completely die out because nobody will dare anything remotely similar for fear of suffering the comparison with PJ
mheh ... heheh ... hahahahahahahahaha... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. I kill myself.
Or
  • this is going to do to big-budget fantasy what Star Wars did to big-budget space opera.
    In other words, brace yourselves for a whole legion of imitations of varying degrees of quality.
So given that ... what's coming next?
Or what, in your ideal world, should be coming next?

E.g., in my ideal world, someone competent would be attempting big-screen versions of either Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry or Stephen Donaldson's Thomas Covenant series, but I'm guessing those particular ones will be a while since the authors in question are still among the living.

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7th-Jan-2004 09:05 am (UTC)
Of your two alternatives, I fear the first and hope for the second (although the comment about the quality of wanna-bes already makes me flinch).

Fionavar would be phenomenal. (Now why did that make the movie Legend come to mind...?) Wasn't there something about a Pern movie? How about something from Pat McKillip. Though I'm not sure if her way with words will translate well into visual imagery...

The Elfquest animated movie doesn't quite count as book-to-movie, does it?

The impossible dream (for me) would be Janny Wurts' War of Light and Shadows.

If we were talking about SF, I'd plead for Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan or David Weber's Honor Harrington.
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