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mithrandir
12-05-2002, 08:05 AM
http://www.soundtrack.net/features/article/?id=100

Some (very) short samples of the songs from the upcoming soundtrack for TTT and an interview with Howard Shore.

MethodMan
12-05-2002, 10:09 AM
Listened to a few, some were decent.

I cant wait until the movie comes out, Ive read all three books (technically one) and they were great. The movie can never replace the novel, but I cant wait to see the special effects in the movie. Imagine meeting an ent. hehe

Cheeze-It
12-05-2002, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by MethodMan
Listened to a few, some were decent.

I cant wait until the movie comes out, Ive read all three books (technically one) and they were great. The movie can never replace the novel, but I cant wait to see the special effects in the movie. Imagine meeting an ent. hehe

That's what everybody says... I doubt it. Movies are always better
than books.

MethodMan
12-05-2002, 02:22 PM
That's what everybody says... I doubt it. Movies are always better

The book cannot have as much detail as the book has, or else you will be there for days. The first movie took out so much. That is why I feel the novel is better, it has more in it. However, the graphics etc. are always cool to see.

Sang-drax
12-05-2002, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by MethodMan
The book cannot have as much detail as the book has.

:)

Seriously, I think a movie definitely contains more detail/information than a book. You can literally see the environments in detail and when the book states: "He had short brown curly hair" the movie actually shows what the hair looks like.

The book format can contain much more events, though.

The two mediums are very different and adaptions are hard to make.

MethodMan
12-05-2002, 06:22 PM
True, when it is physical appearance it is harder to imagine what it will look like compared to seeing the video. However, little bits, here and there in the book, which may not effect the movie, were taken out to make the movie shorter.

I saw the movie, before I read the first book, and after reading it I realized how much they actually discarded in the film, but realized that not everything can be put into a movie.

mithrandir
12-05-2002, 06:26 PM
I think with the LOTR movies, you cannot see them as being literal or wanting them to be literal. It'll only disappoint you. I see it more as another interpretation of the story, whilst essential providing the same themes and messages.

neo_strife
12-05-2002, 07:24 PM
Ive read all three books (technically one)

Actually, there are six books, and three parts that were originally all part of one big novel.

sentienttoaster
12-05-2002, 08:28 PM
I have comflicting emotions about the movie. I agree that the movie can never have as much detail as the book did, and movies of books almost always leave parts out, but the movies detail can be so much more vivid and surreal. Of course no movie can compete with the pure visual effects of one's own mind.

Cheeze-It
12-05-2002, 10:55 PM
Yeah, they stole the Requiem for a Dream theme...

Edit: For the trailer at least... Haven't heard the score. I bet
the theme isn't even giong to be in the movie. It's one of the
greatest movie themes I've ever heard (So is Jurassic Park's
theme. As well Danny Elfman's themes to Tim Burton movies..)

face_master
12-05-2002, 11:09 PM
I hate it when I read a book, love it, then go see the movie and its completely different to what I imagined the book as.

RoD
12-06-2002, 06:53 AM
I appreciated the wonderful job done with LOTR, BUT the book is always better.