SPOILER The Horror, The Hobbits - What evil influence could these horror movie types have on Lord of the Rings
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The Wizard Kabob
It was only a small picture that appeared on the New Zealand news website Stuff on August 8, 2000, but after nearly three months, it has not ceased to be a hub of controversy. It is discussed over and over in chatrooms, and it has been analyzed time and time again within an inch of its life. It has resulted in jokes, arguments, death threats, and more wild speculation than you can shake a staff at. It has become the symbol of a vast sentiment that is sweeping the ranks of the obsessed...
How dare they change The Lord of the Rings like that?
A beautiful -- yet rather ominous, wouldn't you say? -- landscape from Lord of the Rings.
So one can only draw the conclusion that anyone who decides to make a movie based on the books is extremely brave and most likely rather foolhardy. A movie will always be a single perspective on its source material, frozen on celluloid for eternity. Once the movies are made, legions of people who have never read the books will probably take the filmmakers' view of Middle Earth as their own. And so the ardent fans that have been watching the progress of filming with such devotion have been understandably nervous following every dubious announcement. The female roles have been "beefed up"? Sauron is visible? Arwen is being played by Liv Tyler?!
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