Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – What’s the Difference? (Movie vs. Book)

In this video, CineFix begins a 3 part journey through Middle-earth with J.R.R. Tolkien’s classics and Peter Jackson’s epic adaptations. With no restraint on spoilers, it’s time to ask, What’s the Difference?!?

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One Response to Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – What’s the Difference? (Movie vs. Book)

  1. Let’s be real…if your primary complaint is about how the action was sped up in the film, as opposed to the novel, you’re making a pretty weak argument. A) Tolkien was not a professional novelist and admitted himself that it could have been written better; and B) film adaptations ALWAYS squeeze timelines and cut less interesting stuff. Also, Tolkien was building an entire world, multiple cultures, a half-dozen languages, etc.–of COURSE he would want to write a sociological treatise or historical paper on all the stuff he had made up. He wanted to make it as realistic as possible. Going to the films, it wasn’t necessary for them to spend time on all that stuff, because of the nature of the medium.