[LMB] LOTR, Modern Fantasy, and Chalion - now OT:

Michael Bauminger mikebomb at myrealbox.com
Sun, 30 Dec 2001 00:23:21 -0500


On Friday, December 28, 2001 7:55 PM"James Burbidge"
<jamesandmary.burbidge at sympatico.ca> wrote a dissertation, from which
I quote:

> even the older standard use of high, middle and low styles
> (which Tolkien follows and uses) has fallen out of favour.
>  (Many of the film's composed scenes violate these
> principles, with the most egregious violation being on the
> staircase in Moria, but equally in just about all the made-up
> dialogue for Elrond and the entire Council.

Can you explicate a bit here? What are the high, middle, and low
styles, and how did the film violate the principles?