[LMB] TTT review (OT:)
jparish at siue.edu
Sat, 14 Dec 2002 20:35:17 -0600
Casey Allison fretted:
>I do wonder, though, since I expect the books to simply enrich and
>backfill what I've seen in the movies, whether I could actually find
>myself... disappointed? let down? not fulfilled?... by the BOOKS. What
>would those of you
>who are devoted fans of both mediums predict?
I would be very surprised if you were. Tolkein's world is very rich,
and I find it hard to conceive of anyone liking the film(s) without
finding the books even better. In any case, I can think of a number of
film adaptations of print works which I saw before reading the
originals, and there's only one case in which I thought the film was
better. The list includes a number of films that I greatly enjoyed,
so I'd say the odds are in your favor.
 "Witness for the Prosecution". What can I say? I adore Charles
Laughton, and La Dietrich is just icing on the cake.
 Of course, it's risky generalizing from one person to another in
matters of taste, but, well, this is the only data I have.