Nick and I had a great discussion yesterday about Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. We dove into what made the movie different from the book and what that means in terms of the story, then went broader to the difference between myth-making and storytelling in general. In the end, we seemed to decide that Tolkien was both the myth-maker and a storyteller of Middle Earth, but he’s not the only one who can tell these stories.
As far as Peter Jackson’s success as a storyteller of Middle Earth, that will be something we continue to discuss with the next two films. We’d love to hear your thoughts, and please join us for the next discussion and weigh in on these incredible films. Until then!