|A quick note before I wander off into the realms of sleep...
||[Jan. 24th, 2004|10:27 pm]
The Starlit Sea -- A LOTR support community
...to say how much I'm loving reading what everyone has to say about the books and movies :-)
Also to say, because I just remembered it and I want to write it down before it flits away again, that if there's one regret I have about the film and the amazing look and feel of it... it's the way it seems to have become so all-pervasive. That seems a really odd thing to say, but think in terms of LotR art... I don't know about you, but since the movies came out I haven't seen a version of Legolas which doesn't resemble Orlando Bloom's Legolas somewhat. Things like that. It seems to have skewed what everyone thinks the characters look like, which in some ways doesn't have to be a bad thing -- but I don't know... before, everyone had their own internal image of what the characters should look like. I find that some of the characters match up perfectly well between my head and the movie, but others are very different (Legolas, Faramir); and at the same time I have to work to preserve what I had as my image of them! I don't like Bloom's Legolas... sorry guys, but he just isn't my Legolas! My legolas has dark hair, for starters (I know, I know, Thranduil is described as blonde in the hobbit or something so there's their rationalisation for Blonde Legolas, but somehow that just doesn't work for me. Sindar = dark hair *pout*) -- and yet Legolas Bloom keeps trying to shove my own Legolas out the way! It's very frustrating.
There's my complaint. I guess I officially sound odd now :-)