Tales from the Perilous Realm
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Eric Fraser

Mar 5
2021/3/5 10:51:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Really interesting article from Brian Sibley about the illustrations for the radio series, very pleased that Brian managed to acquire most of the original artwork from Eric.

https://briansibleysblog.blogspot.com/ ... rd-of-rings-on-radio.html

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Mar 5
2021/3/5 16:24:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That was an excellent read. And especially lovely to see how fondly Brian looks back on that time.
Mar 5
2021/3/5 20:36:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
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Mar 5
2021/3/5 22:13:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The BBC Radio Series remains the best adaptation by an enormous margin, IMHO. I don't mind PJs LoTR movies for the most part (though I hate the over-the-top bits which take you right out of it) , but they are absolute hackery when you compare them to the radio version. Brian Sibley did an amazing job - it was almost like he let the books and original material guide him
Mar 5
2021/3/5 22:17:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Agreed 100%, Stu
Mar 5
2021/3/5 22:19:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

The BBC Radio Series remains the best adaptation by an enormous margin, IMHO. I don't mind PJs LoTR movies for the most part (though I hate the over-the-top bits which take you right out of it) , but they are absolute hackery when you compare them to the radio version. Brian Sibley did an amazing job - it was almost like he let the books and original material guide him

Oh yeah
Mar 5
2021/3/5 22:40:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Completely agree, Stu. The best adaptation outside of the books.
Mar 5
2021/3/5 22:51:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

The BBC Radio Series remains the best adaptation by an enormous margin, IMHO. I don't mind PJs LoTR movies for the most part (though I hate the over-the-top bits which take you right out of it) , but they are absolute hackery when you compare them to the radio version. Brian Sibley did an amazing job - it was almost like he let the books and original material guide him

I have always treated adaptations as entirely outside of Tolkien. I know that currently many people are really losing their SH!T over the Amazon series and many act like if it is rubbish then it will ruin Tolkien for them. I just think 'pffff whatever, if it is good then great, if is it rubbish then and? and nothing. It sucked. Move on Tolkien can't be touched. But the BBC series really does hold a special place for me. I think it is fabulous. I still apply the 'it's not Tlkien rule' but it is a wonderful series and agreed, the best adaptation.

I like the PJ movies. As movies aimed at a large general audience. They are not Tolkien. Howard Shore by the way did an amazing job with the music.
Mar 5
2021/3/5 23:11:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

onthetrail wrote:

Stu wrote:

The BBC Radio Series remains the best adaptation by an enormous margin, IMHO. I don't mind PJs LoTR movies for the most part (though I hate the over-the-top bits which take you right out of it) , but they are absolute hackery when you compare them to the radio version. Brian Sibley did an amazing job - it was almost like he let the books and original material guide him

I have always treated adaptations as entirely outside of Tolkien. I know that currently many people are really losing their SH!T over the Amazon series and many act like if it is rubbish then it will ruin Tolkien for them. I just think 'pffff whatever, if it is good then great, if is it rubbish then and? and nothing. It sucked. Move on Tolkien can't be touched. But the BBC series really does hold a special place for me. I think it is fabulous. I still apply the 'it's not Tlkien rule' but it is a wonderful series and agreed, the best adaptation.

I like the PJ movies. As movies aimed at a large general audience. They are not Tolkien. Howard Shore by the way did an amazing job with the music.

I agree with you about how silly it is to think the Amazon series will somehow ruin Tolkien. I don't remotely think it will be to my tastes, but meh, I don't need to watch it (and almost certainly won't - I don't need fanfiction).
Mar 5
2021/3/5 23:23:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I have finished my first listening of the radio adaptation a few months ago and found it amazing indeed!

I honestly don't like the nazgul cries
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