What if Ingmar Bergman had directed LOTR?

What do you think of Tolkien on the silver screen...? Whether Bakshi, Jackson, or whoever else, come on in and discuss your reflections, opinions, and memories...

Postby parhelian » Tue Sep 24, 2002 5:58 am

Max Von Snidow would have been Gandalf, Liv Ulman would have been Galadriel, the fellow who played Death in the Seventh Seal would have been Saruman...and it would have been dark, dark, dark! With sooo many Freudian undertones!
User avatar
parhelian
Shield Bearer

 
Posts: 191
Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2002 9:34 am
Top

Postby ngaur » Tue Sep 24, 2002 6:05 am

Max von Snidow <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>
User avatar
ngaur
Ranger of the North


 
Posts: 3946
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2001 1:55 am
Top

Postby TheLidlessEyes » Tue Sep 24, 2002 6:30 am

In <i>Last Action Hero</i>, The Seventh Seal is playing in the cinema and Sir Ian is playing Death - all dressed up like a Nazgul 'n all.
User avatar
TheLidlessEyes
Mariner


 
Posts: 9760
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2002 8:47 am
Top

Postby Gungnir » Tue Sep 24, 2002 7:01 am

<b>Sir Ian is playing Death </b><BR><BR>McKellen, not Holm.
User avatar
Gungnir
Mariner

 
Posts: 6129
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2000 7:05 am
Location: Isle of Man
Top

Postby parhelian » Tue Sep 24, 2002 7:34 am

I think the emphasis would have been on the language, rather than action. Frodo would have suffered terrible psychic pain - very Hamletesque (to keep or not to keep (the ring) That is the question...)
User avatar
parhelian
Shield Bearer

 
Posts: 191
Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2002 9:34 am
Top

Postby Thrak » Tue Sep 24, 2002 2:06 pm

Actually there were a lot of people who wanted Max von Sydow to play Gandalf. Of course that was quite some time ago now.<BR>
User avatar
Thrak
Citizen of Imladris

 
Posts: 91
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2001 4:27 pm
Top

Postby LunaCity » Tue Sep 24, 2002 3:25 pm

Hmm. Actually, I think rather similar to the way it is. <BR>It is dark, it does have Freudian undertones, and Frodo does go through a lot of psychic pain. <BR><BR>The difference would probably be that there would not be much action, the Balrog would be presented as more of a psychological threat, and there would be many silent shots of people contemplating their fate. All the flying camera motion would be out, including all the helicopter shots and special effects shots. (Which means things like the moth shot). <BR><BR>
User avatar
LunaCity
Ranger of the North
 
Posts: 1517
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 10:04 am
Top

Postby LadyCoralie » Tue Sep 24, 2002 4:03 pm

It would probably be in black and white
User avatar
LadyCoralie
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 3191
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2001 5:23 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia
Top

Postby robo » Tue Sep 24, 2002 4:36 pm

...and in Swedish which would be cool because it would that otherworldly feel to it (unless you spoke Swedish).
User avatar
robo
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 4097
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2000 10:57 am
Top

Postby robo » Tue Sep 24, 2002 4:37 pm

I love The Seventh Seal but I don't think I've seen any of his other movies. What would someone here recommend?
User avatar
robo
Ranger of the North

 
Posts: 4097
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2000 10:57 am
Top

Postby Ichjua » Tue Sep 24, 2002 4:54 pm

Fanny & Alexander<BR>Hour of the Wolf <BR>Persona<BR><BR>Each of these are excellent. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
User avatar
Ichjua
Shield Bearer

 
Posts: 330
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:52 pm
Top

Postby anchovie » Tue Sep 24, 2002 4:59 pm

Wild Strawberries is probably my second favorite.
User avatar
anchovie
Citizen of Imladris
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2002 11:45 pm
Top


Return to Movies - Lord of the Rings

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest