"Fantasy" Films

Thu Jun 27 22:08:26 PDT 2002

On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 10:39:19AM -0400, Starshadw at aol.com wrote:
> For me, as a lover of fantasy, I have to basically agree with
> you re: fantasy films.  Which is not to say I don't enjoy
> re-watching Hollywood's attempts at fantasy films, because I do
> occasionally re-watch them - mostly for nostalgia, I think.  I
> can say I enjoyed most of them, but that I always felt they
> fell short of what they "could/should" have been. -thinking-  Of
> course, the fact that most of the fantasy films had
> good-looking men in them (remembering David Bowie's codpieces
> in Labyrinth)...but I digress! Ahem! ANYway....heh....was just
> curious how you (and everyone else on the list) felt about
> FotR.

FotR was the first one that Hollyweird made a serious effort
with, and they got it mostly right.  Most of the rest end up
being rather horrible because Hollyweird doesn't understand the

Matthew Hunter (matthew at infodancer.org)