Was doing a bit of reading on Wikipedia the other day about the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings films. Awesome movies. I read the books years ago and thought the movies were highly entertaining. That being said, they are just movies, right?
Well, obviously there are those who think otherwise. From the Wikipedia site about the trilogy of films, comes this quote:
Some fans of the book who disagreed with such changes have released fan edits of the films, which removed many of the changes to bring them closer to the original. A combined 8-hour version of the trilogy exists, called The Lord of the Rings: The Purist Edition
It also quotes some critic who is a Tolkien "historian"
Ok, so here's my questions.
1) Who the hell has that amount of time on their hands that they can re edit an entire trilogy of movies because they don't like it? I mean, take someone elses art and just cut and paste? For NO PROFIT!!! This isn't even their JOB!!!!
2) How and why would one become a Tolkien "historian". Doesn't that sound kind of, I don't know, lame??
Am I the only one who is scared of people who devote this much energy to things that are not their own artistic creation and/or not gaining any profit from?
I would probably categorize people who attend Star Trek conventions speaking Klingon this way as well.
I mean, come on, direct that energy to something useful to society.