When I was a kid back in primary school days, one of my teachers read to us The Hobbit in class. It was a bit of an epic undertaking as he read us a chapter a day.
Something must have clicked in me, because I went to the local town library afterwards and got the Hobbit out enough times that I eventually read it 7 times in a row in a very short space of time, and such an epic effort it was, that it became a bit of a running joke in the family afterwards.
Anyhow, I eventually gravitated on to the real epic that the Lord Of The Rings is, and the first time I tried to read it, I only got three quarters of the way through it, and eventually a number of years later, I actually read the whole thing.
So when Peter Jackson made the films, I went along and watched them, but I was actually waiting for the extended DVD’s of the Lord Of The Rings to come out so I could watch all the behind the scenes footage so I could see how it was put together and the work and the creative effort that went into it.
The Fellowship Of The Rings – Full Appendices
And for those that are interested with the work of Peter Jackson and the Lord Of The Rings, there is 2 books I would recommend reading, they being:
Peter Jackson – A Film Makers Journey
Anything You Can Imagine – Ian Nathan
And after reading the books and watching the DVD’s, sometime one actually wonders, how the heck do films actually get made, especially with all the politicking that goes on.
So anything that is an epic, eventually goes into folk lore, for future telling and embellishment later on