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Del Toro praises Jackson’s Fellowship: “rarely been as transported in a movie theater”

July 12, 2014 at 8:40 pm by Demosthenes  - 

peter_jackson_and_guillermo_del_toro Guillermo del Toro dropped into Reddit today to conduct an Ask Me Anything to promote his new vampire horror–drama television series The Strain which is debuting on US telly this Sunday.

While he was there, he had this to say when asked which he preferred, The Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones.

I think that I have rarely been as transported in a movie theater as I was when I saw the Fellowship of the Ring unfold on the screen. I consider Peter Jackson one of the most gifted directors ever to tackle the fantasy genre.

I believe that Game of Thrones, however, operates at a different level within arguably, the same genre.

Game of Thrones has a social and sexual complexity that makes it a very different cutting-edge post-Vietnam Era fantasy story that deals with not only an impending enemy, or the purity of evil, but the relative evil that lurks within the hearts of all mankind.

Therefore, tonally, I think that the works of Tolkien provides a completely different experience to Game of Thrones, but they are both masterworks of world creation.

Del Toro fans can check out his AMA in full over on Reddit. Just follow the link below.

[Reddit AMA thread]

Posted in Director news, Guillermo Del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson, Tolkien on July 12, 2014 by
Source: Guillermo del Toro Reddit AMA

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