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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-03 03:45 PM
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17. Low risk?
That wasn't the scuttlebutt in Hollywood at the time. It was seen as a big risk, particulary since Jackson shot all three films at once, so there was, essentially, no turning back or cutting losses.

You're right that the prospects for a hit were there, but that simply wasn't the conventional wisdom at the time. Sure, we all know what conventional wisdom is worth but alas, in Hollywood, it pretty much rules the place. That's why so few films take chances.
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  -How do you feel about the LotR extended edition releases? 0rganism  Dec-19-03 03:01 PM   #0 
  - Pisses me off every time. They always pull out one good  beyurslf   Dec-19-03 03:03 PM   #1 
  - I've bought the regular versions and the extended of both  dwickham   Dec-19-03 03:03 PM   #2 
  - I just love them  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-19-03 03:05 PM   #3 
  - No, the extended RotK will include...  JDWalley   Dec-20-03 03:42 AM   #21 
     - WTF?  fujiyama   Dec-20-03 05:11 AM   #22 
  - I thought it sucked at first  ibegurpard   Dec-19-03 03:07 PM   #4 
  - Yes, of course it's a marketing gimmick, however  Beetwasher   Dec-19-03 03:10 PM   #5 
  - Right, so why not put those scenes in the originals?  0rganism   Dec-19-03 03:14 PM   #7 
     - Well, let's be realistic. All three movies clocked 3 hours in the theatre  liberal_veteran   Dec-19-03 03:23 PM   #10 
     - Yeah, sure...I'm not defending it  Beetwasher   Dec-19-03 03:28 PM   #13 
     - if you feel cheated ...don't buy it..  stopthegop   Dec-19-03 03:38 PM   #16 
     - I think in this case...  LanternWaste   Dec-20-03 04:46 PM   #28 
  - I'm willing to let Jackson off  soundgarden1   Dec-19-03 03:12 PM   #6 
  - Money money money money  Westegg   Dec-19-03 03:16 PM   #8 
  - I think this project was low-risk  0rganism   Dec-19-03 03:26 PM   #12 
     - Low risk?  Westegg   Dec-19-03 03:45 PM   #17 
     - No, it was very high risk--if it tanked, New Line would have gone too (nt)  jpgray   Dec-19-03 03:49 PM   #19 
  - it's more than a marketing gimmick  Magic Rat   Dec-19-03 03:20 PM   #9 
  - I saw people packing the theatres for the extended releases, last 2 weeks  0rganism   Dec-19-03 03:32 PM   #15 
  - Some people prefer the theatrical releases  geniph   Dec-19-03 03:24 PM   #11 
  - My daughter and I really enjoy watching the extended versions; the  grannylib   Dec-19-03 03:30 PM   #14 
  - Considering special effects + rescored music + post production  jpgray   Dec-19-03 03:48 PM   #18 
  - PJ had to fight for the length of Fellowship, trimming scenes that he knew  roguevalley   Dec-19-03 05:14 PM   #20 
     - I have been patient enough...  fujiyama   Dec-20-03 05:21 AM   #23 
  - I dont like them at all, cinema is becomming a promo for dvd's  Kamika   Dec-20-03 05:56 AM   #24 
  - Yup, that's the feeling I get too  0rganism   Dec-20-03 04:32 PM   #25 
     - yes sorry  Kamika   Dec-20-03 04:38 PM   #26 
        - Without trying to sound like an apologist  LanternWaste   Dec-20-03 04:57 PM   #29 
  - Waiting for the definitive set  supernova   Dec-20-03 04:44 PM   #27 

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