Dec 15, 2012
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There is something awry in the idea that Tolkien’s wondrous inventions—an entire history and landscape, plus trees of unknown languages, grown from one man’s fancy—should be transmitted through a medium newly and utterly bent on realism. When the imaginary is presented as fact, hard and hypervisible, right down to the popping buttons of a waistcoat, does the magic not drop off?
Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Review : The New Yorker
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    I think it doesn’t, for the same reason I like kung fu movies that respect the laws of gravity. Introducing hyperrealism...
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