Posted by Kathy S on August 31, 1998 at 22:33:14:
In Reply to: Re: In defense of the sound posted by Pat on August 31, 1998 at 12:57:04:
The "sound" and the way the words come through seem to be two different things. The sound in LOTM is amazing. And the combination of the sound and the score are perfection. But, I still have a bit of a problem with the fact that several lines are hard to decipher, especially the first time watching. I've said before that the actors carried me through, even when I didn't understand some of the lines. I've come to believe it's just that the folks who do the final editting have heard all the lines umteen times and can't relate to the fact that it's all new to the audience. Now, for me personally, it was a pleasure to go back and watch this movie over and over. But, there are people who are not as enamored as all of us.( yeah, it's hard to believe, but I've met a couple). Most people probably saw LOTM once, and enjoyed it. I have to wonder if they were able to appreciate it fully, if they missed some of the important lines.
But of course, this is a problem with lots of movies in recent years, so I guess we all have to live with it.
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