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Old May 20th 09, 17:48   #13
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Re: Does any tv series / book saga / movie saga achieve B5's plot structure?

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Originally Posted by KoshFan View Post
I think probably the most coherent narrative ever was Tolkien, and that by accident
Omg I always thought of Tolkein as the worst example, given what one of my college english professors told me about him... He said he just wrote bit by bit. He got up to the introduction of Aragorn and had absolutely no idea where the story was going--no plan whatsoever--and a friend writer had told him that when you have nowhere to go, you just throw in a dark brooding character and go from there, so that's what he did! Tolkein actually said of Lord of the Rings "It's only a story" or "It's just a story" or something, about the people who would write theses analyzing its involved structure and depth and themes, he was amused that people got that much out of it since he didn't put all that into it.
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