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, Walt Sheasby
> The film script by Peter Jackson emphasizes nostalgia
> even beyond Tolkien's words. ...
> The original scene is much less heart-rending because
> Frodo's cry of deprivation is not explicitly related to the
> beloved country.
Good grief, is THIS what Tolkien scholarship is coming to?
Jackson's movie dialogue being cited on the laughable
assumption that it has even a _whit_ of value to scholars
studying JRR Tolkien's thought, and held up as _superior_
to Tolkien's own writing no less? In an article purporting
to be about _Tolkien's_ "The Lord of the Rings"?
God help us if this is the shape of things to come.
-- Patrick H. Wynne