20177Re: [mythsoc] re. Star over Mordor
- Nov 12 2:37 PMJohn D. Rateliff wrote:
> Another strong parallel, and possible direct inspiration, for Sam'sJohn, I'm curious to know whether you are basing your supposition that this scene in that classic film might have been a direct inspiration for Tolkien's writing that sequence purely on the extreme similarlity between the two scenes, or whether you have any indication that Tolkien actually saw/was impressed by the film?
> seeing the Star over Mordor comes in Charlie Chaplin's THE GREAT
> DICTATOR , which includes a scene in which the barber (Chaplin)
> and the girl hide on a roof top from storm troopers, see a star in
> the sky high above, and think about how its permanence and purity
> will outlast even Hitler's reich. Unfortunately, it's been too long
> since I've seen the film to be able to give any details.
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