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20180Re: [mythsoc] re. Star over Mordor

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  • John D Rateliff
    Nov 12, 2008
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      On Nov 12, 2008, at 6:49 PM, WendellWag@... wrote:
      > I have a couple of nitpicks with this. First, what do we know
      > about the
      > composition of the section of The Lord of the Rings where Sam sees
      > the star over
      > Mordor? Was that written after The Great Dictator was released?

      Yes.

      > Second, the barber and the girl wouldn't think about Hitler, since
      > the character
      > equivalent to Adolf Hitler in the movie was called Adenoid Hynkel.

      Yes (with Hynkel also played by Chaplin).

      > Incidentally, this is a great movie, and you should all see it.

      Yes. Not as great as CITY LIGHTS or MODERN TIMES, but v. much a
      masterpiece.

      --JDR
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