Re: [mythsoc] Re: PJ-The Socialists Chime in
- In a message dated 1/31/2004 5:52:10 PM Central Standard Time,
>At 04:40 PM 1/28/2004 -0500, Stolzi wrote:philosophy.
>>Tolkien grew up in an era and a milieu (the RC Church) where he would have
>>been exposed to G.K. Chesterton and his "Distributist" political
>Tolkien would have been exposed to a lot of things. That doesn't sayanything about what
>he thought of them, or if he thought of them.Well, yes, David, but my point is that Distributism approved of the small
independent holdings, and personal crafts, which apparently dominate the economy
of the Shire, and which somebody had linked to William Morris and his ideas of
Though the Tooks and Brandybucks and Bilbo and a few others appear to operate
on a grander scale.
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- I *hated* the film *First Knight*: it practically blessed Lance and Gwen's
affair, even from Arthur's deathbed. Gwen will eternally be a blonde for
me; a brunette Gwen is dubious to me, though it's likely she could be one
if she's Celtic (depends on your favorite sources); lots of dark haired
folk. Why does Connery appear in so many dreadful films? O;) ---djb
From: David Bratman dbratman@...
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 22:54:28 -0800
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Awards, deserved and undeserved
At 01:18 AM 2/1/2004 -0500, Grace wrote:
>In a message dated 1/31/2004 5:52:43 PM Central Standard Time,Why not just wear a headset to the theatre and get a more pleasant
>The Tolkien Ensemble's music is very evocative of the book: so much so, in
>fact, that it would be badly suited for Jackson's films, which is evocative
>of something else altogether.
>True, true. But at least it would have given me something to enjoy while I
>was hideously bored for three precious hours that were wasted, never to be
soundtrack for the whole thing, not just the music? It's not like very
much in the plot would be a surprise, and that which was a surprise you'd
be better off not knowing.
Only one film I've ever watched all the way through was so bad I felt like
demanding a refund, not of my money, but of the time it sucked out of my
life. This was "First Knight", an Arthurian fluff utterly unredeemed by
the presence of Sean Connery, John Gielgud, and even Alexis Denisof.
- David Bratman
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