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RE: [mythsoc] A retired academic looks at Jackson

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  • Croft, Janet B.
    I d also recommend scanning down to the end and clicking on his review of The Return of the King for some very interesting observations on Gollum in
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 6, 2004
      I'd also recommend scanning down to the end and clicking on his review
      of "The Return of the King" for some very interesting observations on
      Gollum in particular.

      Janet

      -----Original Message-----
      From: David Bratman [mailto:dbratman@...]
      Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 10:48 AM
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [mythsoc] A retired academic looks at Jackson

      Here's a thoughtful article on the film series by an old college
      professor
      of mine:

      http://westbynorthwest.org/artman/publish/article_677.shtml

      Excerpt:
      "Despite the excessively warm sunset colors of the scene at the Grey
      Havens
      (Grey?!), I found the final farewells of hobbits, High Elves, and Wizard
      almost as satisfying as the reunion scene in Gondor. And even though the
      scenes in the Shire were all too short, the pleasure of seeing Sam
      transformed from tongue-tied yokel into confident man of action and of
      feeling the abiding love between Sam and Frodo was very great. But I am
      not
      sure how far the success of these scenes, for me, was due to the
      reflected
      glow of the same scenes in Tolkien's book, rather than their own
      virtues.
      The response from those who have not read the book seems to be quite
      different, and much less favorable, than mine."




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