RE: [mythsoc] Trivializing Tolkien
- At 04:59 PM 2/23/2005 -0800, John Rateliff wrote:
> To be fair, though, when I sit down to watch something called "Behind theGranted. I'm using the documentary mostly to show what exactly "about the
>Movie" I expect whatever I'm about to get to be about the movie.
movie" is about. But it does not distinguish the movie from Tolkien, and
rather more than implies that Tolkien is like the movie. That is much more
> Bad as documentary is, it's remarkable that we have lived to see timesWe hardly needed the documentary to show us that LOTR is a big deal. Heck,
>where instead of Edmund Wilson's sneers at "juvenile trash" Tolkien has
>captured the mainstream so entirely that a spin-off of his work becomes the
>subject of National Geographic.
we hardly needed Jackson for that.
- David Bratman