Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien Unplugged
- At 06:36 AM 3/2/2005 +0000, Michael Martinez wrote:
>David, you express concern about this group being invaded by movieThat's because the invasion hasn't happened here yet. [And by "here" I
>people, but frankly the majority (if not all) of the discussion I
>find here regarding the movie is from people who aren't very strongly
>influenced by it.
meant "The Mythopoeic Society" more than "the MythSoc Yahoo Groups list."]
It's already visible in Tolkien scholarship, as Janet Croft has reported,
and it's more than that in the classroom, as Beth Russell and others have
reported. I'm trying to head 'em off at the pass.
>We could mine Tolkien, too, much more effectively than many otherIf Tolkien were being reguarly mined, as your stirring final two paragraphs
>20th century authors' works have been mined.
envisage, it would be in a way less bad (though it would be a
shudder-inducing reality for other reasons). This is because what most
concerns me about Jackson is that his work is being taken for Tolkien's.
Were there anti-Jacksons making their own very different films all the
time, this confusion would be less likely to happen.
- Alisson Veldhuis wrote: (responding to my post about my novel in progress)
> I can sympathise with your struggles toThank you for your comments! I hope your novel is going well. I'd be
>try to create your very own fantasy/mythological world, without copying that of others, since I myself am working on a novel now with a mythological theme. It is very enjoyable, but difficult. I too have only had close family member's read it, so it is hard to get objective views.
interested to hear about your novel. Feel free to respond off list if
you don't want to post about it here.