Re: it's not in Tolkien
> When would Sauron have been reduced to eyehood anyway? His body wasnew one
> destroyed in the wreck of Numenor, but as an Ainu he constructed a
> and wore the Ring on his finger. We see Jackson's version of thatbody in
> its armor in the prologue scene, wielding its +10 Mace of Power.Isildur
> cuts the ring finger off and takes the Ring, but he doesn't have theif he'd
> capacity to destroy the body. "He has only four [fingers] on the Black
> Hand, but they are enough," says Tolkien's Gollum, and one wonders
> seen that hand personally.Eye even
> To my mind, the vague, undepicted image of Sauron crouched over his
> palantir, peering into it, sending his gaze out in the form of his
> to such safe havens as Galadriel's Mirror, is evocative and terrifying.meant
> But Sauron the physically helpless - no hands, no legs, no mouth [did
> anyone imagine that the guy who calls himself "The Mouth of Sauron"
> anything other than the Mouthpiece of Sauron? That he was literally hisabsurd. That
> mouth and that his boss couldn't speak?] - a big lump of vitreous humor
> stuck up there at the top of Barad-dur, is comic, ridiculous,
> big comic double-take it takes when it realizes it's been fooled -it's one
> of the silliest things in the movie.I had no problems with visually representing Sauron as an eye (no pun
intended). But this is on the premise that he is not a disembodied
corporeal eye, but a spirit appearing in the form of an eye.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David Emerson
>which a man from our present day
> >There was once a science-fiction story in
> >wakes up in the distant future and asks for ahamburger. The futurians
> >reply, "A hamburger is a citizen of theGerman city of Hamburg. Were you
> >cannibals in those days?"Kennedy being a jelly doughnut?
> Does this have something to do with John F.