At 12:55 AM 3/7/2008 +0000, Lynn Maudlin wrote:
>That's wild, David - what was the implication that the Jones character
>couldn't understand a word? Did he not *read* or did he not grasp the
The character was certainly literate (and fairly computer savvy, too). I'd guess the intended implication of the scene was that he didn't have a mind attuned to that high-falutin' literary stuff: a plain Biblical tale of heroism against great odds was more his meat. If so, LWW was a rather incongruous book by those standards, and I'd therefore presume the script didn't specify it. Perhaps the set people just handed the actor a likely-looking book and that happened to be it.