Re: [mythsoc] The 'Ring' around the collar
- Completing my thought
And LORD have mercy, Ted, I hope you could frame your thoughts in better
prose than this author's:
"You are neither hammered with nor even privy to anything the members on the
page aren’t. "
----- Original Message -----
From: Ted Sherman
To: Mythopoeic Society discussion list
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2001 6:49 PM
Subject: [mythsoc] The 'Ring' around the collar
>This writer echoes my own thoughts exactly. Ted
The movie is far from perfect, and I'm disappointed in most of the same things the writer is (although Rivendell was just as I'd pictured it [his image of it must be very different from mine, so I probably would have been disappointed in _it_], and I found the portrayal of Galadriel intriguing and thought-provoking even though it certainly wasn't how _I've_ thought of her).
But to have these disappointments completely ruin for me a movie that I've enjoyed quite a bit as an entity in itself, and have found to be an interesting glimpse into a perspective on the book that's different from mine, would be, I think, very sad.
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- In a message dated 12/30/01 8:49:57 PM Central Standard Time,
> But to have these disappointments completely ruin for me a movie that I'veI think the most effective means I've found for enjoying the film, is to
> enjoyed quite a bit as an entity in itself
assume that the movie is made from the story of these events as preserved NOT
in the Red Book of Westmarch by the Hobbits, but by some other group, perhaps
a group of Men living isolated off in the eastern or northern wilds, which
has a different oral tradition. (Or maybe even a group of Men on a far isle,
reached only by seafaring - can someone come up with a Quenya, Sindarin, or
Westron name for New Zealand!? and a myth of how these Men got there?)
- The Lady Proudbrook wrote:
> I think the most effective means I've found for enjoying the film, is toMaybe from a land somewhere south of Mt. Shasta and north of the Baja wastes? A land of industrial light and magic. Men led by the mighty Kings of Burger, for whom the tale grows more violent in the telling.
> assume that the movie is made from the story of these events as preserved NOT
> in the Red Book of Westmarch by the Hobbits, but by some other group, perhaps
> a group of Men living isolated off in the eastern or northern wilds, which
> has a different oral tradition. (Or maybe even a group of Men on a far isle,
Sorry, couldn't resist. Like Matt, I really did enjoy it much more the second time and will likely go again. I'm looking forward to the next two.
David J. Finnamore
Nashville, TN, USA
I can't be an anti-intellectualist. I don't even know what it means.