Re: [mythsoc] Jackson/Contamination
- At 10:33 AM 2/27/2002 , Stolzi wrote:
>dbratman@... writes:Yes, and they do that by tossing rocks. I didn't say they tossed them _at_
>> hobbits scare
>> off Nazgul by tossing rocks
>Is this right? I only saw the movie once, but if I remember, they were doing
>the time honored trick of "make the pursuer think you are moving over there,
>not here where you actually are."
the Nazgul, a la Palestinian protestors at the Israeli army. "Scare" may
have been the wrong verb.
Just last weekend, I saw a list of "Useful Instructions for Evil Minions"
posted in a bookstore. The FIRST instruction on the list was "Before you
go on duty for the first time, find out what a tossed pebble sounds like,
and learn not to be distracted by one." Yet another problem with this
film, a problem otherwise uncharacteristic of it.
In the book, the Nazgul is scared off by the approaching Elves of Gildor.
>Nazgul should have followed his nose, in that case.They're not sniffing out people. They're drawn by the Ring. Accordingly,
>(How =do= they sniff out people, when they have no real noses, anyway?)
a tossed pebble wouldn't distract them very long.
>But this gets back to David's (I think)Not me. Aragorn is unique as the rightful King, but Boromir, Legolas, and
>earlier point about how if you're with the bad guys, even if you're part of a
>huge company, you really don't want to go up against even *one* person in the
Gimli are no finer than many other warriors of their races, being
distinguished mostly by having been put in this crisis, not by the unique
qualities of their varying reactions to it.
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