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  • A favorite line in Tolkien but I’d never made the Chaplin connection before. Thanks, Carl. --Mike From: mailto:mythsoc@^$1 Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 12:19 PM To: mythsoc@^$2 Subject: Re: [mythsoc] From Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" (1940) Yes, I too had been struck by the similarity between those two scenes. I don’t know that Tolkien ever saw that movie, but if not an...
    Mike Foster Nov 30, 2015
  • Colin Havard, son of Tolkien & Lewis family physician Dr. Robert, is another I’ve suggested as a guest. He house-sat at the Kilns and has many anecdotes about Inklings meetings. Old blurb attached. We first did this in Toronto in 2005 or so. He lives in St. Louis. Mike From: mailto:mythsoc@^$1 Sent: Monday, November 23, 2015 11:36 AM To: mythsoc@^$2 Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Two...
    Mike Foster Nov 23, 2015
  • Jo and I gave up on trying to figure our what the hell Jackson was doing with those films some years ago. Mike Foster From: mailto:mythsoc@^$1 Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 8:35 AM To: mythsoc@^$2 Subject: [mythsoc] this explains it all The headline reads, "Peter Jackson: 'I didn't know what the hell I was doing' when I made The Hobbit" http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/nov...
    Mike Foster Nov 20, 2015
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  • Thanks. --Mike From: mailto:mythsoc@^$1 Sent: Friday, August 28, 2015 3:03 PM To: mailto:mythsoc@^$2 Subject: [mythsoc] Book TV segment on Lewis and Tolkien For those interested in the topic, Book-TV this past weekend ran a segment in which an author named Joseph Loconte made an hour-long presentation based on his recent book on The Great War's impact on Tolkien and Lewis. The...
    Mike Foster Aug 28, 2015
  • Maeglin, Thanks. You’ll have clerihew contest poems & winners’ names by Sept.1 or sooner. Once again, the best Mythcon ever. Mike From: mailto:mythsoc@^$1 Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2015 9:22 PM To: mythsoc@^$2 Subject: [mythsoc] 2015 Mythopoeic Award Winners Announced! Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Sarah Avery, Tales from Rugosa Coven (Dark Quest) Mythopoeic...
    Mike Foster Aug 2, 2015
  • Just ask people at the airport, if no one Mythie can give you a better idea. Mike From: mailto:mythsoc@^$1 Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:14 AM To: mythsoc@^$2 Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Schedule for shuttle How do I call the hotel. Don't tell me to use my cell phone. I don't own a cell phone. Wendell Wagner In a message dated 7/29/2015 7:23:11 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, mythsoc...
    Mike Foster Jul 29, 2015
  • ...you would make it unbreakable as well. Sigh. Workmanship - next time they should go to Wayland Smithy. Berni From: "'Mike Foster' mafoster@^$3 [mythsoc]" To: mythsoc@^$4 Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2015 6:23 PM Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Arthuriana: the Sword in the Stone vs...
    Mike Foster Jul 12, 2015
  • ...you would make it unbreakable as well. Sigh. Workmanship - next time they should go to Wayland Smithy. Berni From: "'Mike Foster' mafoster@^$3 [mythsoc]" To: mythsoc@^$4 Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2015 6:23 PM Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Arthuriana: the Sword in the Stone vs...
    Mike Foster Jul 12, 2015
  • What Wayne said. For me, in the same way that The rolling Stones led me to Howlin’ Wolf, T.H. White led me to Thomas Malory. The Once and Future King by T.H. White reviewed by Mike Foster in 1999. This comitragic retelling of the King Arthur myth began with a book off the author’s shelf. In January, 1938, Terence Hanbury White’s lonely and loveless life as a bibulous...
    Mike Foster Jul 12, 2015
  • Yes, please. Mike Foster From: mailto:mythsoc@^$1 Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 10:28 AM To: mythsoc@^$2 Subject: RE: [mythsoc] Fw: C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society I have a review copy of this, if anyone is interested in reviewing it for Mythlore. Janet Brennan Croft Head of Access and Delivery Services Rutgers University Libraries...
    Mike Foster Jul 9, 2015