Use the delete button:) - I probably should

Stan Gorodenski stanlep at
Mon Jan 7 22:02:55 EST 2002

> Actually, if we're going to label ourselves, can't we be Hobbits?  Trolls,
> Wargs, Orcs - a bit distasteful, the whole lot of them.  As far as Anne's
> advice to see the film - well, my son and I are on a quest to reread the
> books before we head for the theatre.  I'm presently somewhere in the hills
> of Rohan, having left the Great River in pursuit of enemies and the friends
> they've captured.

It's interesting how things come into fashion.  I read the Hobbit and
Lord of the Rings 30 years ago and only now is it becoming popular
(probably because of the special effects in the movie - how shallow). 
As for seeing the movie, I would not recommend it.  Why have someone
else form images of what the characters, mountains, forests, etc. are
supposed to be like? Why not let your own imagination do it for you by
reading the books? I think a nature lover would fall in love with these
books, and it is the extensive 'nature' part of the books (mountains,
forests, flowers, lakes, etc., and ths cool crisp star lit evenings)
that I do not think a movie could convey as well as the books.

I have not seen the movie but saw some previews of how it was made. 

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