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Re: Article in the "Village Voice" about the Tolkien Movies

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, June 11, 2001, 9:01
En réponse à Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>:

> Hmm. As some one who studied and wrote a paper on LoTR in gradschool, > I > find his rather off-handed dismissals rather more indicative of his > own > mental development that that of Tolkien's fans. I think the main > problem is > that Tolkien is hard for the great masses to understand because it > deals > with the truely elemental parts of life. Therefore it is only the > "children" and the truely wise who can really grasp what he is saying. > Those who fall in between fail to get the point. I'm probably one of > the > "children" but sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between a > child > and a wise one. They have more in common with each other than either > has > with the middle. > > Adam >
Amen. If only the ones in the middle could at least understand that... (note that I consider myself part of the "children", though I'm usely wiser than most of the people I know...) Christophe.