Kyla Tornheim kyla at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Wed Mar 20 18:26:51 EST 2002

On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 JOdel at aol.com wrote:

> << I, too, objected to the...flakiness? silly immaturity? of Merry and Pippin 
> in the movie; but now I realize that it, >>
> Well, also the movie is also compressing a lot of time. Bilbo's farewell 
> birthday party took place some 17 years before Frodo took the ring to 
> Rivendell in the book. And the journey itself took over a year.
Yup. That was another thing that annoyed me. I mean, it wouldn't have been
*too* bad to put in a "time passes" scene/line/montage; and it's much
better than "Bilbo leaves, and the shit hits the fan!"

A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time.
       --George Iles

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