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That's a good point....


Nov 3 2012, 8:51am

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That's a good point.... [In reply to] Can't Post

... but when you think about it, even when Tolkien told the story to his children, before it was written down, people were used to the movies. They knew about close-ups. By the time it was published, movies were one of the main sources of entertainment, so even the first readers would have been used to that kind of presentation of a story. But you're right. One tiny wizard between huge armies bent on killing one another, somehow managing to make his voice heard, has a different kind of drama to it. That was why I mentioned the herald of Mandos, which another poster questioned. It does remind me of that. In both cases you have a huge host bent on following its own course in defiance of reason - in the Sil it's the Noldor trying to escape Aman after the Kinslaying; here it's groups who are essentially good locking horns over treasure, none prepared to give way, and suddenly in both cases there's one figure, a lone voice, making itself heard and stopping them - changing the course of events. It does remind me and I'm unrepentant about that!

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