Patrick Diehl lives in Utah, gardening and writing, life’s essentials.
ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR:
<a href=”http://westbynorthwest.org/artman/publish/article_181.shtml“>The Matter of Middle-Earth</a>
OR THE HISTORY OF THE WAR OF THE RING AND THE RETURN OF THE KING AS SEEN BY THE HUMANS
If the average movie review of The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers seems like stale popcorn with phony butter, here is meat and mead from a Tolkien scholar and movie buff who understands the art of cinema translation of this epic. “But to the end of the film, Gollum continued to unnerve me in a way that no orc, Balrog, Eye, or other monster or mere nightmare ever could. …I salute their bold infidelities to the letter of the book, and their profound, imaginative engagement with its spirit and inner meaning.”
Dec 23, 2002