Friday, January 01, 2010

Snow and hobbits

I'm watching the movie Fellowship of the Ring, first in the Lord of the Rings series.  Watching Shakespearean actors gravely imbue Tolkien-esque lines with nuances of meaning is a pleasure.  I can't get enough of Saruman when he says things like "The dwarves delved too deep," or, quite simply, "Shadow and flame."

While a movie can never compete with a book (your imagination is still the richest bed for enlivening a story), being able to hear a beloved story come to life enriches the experience even more.

Whenever it snows, J. and I recite Sean Bean's (Boromir) heartfelt exclamation: "This will be the death of the hobbits!"

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