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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Happy 116th Birthday to Tolkien: photos, letter #328, and a reflection.

Posted on 2008.01.03 at 15:15

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Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2008-01-06 13:52 (UTC) (Link)
A wonderful tribute full of love for the Professor. Thank you so much, Mechling. The illuminated letters are really gorgeous. You put so much work into all of your projects and you know it is greatly appreciated by us.

I caught a glimpse of The Two Towers on TV last night - I could not watch it comfortably due to all the adverts and Lotteries that dissected it - so I gave up and read a book instead. The glimpse I had was Merry and Pippin with Treebeard. It might be my hopeful imagination but I convinced myself that, film Treebeard bore a resemblance to the Professor. Has this been mentioned before?

--Estë
Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-01-06 14:45 (UTC) (Link)
I convinced myself that, film Treebeard bore a resemblance to the Professor. Has this been mentioned before?

I don't know, Estë. I know that when I was following TORc's super "M00bies reads the b00ks", someone brilliant discussing the Fangorn chapter noted that Treebeard (and all the Ents?) was a philologist, always interested in and meditating on language and words--their formation and origin, and the power of naming, all subjects dear to the Professor's heart and mind.

But you're right. One can almost picture the Treebeard designed for the films smoking a pipe like "Ronald's".

Thanks so much for posting, Estë!
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