The Creche by the Side of the Road

Beautifully written, as usual.

Just one minor point: LotR (if that's the 3 hour movie you had in mind) is not a pagan fantasy, but a christian (Catholic) one. At least, that's what its author thought.

Posted by DTLV at December 22, 2004 9:19 AM

Having worked as Ditector of Trade Paperback Publishing at Houghton Mifflin, Tolkein's American Publisher, for five years, I not only agree with you but have been party to a number of serious discussions about this.

However, you must admit, that the Christian angle doesn't really sing out from the films however much they are implicit in the books.

Posted by Gerard Van der Leun at December 22, 2004 9:29 AM

Ditector: 'Director', 'Dictator', or 'Detector'?

Given my rather peripheral experience with the publishing world, the latter two seem appropriate.

Typo or semi-freudian slip?

Posted by P.A. Breault at December 23, 2004 2:53 PM

I don't have Freudian slips, I have whole sets of foundation garments by Freud of Hollywood.

Posted by Gerard Van der Leun at December 24, 2004 7:36 AM