"YOU TOO?!!!" (A yell of delight)
Yes I also think that this is one of the best movie bits I have seen in my whole life!
Some weeks ago I have seen quite an extraordinary TV program on "Planet"
channel in TV. It was on Tolkien and it contained, among others, a fragment of
a TV interview with him. And Tolkien made an astonishing remark. I cannot quote
it word by word (I can check though because I recorded that program on a video
tape...) but it was something like this: "All human stories are about Death and its
implacability. We my try to accept it but it is always an ultimate violence. You
may like it or not, but this is the main theme of the Lord lof the Rings".
At first I just gasped and then I thought, well, yes, he i's absolutely right. All the
best human stories are about Death. They are poignant... and we need them! (see
the huge commercial success of another Ridley Scott's film, "The Gladiiator").
If we are conscious that we are mortal... it makes us really appreciate every moment of
our brief brief time, and " use well the days" (a parting wish of Galadriel to Aragorn in
And... I'm "using my Saturday" to sit before a computer while the Sun is bright and the
sky soooo blue!!!