“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go. Alice: …So long as I get somewhere….
Happy Birthday to J. R. R. Tolkien – Maker of Magic
I never shall forget the time that I saw Gandalf’s and Frodo’s ride into the shire: As I watched the above scene unfold, I knew that finally, several people got it! First and Foremost, Tolkien had captured magic in his writing, and second, Peter Jackson had turned Tolkien’s magic into cinema, and third, Howard Shore…