Snapshots from Green Victoria (tedwords) wrote,
Snapshots from Green Victoria
tedwords

I'm probably going to get yelled at for this, but...

I just returned from seeing "Return of the King."

Why was it that I kept thinking about "The Wizard of Oz" at the end?

Like, after Frodo wakes up in a bed after tossing the ring into Mount Doom, and the fellowship rushes in to see him, why was I reminded of Dorothy waking up and seeing all her friends (and Professor Marvel) gathered around, and saying, "And you were there, and you were there, and you, too!"

Or, when Frodo is saying goodbye to his fellow hobbits to sail off to The Havens, why did I feel that when he went to say goodbye to Sam, he was going to start his farewell with, "And I think I'll miss you, most of all, Scarecrow!"

Also, am I just hyper-sensitive these days, or was there an extremely homo-erotic undertone to this series? Those long lingering looks, the faces pressed up against each other, hovering around the lips...I don't know. And then, as Sam is walking home at the end, you hear a voiceover from Frodo, "You can't live in two worlds, Sam..."

Two thumbs up!
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