Scott Hardie | May 10, 2002
On the subject of offensive titles: There's an online protest forming against "The Two Towers," the second film in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, to be released this December. "The title is clearly meant to refer to the attacks on the World Trade Center. It is unforgiveable that this should be allowed to happen." Yes, that's right: When Tolkien wrote the book fifty years ago, he knew the WTC would be destroyed, so that's why he titled his book that. Shitheads. (article here)

Anna Gregoline | May 11, 2002
Yeah but I love the comment of, We thought about it, but Tolkien fans would kill us. =)

Anna Gregoline | May 11, 2002
Speaking of books, how is Michael Chabon, Scott? I saw his name at the bookstore today, and couldn't figure out where I heard it...must have seen it on your site!

Scott Hardie | May 11, 2002
Chabon is great. I am still reading Wonder Boys because I take so long, sometimes weeks, between reading sessions. But I've seen the movie many times so I never get lost. No English major should go without at least seeing "Wonder Boys" if not reading it.


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