09 January 2009

“Uncle, I have avenged thee…”

I guess there’s something about becoming an uncle that makes certain phrases strike you with more force. I’m working right now on an essay about the 1980 TV movie The Return of the King, a different view of Tolkien, to be certain, but one with some merits. I was always moved by this line that Éowyn speaks in the movie, which isn’t in Tolkien, mostly because Éowyn collapses into unconsciousness after slaying the Lord of the Nazgûl. The addition of the tear is a great touch. So through the magic of photoshop, here’s a little preview of what you can expect from my Black Gate blog coming up in two weeks. (I’ve already finished my post for this week.)