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August 3, 2000
New Terms For the Bombadil
I appreciate the trepidation about a Tom Bombadil-less film,
but I believe the current terms of the debate are highly unfair to Peter Jackson.
Certainly, in a vacuum, it would be lovely to have Tom Bombadil. However, Peter Jackson
has a number of restrictions to work under, among them that each movie must run two hours
or less. Therefore, I think it just to demand this of anyone who is angered over Bombadil:
If you would have Bombadil added to the film, you must provide a similar amount of other
plot from "Fellowship" that you would rather see cut. Lothlorien? The Council of
Elrond? Moria? How about Boromir's death?