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February 8, 2001
On Bombadil and the Extra
I, for one, am able to see what Jackson is going for during
the first part of the movie during the hobbits' flight to Rivendell. During my
reading of the book, the most exciting thing for me was their pursuit by the Nazgul.
The problem for me, which made the books a little boring at first, was that their
encounters with the Nazgul were too few and far between. I'd find myself getting
anxious for the next encounter, because it is these encounters that provide the chief
momentum of the story at this point in the novels. Most of the other things that
featured in this part of the story I felt distracted too much from the suspense I felt.