"Matthew Pearson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> --- The Grey Wizard wrote:
> I always found the Tom Bombadil episode the least satisfying in the book.
> Not only would it "be hard to translate the Bombadil episode to film without
> making it look silly", but I found even Tolkien's rendition rather silly
> <ducking>. The whole "Hey dol! Merry dol!" thing came across as a bit too
> disneyesque for me.
> --- end of quote ---
> I understand your trepidation, but I wouldn't call him a Disneyesque
> character. "Disneyesque" makes me think of Snow White singing to the
> bluebirds and all that.
... and Tom *isn't* Disneyesque by those standards? ;p
As I was reading FoTR earlier I realized Tom seems to actually speak very near
to the meter he sings in.
"Time enough for questions around the supper table. You follow after me as
quick as you are able!"