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Posted By: Don Firth
23-Dec-01 - 09:13 PM
Thread Name: I want to start a new LOTR discussion!
Subject: RE: I want to start a new LOTR discussion!
I definitely agree on To Kill a Mockingbird. One of my all-time favorite movies. And books.

One of my favorite books, one that I read as an early teen-ager and have read many times since, is Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. The story of a personal conflict between a young lawyer and a nobleman who callously killed the lawyer's friend in a duel (the lawyer's friend was about to enter Holy Orders and was no swordsman), intermingled with historically accurate detail of the circumstances that led up to the French Revolution made for an exciting, complex story. Although I like Stewart Granger as an actor, Hollywood bitched that one up real good. I've often thought it would take a BBC type miniseries to do justice to it.

I hope you're right, Clinton. I'll see the movie soon, but I will await the DVD.

Don Firth