Monday, March 13, 2006

What? We gardeners?*

Jason Pitzl-Waters has new links to the re-paganized movie of Beowulf and Grendel, previously mentioned here.

As the director points out, the story is a direct ancestor of the classic Westerns like Shane or The Magnificent Seven: a lone hero or group of companions who ride into town, defeat evil, and ride (or sail) off into the sunset.

* The headline is a joke from the aptly named Professor Harper's Old English class at Reed College, which in turn is tied in memory to this strange episode, which led to my blowing a question on a quiz (taken while I was still temporally discombobulated) involving the verb wealdan. All of this in geardagum of course.

Meanwhile, I will want to see this movie.

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