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  •  I kind of agree (3+ / 0-)
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    radarlady, kurt, Asak

    It's endemic in mass media, unfortunately. Too big to fail has its corollary in "too big to be edited."

    Just like Spielberg and Lucas. Just like Anne Rice and J. K. Rowling, all of whose work "grew in the telling" but, unlike Tolkien, got worse as it got longer and longer and longer.

    It's another failure of the marketers. Just as they insist on all the gew-gaws and gimcracks to sell injection-molded plastic to children. They have no taste or creativity to understand when enough is enough.

    There is no art or beauty in marketing, there is only more and more. And that is the primary failure of this version of the Hobbit.

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