November 19, 2003
EXTENDED 'TOWERS' DVD FLAWLESS
By Ryan Lewis
The journey of the one ring is one of
the most meticulously crafted and
intricately woven pieces of fantasy in
all of literature. Rightfully so, the spe-
cial extended edi -_
tion of "The Lord The Lord of
of the Rings: The the Rings:
Two Towers" "i
takes us inside the The Two
trilogy's transfor- Towers
mation from page New Line
to screen in a
painstakingly detailed four-disc set. As
the battle for Middle Earth hangs in
the balance until the "Return of the
King" hits theaters next month, Peter
Jackson's pleasantly packed package of
goodies should hold us over until that
Both of the first two DVDs in the set
are dedicated to the over 40 minutes of
additional footage. These new and
extended scenes not only lend them- ,
selves to equalizing the original film's .°
rapid pacing, but they also greatly
inform many of the great changes
made from the novel.
One especially interesting newy
scene, which doesn't exist in Tolkien's
telling, features an interchange
between Boromir and Faramir in "r
Osgiliath - also taking the opportuni-
ty to introduce the important character
of Denethor - that gives us a better
understanding of Faramir's character.
Other impressive scenes in Fangorn
forest and Rohan add tidbits that will Get your hands off me you damned dirty ape
please most Tolkien afficionados.
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Write on: Atwood's secrets open to public
By NikI Avenia
For the Daily
Undoubtedly, it is a task in itself for a writer to write
a book about writing.
Above all, the writer must be suc-
cessful enough (to the public and in MAR(
academia) to be seen as a credible
source on the method of writing. Sec-
ond, the writer must be comfortable N n G
enough in saying that she is indeed aw
"writer" and that she knows enough to
advise others. Therefore, the writer has
to try particularly hard to come across
as a modest genius rather than a con-
ceited ego-maniac with all the
Margaret Atwood succeeds beauti-
fully as this modest genius in her most
recent book, "Negotiating with the
Dead: A Writer on Writing." Atwood>
weaves together her own personal
experiences of being a female writer in the mid-20th
century seamlessly with the inspiration that literary
giants such as D.H. Lawrence, Dante and Rainer
Maria Rilke have had on her.
"Negotiating with the Dead" is a rich narrative
which further illustrates Atwood's talents and skills as
a celebrated writer. Its title refers obviously to
Atwood's admiration for the writ-
ers who came
before her, as
ARET well as her desire
to credit some of
her success to
SDllAEt their teachings.
She writes about
topics vast in
scope and tries to
with the reader.
In one of the most personally revealing chapters,
Atwood describes her first "real" reader: Brown Owl,
the leader of her Brownie troop. She remembers and
eloquently relates how, at age nine, she composed
books as part of the Brownie program and gave them
to the "wise and fair" Brown Owl. The story con-
cludes with Atwood writing, "So that is who the writer
writes for ... for the ideal reader who exists on a con-
tinuum somewhere between Brown Owl and God ...
This ideal reader may prove to be anyone at all ...
because the act of reading is just as singular - always
- as the act of writing."
After more than 30 books, numerous literary prizes
and academic fame, Margaret Atwood proves that she
knows what it takes to be a writer. "Negotiating with
the Dead" is smart and profound, Atwood's style hon-
est and humble. Though its subject matter and diction
may distance the average Dean Koontz reader, it is
obviously a book for writers, and perhaps this was her
intention. Like the great writers who preceded her
(particularly those who are mentioned in her novel),
Atwood's radical work was not widely read. She suc-
ceeds, however, in captivating and intellectual and
finely focused audience, who will most surely benefit
from her insight.
The Men's Glee Club per-
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find resolutions for the deepest literary
mysteries. For example, in the first
chapter, Atwood poses an elusive ques-
tion, "What is a 'writer?"' and she
coherently answers it. In essence, this
novel is worth reading for aspiring
J writers if only to discover her answer
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The novel goes on to deal with her
inferiority complex as a writer, the Dr. Jekyll/Mr.
Hyde duality of artistry and the writer's relationship
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