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A sometimes-shifting line between fantasy, reality

January 12, 2003 at 10:48 pm by xoanon  - 

Most people don’t need a map to know that Middle-earth isn’t anywhere near Iraq. Or North Korea for that matter. But “Lord of the Rings” star Viggo Mortensen felt the need to remind people of that salient geographical fact a few weeks back when he appeared on “The Charlie Rose Show” in a homemade T-shirt that read “No More Blood for Oil.” Apparently, Mortensen was mortified at hearing people projecting simplistic, post-Sept. 11 analogies onto J.R.R. Tolkien’s mythical universe of hobbits, orcs and hirsute sorcerers. [More]

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