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December 23, 2003


Ith posts a list of cameos in The Return of the King. I want to add several thoughts of my own:

is it just me or was that the Battle of Hoth Fields;
complete with Legolas swinging up underneath an Imperial Walker;
and those were Aliens guarding the tower of Cirith Ungol right? I figure these Watchers were an homage to the Alien-ish Shelob fighting-stylee.

I need to see the film again before confirming my suspected Gone with the Wind references.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 23, 2003 10:14 AM


I commented to my wife about the AT-AT vs Mumakil resemblance. "Quick," she said, "ride your horses around their feet and deploy your grappling cable!"

She then noted the similarity between the hobbits being bowed to in Minas Tirith and Mulan at the Imperial Palace.

On the other hand, sometimes images do sometimes repeat themselves ...

Posted by: *** Dave at December 23, 2003 10:48 AM

Yes! Yes! That's exactly it! Chewbacca should have been there getting a gold medal too.

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at December 23, 2003 10:52 AM

And of course Lucas has publically said he was influenced by LotR. So I guess it comes full circle.

Several people I know have mentioned the Hoth sequence -- I know it reminded me of it.

Posted by: Ith at December 24, 2003 08:28 PM