December 19th, 2002

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An open letter to moviegoers

So, there's a movie in theatres now that has a bunch of characters. Not a lot of introduction. If you're taking your family to such a film, and consider that your family needs some extra preparation to keep the characters straight, the time for that kind of discussion is BEFORE the lights go down. Perhaps even before getting in the car, but really, just so long as you respect the other theatregoers.

"That's Theoden. He's a King. And he's old. He's an old king." "I like dragons." "Liv Tyler. That's Liv Tyler." "Wow, this is a long film."