But would [the screenwriter] think that he had improved the effect of a film of, say, the ascent of Everest by introducing helicopters to take the climbers half way up…?

J. R. R. Tolkien, as quoted by Periannath.com in their brilliant piece: Why Doesn’t Frodo Just Ride An Eagle To Mount Doom?

It’s the question of our time, really.

[via Seldo]

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