Two quick bits, since I’m otherwise mostly in the 19th century today:
Avnet is setting a noble example here: if all movies were named after their running times, Hollywood would instantly become a brisker place. Would Peter Jackson have dared to put us through a Tolkien trilogy called “Nine and a Quarter Hours of Elves”? I don’t think so.
I now never have to use the phrase “Lord of the Rings” again. In Lane’s honor, I will only use his alternate title. Including for the books.
But that’s not the ironic part. That happens in July, when this happiest? place on earth opens.