…Tolkien’s rings were all of the discrete entertainment platforms humankind finds precious, and the cinematic presentation of his trilogy represents the ultimate, inevitable, universal dissolution of proprietary claims on story-ideas and the physical manifestations that generate financial profit? Is Mount Doom located in Santa Monica? Does Henry Jenkins shave his feet?
Just a vagrant notion that arose from reading about the exploration of transmedia entertainment, here:
intellectual property, here:
and Lincoln’s “fire of invention” speech, here: