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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit: I've never really thought about it...: Edit Log

Grey Havens

Apr 16 2011, 7:24am

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I've never really thought about it...

...but I would guess this writer hasn't known many Tolkien fans in her day. There are plenty females who enjoy Martin and Tolkien, as we are all aware. This is actually one of the problems that I can see PJ having with the critics, The Hobbit is by nature, by and large a story dominated by male characters, and doesn't have any large female roles, at least not in the book. This could be a cause for concern for the studio, they might feel like they're taking a gamble on a film that comes from a story where there are no females of note. Will this affect the audience make-up? Will there will be swaths of female Tolkien fans coming to see the films? Of course we know there will be, but will the studio believe it? Will critics and Academy voters hold it against them that there won't be any major female roles, besides Cate Blanchett for however long she's in the film? This could be the genesis of where the possible inclusion of a non-canon female elf character comes from. But I suppose this topic could very easily be expanded to whether females in general are turned off by science fiction/fantasy in the first place, or just fantasy tales without female characters, but that argument could go on for days between both sides, even though I don't personally believe that.

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(This post was edited by Maiarmike on Apr 16 2011, 7:28am)

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Post edited by Maiarmike (Grey Havens) on Apr 16 2011, 7:28am

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