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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit: As I said, we are at an impasse...: Edit Log


Dec 6 2014, 10:35pm

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As I said, we are at an impasse...

You went on to say that no one who had read the book would so much as raise the question, as they would automatically accept that there should be no such revisions in adapting for the screen.

First, there is the director's arrogance in adding a major character at all, male or female, to which I believe Tolkien would refer to as "impertinent" or perhaps "impudent". When we refer to people that read the books, I assume, based on decades of Tolkien discussion, that fan-fiction elements should remain in fan-fiction stories and not impinge on the original. One only has to look at Jackson's Fellowship of the Ring and Arwen's presence at the Ford battling the Nazgul as a scene that most Tolkien readers found irritating, if not downright ludicrous. It is forced Jacksonism and not representative of Tolkien whatsoever; however, readers and casual audiences cheered when Eowyn defeated the WitchKing. Like everything else in the movies, when the story follows Tolkien's original, and even though lines may be given to another character, the story rings true.

So, would Tolkien readers miss an extra character that never had a place in canon and doesn't necessarily fit Tolkien's narrative? I maintain the vast majority would not. Except for you and three other people, of course. Wink

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(This post was edited by Morthoron on Dec 6 2014, 10:36pm)

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