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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Lord of the Rings: Gimli in The Return of the King: Edit Log

Chen G.

Jun 19, 5:42pm

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Gimli in The Return of the King

During the drinking game with Legolas, Gimli breaks wind. I always took it for the creaking of the chair, but its definitely intended as a fart joke.

Still, focusing on those "downtime" gags is a classic case of missing the forest for the trees.

I would also say that a lot of other movies that I love have "silly" humour. Vito playing with his grandson in The Godfather is one of the goofiest, silliest things I've ever seen in a movie. In Lawrence of Arabia, a camel gets prodded (which is to say nothing of Lean's later A Passage to India) for laughs; and then there's Stephen the Irishman in Braveheart (very much Gimli's template), which to me breaths life into the movie.

But some people aren't pleased with movies until they become what Pauline Kael (rightly) said of Doctor Zhivago: "Stately, respectable... and dead."

(This post was edited by Chen G. on Jun 19, 5:55pm)

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