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Gandalf The Grey Versus The White

JWPlatt
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Oct 8 2012, 2:28am


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I've seen a number of references about how different Gandalf the Grey is compared to Gandalf The White in The Lord of the Rings films. Really?

I didn't see much difference between the movies and it's been about two years since I read the books for only the second time. Gimli says in the movie, "This new Gandalf is more grumpy than the old one." But that's the only overt observation in words or behavior that I remember from the movies.

Would anyone care to cite examples from the books and movies about how the two Gandalfs are different? I trust Tolkien may have pointed it out better than in the movies, making the book comparison easier, so maybe it would be good to compare how the movies might have failed or succeeded in translating the differences between the two Gandalfs from the book.


(This post was edited by JWPlatt on Oct 8 2012, 2:30am)

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Gandalf The Grey Versus The White JWPlatt Oct 8 2012, 2:28am
    About Gandy- Ring-Bearer Send a private message to Ring-Bearer Oct 8 2012, 2:57am
    The difference is pretty obvious imo. Spaldron Send a private message to Spaldron Oct 8 2012, 2:48pm
        Specifics JWPlatt Oct 8 2012, 5:40pm
            In Merry's own words (fro the books): Túrin_Turambar Send a private message to Túrin_Turambar Oct 9 2012, 2:47am
    More hasty Lausus Send a private message to Lausus Oct 8 2012, 10:18pm
    Not all knowing versus enlightened... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 9 2012, 4:10am
        Well said, Weaver! Ring-Bearer Send a private message to Ring-Bearer Oct 9 2012, 4:17am
            Seconded! FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Oct 9 2012, 10:07am
                yep, I was only focusing on the films in my analysis... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 10 2012, 3:04am
                    I miss him too... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Oct 10 2012, 11:22am
                        I like your "promotion" analogy... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 11 2012, 3:22am
            glad you got past all my typos! weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 10 2012, 3:06am
        Both Grey and White insult Pippin stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Oct 10 2012, 12:45pm
            agreed... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 11 2012, 3:18am
    I din´t see that either Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Oct 9 2012, 2:04pm
    I always find the most striking difference between the two Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 10 2012, 3:31pm

 
 
 

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