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BBC Radio Adaptation Episode II The Black Riders: Crickhollow to Bree

ArathornJax
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Jun 12 2008, 12:57am


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1. As has been mentioned, Tom Bombadil is absent from this adaptation as is Gildor and the elves in Woody End. Do you think that the way the Brian Sibley wrote around these scenes allows those who know the story to still think that they occurred, but were not dramatized in order to keep the story moving forward?

2. What do you like or dislike specifically about Farmer Maggot?

3. In the conspiracy unmasked scene at Crickhollow what do you think of Sir Ian Holm's performance as Frodo as Merry, Pippin and Sam reveal that they are going with him?

4. Sam shows in this episode how suspicious he is of others that he does not know? We see this with Farmer Maggot and with Strider. Why is Sam so suspicious and does William Nighey successfully carry this off? Why or why not?

5. I love Butterbur and I think he is more convincing then in any other adaption of the book. What are your initial impressions of Butterbur?

" . . . (we are ) too engrossed in thinking of everything as a preparation or training or making one fit -- for what? At any minute it is what we are and are doing, not what we plan to be and do that counts."

J.R.R. Tolkien in his 6 October 1940 letter to his son Michael Tolkien.



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BBC Radio Adaptation Episode II The Black Riders: Crickhollow to Bree ArathornJax Send a private message to ArathornJax Jun 12 2008, 12:57am
    Well played. Huan71 Send a private message to Huan71 Jun 12 2008, 9:09am
    Never having heard the adaption, I can add very little sador Send a private message to sador Jun 12 2008, 7:40pm
    Love Farmer Maggot! FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jun 13 2008, 7:55am
        It's in the book as well sador Send a private message to sador Jun 13 2008, 10:47am
            Thanks for reminding me FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jun 13 2008, 11:12am
    The voices that grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jun 13 2008, 4:28pm
    Love the inclusion of Crickhollow Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Jun 13 2008, 6:10pm
    I'm able to get back at last... Patty Send a private message to Patty Jun 14 2008, 12:50am
    Barliman's the name ... Idril Celebrindal Send a private message to Idril Celebrindal Jun 14 2008, 1:05am

 
 
 

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