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BBC Radio Adaptation LOTR Episode II The Black Riders At the Prancing Pony

ArathornJax
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Jun 13 2008, 4:25am


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1. One of the things about Strider is that he is kinda of like a "rascal" and that "he feels fairer but looks fouler." In the inn at Bree do you feel that Strider comes across intimidating and fouler? For many Aragorn's voice is different from what they have imagined. Do you think in time his voice will grow on you?

2. Sir Robert Stephens who plays Aragorn was often considered the successor to Sir Laurence Olivier, and he was very successful until around 1970-73 when he left the National Theater Company after having a dispute with Olivier. He divorced his third wife in 1973 and his heavy and consistent drinking limited his career. Luckily, before his death in 1995 he revived his acting career by giving some great performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company as Falstaff in Henry IV and as King Lear in the same play. Does Sir Robert Stephens Shakespearean training come through too strong in the scene of Bree? Did anyone pick up a change in the performance when Aragorn laughs at the "look fairer and seem fouler" comment by Frodo?

3. What images came to your mind when Frodo sang the "Man of the Moon" song at the Pony? What do you think of the tune and are you glad to see this in the adaptation? A question I have is who is playing the fiddle and how did they know the tune that Frodo would be chanting to?

4. I've heard and read comments that it is at the Pony that Frodo and his companions begin to realize how serious the quest is they are on. Does this adaptation convey this to the listener and if you think it does or does not, how does it

" . . . (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.




(This post was edited by ArathornJax on Jun 13 2008, 4:26am)

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BBC Radio Adaptation LOTR Episode II The Black Riders At the Prancing Pony ArathornJax Send a private message to ArathornJax Jun 13 2008, 4:25am
    The last homely house FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jun 13 2008, 9:30am
        Yes, Brian Sibley ArathornJax Send a private message to ArathornJax Jun 13 2008, 12:56pm
            Thanks for that link FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jun 13 2008, 1:34pm
    This Strider's voice grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jun 13 2008, 4:31pm
    I was really looking forward to meeting Strider Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Jun 13 2008, 6:16pm
        It grew on me... Huan71 Send a private message to Huan71 Jun 14 2008, 7:07am
    Strider's voice kind of grew on me Idril Celebrindal Send a private message to Idril Celebrindal Jun 14 2008, 1:23am
    I am usually not a fan of songs in my stories... Patty Send a private message to Patty Jun 14 2008, 4:11pm

 
 
 

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