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BBC The Lord of the Rings Radio Adaptation Episode 9 A


Aug 5 2008, 5:50am

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BBC The Lord of the Rings Radio Adaptation Episode 9 A Can't Post

Here is my first post for Episode 9. Feel free to respond to my questions, add any of your own or just respond to what you think about this episode.
1. After the discussion that they are not elves because they are not fair to look upon, Sam jumps to the defense again. Is this just Sam being consistent with his character or is Sam becoming more vocal at this point? How has William Nighy shown Sam's growth to this point of the adaptation?

2. What do we learn about Frodo and Sam from their initial encounter with Faramir? Do Sir Ian Holm and William Nighy capture the essence of the characters here?

3. In Letter 180 in the Footnote, Tolkien writes “as far as any character ‘is like me’ it is Faramir.” In listening to this adaptation does this Faramir, as portrayed by Andrew Seear remind you of Tolkien? If he does how? If not, how doesn't he and what is he missing in your opinion? Perhaps the broader question then is which Faramir comes closest to being the most like Tolkien in your opinion and why?

4. Does the mournful note played in the background enhance the re-counting by Faramir of seeing Boromir glide by in the elvish boat? How do you imagine Faramir in your mind? Do the brothers Boromir and Faramir share any traits in common as you reflect back in the adaptation to the time when Boromir was alive?

5. After learning of Boromir’s death, Sir Ian Holm does a masterful job of conveying Frodo’s despair. Does Frodo at this point have any hope left that he will succeed? How is Sir Ian Holm showing Frodo's transformation to this point?

6. Does anyone miss the scene of the Rangers attacking the men of the South and Sam seeing his Oliphaunt? Is there another scene you would have left out to include this one?

Just For Fun:

Do any of these images remind you of Faramir or do you have a different version of him?

On the Side:

I found this interesting link on Faramir visiting Spain . . . . some really beautiful shots. Warning, the pictures take a long time to download even on high speed but are worth it I think.

" . . . (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.

Come over to the LOTR Movie Thread and discuss the 1981 BBC Adaptation of the LOTR.

(This post was edited by ArathornJax on Aug 5 2008, 5:55am)

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BBC The Lord of the Rings Radio Adaptation Episode 9 A ArathornJax Send a private message to ArathornJax Aug 5 2008, 5:50am
    Just had to say this. hobbitlove Send a private message to hobbitlove Aug 7 2008, 9:26pm
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