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Sean Astin Willing, But Not Hopeful For 'Hobbit' Role:


Oct 5 2007, 9:43pm

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Sean Astin Willing, But Not Hopeful For 'Hobbit' Role: Can't Post

'The Hobbit' discussion continues as The MTV Movie Blog has caught up with LOTR cast member Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee). Check out what everyone's favorite savior or Middle-earth has to say:

Cate Blanchett talk Hobbit"I've said since before we started making the movies and have never wavered for a second that 'The Hobbit' would get made," Sean Astin -- who portrayed Samwise Gamgee -- insisted, while out promoting his new film, "The Final Season." "The fanbase wants it. There's too much money to be made doing it. It seems like maybe the time is now."

There is a lot more over at MTV, check it out!

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Oct 5 2007, 10:33pm

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I wish the title of the blog ... [In reply to] Can't Post

had been different Tongue

Its a timing thing ... as mentioned in the article ... Sams not born yet Blush

But our ever hopeful Sam is as faithful in his resolve that the Hobbit will be made.
Nice to see his name about ... and a new movie too!!

The Road Goes Ever On and On ...
Happy 70th Birthday to The Hobbit!!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!
..*sing & sway* "All we are saying ..Is Give Pete A Chance" ...
"Your friends are with you Peter"
Let the Hobbit Happen!!!


Oct 6 2007, 2:07am

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Nothing ever dampens his spirits. [In reply to] Can't Post

Heart Sean is still Sam is his heart. I love that about him. It is a pity that he cannot return in some form or fashion. Perhaps he could play a younger Gaffer and at least put in a cameo someplace?

Whether because Frodo was so worn by his long pains, wound of knife, and venomous sting, and sorrow, fear, and homeless wandering, or because some gift of final strength was given to him, Sam lifted Frodo with no more difficulty than if he were carrying a hobbit child pig-a-back....
Frodo opened his eyes and drew a breath....'Thank you, Sam,' he said in a cracked whisper. 'How far is there to go?' --RotK, "Mount Doom"
Formerly A'amel from days gone by.

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Oct 6 2007, 2:29am

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Stick with The Hobbit characters [In reply to] Can't Post

I really hope they don't try too hard to give LOTR characters cameos in The Hobbit. The only characters that belong there are Bilbo, Gandalf, Elrond, Gollum, Gloin and...I think that's it. I don't even think I'd want to see Legolas in Mirkwood in the movie.

Poor Tom.

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Oct 6 2007, 2:37am

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Or maybe a Dwarf? [In reply to] Can't Post

He'd make a good Balin, imho...and you'd never recognize Samwise beneath a beard!

"Only I hear the stones lament them: deep they delved us, fair they wrought us, high they builded us; but they are gone. They are gone. They sought the Havens long ago."
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"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Oct 6 2007, 4:22am

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Wanna bet! [In reply to] Can't Post

Even under a ton of make-up you cannot hide those eyes.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez

May the grace of ManwŰ let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of ManwŰ S˙limo
By El~Cugu

From the website: 'The Realm of Manwe'


Oct 6 2007, 12:54pm

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*cups hand to ear* [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't hear any bodacious females singing...

I'm hoping WHEN Peter does the two films (whether it's as director or executive producer) that he could take the journey right up to the time of Bilbo's Party. We see a Ranger in the treeline watching the Shirelings; Merry and Pippin inflict their mischief onto their neighbours and their potatoes, mushroom, etc; Sam's working with the Gaffer in the Bag End gardens; Frodo's wandering off whilst Bilbo impatiently calls out for him... all the activities that tie in comments and actions of the Hobbits at the beginning of the film; Drogo... all of our hobbits and their distant relations.

Show Saruman and Gandalf's relationship (Gandalf's trust); Bilbo and Gandalf in happier times; Arwen, Elrond, Galadriel, Celeborn, Haldir, Shadowfax, Asfaloth; Denethor, Boromir, Faramir, Finduilas, Beregond; Theoden, Grima, Eowyn, Eomer, Theodred, Eomund... oh you get the idea.

Any or All of the characters that were mentioned in Tolkien's works that joined the two stories together through reference, HoMe, Unfinished Tales, or the Appendices could be brought into play. With Peter, Philippa and Fran... anything is possible. Even Sean Astin reprising Sam.

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Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

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Oct 6 2007, 8:47pm

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Maybe he could appear at the beginning [In reply to] Can't Post

Telling Bilbo's story to his children, or reading to them from the Red Book. A bit like the Peter Falk character in The Princess Bride.

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I've heard your anguish, I've heard your hearts cry out
We are tired, we are weary, but we aren't worn out
Set down your chains, until only faith remains
Set down your chains--Jewel


Oct 7 2007, 12:35pm

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That would be fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've thought that would also be the way to get Ian Holm's Bilbo into the story, too ;)

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Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

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