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SCOD: "You have no power here, Gandalf the Grey"

Radagast-Aiwendil
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Nov 19 2012, 8:29pm


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Here we see Gandalf unveiling his true power as the White Wizard for the first time. A very iconic scene in both the book and the film versions, though both very different.

So, here's a few questions for you to have a go at:

1. In the books Gandalf the White seems to wear his grey mantle frequently (like in the Rankin/Bass version of RotK), only removing at times of great need. In the films however Gandalf permanently abandons the grey robe after this scene. Do you approve of this decision? would you have liked to have seen more displays of power from Gandalf or do you enjoy the existing ones more because of their lack of frequency?

2. What did you think of the Gandalf/Saruman duel in this scene? Did you approve of PJ's unusually subtle approach, or would you have preferred to have seen a much more direct approach? Would you have rather had no duel in the first place?

3. PJ has stated that he does not always like dealing with wizards in films, due to the often cheesy nature of the special effects used for their magic (though he had Saruman shoot fireball from his staff in the RotK EE). To that end, do you think that PJ made Gandalf appear too weak, or was this necessary in order to adhere to his true purpose (i.e. inspiring the Free Peoples to resist Sauron through guidance as oppose to using overt displays of power).

4. Any other thoughts/comments?

"Radagast is, of course, a worthy wizard, a master of shapes and changes of hue, and he has much lore of herbs and beasts, and birds are especially his friends."-Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings.

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SCOD: "You have no power here, Gandalf the Grey" Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Nov 19 2012, 8:29pm
    Good old Gandy FlyingSerkis Send a private message to FlyingSerkis Nov 19 2012, 8:58pm
        When I said subtle I meant in terms of it being a battle of wills Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Nov 19 2012, 9:04pm
            Ah, I see FlyingSerkis Send a private message to FlyingSerkis Nov 19 2012, 9:29pm
    Well I do not ForestPark Nov 21 2012, 1:46am
    In terms of completely abandoning the grey, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Nov 21 2012, 1:20pm
        You filth !! ForestPark Nov 22 2012, 2:09am

 
 
 

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