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So who is the definitive hobbit?

dungolfin
The Shire

Jan 7 2013, 11:30am


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Probably been discussed before but I can't be bothered looking.

For me Martin Freeman was superb and nailed the role in a way that I never felt with Elijah Wood. He just feels more 'hobbity'. He definitely puts more physical characterisation into the role with a range of facial expressions and mannerisms that help make Bilbo, for me, more enjoyable to watch.

Wood's Frodo on the other hand is to my mind quite flat by comparison. I always felt watching the LOTR trilogy that Frodo was a hobbit of few words and many pained expressions which I found quite tiresome and that's how I remember the character.

Of course we've only seen one Freeman performance so far and It'll be interesting to see how the character changes but I'm looking forward to it.

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So who is the definitive hobbit? dungolfin Send a private message to dungolfin Jan 7 2013, 11:30am
    I love all the Hobbits Valandil ed Imladris Send a private message to Valandil ed Imladris Jan 7 2013, 11:34am
        I hadn't considered Sam.... dungolfin Send a private message to dungolfin Jan 7 2013, 11:43am
    It's: Bilbo, Bilbo! Bilbo Baggins! The bravest little hobbit of them all! Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jan 7 2013, 11:37am
    It's hard to judge when Freeman has only been in one film. / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jan 7 2013, 11:38am
        So far Freeman Kullervo Send a private message to Kullervo Jan 7 2013, 12:04pm
    I agree completely pulpfiction16 Send a private message to pulpfiction16 Jan 7 2013, 12:22pm
    bill nighy jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Jan 7 2013, 12:40pm
    Frodo had elvish qualities lyndomiel Send a private message to lyndomiel Jan 7 2013, 1:19pm
        "My dear Frodo" was meant to show PJ's love for Elijah's work.// Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Jan 7 2013, 2:40pm
    Orson Bean. // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 7 2013, 1:33pm
    I'm not yet sold on Bilbo stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Jan 7 2013, 1:45pm
        Interesting Kullervo Send a private message to Kullervo Jan 7 2013, 2:24pm
            Exactly my thoughts Yva Send a private message to Yva Jan 7 2013, 3:17pm
            Billy and Martin elpana Send a private message to elpana Jan 7 2013, 5:54pm
        I'm with you on Freeman's over-the-top performance Arthael Send a private message to Arthael Jan 7 2013, 4:39pm
            From comments MF has made imin Send a private message to imin Jan 7 2013, 4:42pm
                Makes sense Arthael Send a private message to Arthael Jan 7 2013, 4:48pm
                Which is exactly... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Jan 7 2013, 4:58pm
            60 years Scourge of the Stoors Send a private message to Scourge of the Stoors Jan 7 2013, 6:52pm
    Freeman or Astin? arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jan 7 2013, 2:28pm
    I don't see how you can have a definitive hobbit.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jan 7 2013, 3:36pm
        A Hobbit is???? MasterOrc Send a private message to MasterOrc Jan 7 2013, 5:13pm
    Hobbits! Bumblingidiot Send a private message to Bumblingidiot Jan 7 2013, 7:03pm
        Bill Nighy and Ian Holm are the real voices of Sam and Frodo... dungolfin Send a private message to dungolfin Jan 7 2013, 9:47pm
    sméagol Avanti Send a private message to Avanti Jan 9 2013, 8:46pm
    flat, huh? rakshi Send a private message to rakshi Jan 9 2013, 11:12pm
    They're in different roles so you cannot compare... elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Jan 10 2013, 3:19am
    There's not just one for me :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 10 2013, 11:25am

 
 
 

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