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grace under pressure

Arwen Skywalker
Lorien


Sep 4 2010, 5:14am


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If by Faramir's behavior, you mean him being tempted by the Ring, I don't have a problem with that. Since the movie changed the reason for Boromir's mission to Rivendell, it takes an important clue away from Faramir to how vulnerable his brother is to the Ring (and how dangerous that thing really is). It's not until Sam talks about how the Ring made Boromir mad that Faramir starts waking up (I had this theory before reading the books so I was glad to find support for it when I finally got around to them) Smile. If you mean the treatment of Gollum, then I agree with you and Eldorion that the writers dropped the ball here. There was no point to the rangers doing that. At least we knew why Jack Bauer tortured his suspects. So as a movie-firster, I can tell you that this part doesn't even make internal sense. And in the EE, this part gets even more confusing.

Still, Faramir was my favorite character long before I read the books. All thanks to this scene. Faramir has so much courage if he's not only able tell Daddy that he won't touch the Ring but also that Boromir would have kept it for himself. If that were me, I'd barely be able to think.

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SCOD 8/30/10: "I would not use the Ring" Arwen Skywalker Send a private message to Arwen Skywalker Aug 30 2010, 8:43pm
    One of the better ROTK EE additions... weaver Send a private message to weaver Aug 30 2010, 11:14pm
    Everytime I hear this line I think to myself: "Finally!" aranelthehobbit22 Send a private message to aranelthehobbit22 Aug 31 2010, 12:35am
        grace under pressure Arwen Skywalker Send a private message to Arwen Skywalker Sep 4 2010, 5:14am
    A nice try... Eldorion Send a private message to Eldorion Aug 31 2010, 3:52pm
    mean ol' daddy :( batik Send a private message to batik Sep 1 2010, 4:12am
    Questions and answers Celedor Send a private message to Celedor Sep 1 2010, 4:22pm
    Question #3 Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Sep 3 2010, 5:40pm

 
 
 

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