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BIFUR - NORI - BALIN not yet cast
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Nov 23 2010, 9:00am

Post #51 of 55 (169 views)
No, the best evidence.... [In reply to] Can't Post

... as I have said, as duats has said, as countless others have said, is this

from the LotR Appendices [2nd ed., Third impression 1968, p.360]

"Dis was the daughter of Thrain II. She is the only dwarf-woman named in these histories."

Tolkien said it. The only named dwarf woman is DIS - ergo, every other dwarf with a name is MALE. Including Bifur. End of....

If you won't accept Tolkien's own statement then there's really no point taking it further. Sorry, but the only uncertainty about the sex of the dwarves is in your head. It isn't in the books.

As to why they haven't announced the last few dwarves, how should I know? But to use that as an argument that they casting women is far too big an imaginative leap. They haven't announced Gandalf, Elrond, Gollum, Beorn, Bard of the Master of Laketown either - do you think they're going to be women?


Nov 23 2010, 9:18am

Post #52 of 55 (190 views)
dormouse is right // [In reply to] Can't Post


The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Nov 23 2010, 2:47pm

Post #53 of 55 (143 views)
Of course not! [In reply to] Can't Post

Clearly they will be Claymation.

Tol Eressea

Nov 23 2010, 5:46pm

Post #54 of 55 (133 views)
A Claymation Gollum would actually have been pretty cool. // [In reply to] Can't Post


Kangi Ska

Nov 23 2010, 5:56pm

Post #55 of 55 (211 views)
In Wallace & Grommitt meet the Balrog?// [In reply to] Can't Post


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