Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Lord of the Rings:
Good first topic

Hamfast Gamgee

Feb 6 2011, 10:03am

Views: 378
Good first topic [In reply to] Can't Post

So I hope you don't mind a nit-picker like me taking a few points apart. Well, this is the movie thread!

I am not sure about the wisdom of putting in Osigiliath as an extra obsticle for Frodo and Sam. Isn't having the Ring so close to Mordor having to get through to Mordor trying to dodge Haradrim, Easterlings and multidues of Orcs obsticles enough? Going to Osigiliath is just a waste of film time which might have been better spent on filming more of the original tale. Also the entire battle surely just distracts from the main battle in Helm's deep, at least that is the impression I get in watching the DVD's again!

A journey for Faramir. I do must admit that when I hear film producers talking about characters going on a journey I reach for my gun! It is not impossible for someone like Faramir to refuse the Ring as people like Aragorn and Gandalf did and Faramir is of a similair quality. If they didn't like his words about not picking the Ring up on a highway, which were good enough for Tolkien by the way, why not just simply cut them out? I don't think many would notice. It is possible that book Faramir was been a bit boastful here and one does sometimes wonder what would have happened had he found the Ring on a highway.

Strangely enough I never did mind the Elves arriving at Helm's deep as having one of them die was quite moving and a bit similair to the more tragic events in the Silmarillion. Also, the Elves were kind of fighting alongside the men just not in the same place.

Subject User Time
***TTT-EE Appendices Discussion: From book to Script: Finding the Story** Wraith Buster Send a private message to Wraith Buster Feb 1 2011, 4:23am
    The middle is sometimes the best part... One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Feb 1 2011, 4:53pm
        I second that emotion! BallyWhooo Send a private message to BallyWhooo Feb 1 2011, 8:44pm
    Nice debut! weaver Send a private message to weaver Feb 2 2011, 1:08am
        Thanks Weaver! Wraith Buster Send a private message to Wraith Buster Feb 3 2011, 3:31am
    Arwen's role Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Feb 5 2011, 2:53am
    Good first topic Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Feb 6 2011, 10:03am


Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.