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the rights to Glorfindel

Elthir
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Jul 22 2013, 10:33pm


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However, I suppose they wouldn't have had to explain that Glorfindel fought a Balrog and came back to life (do they even have the rights to that information? Crazy). They could have just had a character referenced as Glorfindel once, and that would have been it.




Right, even if this information was in The Lord of the Rings, the filmmakers would not have needed to mention it.

But you're correct, that information is rather from The Silmarillion, which the filmmakers had no right to use, and Tolkien's decision that there was only one Glorfindel hails from late essays published in The Peoples of Middle-Earth, which the filmmakers again would have had no right to use.

The choice to employ Legolas [now mentioned in the thread] was better than employing Arwen here, in my opinion; but the point was, Glorfindel's death and reincarnation should not have been an obstacle with respect to showing Glorfindel in the film, in consideration of Gandalf's death.

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Lindir (the name, at least) is canon! Arthael Send a private message to Arthael Jul 21 2013, 12:42am
    Nice Catch!...sooo..What is Lindir's Status at Rivendell? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 21 2013, 3:57am
    I never said he was made up, though I complained alot. He is an Elf in Rivendell, of far lesser AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jul 21 2013, 4:42am
        I would have much preferred a fleshed out Glorfindel Arthael Send a private message to Arthael Jul 21 2013, 5:44am
            Exactly. Why Lindir over Glorfindel? There is no reason Glorfindel could not get a small cameo of the same sort. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jul 21 2013, 6:05am
        Glorfindel Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Jul 21 2013, 10:04pm
            Golden-hair Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jul 22 2013, 5:54pm
            Well said. Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Jul 22 2013, 8:06pm
                the rights to Glorfindel Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jul 22 2013, 10:33pm
            Heck even Bakshi wrote Glorfindel out of his version of LotR... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 22 2013, 9:42pm
    Not Beregond, unfortunately. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Jul 21 2013, 4:45am
        Ah, my mistake Arthael Send a private message to Arthael Jul 21 2013, 5:41am
        Hmm, I always thought Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Jul 21 2013, 7:57pm
            I always thought Imrahil, too. cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jul 21 2013, 8:05pm
                Imrahil Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Jul 21 2013, 8:25pm
                    I'm with you there. :) // cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jul 21 2013, 8:34pm
                        For what it's worth.... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Jul 21 2013, 9:22pm
                            Ah, thank you for sorting this out. cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jul 21 2013, 10:49pm
    I was thrilled to see him. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jul 21 2013, 8:49am
    Nice. jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Jul 21 2013, 12:08pm
    Glorfindel Noria Send a private message to Noria Jul 21 2013, 12:12pm
    Of course he is! Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Jul 21 2013, 11:57pm
        Ziggy, meet malickfan, malickfan, meet Ziggy ;) cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jul 22 2013, 12:20am

 
 
 

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