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|26th May 2003, 02:51 PM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
There was a lot of initial moaning from Tolkien devotees that the films had cut this or that -- Bombadil, in particular. I went back and reread the first two books after seeing each film and I think PJ made excellent choices.
It is NOT important to get every word, every character Tolkien wrote on the screen. What matters is to get a watchable film that can be understood by those who have never read Tolkien and those who haven't read the books in decades -- probably most of the audience.
And to do it in a reasonable time before family members file a missing person report
|26th May 2003, 10:07 PM||#22 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2001
I agree with PKGirl here. The whole Tom Bombadil section of the bok is out of kilt with the rest. It would have shown even worse in the film.
As a character though, he is still interesting
Moved this thread to character discussions where it belongs, Sorry folks
|6th December 2003, 06:07 PM||#24 (permalink)|
Fear is the mind killer.
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: The Flatplanet Cafe
I love the queer dressing fool
No, truthfully, I did like his character. He was a nice contrast to the rest of the people in the story. I thought it was reassuring to have at least one person who wasn't terrified of the ring or it's power.
|19th December 2003, 01:03 AM||#25 (permalink)|
Ultimate J/A shipper!
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Southern California
According to PJ (in TTT commentary) there is an homage to old Tom in the extended cut when Treebeard expresses Tom's attitude about the world. You just gotta pay attention to the extended cut (in which they also added that bit about Aragorn's age :naughty: )
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