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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Old images of Drogo Baggins found?

Posted on 2008.12.09 at 12:05


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Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2008-12-09 20:11 (UTC) (Link)
I vote for Adah Sharma--she looks like a cross between Lij and Liv.
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Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2008-12-11 03:41 (UTC) (Link)
I've just seen her pics online--I really want to find her films now. She looks so sweet, I think she would bring the sweetness for Frodo to inherit, and the innocence in Frodolijah.
mechtild at 2008-12-09 21:28 (UTC) (Link)
Great colouring!
Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2008-12-11 03:44 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, and as Tolkien said, hobbits came in brown. A reason I was disappointed with how PJ casted all the background hobbits. He could have hired local maori folk to play hobbits as well as orcs.
mechtild at 2008-12-11 04:20 (UTC) (Link)
I was disappointed with how PJ casted all the background hobbits.

Not just the background hobbits, all the hobbits. I think they decided to accentuate the "England of a vanished past" look to the Shire, rather than adhering strictly to Tolkien's description of his hobbits, which called for brown skin and brown curly (not wavy) hair. But if they had gone with Tolkien's actual description, they couldn't have cast the actors they chose for the leading hobbits roles, film-Frodo especially, who is nearly the palest person in the three film, not including Gothmog, lol.
Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2008-12-11 04:32 (UTC) (Link)
Possibly. But I think Tolkien's description certainly gave more room for diversity than PJ took, which is a shame, seeing that Tolkien's limits on how he presented race came from a mindset from the middle of the last century, and PJ has no such excuse in this new century, alas.

BTW, there is another episode up of Bingo's adventures. Another will be following soon. (-:
illyria_novia at 2008-12-10 14:01 (UTC) (Link)
My God! Yes, she'd make a fabulous Primula to Sewell's Drogo. That would explain why their child turned out "fairer than most".
Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2008-12-11 03:48 (UTC) (Link)
Tolkien did say hobbits were brown, so there could be more diversity in the casting of hobbits than PJ exercised in LotR. Sharma brings the blue eyes and the sweetness of expression to Frodo here.
mechtild at 2008-12-09 21:27 (UTC) (Link)
No idea! If Rufus Sewell played the father, there'd be no need to find a Primula who looked similar to Frodo.
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mechtild at 2008-12-10 06:01 (UTC) (Link)
I think that whoever she is, and I think an actress not already known to viewers would be best, she should convey something special about Primula, something that sets her apart as a hobbit-woman, someone with a different sort of spirit and way of perceiving--suggesting to audiences, if subconsciously, that Frodo's special spirit didn't just pop out in him, but had antecedents. I think the actress being able to convey the right sort of "air" would turn out being more important that her actual physical appearance. So much can be done with make-up and costuming and hair and good lighting; it's the acting, and an actor's "aura", that provides what these things can't (in my opinion, lol).
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mechtild at 2008-12-10 06:14 (UTC) (Link)
I just hope her and Drogo's characters make it into the movie! :)
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