October 17th, 2008

NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Rivendell 4 ~ The Red Book: “This is wonderful!”, plus Pt. 2 of jan-u-wine’s “Rivendell Suite”.


A significant difference, to me, between the book and film versions of the Rivendell sequence, is the way Bilbo is portrayed. He is far more frail in the films. In the book, Bilbo still feels fit enough to volunteer to take the Ring to Mt. Doom. (He does it, incidentally—as will be seen in the book texts for the Council of Elrond series—in order to spare Frodo, not to get his hands on the Ring.) Even after he has become doddery when the Fellowship returns, Bilbo is strong enough to make the journey from the Misty Mountains to the Grey Havens on horseback.
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