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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Happy 116th Birthday to Tolkien: photos, letter #328, and a reflection.

Posted on 2008.01.03 at 15:15

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-01-04 14:15 (UTC) (Link)
Well, then, I must have seen your post there on my last lurk. I haven't opened the site for ages, but Lembas Junkie sent me an email to let me know people were beginning to talk about The Hobbit. I browsed the threads and must have seen a post by you. I am not very emotionally invested in "The Hobbit" as a book, so it's difficult to imagine getting the same level of intellectual excitement going for it as I did for LotR, yet I would love to see a good film (films?) made of it if one is being made. So I may be back.

I feel as though I've seen your LJ icon somewhere esle, though. I am betting it was in Pearl's LJ, since people from TORc post there off and on. Was it in the Harry Potter (Snape's role in the story) discussion?
MithLuin
mithluin at 2008-01-04 23:06 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I posted on pearlette's journal when she discussed Snape. I was in London this summer and got to meet her, and since it was a week before book 7 came out, we discussed Snape over dinner - when I got back, I was thrilled to see that she was on a Snape-kick, and really enjoyed her posts about him (and Harry too, of course, but mostly Snape ;)). Though I usually used my Snape icon for that ;). This is my default one.

I am not *nearly* as invested in the Hobbit as I am in LotR, but I think it's a neat story, and I'd love to see it done as a movie. Assuming, of course, that it was done well ;). So I think I feel about like you do. I bet you'd be more interested if they let Elijah Wood have a cameo as a random hobbit in the movie, though, wouldn't you? ;) No one is discussing anything like that, though - mostly, they'd just bring back Gandalf, Elrond and Saruman...and maybe find a way to work in Galadriel and Legolas.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-01-05 00:30 (UTC) (Link)
Ha! We may even have conversed on one of those Snape threads at Pearl's.

I bet you'd be more interested if they let Elijah Wood have a cameo as a random hobbit in the movie, though, wouldn't you? ;)

Actually, not. I see no reason to ask him back to play a role in The Hobbit. I think sticking him in there--or any of the LotR actors that wouldn't have a real "Hobbit" role--would be a distraction, taking away from the impact of the new film, which should be telling a fresh story, and not be "old home week" for favourite actors.

I do think they'd be jerks not to get Ian McKellen, since Gandalf should look virtually the same as he did in FotR, and Ian McKellen is a *great* Gandalf. Having seen Ian McKellen on stage this fall in King Lear, I can testify that he is still fit, able, and full of fire.
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