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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


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 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 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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