20519Re: [mythsoc] "The Hunt for Gollum" movie
- May 13 8:30 PMFrom: "Doug Kane" <dougkane@...> wrote:
>But at the end of the film, after Gollum is finally captured, Gandalf tellsI don't remember exactly what the film says, either, but I don't see those
>Aragorn that Gollum's wretchedness was beyond their power to heal. That
>contradicts what Gandalf actually says in the book, that there is not much
>hope for his cure, but there is still some.
two points as contradictory. Gandalf says that there is little hope, but
not no hope, that the evil part of Gollum can be cured; but he doesn't say
that he can cure him. Gollum has to do that for himself.
I think of Frodo's comment on Saruman: "He is fallen, and his cure is beyond
us; but I would still spare him, in the hope that he may find it."
In the end, of course, Frodo's learning the meaning of Bilbo's pity has
tremendous effects on Gollum; and it is tremendously misleading for
Amateur-Film-Gandalf to say _only_ that he and Aragorn cannot heal Gollum.
But I see this as more a sin of omission than of commission.
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