3663Re: [mythsoc] Re: ANDY SERKIS TALKS GOLLUM
- Jul 11, 2001"David J. Finnamore" wrote:
>Maybe he's actually read Tom Shippey. :) Or, more
> --- In mythsoc@y..., Joan Marie Verba <verba001@t...> wrote:
> > Regarding his intepretation of the part, Serkis says that he is
> > playing Gollum as a "ring junkie, complete with withdrawal
> > symptoms." Serkis adds, "When you are playing such an extreme
> > character, you have to root it in something the audience can
> > identify with."
> So he thinks Tolkien fans (or family movie goers, or both) are
interestingly, independently picked up on that same aspect of
Gollum's character that Shippey did (in THE ROAD TO
If so, I suspect "identify with" should be interpreted more as
"be familiar with, as an image/character type."
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