Re: [mythsoc] Arwen in The Hobbit
- At 10:58 AM 12/10/2003 -0500, Carl F. Hostetter wrote:
>Yes, but the fact that it is _Jackson_, specifically, planning to putMy concern is Wendell's and Carl's here. The problem is not that Arwen
>Arwen in a film version of _The Hobbit_ is not insignificant, and is
>precisely what is disturbing. This is not being done in a vacuum, after
>all: we already know how Jackson has used the character of Arwen in The
>M*vie, which bodes ill for how he would use her in _The Hobbit_. That,
>I believe, is the source of Wendell's concern. And mine.
might have been in Rivendell when Bilbo and the Dwarves passed through
(more likely she was in Lorien, but no matter), nor that Aragorn almost
definitely was there. They'd hardly likely make a special point of meeting
this company of vagabonds - Rivendell is a big place with lots going on.
It would still be a small "nifty" to have them make cameo appearances in a
_Hobbit_ film, and I can't really object to that per se.
No, the problem is that it would be Jackson doing it, and how he would
likely be doing it. Comparison: Merry and Pippin were definitely at
Bilbo's birthday party, but unmentioned in the text there. So it was not
only a "nifty" but a good piece of film exposition to have them show up in
the film there - but look at what hamhandedness that scene was written
with. It came off like a piece of lame fanfiction from a mediocre Tolkien
At 11:41 AM 12/10/2003 -0500, SusanPal@... wrote:
>Agreed. I guess I'd just rather wait until the actual film and get myWell, you raised the idea. Don't blame us for retching at it. We already
>knickers in a twist about what he DOES do, rather than inventing endless
>disaster-scenarios about what he MIGHT do.
know what sort of things Jackson DOES do.
- David Bratman