>>---David Bratman <dbratman@...> wrote:
>>If Sauron The Disembodied Eyeball ever got the Ring back, how would
he wear it?
Someone who's seen the movies more than once could explain this better
than me: I think somewhere early in the films, a character (Saruman?)
says that Sauron cannot *yet* take a physical form (beyond a floating
eye, I guess) though his power is growing to a point where that will
be possible. Jackson seems to have had something like that in mind
when he conceived of Sauron appearing in person to fight Aragorn at
the Black Gate. I believe that encounter was actually filmed, but
that Sauron was digitally replaced by a troll in the completed movie.
Another film-derived error that I've seen in a couple of essays
nominally on Tolkien not Jackson (one online, one printed) is that
Éomer is claimed to have been banished (rather than imprisoned) by
Théoden at Wormtongue's behest.