RE: RE: [mythsoc] Re: Ian McKellen Q&A
- --On Wednesday, November 28, 2001, 11:42 AM -0500 "dianejoy@..."
> << Nor am I sure that Ian McKellen's approach is necessarily the wiserIs the tune to "Jesus Christ Superstar" running through the minds of anyone
> one. You cannot act Gandalf's age, origin, and majesty, he says; so act
> his human side and complain about his bones aching. This approach has its
> points, but also its problems.
> << First, Gandalf in the book doesn't complain about his bones aching.
> Rather than humanizing Gandalf, this turns him into a different character
> than the one Tolkien invented - one who takes the risk of becoming
> _merely_ a querulous old man. >>
> Given that Gandalf is who he is, he would not complain about his aching
> bones. I agree with you on this point; does he actually add such
> comments into the script? I hope not!
Ginger L. Zabel
"To be ignorant is not such a shame as to be unwilling to learn." - G. W.