History Film / TheLordOfTheRings

22nd Jul '17 8:44:23 AM triton
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the books and Bakshi film, Boromir tries to force Frodo to give him the ring, and only gives a MyGodWhatHaveIDone ''after'' Frodo flees. In the film, Boromir apologizes to Frodo before being attacked by Orcs, removing any of the drama of his HeelRealization about his critical blunder, and his death is no longer about being TheAtoner and RedemptionEqualsDeath.
19th Jul '17 9:03:06 PM DustSnitch
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The films were remarkably faithful in many respects, though many changes were made due to the many factors involved with adapting such a monumental work. Among the most significant changes include the nature of [[spoiler:Saruman's]] death, the characterizations of Faramir, Arwen, Denethor, and Gimli, and the removal of various subplots to make the story as a whole more appealing to movie audiences or to streamline their remarkably nuanced events from the books.

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The films were remarkably faithful in many respects, though many changes were made due to the many factors involved with adapting such a monumental work. Among the most significant changes include the nature of [[spoiler:Saruman's]] death, Saruman's last scene, the characterizations of Faramir, Arwen, Denethor, and Gimli, and the removal of various subplots to make the story as a whole more appealing to movie audiences or to streamline their remarkably nuanced events from the books.
16th Jul '17 10:45:22 AM Amat95
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** In the books, as Saruman's power wanes and Gandalf's grows, the white of Saruman's robes and hair fragments change so much that he becomes "Saruman of Many-Colours." The film-makers, realising how [[FashionVictimVillian utterly ridiculous a rainbow-coloured wizard would look]], represent this by having Saruman's robes get dirtier as he descends into evil.

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** In the books, as Saruman's power wanes and Gandalf's grows, the white of Saruman's robes and hair fragments change so much that he becomes "Saruman of Many-Colours." The film-makers, realising how [[FashionVictimVillian [[FashionVictimVillain utterly ridiculous a rainbow-coloured wizard would look]], represent this by having Saruman's robes get dirtier as he descends into evil.
30th Jun '17 4:58:14 AM DariusAngel
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--> '''Gimli''' (in the caves of the Dead): ''You waste your time, Aragorn! They had no honor in life, they have none now as dead!''

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--> '''Gimli''' (in the caves of the Dead): ''You waste your time, Aragorn! They had no honor in life, they have none now as dead!''in death!''
30th Jun '17 4:36:37 AM DariusAngel
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-->'''Merry:''' How many of them did you eat?
-->'''Pippin:''' Three. ''[groans]''

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-->'''Merry:''' How many of them did you eat?
-->'''Pippin:''' Three.Four. ''[groans]''
30th Jun '17 2:22:14 AM DariusAngel
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* AndThisIsFor: Samwise Gamgee, the [[LetsGetDangerous normally]] non-threatening gardener, even did this, dedicating Orc kills: "That's for Frodo! (stab) And that's for the Shire! (slice) And that's for my old Gaffer!" (thrust)

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* AndThisIsFor: Samwise Gamgee, the [[LetsGetDangerous normally]] non-threatening gardener, even did this, dedicating Orc kills: "That's for Frodo! (stab) And that's for the Shire! (slice) And that's for my old Gaffer!" (thrust)Gaffer!"
30th Jun '17 2:21:36 AM DariusAngel
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* AndThisIsFor: Samwise Gamgee, the [[LetsGetDangerous normally]] non-threatening gardener, even did this, dedicating Orc kills: "This is for Mr. Frodo! (stab) And this is for the Shire! (slice) And this is for my old Gaffer!" (thrust)

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* AndThisIsFor: Samwise Gamgee, the [[LetsGetDangerous normally]] non-threatening gardener, even did this, dedicating Orc kills: "This is "That's for Mr. Frodo! (stab) And this is that's for the Shire! (slice) And this is that's for my old Gaffer!" (thrust)
18th May '17 4:06:10 PM Az_Tech341
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** In the books, as Saruman's power wanes and Gandalf's grows, the white of Saruman's robes and hair fragments and he becomes "Saruman of Many-Colours." The film-makers realised how [[FashionVictimVillian utterly ridiculous a rainbow-coloured wizard would look,]] and decided to represent this by having Saruman's robes get dirtier as he descends into evil.

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** In the books, as Saruman's power wanes and Gandalf's grows, the white of Saruman's robes and hair fragments and change so much that he becomes "Saruman of Many-Colours." The film-makers realised film-makers, realising how [[FashionVictimVillian utterly ridiculous a rainbow-coloured wizard would look,]] and decided to look]], represent this by having Saruman's robes get dirtier as he descends into evil.
18th May '17 3:43:18 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** In the books, as Saruman's power wanes and Gandalf's grows, the white of Saruman's robes and hair fragments and he becomes "Saruman of Many-Colours." The film-makers realised how [[Narm utterly ridiculous a rainbow-coloured wizard would look,]] and decided to represent this by having Saruman's robes get dirtier as he descends into evil.

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** In the books, as Saruman's power wanes and Gandalf's grows, the white of Saruman's robes and hair fragments and he becomes "Saruman of Many-Colours." The film-makers realised how [[Narm [[FashionVictimVillian utterly ridiculous a rainbow-coloured wizard would look,]] and decided to represent this by having Saruman's robes get dirtier as he descends into evil.
18th May '17 3:42:11 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** In the books, as Saruman's power wanes and Gandalf's grows, the white of Saruman's robes and hair fragments and he becomes "Saruman of Many-Colours." The film-makers realised how [[Narm utterly ridiculous a rainbow-coloured wizard would look,]] and decided to represent this by having Saruman's robes get dirtier as he descends into evil.
** Merry instantly recognises Eowyn when she is disguised as a Rohirrim soldier. This is because it would have been impossible to make Miranda Otto look like a man without it looking silly, and for Merry to not realise it was her until she takes off her helmet (as happens in the book) would have made him look like an idiot.
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