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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:50 am 
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Can anyone think of another instance where the exalted filmmakers completely subverted Tolkien's original intent? I know the speech is inspirational to some, but that doesn't really fit Middle-earth of the long defeat.


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Anduril wrote:
Can anyone think of another instance where the exalted filmmakers completely subverted Tolkien's original intent?


Plenty of other examples. :D Don't have time to detail them though. ;)

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I know the speech is inspirational to some, but that doesn't really fit Middle-earth of the long defeat.


Sam's reflection that the menace of Sauron threatening to engulf the world is 'only a passing Shadow' is directly from the book. :scratch:

(One of LotR's most beautiful passages too.)

Did Movie Aragorn say that, then, in his Black Gates speech? (I honestly can't remember.)

I don't think he was wrong. ;) Evil is, in the long perspective of history (and Eru), only a passing Shadow ... seems a Tolkienian concept to me.

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