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|Although "The Silmarillion" always read as quite Pagan to me|
|Having only read LOTR once, do you recommend I re-read it before reading the Silmarillion, or does it matter?|
Originally Posted by journeymom
...I guess that means Christopher Tolkein had it published after his father died.
Originally Posted by alexisyael
I was actually quite disapointed with the casting of Frodo, for much the same reason. I know they compressed time in the movie (needed to do so for cinematic reasons) but in my head, Frodo should be older. While I like Elijah Wood a lot as an actor, he's just so young!
(Hobbits age differently than humans -- in the book, Frodo also turns 33 at Bilbo's 111th birthday party. That's the hobbit "coming of age, so similar to turning 18 in human years. The problem, tho is that in the book, Frodo doesn't leave the shire for for 17 more years! )
I always imagined Frodo to be around 30-40ish throughout the book. Obviously, he ages as the book goes along (that's a HUGE amount of time) but I hate that in the movie he is 19-20 the entire time. I think if you're going to compress the time, you should at least make Frodo closer to the age he ends up in the book. Just my opinion, of course, but it's one of my biggest nit-pics of the movie.
|Correct me if I am mistaken (the Timeline confuses me) but I am pretty certain Arwen is over 2500 by the time the books take place.|
|I found out Harry Potter book 6 is coming out in mere months so I am re reading those books to prepare for book 6.|
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