Thread: Romance in The Hobbit - book and movie
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I don't see a need for a romance, yet i must agree, romances draw in bigger audiences...
Yeah, I dont think that would work for Beorn.. He kinda personifies Tolkiens vision of hidden manliness and strength, I kinda think... maybe. Im really hopping they dont cut Beorn altogether, though.
And we've already had the Arwen/Aragorn story told. They couldnt do it again...
I really like the idea of Tom and Goldberry. It would be like a peace offering to all those who were miffed at their absence in the trilogy. I just dont think the film makers will do that. It just seems a bit random. It doesnt fit into tolkiens pattern, either. (yknow where a hardship is followed by a resting place over and over- ie, Beorn's after the Misty Mountains, Laketown after Mirkwood, Rivendell after the first leg of the journey, etc)
But Bard? Sure, why not. He seemed a bit unremarkable to me to be the one to kill smaug. In typical Tolkien fashion, only base, archaic descriptions of Bard's visual nature are given. We are left to infer the rest. We're given the opportunity to imagine about him. He seems like the best choice.
Wouldn't it require someone for him to have a romance with?
Now, a brief romance scene played for laughs might work, in Bilbo's case, anyway. Having a brief bit at the beginning of the film with Bilbo Baggins being considered a desirable bachelor catch, and then have him dropped from consideration after his disappearance and strange return would be good for a chuckle or two. (He's ruined his prospects, ruined I tell you! )
The chances for success in the second, LOTR-prequel film are much better. The tale of Aragorn & Arwen makes good Hollywood-style cinematic hearts & flowers stuff. Following the path of a few fanfics and making "Thorongil" the unintentional rival of Denethor for the fair lady Finduilas would be good for a good triangle subplot, to be nicely resolved by Aragorn disappearing into the wilds again.
Excuse my language, Dear Lady, for 'eegad' is used in the place of another word which is surely not to be used in the presence of well-to-do hobbits lasses or lovely elvish maidens, one of which I assume you to be; and I beg your pardon, Dear Lady, if you happen to be neither.
You are not, pray tell, one of those body-doubles I've been hearing tell of...!? Nay, Dear Lady! You are clearly far too innocent and fair for that!
I hope GB doesn't read this - for he seems quite fond of you, and I fear he will fill up with with umbrage and righteous discontent! Yes, I have shown myself for the vulgar Stoor from Rushock Bog below Needlehole that I truly am. Yea, I have shown my quality, and it is of the lowest sort. Clearly no gentle-hobbit!
I believe you are a fair hobbit, not a spoiled one!
Thank you for sweet compliments, it's very pleasant.
And by the way, why you say that GB is fond of me? That actually would be nice...
I'm a brown haired hobbit, but very fair minded, if that's what you meant? And I'm never spoiled enough!
Please accept the compliments with my best wishes, for anyone such a delicious name as ladyadagio surely deserves no less!
And is it not clear that GB is fond of you? Can't you feel the love?
NB This is indeed a romantic thread - I'm feeling a funny sensation just now... it began at the end of my finger....
Maybe it's because of this romantic subject??
NB GB, please don't blush, these things are quite natural.... Sigh!(I think the Lady likes you back!)