Plus the fact that Peter Jackson has never read the book! I like Frodo from the Book, I just can't stand him or any other character from the films, due to the fact that they're nothing like the characters in the book!Peter Jackson has two difficulties to overcome here. He only has a few hours to portray these same struggles, and unable to show on screen Frodo's inner feelings, he has had to rely on Elijah's performance and range of pained expressions to demonstrate to the audience what is going on. Without taking anything from either PJ or EW, these two problems have tended to make it seem as though Frodo is surrendering himself to the ring far too quickly, and at times he is coming across as a bit of a wuss.
It is not an easy book to read at any age, #1EL, particularly when you are so young. However, try not to be put off by your first impression of it. As you become older, and your patience and literary skills improve, try it again. It is a wonderful book, and for anyone interested in the history of Middle Earth beyond LotR, it really is a must.i have read the begining of Sil, in 5th grade, but stopped beacause i found it a bit difficult
Nor did I for that matter #1EL. To me Elijah was the perfect person to play that role. Like I said, he brought Frodo alive for me. He was just as I had always imagined Frodo to look. My only problem was with the length of the film. It would take hours to properly develop the Ring's hold over Frodo; something they did not have. Unfortunately, like I pointed out above, this is one of the drawbacks films face compared to the books they are taken from.I purposely tried to steer clear from mentioning the movie Frodo, because obviously you’re a huge E.W. fan, and I didn’t want to throw water on your fire in anyway.
Elfstone, every time I read one of your post, I realize what a wonderful, intelligent, articulate, and considerate person you are and I am so glad that your are a part of our Tolkien community. Thank you.
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