Faramir

Eryan
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Faramir

Post#101 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

If you want to see someone who resembles Faramir as I imagined him, go and see the photo of Ayslhyn in one of the taverns! He needs only long hair!
David Wenham physically does not at all correspond to "my" Faramir, but who knows? He may yet be good. We will see! Looks are not everything! I am even more curious how PJ will modify his personality!

LadyoftheShieldarm
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Faramir

Post#102 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I have been trying not to read spoiler ladden reviews because every time I get mad. Seems like PJ has made my man a very dark and brooding character. I just hope that in ROTK he turns him back into the character we all know and love. It may also sour people to his upcoming romance with Eowyn.:(

Eryan
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Faramir

Post#103 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Faramir dark and brooding! What next!!!

LadyoftheShieldarm
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Faramir

Post#104 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Did you know that Orlando Bloom originally auditioned for the part of Faramir? He was originally given the role, but when they couldn't find any one to play Legolas , they offered him that role instead. Kind of makes you wonder. At least I am thankful that Ethan Hawke did't get the part. Can you imagine? SHUDDER!!!!!!!!! :)

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PlasticSquirrel
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Faramir

Post#105 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Okay, if you like Faramir, DON'T WATCH THE MOVIE! Honest, you won't like him, he's horrible...
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Halo_Black
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Faramir

Post#106 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Okay, if you like Faramir, DON'T WATCH THE MOVIE! Honest, you won't like him, he's horrible...


Ah...yes, I think I saw him in a clip of the film that they showed on TV. Is her the one with the freakishly neon-yellow-looking hair that threatens to chop of Gimli's head, or am I thinking about someone else. I'd look it up myself, but I'm in the prosess of redecorating my room, so all my tolkien books (except the Hobbit) have been banished to cardboard boxes (oh the horror, will it never end?! *sobs* I wand my copy of FotR! Argh!) :orcsad:

LadyoftheShieldarm
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Faramir

Post#107 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Last night I went to see THE TWO TOWERS.I must say I understand how people feel about the way Faramir is being portrayed in the film.He does come acrossed as being cold and a bit ruthless. But in a way I understand why they had to change him. Faramir unfortunately, is not one of Tolkien's best developed characters. Of course he is saintly and a man to be admired but, he really doesn't do much to be an interest and compelling character. He never really grows from his experience of coming into contact with Frodo and Sam. I think people should give David Wenham's potrayal of the character a chance. Besides, We have one more movie to go. :(

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grondmaster
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Faramir

Post#108 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

:verysad: If Faramir doesn't show his quality at Henneth Annûn, I'm not sure if I want to see the ******* movie!
'... But handsome is as handsome does we say. Now's a chance to show your quality.'

'So it seems,' said Faramir, slowly and very softly, with a strange smile. 'So that is the answer to all the riddles! The One Ring that was thought to have perished from the world. And Boromir tried to take it by force? And you escaped? And ran all the way--to me! And here in the wild I have you: two halflings, and a host of men at my call, and the Ring of Rings. A pretty stroke of fortune! A Chance for Faramir, Captain of Gondor, to show his quality! Ha! He stood up, very tall and stern, his grey eyes glinting.

Frodo and Sam sprang from their stools and set themselves side by side with their backs to the wall, fumbling for their sword-hilts. There was a silence. All the men in the cave stopped talking and looked towards them in wonder. But Faramir sat down again in his chair and began to laugh quietly, and then suddenly became grave again.

'Alas for Boromir! It was too sore a trial!' he said. 'How you have increased my sorrow, you two strange wanderers from a far country, bearing the peril of Men! But you are less judges of Men than I of Halflings. We are truth-speakers, we men of Gondor. We boast seldom, then perform, or die in the attempt. Not if I found it on the highway would I take it I said. Even were I such a man as to desire this thing, and even though I knew not clearly what this thing was when I spoke, still I should take those words as a vow, and be held by them.

'But I am not such a man. Or I am wise enough to know that there are some perils from which a man must flee. Sit at peace! And be comforted, Samwise. If you seem to have stumbled, think that it was fated to be so. Your heart is shrewd as well as faithful, and saw clearer than your eyes. For strange though it may seem, it was safe to declare this to me. It may even help the master that you love. It shall turn to his good, if it is in my power. So be comforted. - The Two Towers, Book IV, Chapter 5 entitled 'The Window on the West'.
This scene is comparable to that of Galadriel's where she too rejects the ring. It is Faramir's strongest scene in the book and if Peter Jackson threw it away, then he and his cadre of writers must be pitied for having missed it. :shakehead: nn[Edited on 20/12/2002 by Grondmaster]
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PlasticSquirrel
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Faramir

Post#109 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

It's not been cut Grond, it's just a lot different from what you're expecting, talk about taking his words and twisting them totally...
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Faramir
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Faramir

Post#110 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Faramir was actually my favorite character as well (can you tell?). :)

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