Thread: A Question of time
In the book when Bilbo is having his birthday party Bilbo turns 111 and Frodo 33. When Frodo finally leaves the Shire he is 50.
In the movie Frodo leaves the Shire the morning after the party. Maybe this explanes why they showed less emotion when they meet again compared to the book.
Hobbits also like to be understated, or "say less than we mean....it robs us of the right words when a jest is out of place.."
In the book, Bilbo and Frodo have many a long chat about the Shire after their initial reunion. Probably over cups of tea and pipe smoke.
In the movie Frodo leaves the Shire the morning after the party.
[Edited on 15/3/2002 by Grondmaster]
P Jackson give the impression a few weeks, monthsd have gone by and yet when Bilbo finds Frodo at Rivendell, Bilbo looks at least 17 yrs older compared with the jolly little fellow that went walking through the hills of Hobbiton as the road goes ever on.
Poetic licence I suppose - plus in the movie Bilbo doesn't have the same importance as he does in the book. So I guess they allowed themselves poetic licence.
Is this true? If it is, PJ certainly took too much license. How the hell did Gandalf get smart about the ring over night?
I've been wondering about that for ages, and now I've finally seen it explained. So there were more years inbetween Bilbo's leaving and Frodo's leaving in the film? To me it just seemed like Gandalf rode to Gondor in half a day, read some books quickly and returned the day after... I knew that couldn't be right...
I think Alyssa is right. Bilbo had seen a lot of Frodo while the latter was sleeping, and though Frodo was out of his mind with joy when he saw Bilbo, he still had a lot of other things on his mind too. And perhaps the fact that Bilbo had grown a lot older scared him a bit too. Or maybe it's just the fact that hobbits have sometimes troubles in showing their emotions...
PJ's poetic licence again I guess.....
I think Huan's statement:
Yes the time aspect of the opening sequences is quite badly edited/handled (in my opinion).