Tolkien fans! Luthien is considered the most beautiful of the children of Eru Illuvatar. Please reblog and tell me who you think is the most beautiful male of the children of Eru.
I’m really curious. :)
Well, Tolkien would never tell us, because he only cared about how elf ladies looked. :D
Personally I’ve always thought that Glorfindel was beautiful, especially since he gets more description than any other elf male in the series (“fair and young” face, hair “of shining gold”). Or Thranduil — I think it’s the description of his blonde hair and autumn crown.
I thought lee pace was wonderful as thranduil, it’s just I can’t help but wonder how tennant would have played him. can you imagine??
It would have been pretty awesome, but totally different. Tennant has a more sharp-edged energy, and he has a more mischievous face. I think his Thranduil might be a little less refined, a little more harsh.
Faramir, quoting Gandalf to Frodo and Sam. From J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”.
More on Gandalf’s names here.
That just makes me desperately, desperately want to know of his adventures to the south and among the dwarves! Imagine Gandalf roaming down in Middle-Earth Africa!
As for the East, if I recall correctly, the Blue Wizards were there.
Okay. I have a nerd question. In Lord of the Rings: the fellowship of the ring, Gandalf calls “the great rings” dangerous to mortals. He also states that these rings’ability to prolong, but not enhance, life and grant invisibility but at the cost of self, was what caused them to be dangerous. Now……
I think he does mean the one and the nine. The Elf Rings were basically kept from Sauron’s influence, so they don’t corrupt more than any neutral power can — which is presumably why they are granted only to old and experienced people.
The Dwarves were indeed resistant to the power of the Seven Rings, mainly because they were designed to be uninfluenced by Sauron’s master Morgoth. Apparently the rings barely affected them at all; they didn’t turn invisible or turn into wraiths. But the rings did hit on their weak spot — aka greed. By the time of LOTR, they’re sort of irrelevant because they’re either in Sauron’s hands or destroyed.
I do wonder if Sauron corrupted the rings further in some way, because he tried to bribe Dain in LOTR with the surviving rings. Since Dain was lord of two kingdoms by then, he’d have been very valuable if Sauron could get him. Fortunately, he was too smart.
To be honest, I question this interview’s veracity. Ian McKellen has never, ever been so casual about mentioning people’s sexuality in the past — he’s actually gone out of his way NOT to mention such things, even if he clearly disagreed with people’s choices. So why would he randomly blurt this out now?
It’s especially weird because… a whole year passed between the reported publication date of this, and people actually reading it. A WHOLE YEAR. Are we actually supposed to buy that a famous actor in a current major movie franchise had an interview promoting that franchise… that NOBODY read or mentioned for a year?!
I don’t! Fans of such actors tend to latch onto such interviews right away, even if they are in another language. I know this from personal experience. Yet NOBODY saw this until recently… sorry, it strikes me as suspicious.
Oh, and Craig Parker (Haldir) is gay. I don’t think Sir Ian could have failed to know that.
This is some bullshit. Stop making scary movies they hurt my feelings!
But I love Vera Farmiga. I support the entire Farmiga clan.
I want this next movie in so many ways! “Conjuring” (along with “Mama”) restored my faith in horror movies!
Patrick Wilson, who people will recognize him from his work in Watchman, Phantom of the Oprea, The A-Team, and many other works intelevision, film and theater, is set to play a role in Marvel’s adaptation of the comic book series, Ant-Man.
Well, that just made my day a little better! This movie is shaping up nicely!
David Tennant was considered for the role of Thranduil. How different would that have been?
I would have had a problem with that…
Not because he’s bad — far from it, I think he would have done very well. And he has a suitably elven face. But after seeing him in Hamlet, Fright Night and Dr. Who… I would be waiting for him to bust out the silly faces and swig right from the bottle. He has a face made for mischief.