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August 20, 2000
This thought occured to me just now.
That scene could be when Gandalf weas spinning his tale of when he was in the dungeon of the Necromancer. Who knows, they may have included some extra from other parts of the Tale to enhance or clarify the story a little. And Sir Ian can be right in saying it wasn't him in two ways: It was another actor playing a Gandalf from another time, or the character in white could have been the dwarf king, Thror, or whomever Thorin's father was that was caught in said Dungeon.
I don't know, an epiphany.