December 20, 2001
Film vs. Novel
In all the debate about casting, omissions, etc., few seem to keep in mind just how different the media of film and novel are. Many things in the novel simply would not work on film, and many of the compromises that Peter Jackson made for a better film. If the absence of the Glorfindel character draws ire from the idiots who call themselves "true fans," then I am glad they were not sitting behind me in the theater. I read someone who criticized Jackson for not having Frodo wear the ring as he slips away at the Falls of Rauros Is it not just bloody obvious why it's more interesting in a visual medium to NOT have Frodo wear the ring?