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Arda
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Maybe Aragorn (he's both the King and a nomad) or Èowyn 'cause I'm a woman, but... in fact, I'd like to play my own rol in the History, as a new carachter, with my own face, soul and force...
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I'd rather be Imrahil, prince of Dol Amroth, but I'd be satisfied being any Gondor soldier.

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I would like to play Saruman. He's such a delicious villan (sp?)
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Hmmmmm...let me see.

If I was a woman I would play Galadriel.

**Sigh**


Ahem!!! *clears throat*


Male part, I would be Sam.


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for the guy role, i'd like to play Aragorn. and Frodo. yeah, i think Frodo would be cool.

for the gal role, hmmm... most likely Eowyn since that little test i took matched my personality closest to her.

my username is actually a mistake. i couldn't think of anything, so i typed in LadyArwen as a test, hoping it would get rejected. it wasn't.

oops.

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Lady Arwen; if you enter your profile by clicking the tag of that name in the top right, you can change your publicly displayed name to something else.
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hey thanks Laurenendorian!

i'm happy now


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As several people have replied, I would play one of the more evil characters as they are more multi-dimensional.

I would probably want to play one of the nine Nazgúl! The Witch-King of Angmar sounds good.

After all, without an antagonist there would be not much conflict in the story or much of a plot.


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I don't think Eowyn would look right if I played her, so I think I would rather be a hobbit. Then I wouldn't have to lose any weight or buff up either. Oh, to be a star!
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I'd like to play Halbarad, or even Dúnedain Ranger #26. []

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Gimli or Boromir, and return some of the dignity of those characters.
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Gimli or Boromir, and return some of the dignity of those characters.
Gimli I could understand, but Boromir? I think he got away the most unscathed from his original character.

I'd like to play all the characters-- which is pretty much what a good director has to do. (Emphasis on good director).

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I'd like to play all the characters-- which is pretty much what a good director has to do. (Emphasis on good director).
That's what Napoleon would do if he was a director. []

To answer the question ... Denethor and/ or Theoden. I love them both too much []

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If anyone should be compared to Napoleon, it's PJ! I can't think of a greater case of "Napoleonic Syndrome--" i.e. short, fat, and doesn't know which battles he should stay out of!
Contrary to his belief, he's no hobbit.

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I think he got away the most unscathed from his original character.
Movie Boromir was portrayed as unnecessarily hostile and paranoid from the beginning. And that snivling, snot-filled, "Frodo?" after he's tempted by the Ring was too much. He wasn't the (overly) proud son of Gondor he should have been.

I believe the most "unscathed" was Saruman, which was probably due to the fact that Christopher Lee seemed to be the only cast member who really knew the book.

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Are you serious? Saruman was never that obvious in his manner; he was always first and foremost a con-artist and politician (despite the redundancy there).

Bill Clinton could have played him perfectly-- always mincing his words, hedging his bets, being careful never to tell outright lies vs. half-truths etc.

Of course when you live in a country whose president is your next-door neighbor like New Zealand, I guess political rhetoric is kinda foreign.

As for Boromir, however, I never said he was unscathed-- just the MOST unscathed; in this movie, that's saying a lot. His original sneering about "Gondor needs no king," was hostile, true-- but it was only included so he could say "my king!" dramatically, in his final death-scene.

I guess PJ was trying (poorly) to get across the facts which Faramir stated in the book, i.e. that Boromir wanted Denethor and himself to be king of Gondor, and that "If he were satisfied of Aragorn's claim as you say, he would greatly reverence him. But the pinch has not yet come. They had not yet reached Minas Tirith or become rivals in her wars."

However again, Boromir wasn't obvious about it-- but when you're a hamfisted producer talking down to an audience at a first-grade level (who don't know what "haste" and "diversion" mean), then subtlety kinda goes out the window.

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Movie Boromir was portrayed as unnecessarily hostile and paranoid from the beginning.
Yes, and he really differed from book Boromir in that bB seemed to have some degree of respect and reverence for Aragorn, though it was often intermingled with doubt. Movie Boromir seems to have little but contempt for Aragorn, very unlike his book version. He's a much flatter and more obvious character, and I don't think he got away from PJ without his own share of damage.

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Are you serious? Saruman was never that obvious in his manner; he was always first and foremost a con-artist and politician (despite the redundancy there).
I said MOST unscathed, not unscathed.
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As for Boromir, however, I never said he was unscathed-- just the MOST unscathed
Neither did I. Read my post more carefully next time.
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Yes, and he really differed from book Boromir in that bB seemed to have some degree of respect and reverence for Aragorn, though it was often intermingled with doubt. Movie Boromir seems to have little but contempt for Aragorn, very unlike his book version. He's a much flatter and more obvious character, and I don't think he got away from PJ without his own share of damage.

Likewise, there's a serious error-- when bBoromir talked to Frodo about the Ring, he first recognized Aragorn's rightful claim to it. Then, he asked Frodo to simply lend him the Ring; he doesn't just take it.

(So much for the "lordly, but kindly mannner" of Boromir and Faramir.)

However again, this was another ham-handed approach to making Boromir more evil, so that he could under go a "startling epiphany and realize the error of his ways," and accept Aragorn as the rightful king at last.

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Neither did I. Read my post more carefully next time.
I did; I was disagreeing with you. I think Saruman is hardly "unscathed" from his original character-- far less unscathed than Boromir.

Book-Saruman and Book-Boromir both believed in rule by power; however Saruman was a ruthless liar, but who could seem wise; meanwhile Book-Boromir was honest and forthright.

In the movie, Saruman could hardly be more obvious as a ruthless liar and mad villain; I don't think he came out "unscathed from his original character" at all-- a far cry from the way Frodo describes him in the end:

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He was great once, of a noble kind that we should not dare to raise our hands against.
Finally, consider the way each one dies-- i.e. dying valiantly in battle with a final valiant "farewell" speech and funeral-boat scene, vs. falling 500 feet onto a spiky wheel (characteristic of PJ's fetish for people falling off cliffs).
A rather "scathing" comparison, wouldn't you say?

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Finally, the way he dies-- i.e. falling 500 feet onto a spiky wheel-- is characteristic of PJ's fetish for people falling off cliffs.
How many cliff-hangers and/or cliff plummets in these movies, anyone counted? Probably enough to give the cheesiest cliff-hanger fest of fests, Vertical Limit, some pretty intense competition. []

edit: Oh yes, Wyle E. Coyote too--better comparison actually. []

Dang, cliff hangers were old fifty years ago--hence the teminology created for just that notion. Didn't anyone bother to give Mr. Jackson the news?

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Hardly; as I've mentioned before, the entire trilogy was a poopouri-fest of repetitive cliché-scenes from some movie or other. Braveheart (heroic pre-battle pep-talk), Platoon Road Warrior (air-rescuing a comatose hero to safety) etc, The Matrix (trick-photography wizard-battle); you name it, it had been done before-- and usually better.

You'd think PJ's never seen a movie before-- much like many of the film-philes on this board. (Either that, or he's a shameless thief and plagiarist who thinks he's "original" when he leeches off a cartoon).

Meanwhile my most frequent comment was "SEEN IT!"

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How many cliff-hangers and/or cliff plummets in these movies, anyone counted? Probably enough to give the cheesiest cliff-hanger fest of fests, Vertical Limit, some pretty intense competition.
Do you mean "Terminal Velocity?"

That one was classic: the scene where the femme-hero pulls the lever and drops Wesley Snipes out the trapdoor in the floor of the plane, was 100% pure Elmer Fudd!

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No, I mean the very forgettable Vertical Limit, where every ten minutes, I mean every, someone was dangling for his life and another was reaching out with the very creative and unique, heart-stopping line, "Give me your hand, I won't let you fall!"

It's hard to believe this stuff is for real sometimes.

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