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White Gold Wielder
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https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/48tqut/i_was_rewatching_the_return_of_the_king_and/

Reddit fairly debunks this one in the comments, but it is an interesting observation.

Denethor’s madness had roots in lead poisoning from his eating acidic tomatos from pewter dishes??

No way this was a conscious decision on PJ’s part, but I could be wrong. If it was, it’s just one more way the dignity of a character was eroded by a “cool” idea.

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Hamfast Gamgee
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Well, as usual I did not think that Denethor was that badly portrayed as first! But sadly, that character did get more and more ridiculous as the movie went on. Culminating in that stupid fall of his at the end! No reflection upon the actor playing him, but that was how it went!
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