Should LOTR adaptations been more clear about the time skips? How would have worked in the films?

Should LOTR adaptations been more clear about the time skips? How would have worked in the films?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why is dr mckay in frodos house

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Stargate malfunction, Frodo got transported to Atlantis.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >HE WAITED 17 YEARS YOU SICK FRICK!!!!!!!

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      jej

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think the movie intentionally didn’t have that same timeline.

    Gandalf is gone for maybe a year in the movie

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

    It's one of the few general gripes I have about the movies as a whole.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's a fine thing to cut out, it doesn't really add anything that isn't shown otherwise in the film and it would be very weird on film, with Frodo not getting older.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >with Frodo not getting older.
        Do hobbits experience twink death?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Frodo didn't age because of the ring, one of the purposes of the time jump in the book is to show that. But we already see that with Bilbo, so like I said, kind of unnecessary.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In the book Frodo doesn’t age at all in those seventeen years because of the ring.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nor get a wife and kids

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is no 17 year gap in the movies.
    Gandalf leaves more casually in the books:
    >"[...] But odd things may happen to people that have
    >such treasures – if they use them. Let it be a warning to you
    >to be very careful with it. It may have other powers than just
    >making you vanish when you wish to."
    >"I don't understand," said Frodo.
    >"Neither do I," answered the wizard. "I have merely begun
    >to wonder about the ring, especially since last night. No need
    >to worry. But if you take my advice you will use it very
    >seldom, or not at all. At least I beg you not to use it in any
    >way that will cause talk or rouse suspicion. I say again: keep
    >it safe, and keep it secret!"
    >"You are very mysterious! What are you afraid of?"
    >"I am not certain, so I will say no more. I may be able to
    >tell you something when I come back. I am going off at once:
    >so this is good-bye for the present." He got up.
    >"[...]Good-bye now! Take care of yourself! Look out for me,
    >especially at unlikely times! Good-bye!"
    It is also implied that he visits and writes occasionally.
    Just before Frodo turns 50, it's said:
    >Gandalf had not at that time appeared or
    >sent any message for several years

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My bad, it does say later that he did visit:

      It was just at this time that Gandalf reappeared after his long
      absence. For three years after the Party he had been away.
      Then he paid Frodo a brief visit, and after taking a good look
      at him he went off again. During the next year or two he had
      turned up fairly often, coming unexpectedly after dusk, and
      going off without warning before sunrise. He would not
      discuss his own business and journeys, and seemed chiefly
      interested in small news about Frodo’s health and doings.
      Then suddenly his visits had ceased. It was over nine years
      since Frodo had seen or heard of him, and he had begun to
      think that the wizard would never return and had given up
      all interest in hobbits.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    17 years is still less time than black kids have to wait for their fathers

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Damn higga

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      dude, mail this joke to SNL

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think they use fax now

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no one watches anymore

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >in the book it's gandalf that tortures gollum for information
    >gollum sneaks into houses and steals babies and eats them

    why did they change this?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No reason, goy. Stop noticing things.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>in the book it's gandalf that tortures gollum for information
      Gollum gets tortured by Sauron too; Aragorn captures and Gandalf more interrogates him

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know if it's about some mental condition on Tolkien's side but his timeskips are fricking moronic.
    >and then everything stayed the same for 10000 years
    >that war lasted for 5000 years
    >that guy has been alive for 20000 years
    >so has that dweeb
    It keeps happening in his universe and it really breaks my immersion, it's just not believable

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just replace years with "days" or "weeks", and it works out much better.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and then everything stayed the same for 10000 years
      Happened several times in human history
      >that war lasted for 5000 years
      There are blood feuds older than this
      >that guy has been alive for 20000 years
      They're not human

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wrong, moron

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >There are blood feuds older than this
        Alright do tell me about the beef the ancient Sumerians have been holding this whole time.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the eternal semite

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Humans vs ~~*Neanderthals*~~

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Happened several times in human history
        The Earth is only 5-10 thousand years old.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>that war lasted for 5000 years
      literally the middle-east

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Elves were created to be NEETs. They do absolutely nothing for centuries at a time. That's also why humans aren't allowed in the Undying Lands, they would get bored to death.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hackson fricked the timeline so hard, its disgusting

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The movie no-time-skip version is actually better.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was it really necessary for Gandalf to jumpscare Frodo 17 years later?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Another invention of the movies.

      >But that evening, as Sam was walking
      >home and twilight was fading, there came the once familiar
      >tap on the study window.
      >Frodo welcomed his old friend with surprise and great
      >delight. They looked hard at one another.
      >‘All well eh?’ said Gandalf. ‘You look the same as ever,
      >Frodo!’ He said calmly.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you dorks would make some of the most boring movies ever if put in charge

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I did not say what should be in the movie. I said it was an invention of the movie. It's fine for the movie. But if the question is "why does Gandalf do this?" and it's only in the movies, the answer is obviously a plot device/drama/simplification.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he said calmly
        The most impossible to adapt to visual medium text there is!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >He said calmly
        Man what is it with old wizards and screaming death threats (calmly)

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you added that he said calmly
        and it's 'ah well eh?' you blind moron

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          "He said calmly" is a meme you dip, and both "All well eh" and "Ah well eh" show up online, I didn't change anything, might be a difference between revisions.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think not having the timeskip worked a lot better for the movie, but it also got rid of the reason as to why Sam calls him "Mr. Frodo." So it never makes any sense why he calls him that during any of the movies.

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