Movie!Faramir’s lost honour

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Essay on the methods used to reduce Movie!Faramir's impact on the viewers mind. This essay presents a very personal opinion and was written for Marta's Movieverse Essays Challenge which asked to describe differences between the books and the movies.


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Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Movie!Faramir's lost honour 2,847 3 25 Jan 07
Appx. Word Count 2,847 3  



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Movie!Faramir’s lost honour

wordweaver - 27 Jan 07 - 2:31 PM

General Comment

Bravo!  You make an excellent point.  It was obvious to me from the moment in Fellowship of the Ring when the movie writers added the parting scene between Aragorn and Frodo that they didn't get Faramir (and he hadn't even shown up on screen). 

Faramir is the one who is supposed to be a foil to Boromir, the Numenorean who can resist the ring's temptation.  When they gave that role to Aragorn, they effectively neutered Faramir (which dovetails with what you say about their robbing him of romance and a posterity).

I also find it interesting that they shied away completely from almost any interaction between the King and his Steward, possibly because they had already done so much work to merge them.


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Story Information

Author: elanor of aquitania

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Critical Essay

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/22/07

Original Post: 12/10/05

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