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frodo's nails

Postby redrobot » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:38 pm

why are they so badly bitten? you might say stress but as early as the prancing pony, before he has had the ring long, they are chewed right down. earlier at bag end when he first gets the ring they are short and broken but not bitten. a strange detail.
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Re: frodo's nails

Postby siddharth » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:47 pm

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Re: frodo's nails

Postby redrobot » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:00 pm

i suppose what i described earlier wd be a continuity error as the time between bag end and the prancing pony wd not allow for such a serious deterioration in his nails. there must have been a gap in filming those scenes. slightly surprised he was allowed to get away with such a visual thing by the director given people stop biting their nails every day, especially when they have hollywood help.
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Re: frodo's nails

Postby siddharth » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:04 pm

I think Frodo's dirty, bitten-down nails were a nice touch whether kept intentionally or not. (I'd assume the earlier)
As for the inconsistency, there are more important timeline errors in the movies than the state of Frodo's nails.
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Re: frodo's nails

Postby redrobot » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:45 pm

there are more important timeline errors in the movies than the state of Frodo's nails.


what kind of mean spirited nonsense is this? Tolkien the academic wd have known the value of details.
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Re: frodo's nails

Postby siddharth » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:56 pm

siddharth wrote:As for the inconsistency, there are more important timeline errors in the movies than the state of Frodo's nails.
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Re: frodo's nails

Postby redrobot » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:05 am

revision -

what kind of mean spirited nonsense is this? the smaller the error the more difficult it is to spot. i was the first to find a particular continuity error in LOTR. that's big cheese.
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Re: frodo's nails

Postby oldtoby » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:10 am

was the first to find a particular continuity error in LOTR. that's big cheese.



well be careful, you dont want to get hurt patting yourself on the back :roll:
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Re: frodo's nails

Postby brodobaggins » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:59 am

Should have used some better nails. Bit orrible.
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Re: frodo's nails

Postby redrobot » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:51 am

well be careful, you dont want to get hurt patting yourself on the back


give credit where credit's due even if it's to yourself. no chance of a pat on the back from you afterall
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Re: frodo's nails

Postby siddharth » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:34 am

"Come and go, stay not.
See and listen, speak not.
Give and receive, demand not."

-Soothsayer Yatzeh.

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Re: frodo's nails

Postby redrobot » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:23 am

yes, very soothsayery except it's hogwash. it wd be just as easy to say

stay where you need to stay
speak when you need to speak
demand what needs to be demanded

demanding freedom from servitude for example.
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