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Old 01-04-2004, 12:20 AM   #3
Animated Skeleton
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: U.S.A., though I'd prefer the Shire
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Teleri has just left Hobbiton.

Yes, the Dunadain were sorely missed. <P>Also, this does not quite count as an absentee, because technically she was in the movie, but I must say I missed Shelob. In the books Shelob is a character, with history and lineage. Motives and Pride. We see some of Sam's struggle with her from her point of view. In the movie, she is not as much a character, as an obsticle. I think her name is mentioned once by the orcs, but we don't get that same sense of fear out of them as in the books. No "her lady-ship" or "her lady-ship's sneak" . And because her character is not built up, we have no worried orcs, wondering who on earth could have stuck a pin in Shelob, and miss out on one of the best parts in the book.
"But after coming all that way I don't want to give up yet. It's not like me, somehow, if you understand."
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