[LMB] Re:TTT stuff
oppen at mycns.net
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 04:10:31 -0600
> As to the Hobbit ages--I think Frodo's doe-eyed
> look was meant to convey his "elvish quality".
> He was rather different from the run-of-the-mill
> hobbit. Still, IIRC, the ages ought to have run,
> from eldest to youngest: Trim middle age (Frodo),
> twenty-something (Merry), young twenties (Sam) and
> teenager (Pippen).
OTOH, there were three strains of hobbit-blood: Stoors, Fallohides and
Harfoots, and they weren't quite all alike. The Fallohides, IIRC, were
vaguely elvish, the Harfoots were influenced in some ways by dwarves, and I
don't remember much about the Stoors other than that Smeagol/Gollum was born
as a "Stoor-type" halfling, far away from the Shire.
I think Frodo is intended to show almost pure Fallohide ancestry in the
movie; I disremember just what the Baggins line was like and they had mixed
many times in the Shire.
--Eric, who just got back from the midnight showing here in Iowa Falls.