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Post by idoron » Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:59 pm

In FotR when Galadriel is talking to Aragorn does she say he can choose to rise above the fates of all his fathers since

Earendil
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Elendil?

I can't make it out. In the context of the movies Elendil makes little sense. All we see of him is -crunch-, dead. But Earendil makes even less sense to the movie goer. The line is not in the book, but Galadriel mentions Elendil in her gifting to Aragorn.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:24 pm

"I give you the light of Eärendil, our most beloved star."

That's what she says to Frodo. But it sounds like ErEndil, not EäRENdil. But it couldn't be Elendil, because what does Elendil ahve to do with stars, aside from the translation of his name?
Cate Blanchett's pronounciation of Eärendil sounds remarkably similar to Elendil, so I really don't know.
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Post by idoron » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:01 pm

No no. I mean when she is talking to Aragorn. The whole "We will not meet again, Elessar" (that line went no where. Elessar? When did that ever get brought up again?)

She says "You have your own choice to make..."

But what you mentioned is what threw me. Her accent makes it impossible to understand.
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:17 pm

idoron wrote:No no. I mean when she is talking to Aragorn. The whole "We will not meet again, Elessar" (that line went no where. Elessar? When did that ever get brought up again?)

She says "You have your own choice to make..."

But what you mentioned is what threw me. Her accent makes it impossible to understand.


I actually heard Sauron call Aragorn by that name right before the battle at the gate. I heard it on the 3rd viewing.
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Post by idoron » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:55 pm

Doh! You're right.

Now that I think about it, I think the Ring calls to him with that name right before Frodo flees Amon Hen, too.
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Post by idoron » Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:52 pm

I checked the subtitles on the DVD. it's Elendil.

Not sure why.
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Post by Belithraldor » Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:37 pm

I think it's a PJ thing...
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