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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2005, 12:49:07 pm »

Excellent points, Carina.

I agree about fans calling Elijah "Frodo" as a term of endearment. Sometimes I'm not sure why some choose to do that instead of just saying, "hey Elijah" but it's true: people love LOTR so it's not really a negative thing.

Journalists kill me b/c they make such a big deal out Elijah trying to move away from Frodo (and often times, misrepresent his feelings on the subject) and yet by emphasizing it so much it's like they won't let go of it either. They need an angle or a hook so they fall back on certain tricks instead of letting more complex ideas about Elijah emerge. There have been some great articles, though, so at least some writers/reporters "get it."

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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2005, 01:36:31 pm »

Thank you Judy. I guess that some journalists use the name Frodo when speaking of Elijah in order to make  it a point of reference for their readers but in that case they could simply say "Elijah, who played Frodo in LOTR" and not call him Frodo but it seems they just cannot or refuse to move beyond that.

Journalists kill me b/c they make such a big deal out Elijah trying to move away from Frodo (and often times, misrepresent his feelings on the subject) and yet by emphasizing it so much it's like they won't let go of it either.

That's exactly what's bothering me. There are enough people making fun of Elijah already for attempting the roles of Kevin and Matt for example (while of course there are many more who admire him for his bold choices) and those journalists aren't helping it if they keep doing what they're doing.

What is it about Elijah that makes Journalists refer to him continually as Frodo?

Regarding the fans calling Elijah Frodo, I wanted to make my last comment a bit clearer. I think that most of his fans do call him Elijah and it's probably only younger children who would call him Frodo because they might not be able to see the reality yet but if his Fans do call him Frodo, then I'm sure it's said with nothing but affection.
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2005, 02:18:51 pm »


Quote from: JudyC0925 on September 30, 2005, 12:49:07 pm   

I agree about fans calling Elijah "Frodo" as a term of endearment. Sometimes I'm not sure why some choose to do that instead of just saying, "hey Elijah" but it's true: people love LOTR so it's not really a negative thing.
it's exactly that i think


Quote from: Carina on September 30, 2005, 01:36:31 pm   

Journalists kill me b/c they make such a big deal out Elijah trying to move away from Frodo (and often times, misrepresent his feelings on the subject) and yet by emphasizing it so much it's like they won't let go of it either.

That's exactly what's bothering me. There are enough people making fun of Elijah already for attempting the roles of Kevin and Matt for example (while of course there are many more who admire him for his bold choices) and those journalists aren't helping it if they keep doing what they're doing.


Yes, i totally agree, a lot of journalists sometimes making fun of the choice of Elijah's films because he attempts in uncomon role (like Kevin). Nevertheless I find that an actor should diversified his roles.What could be cooler than a good film with a good scenario and Elijah playing inside?
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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2005, 07:51:21 pm »

Thanks so much for the article Seven.
Elijah is so so busy.. he''s a little energizer bunny.. bouncing from one role to another.. I think he's also got an incredible sense for the "business" of acting.. a real professional. It's intuitive with him.. Just like he mentions directors etc...
As for the journalists using "Frodo" I think they don't feel the general public (not his FANS ) wouldn't recognize Elijah Wood without a reference to Frodo... but I think they are wrong in their assumptions.. Elijah is practically a household word now and he doesn't need to be referenced with "Frodo" .. as for myself .. Elijah will always be Frodo to me.. and I'm thankful for his performance.. it changed my life in so many ways .. more than he will ever know. As he puts it -if one can change people doing little things every day.-well he did just that for me in his portrayal of Frodo.
He made me see that if I worked hard and believe , I would get better.
Well here I am.. walking and back to work full time... Thanks Elijah..
thanks for your portrayal of one of the most beloved literary characters of our times..... I just wish JRR Tolkien could have seen it.
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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2005, 08:20:55 pm »

Thanks, Seven, for posting this since most of us couldn't access it.
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Eddie Redmayne as Jack in The Pillars of the Earth
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