Friday, August 7, 2009

David Wenham - The Two Towers Extended Version - Fourth Post

The Missing Scene

David Wenham as FARAMIR
This scene is barely two minutes long, but its exclusion from the theater version of The Two Towers left out an important piece of the puzzle that made Faramir who he is.

Brothers - Faramir and Boromir
"Faramir has grown up in a strange situation...but not an uncommon one. Growing up in a family where he has a father who obviously prefers the oldest son. Sometimes fathers prefer the youngest son but not in this case."

Faramir, Boromir and their father Denethor

Denetor wants Boromir to go to Rivendell and get the ring for Gondor. Boromir thinks his place is with his people not in Rivendell.

Faramir: "If there is need to go to Rivendell, send me in his stead."

Denethor: "You? Oh, I see. A chance for Faramir, captain of Gondor, to show his quality. I think not. I trust this mission only to your brother. The one who will not fail me."

Faramir being called by the ring

Faramir: "So… this is the answer to all the riddles. Here in the wild I have you. Two haflings and a host of men at my call."

Faramir: "And the Ring of Power within my grasp."

[Faramir reveals the Ring with the tip of his sword.]

[The Ring calls.]

Faramir: "A chance for Faramir, captain of Gondor, to show his quality."

A few changes were made for Faramir between book and film for The Two Towers. In contrast to the film, Faramir never had any desire to keep the Ring for the use of his people, nor did he take Frodo and Sam to Osgiliath.

David's view on the rest of the cast: "Wonderful. Peter was very brave to choose only the actors that he wanted to choose for the movie, despite the fact that a lot of big stars wanted to be involved in it. Peter chose not very famous actors, like me for example, just because he thought that we were good for the roles." []

David Wenham - First Post
David Wenham - How can this be the Second Post when I was so wrong
David Wenham - The Two Towers - Third Post


Jaime Theler said...

Yep. I agree that section should have been left in. Go Faramir!

Hannah said...

I love watching extended versions of those movies... :)

That was definitely a good scene with the two brothers. Check out the 3rd movie extended. There's some more Boromir/Faramir stuff.

L.T. Elliot said...

I haven't seen any of the extended versions but this post makes me want to!

Deborah said...

Shamelessly snagged this off of my facebook because it was so good.

Brad made a comment about your link:

"The extended films are so much better for clarity. If one hadn't read the books, he'd never know that the trees move and fight! - Stuff like that. Also, Faramir's character is ferreted out much more fully in the longer versions, and you don't feel sorry Eowyn not getting the King and having to settle for Faramir - in the extendeds he's a much more admirable character. You feel really sorry for him due to his father's treatment."

Deborah said...

Hannah - Love the pic of Ruby.

Jaime Theler said...

Oh, yeah. Put me down for another 13.1 miles running last Saturday. Yippee! Jason just looked at our blog and said, "How come you've been at the same mileage for weeks?" Guess I need to update. :)