Wednesday, June 14, 2006


In the Lord of the Rings book, there's a scene where Frodo vomits and Gollum eats it. They didn't put it in the movie because they thought it was too low brow.


Blogger William said...

Where for God's sake?
I don't remember that.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Lew said...

it's right after frodo escapes the gigantic spider and tries to mow gollum down with a machine gun

3:56 PM  
Anonymous calculatus eliminatus said...

Actually the book doesn't specifically say he was eating anything, and Gollum might well have been only sniffing at it like a dog would.

The direct quote is:

"Sam's felt his stomach sour as he turned to view the loathsome creature hovering over the sickening pool of sputum, snorting and bobbing in a curious way at the shoulders. It was with a heavy effort that he reminded himself that Frodo's life, and perhaps also his own, now depended on the degenerate creature."

All in all, though, it was probably best left out of the movie.

11:19 AM  

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