hotbloodedyouth said: Yup I get so mad that his character was just boiled down to an abusive demented father with ridiculous delusions
Yeah. He’s anything but delusional or demented in the books. His tragedy is so profound because he’s so proud and noble and wise, but in the end he gives into despair, broken by the weight of Mordor and his premonitions of Sauron’s mind. There are hints of him preferring Boromir to Faramir in the books, but nothing at the emotionally abusive levels he is in the films.
gingerblivet said: Yeah, as much as I adore John Noble, it is a major departure from the books.
John Noble is great, but when I think Denethor I think Charles Dance. He just has the right stern, kingly features. John Noble looks too soft…too, idk, mortal. Denethor, like Aragorn, has that touch of immortality to him from Numenor. Dance has just the right amount of intensity and hard edge to convey that.