We remember the best phrases of Gandalf in the trilogies of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ through 20 quotes full of epic and wisdom.
Let us start from one base: the philosophy of Gandalf and, by extension of Tolkien’s work, should be learned in every school in the world. End and end, my dear Mithrandir. At least, in all the classrooms and educational centers that, not without a certain level of derision and geek impudence, agree to shout “Run foolish!” while a horde of hobbits rush to recess after hearing the siren from the yard to rush the last lembas leaves of the day. Every John Keating’s dream of the 21st century.
I will not say do not cry … because not all tears are bitter
And it is that, apart from the visual spectacularity and the rebirth of the fantasy and adventure genre that the Lord of the Rings trilogy meant and, to a lesser extent, that of The Hobbit, if there is something that shines with its own light in the Peter Jackson’s big screen adaptations are those phrases that emanated with infinite wisdom and epic from the characters created by Tolkien. Quotes that, with muddy but dazzling rhetoric, spoke of life, death or the passage of time. And among these maxims that turned Middle-earth into an inescapable source of wisdom, the Gandalf played by Ian McKellen burst forth as one of the most fascinating characters of all, capable of oscillating between the dreamlike beauty of an “immense green countryside stretched out before a fleeting dawn “as, directly, wanting to” send those beasts to the abyss “.
A source of inspiration and life lessons that, in addition to appearing as a fixture on any T-shirt or list of “the most inspiring phrases in the history of cinema” on the Internet, gave us some of the most memorable moments of El Señor de los rings and The Hobbit. The eternal voice that we hear in the video is that of the great Pepe Mediavilla, a mythical dubbing actor in Spain who died at the age of 77 in 2018 and who, after more than 2,500 jobs as an announcer, made a hole in everyone’s hearts by lend his voice not only to Gandalf, but to many Morgan Freeman characters or Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy himself.
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