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Talk:Blue Wizards

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I don't think it's all that controversial that Gandalf mentioned the Blue Wizards. I disagree that Gandalf would ever have revealed the number and names of the Wizards to anyone so readily, but the Blue Wizards are (IIRC) in the LOTR Appendices. Thankfully they're not named - if they had the right to Unfinished Tales and named them as "Alatar and Pallando" in the film I would have been very annoyed!-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  16:40, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Well, according to Bratman and Brennan Croft, the name "Blue Wizards" does not appear in the LotR. But it might be worth to check!--Morgan 16:44, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
I hadn't thought of that. However, with the source, it can stay, imo. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 17:34, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
I think the film makers can get away with it. LOTR does say there were five wizards and the Tolkien Estate can't sue over the attribution of the colour blue to the two unnamed wizards.-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  17:40, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
They certainly try to get away with it. But as Janet Croft says (who is credited as advisor to PJ's The Hobbit): "it’s okay to say five, and that they went east, but not to say they were blue'" (my emphasis). So, the controversy is there, and from a notable source -- nothing to argue about! --Morgan 17:59, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
I'm not arguing that there isn't a controversy, I'm joining in it! ;) I disagree with Janet Brennan Croft; I think it is OK to say that they were blue. If it was a problem, they could have easily have used a different colour to describe them.-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  18:08, 17 December 2012 (UTC)