Where you can talk about Samwise Gamgee, all opinions are welcome!
He was brave and loyal to a fault, but he was the humblest and most grounded of the Fellowship.
Somehow he was more ideal than the ideal beings he fought alongside.
In the 2000's triliogy, Samwise never once called Frodo "Master" so I kind of prefer the 80's version. I like both, but for different reasons.
It's just as well nobody used "Master" in the movies. Lots of folks would have claimed it reeks of classism (Michael Moorcock, author of the Elric novels has said so about LOTR), and some folk connect that term with BDSM. I found that out while playing a Vampire: The Masquerade session.
Having said that, Roddy McDowall was great as Samwise.
@eldariontkd Honestly, the "Master" part makes Frodo and Samwise closer in friendship.
@ShireofMiddleEarth I'm not sure I'd agree. I'd say that Sam's use of the term 'Master' emphasizes their roles as master and servant rather than friends, though Sam does come to use it more as an endearment.
In the books, Sam actually uses Mister Frodo. He may say Master Merry or Master Pippin. That's probably an older way of speaking. "Mister" was reserved for men, while "Master" was used for boys. Sam is younger than Frodo but older than Merry and Pippin. He will use the honorifics because his social class is lower than the others'.