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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Bree Screencaps ~ The Ring Calls....

Posted on 2006.04.07 at 20:33
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Cont'd. from the previous entry....


Note: once again I brightened and sharpened these images.

Here is an unretouched frame from the sequence:










Frodo has begun to fiddle with the Ring, the camera watching his hands turn it about in close-up. The voice of the Ring begins to be heard, whispering, "Baggins, Baggins...."

At first Frodo relaxes at the sound of it, as if falling into a trance....




















The camera moves closer. His face has begun to sweat:




















Tension begins to show, as if Frodo is sensing and feeling something less than pleasant.

Suddenly, over the top of the chant-like whispering of his name, Pippin's voice is heard calling out, "Baggins" -- the name which was not to be uttered outside of the Shire.

In extreme close-up, Frodo winces. The sound seems to recall him, dragging him back to consciousness:





























~ To be cont'd...



For the next Bree screencap entry click HERE.



Click HERE for table of other Frodo [and Elijah Wood] screencaps.



~ Mechtild

Comments:


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Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-04-08 13:08 (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, nice description, Mews. They are tremendously dark in this series. I am sure the lighting helps do it. Although I did adjust the contrast of these quite a bit (see reference shots), I didn't do anything to the colour of this scene. It is lit a sort of yellow-gold, which has changed not only the colour of his skin but his eyes.

I was agreeing with Este in the previous entry about the darkness of his eyes, "deep, dark, fathomless pools," she thought they looked. I agreed, his eyes are so dark in most of the frames they could be brown or black. Only in these last close-ups can one see they are blue, and only because I brightened them. Its a very, very intense effect, with the emotion zinging out of them.

Yes, the make-up is done beautifully. Once I lightened them I could just see with my theatre-person's eye the touch of colour on the cheeks and the darker stuff on the upper lids. It was perfect. I felt all swoony imagining myself the make-up artist, lucky soul.
Mariole
mariole at 2006-04-08 04:36 (UTC) (Link)
That isn't sweat. I've been licking his face.

Really, is there anything more astonishingly beautiful than Frodo in Bree?
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-04-08 09:11 (UTC) (Link)
That isn't sweat. I've been licking his face.

You wench. :D

*Promptly joins you*

Really, is there anything more astonishingly beautiful than Frodo in Bree?

No, no, no, not in all of Eru's good Arda.

Ohmygawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwdohmylordyhubbahubbaguhguhguhguh.

*collapses into complete incoherency*

It's not Elijah I see here. It's Frodo.

(Which just goes to show what amazing things Elijah did with this role.)

GUUUUUUUUH.

Estelanui - Francesca
estelanui at 2006-04-08 06:27 (UTC) (Link)
It's really amazing the passage between pain/distress and astonishment in the last six pics. His expression convey quite the innocence of a child facing unfamiliar feelings.
And his eyelashes!!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-04-08 13:14 (UTC) (Link)
His expression convey quite the innocence of a child facing unfamiliar feelings.

I agree. His face, even for film Frodo, is notably child-like in the extreme closeness. The proportion accentuates the look of a child's face: a small lower part of the face and huge eyes and brow (under the mop of hair), not to mention the extremely tender cheeks.

And the eyelashes! I just said to Mariole, one of the thrills of this series is the number of frames with his eyes closed. Oh, moan for such loveliness!
Maewyn
maewyn_2 at 2006-04-08 07:25 (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes, the last two pictures - and those eyelashes!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-04-08 13:16 (UTC) (Link)
Stop. Actually, there are a few good medium-distance shots that show good eye colour in the next set. I'll be putting them up later.
aredhelebenesse
aredhelebenesse at 2006-04-08 08:35 (UTC) (Link)
Isn't that absolutely great what this boy with his eyes is able to do? These are whole worlds of overwhelming helplessness and pain he has to fight. And hes such an enchanting creature! A lovely, suffering angel.
Oh, my poor heart, please keep on beating!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-04-08 13:16 (UTC) (Link)
A lovely, suffering angel.

Ah, don't we love it? *heart beat quickens*
Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-04-08 10:56 (UTC) (Link)
Is he of this world?

Someone wrote in one of the threads at KD:

'Elijah/Frolijah is proof that God loves us.'

I am in full agreement.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-04-08 13:18 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Este, what a sweetly teasing-but-true quote. I wonder who said it. They should be congratulated. Or given an extra appointment with the Squire.
Starlit Woods
starlit_woods at 2006-04-08 12:22 (UTC) (Link)
Everyone before me said it so beautifully! He is amazing as an actor, you can see all those different feelings in him, he's so childlike and innocent and sweet, and he's Frodo there, not Elijah, and he's beautiful as can be! And he looks about as tired as I feel right now! Thank you for these :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-04-08 13:24 (UTC) (Link)
He is amazing as an actor, you can see all those different feelings in him, he's so childlike and innocent and sweet, and he's Frodo there, not Elijah, and he's beautiful as can be!

You have hit something major, there, which I often forget. He's acting! Elijah Wood's not "really" Frodo, somehow compelled to come and be photographed for this film. One of the shocks and pleasures of first watching the FotR EE DVD extras (since I wasn't in the fandom when it came out theatrically and I had seen NONE of the materials on TV or in the extras for the theatrical DVD), was how different the real EW was from the character he created.

I'd just finished sobbing and swooning over this sublimely, otherworldly-gorgeous hobbit prince of a hero, and here's this American kid with rumpled hair slouching around his trailer, flipping through CD's and yukking it up with fellow cast members, every other word bleeped (and spoken in American diction), in a voice half an octave higher than his film voice. What a moment of cognitive and aesthetic dissonance!
frodosweetstuff
frodosweetstuff at 2006-04-08 14:44 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I am amazed how much detail can be seen now that they are much lighter. Thank you! *mumbles something about big eyes*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-04-08 15:42 (UTC) (Link)
*mumbles something about big eyes*

I think the trend to be reduced to mumbling and speechlessness if running rampant here. :D
 Paulie
not_alone at 2006-04-08 19:39 (UTC) (Link)
I can't really add much to the wonderfully eloquent comments above - his loveliness just makes me ache. As I said to someone yesterday, when commenting on some lovely Fro pics, I am just so grateful that I wasn't born in another age when I would have known nothing of my beloved Frodo - what an unbearable thought!! Brilliant caps as always:)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-04-08 23:22 (UTC) (Link)
As I said to someone yesterday, when commenting on some lovely Fro pics, I am just so grateful that I wasn't born in another age when I would have known nothing of my beloved Frodo - what an unbearable thought!!

Not Alone, I think that, too. In fact, when I was panting for RotK's release in theatres, I kept worrying when I had to go on a trip or take the plane: "What if I die before I get to see it? Please don't let that happen!!!!"

I plan to post the last set of this series tonight. Actually there are fewer caps on that page than the other set, but they are still worth looking at.

Curmudgeonly old swooner: "If Frodo's worth looking at, his screencaps are worth looking at!"
Julie ... five more minutes
bagendbabe at 2006-04-08 21:34 (UTC) (Link)
As always, your caps really are incredibly beautiful.

Looking at the first caps, for the first time I noticed something I hadn't before, that his right eyelid is drooping more quickly than the left. How adorable.

*sighs and moans* *joins you all in the licking*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-04-08 23:19 (UTC) (Link)
Howdy, Bagendbabe!

Actually, that is a good note (about the eyelid.) Taerie pointed out to me in a post in the autumn that EW's two eyes are different. Many people's are, she noted, and his are no exception. She said (she's an artist) that an imperfect match between the sides of a face are what make it interesting.
julchen11
julchen11 at 2006-04-08 23:57 (UTC) (Link)
I can't add that much to the comments above. Whenever I'm watching the DVD's I can only see Frodo, not Elijah Wood. And he's so beautiful, especially his voice.
Your screencaps make me sigh, those eyes and those lashes. So gorgeous, the Bree scene is one of my favourite Frodo scene.
Thank you sweetheart for those lovely screencaps ((((hugs))))
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-04-09 00:15 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Julchen -- have I ever said how enchanting I find your screen name? -- this is the cool thing about posting the screencap series: hearing the comments of people. I never said how completely he was Frodo in this scene. But hearing it from people in the comments I said, "Yeah! That's SO true! If in no other scene, he was 100% Frodo in this sequence!"

No wonder LotR fans went nuts over FotR. I am so sorry I didn't bother to see it until it was on video (too stuck-up, sure it couldn't be a good film), and sorrier still that I didn't start trying to figure out the internet and messageboards until RotK was about to come out. I missed A LOT.

Ah, those lashes! *sigh*
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