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Frodo Screencaps ~ FotR EE Cart Scene.....

Posted on 2006.09.02 at 10:05
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While my husband was away, escorting our daughter to her college in Hawaii, besides doing a lot of cleaning to keep my spirits up, I watched some of the EE's of LotR. I saw that there were some nice frames I missed in the opening scenes of FotR.

Therefore, although I already have done the first part of the film (the money shot, Frodo running down the hill, cart scene, party scenes, etc.), I want to post this set, too, which, except for the last three (which do appear in the theatrical version), are new to my collection.

I so love to see the lighter side of Frodo. (I know you wouldn't guess it from all the suffering-Frodo sets I've done; but he suffers so well!) For this post, I browsed A Long Expected Party to see if there wasn't a nice excerpt to post with these images, but, no. Although I have enjoyed this film scene so many times I have begun to think it canon, the cart scene -- in fact, any such interaction between Gandalf and Frodo -- is a complete invention.

Interestingly, Frodo doesn't make an appearance in the book until after Bilbo has put on the Ring and vanished. Frodo's talked about, but he isn't actually in a scene. He has no scene with Gandalf until Gandalf is leaving. He has no scene with Bilbo at all. Reviewing the chapter this morning it struck me that Frodo has no scene with Bilbo until Rivendell.

In a way, this treatment of Frodo at the beginning is a rather neat device on Tolkien's part: the heir does not make his entrance in the narrative until his predecessor has literally left the stage. Even then, it is brief, but effective:


Frodo was the only one present who said nothing. For some time he had sat silent beside Bilbo's empty chair, and ignored all remarks and questions. He had enjoyed the joke, of course, even though he had been in the know. He had difficulty in keeping from laughter at the indignant surprise of the guests. But at the same time he felt deeply troubled: he realized suddenly that he loved the old hobbit dearly. Most of the guests went on eating and drinking and discussing Bilbo Baggins' oddities, part and present; but the Sackville-Bagginses had already departed in wrath. Frodo did not want to have any more to do with the party. He gave orders for more wine to be served; then he got up and drained his own glass silently to the health of Bilbo, and slipped out the pavilion.

This is the first time we really see Frodo. Tolkien makes his entrance spare, but it lingers in the reader's mind.

In a very "human" way, Frodo had been prepared to take the affair lightly, sharing in the humour of it. But we see that his feelings about Bilbo's leaving differ from what he had expected. It is as if he only understood how he felt about Bilbo after he experienced Bilbo's loss.

But he keeps his feelings to himself. He doesn't burst into tears, he does what is required of him. Only after he has seen to his guests, making sure they have everything they need, does Frodo quietly slip away.

When I think of it, his first scene is very like his last.

As usual, I have tweaked these frames for contrast and sharpness. But, because the wide-screen images also have big black bars at the top and bottom, I also cropped and re-sized them.






~ Frodo in the cart scene from the EE version of FotR:


















































































~ Mechtild


Other Frodo screencap entries listed and linked HERE.


Comments:


Shirebound
shirebound at 2006-09-02 17:17 (UTC) (Link)
But he keeps his feelings to himself. He doesn't burst into tears, he does what is required of him. Only after he has seen to his guests, making sure they have everything they need, does Frodo quietly slip away.

When I think of it, his first scene is very like his last.


That's a great perception, Mechtild! The Frodo we see at the end of the Tale, although ill and weary and in pain, is still "himself". His humility, quiet strength, and dignity are with him to the end... and are with him still, into the West as he sails toward his new life and new beginning.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-02 17:55 (UTC) (Link)
His humility, quiet strength, and dignity are with him to the end.

*bosom swells with love and pride* Well-said, Shirebound.

... and are with him still, into the West as he sails toward his new life and new beginning.

*sniffle* Even better-said. :)
bagma
bagma at 2006-09-02 17:35 (UTC) (Link)
When I think of it, his first scene is very like his last.

You are so right! Book!Frodo is a reserved, discreet and almost mysterious character. Maybe it's why he's so fascinating!:)

BTW, thank you for the picspam. It's always a pleasure to look at a such beautiful face... *melts*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-02 18:01 (UTC) (Link)
Hey, that's not picspam, it's pic...filet-mignon! Yes, it is a beautiful, beautiful face, on a beautiful, beautiful person.

Book!Frodo is a reserved, discreet and almost mysterious character. Maybe it's why he's so fascinating!:)


A good notion, Bagma. Writing fic, although I want to unveil more of Frodo (not just physically - stop that snickering), I always am concerned about unveiling too much. Readers have long complained that Tolkien didn't let them know enough about Frodo. Maybe he let them know exactly what they needed to know, even if it wasn't all they wanted to know. Leaving much left unsaid really has made him an enigmatic character whom we never seem able to stop discussing, besides loving him.

pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-02 20:11 (UTC) (Link)
I love all your comments.

*sniffles into her hankie*

And I always enjoy your unveiling of Frodo, Mechtild. *snicker*

Thanks so much for these screencap threads. As you know, the messageboard phase of my Frodo-devotion is well and truly over. But I've loved Frodo, and Tolkien, and LOTR, forever, and I love your Frodo-centric threads. :)

Yes, Book Frodo is very enigmatic, and also very reserved, very ENGLISH, actually, in his emotions. (All the hobbits are frightfully English.)

I have often said how much I love Tolkien's beautifully judged restraint in the final chapter, 'The Grey Havens'. Such a poignant, bittersweet, elegiac ending.

Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-03 00:32 (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I said, no snickering. ((((((Pearl)))))

*sniffles into her hankie*

That cracked me up, too.

Yes, he is veddy, veddy English, as are all the hobbits. And "elegiac" is the right word for what I have come to see as a perfect ending, much as I would prefer this or that to have happened or been shown, just for my broken heart.

*sniffles into her t-shirt*

pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-03 12:01 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it is a perfect ending. As desperately sad and haunting as it is, it really is so very right. Right down to Sam's perfectly judged, "Well, I'm back." (The final scene in the film, when Sam walks slowly back up the lane to Bagshot Row, and little Elanor tumbles out of the front door, always brings tears to my eyes. And Frodo's voiceover! Waaaaaaah.)

Have you read Tolkien's earlier drafts of the final chapters of ROTK (they're in HoME, Vol. 9, Sauron Defeated)? Oh, my goodness. He has Frodo behaving like Biggles, and then there's all this stuff about Frodo becoming the most famous and lauded hobbit in the Shire. Which sounds great, but when you read it, it reads so very wrongly. It really comes across as shallow triumphalism. It would have totally marred the sober tone which marks the end of the great tale.

Tolkien, of course, soon recognised the error of his ways, and wrote down the TRUE ending. :)

'Veddy English' ????? :D

Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-03 13:43 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I know that version. Less profound Frodo, less profound Scouring. Action Frodo smites and deals out justice, etc. I am so glad Tolkien was a writer who took for ever and followed his intuitions, no matter how many re-writes it took.

The Epilogue, though, is something else. I really wish editors would see fit to include it in at least one edition of RotK. I do love it. Although I am happy with the canon ending; it really is the best choice; I love the last image of Sam closing the door of Bag End, drawing Rosie inside, yet still hearing the sound of the Sea. So evocative! And I loved that it gave a beautiful glimpse of older Elanor and Sam, so lovely, an image of Sam truly happy with his Rose, and all those sniffle-making references to Frodo, Sam's "treasure". Tolkien also lets Sam tell Elanor more about sailing to the West one day, if I am not mistaken.

"Veddy" = phonetic spelling of British pronunciation of "very". Only Americans must use this comic spelling.
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-03 22:44 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the Epilogue is a bit of a gem. I was so happy to find it in Volume 9. :)

PS. I can sort of see how the way a British person says 'very' might sound like 'veddy' to an American. I think. :p
mews1945
mews1945 at 2006-09-02 17:54 (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful pictures. That scene in the book is such a quiet introduction to Frodo, giving us a look at him, and letting us feel that connection of recognition, because it's an epiphany many of us have known, only realizing the depth of our feeling for someone when that someone is gone. Very human experience. I do love the scene with Frodo and Gandalf in the film because it does show us a young, light-hearted Frodo interacting happily with the character who will be like a grandfather to him through much of the first movie. The loving tenderness of their relationship is the reason Gandalf's fall is such a wrenching, heartbreaking experience for all of us. Frodo's loss is our loss too.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-02 18:05 (UTC) (Link)
I lover the Frodo/Gandalf opening, too, Mews. And Frodo's Party Tent scene with Bilbo (in the EE) is one of my favourites in the trilogy. These scenes demonstrate that the filmmakers really could do great things when they dared to enlarge on canon. Other attempts were lame, even disasters, but scenes like these were just inspired.
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-02 20:00 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, when they enlarged on canon, they got it so, so, so right. *Sigh*

And other times ... OUCHIE. :(

But this was one of those moments. Frodo hugging Gandalf. In the cart with Gandalf. Yes, a younger Frodo than in the book, but in the cinema I was sitting there and thinking, 'oh thank you, thank you PJ for making Frodo so young, so open and so beautiful.'

MEEEEEEP. Meep meep meep.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-03 00:34 (UTC) (Link)
And stop that meeping! *meep*

Ah, the hug in the cart. For heaven's sake, Pearl, you are going to make me go pop that danged DVD right back in the player! And I plan to watch TTT tonight! *stalks off to look for FotR*
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-03 11:53 (UTC) (Link)
Hehe.

Well, the really good thing about TTT, and the one thing which makes up for all that dreadful Osgiliation at the end (Faramir, WTF?????? Frodo, WTF??????? Samwise, shut up already and just give Frodo a hug) is that Frodo looks so incredibly hot throughout the entire film. :D

In. Every. Single. Frame. (There were a few moments in the early part of FOTR when Elijah's adorable geekiness shows and I thereby had to do a mental adjustment, on first time viewing. :D)

TTT Frodo looks very steely at times, and a bit older than FOTR Frodo. :)

Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-03 13:54 (UTC) (Link)
Well, the really good thing about TTT (...) is that Frodo looks so incredibly hot throughout the entire film. :D

Pearl! Really, you could be the Harem all by yourself. *smooch* Just kidding.

I got through disc one last night. I am afraid I FF-ed through a lot of other stuff, but watched all the Frodo material. I see some super screencaps in there. Yes, even scenes in which I don't think the Frodo in the scene is the least appealing, as caps, he looks fascinating and even dishy.

I am thinking of the EE scene in the Dead Marshes when he is repulsed by Gollum's show of understanding of him as he tells Frodo, "Master knows," coming too close so that Frodo swats him away, very discomfited. I thought that was an excellently-done scene, but that Frodo as an object of swoondom looked decidedly toadish (perhaps it's the sitting posture); but as I pause-stepped through those close-ups, he looked great. Again, right out of a late Renaissance-early Baroque painting of some biblical character in various sorts of travail. Wonderful.

The opening EE Emyn Muil scene I adore as a scene, and as a swoon for Frodo and Sam as characters ("Best salt in all the Shire, that!"). It's going to make great caps, too. The TE version of it has the famous cap "We're not alone" that Whiteling did such a great drawing of. I don't think I'll need to cap that. There are loads of those images around. There are some excellent profiles when he's arguing with Sam about Gollum, too. Yum yum yum.

The Frodo faces in the scene at the Black Gate are to die for. He's not bad talking to Gollum in the Emyn Muil, either. "You'll keep your word...?" - Oh, lovely.
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-03 20:39 (UTC) (Link)
Pearl! Really, you could be the Harem all by yourself. *smooch* Just kidding.

Oh, I'm sure I could. :p Indeed the Harem consisted of just two mad women in the beginning, myself and Niphredil, waaay back on the Imladris forums. (Niphy left the fandom ages ago.) Over time, more Frodo-swooners gradually came out of the woodwork. By the time FOTR came out, the Frodo-swooning became a positive Niagra. :D

I am thinking of the EE scene in the Dead Marshes when he is repulsed by Gollum's show of understanding of him as he tells Frodo, "Master knows," coming too close so that Frodo swats him away, very discomfited. I thought that was an excellently-done scene, but that Frodo as an object of swoondom looked decidedly toadish (perhaps it's the sitting posture);

Toadish! *dies* That's hilarious. :D (Yes, it's a good scene. Very different from canon though: Book Frodo gets stern with Gollum, but is rarely discomfited by him, if ever. Much younger Film Frodo reacts far more viscerally to Gollum, realising that this is what he could become. *shudder*)

but as I pause-stepped through those close-ups, he looked great. Again, right out of a late Renaissance-early Baroque painting of some biblical character in various sorts of travail. Wonderful.

What did I call him? The Renaissance Angel Hobbit. :)

I love the opening Emyn Muil scene in the TTT EE. The interaction between Frodo and Sam is just so very lovely. 'My dear Sam.' *siiiiiiiiiiiigh*

The Frodo faces in the scene at the Black Gate are to die for. He's not bad talking to Gollum in the Emyn Muil, either. "You'll keep your word...?" - Oh, lovely.

YUM.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-03 21:33 (UTC) (Link)
I've heard of Niphredil. Just her name, because she was gone long before I got there. Ah, what fun you lot had. *sighs for Good Old Days she was never in* But we had fun, too.

it's a good scene. Very different from canon though: Book Frodo gets stern with Gollum, but is rarely discomfited by him, if ever. Much younger Film Frodo reacts far more viscerally to Gollum, realising that this is what he could become. *shudder*)

I remember being Book Frodo's behaviour towards Gollum as notably courteous and just, EXCEPT when Gollum asked for the Ring, at which time Frodo was extremely stern with him. Not hysterical or paranoid, but stern. I'm telling you, Book Frodo had...dignity. Film Frodo has dignity (*strokes his dignity*), too, but not as much and he loses it for long stretches.

There was a scene in which the reader was given a peek into Frodo's feelings of repulsion towards Gollum, though, when he's watching him in the pool at the bottom of Henneth Annun. What a scene Tolkien wrote!

pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-03 22:18 (UTC) (Link)
I've heard of Niphredil. Just her name, because she was gone long before I got there. Ah, what fun you lot had. *sighs for Good Old Days she was never in* But we had fun, too.

Oh hey, we HAVE had fun. :):):):) As have Frodo and Rosamunda. :D

Niphredil was the very first person I ever met off the LOTR boards! September 2000, that was. We were both posting at Imladris. Can you believe it ... She never really was reconciled to the films. Having taken a determinedly non-puristy and relaxed approach to them, while we were waiting for them, she found it quite hard to deal with them once they came out. She never really forgave PJ for Frodo's characterisation in FOTR. Her main swooning was all for Book Frodo, and she never quite felt the same way about Film Frodo. I found I could very happily live with both. :D

I remember being Book Frodo's behaviour towards Gollum as notably courteous and just, EXCEPT when Gollum asked for the Ring, at which time Frodo was extremely stern with him. Not hysterical or paranoid, but stern. I'm telling you, Book Frodo had...dignity. Film Frodo has dignity (*strokes his dignity*), too, but not as much and he loses it for long stretches.

Book Frodo rocks. So courteous, so just, so in control of himself. Swoon. (PJ, you should have read the book again!) Film Frodo's dignity needs to be stroked as much as possible. Sigh. He does have it, particularly in the final scenes of ROTK (which are wonderful). But not enough as I would have liked, throughout the whole film trilogy. [The killer is the Crossroads scene, in which Frodo tells Sam 'he has a feeling he might not be coming back.' AAAAARRRRGGGH. He stood by the lakeside at Parth Galen, his emotions writ clear on his face for the film audience to see ... it was plain as day he knew he would not be returning from Mordor. We all saw it, the thousands of people in the cinema. Frodo is taking SAURON's bloody Ring to the freaking Cracks of Doom to toss it in, and then PJ has him tell Sam in the final film that he 'has a feeling he might not be coming back'. Sheesh, no kidding. *rolls eyes* Peter Jackson, I'll slap you with a trout. :D]

There was a scene in which the reader was given a peek into Frodo's feelings of repulsion towards Gollum, though, when he's watching him in the pool at the bottom of Henneth Annun. What a scene Tolkien wrote!

Oh man, that is such a great scene, as Frodo wrestles with his mixed emotions, torn between pity and revulsion. Feeling tempted to give Faramir's the secret signal to shoot. Oh, Frodo, thank heavens you didn't. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many ... yours not least. And this is why LOTR rocks to high heaven, because of Tolkien's exaltation of the quality of mercy.
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-03 22:29 (UTC) (Link)
Oops, that should have been: Feeling tempted to give Faramir's men the secret signal to shoot.

While we're on the subject of Faramir's men - tall, dark, handsome, silent and discreet Numenoreans, le SWOON - I feel compelled to get sidetracked by a brief Faramir swoon. OK, so PJ made The Divine Faz blond. It matters not. We still swoons, yes we do, precious. Book Faz, Film Faz. Book Fro, Film Fro. It's all good. :D

Faramir is my favourite Man in Middle-earth, bar none. I absolutely ADORE him. I love him and Eowyn as a couple.

One of the reasons why I adore him so is that he sees Frodo's quality ... the very highest.

And dear Sam's too. :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-04 00:13 (UTC) (Link)
One of the reasons why I adore him so is that he sees Frodo's quality ... the very highest.

Hunh. I thought it was because David Wenham as Faramir was simply hunky, especially when wearing his schmoopy, kicked faithful puppy look, and his gorgeous voice and superb delivery of Faramir's lines. (If only he'd got to say, "I would not touch it if I saw it lying in the road" or whatever is the exact quote.) He was quite yummy in the EE scene with Eowyn, though, on the terrace, wind ruffling his hair, all soft-eyed and soft-voiced....

Yes, movie Frodo simply wasn't given full opportunity to display his *dignity*. How could we give it a proper stroking when it was hiding under daft, weak-minded moments like the cross-roads and bitchy, unjustified-by-the-situation snits he had with Sam? From whence came these PMS moments? (Moments like these produced fics like "Rain".) "Upping the ante", I am sure the Fab Three would have said (Philippa, Fran and Pete).
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-05 21:38 (UTC) (Link)
Faramir schmoop! :):):):) *glomps on Captain Faramir*

(If only he'd got to say, "I would not touch it if I saw it lying in the road" or whatever is the exact quote.)

Oh, stop it. *sobs* I can hear Wenham saying it. *grabs PJ and throttles him* :p

Just as I can hear Frolijah saying, in that delicious soft breathy tenor, "By Elbereth and Luthien the Fair, you shall have neither the Ring nor me!"

People used to argue with me on TORC that that line would never work in a film, because people wouldn't understand to what or whom Frodo was referring. Well, Gandalf says things like, "to the bridge of Khazad-dum!" (audience: "huh?") and Legolas says things like "crebain from Dunland!" (translation: "a rabbi from Dublin!") so whyever couldn't Frodo have said that? :):):):):):)

Ah, me. Frodo and Faramir.

Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-05 21:59 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, oh, oh! for the soft breathy tenor! Yet I'd call it a light baritone. If his Frodo voice were "tenor", what would his real voice be -- soprano? :D

HAw HAW HAW on "Rabbi from Dublin". I've heard some pretty funny versions of what people thought he was saying (I couldn't understand him either, and didn't remember the book line, but I knew he was saying, "Look out! Hide!"). Seriously, though, even if Frodo had merely said, "You shall have neither the Ring nor me!" it would have been better. Of course, PJ couldn't have made him so sick if he were to speak his own defiance, and then Arwen wouldn't have had any need to carry him in front on the wild ride. Speaking of the film ride, just think of the sorry state poor Frodo's testicles must have been in after riding like that, with no stirrups and hunched forward. No wonder he looked like death, poor swoonsome hobbit. I hope Elrond saw to those, too. Wait, never mind Elrond. I am sure there would be a long sign-up sheet to apply the salve.
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-05 23:37 (UTC) (Link)
Speaking of the film ride, just think of the sorry state poor Frodo's testicles must have been in after riding like that, with no stirrups and hunched forward.

*blanches*

*dies*

After multiple viewings of the film, that never occurred to me!

Oh my! Poor darlin'!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-05 23:50 (UTC) (Link)
*wicked chortle*
Cecilia
majblomma2000 at 2006-09-02 17:57 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for posting these! When I see them I know that I can see this movie over and over again and still be mesmerized. :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-02 18:06 (UTC) (Link)
Majblomma, thank you. I never tire of FotR, either. :)
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-02 20:22 (UTC) (Link)
Also just wanted to observe ... in screencap no. 18, it looks like he's blowing a kiss. :):):) (Just look at those rosebud lips puckering up.)

I am not imagining him blowing a kiss at Gandalf though. ICK. No, no, no. At one of his Haremites, rather! :p

Screencap no. 16 is my favourite. That anxious little squinch. Those cheekbones. That gorgeous little straight classical nose. That perfect chin.

Yep. The Swoon is alive and well. Even after all these years. *heaves a huge, contented sigh*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-03 00:39 (UTC) (Link)
(Just look at those rosebud lips puckering up.)

Oh, do stop, Pearl. I will have to ban you from the LJ. *gets out EE of FotR*

Screencap no. 16 is my favourite. That anxious little squinch. Those cheekbones. That gorgeous little straight classical nose. That perfect chin.


Right. That's torn it. *tacks "BANNED" sign up on Main Entry page*

#16 is awfully nice.... I suppose I can't ban you for simply telling the truth. *swoon*
melyanna_65
melyanna_65 at 2006-09-02 21:10 (UTC) (Link)
They are wonderful, sweetie!

And yes, LOTR and Frodo are always a welcome distraction if you are feeling a bit down.

Thinkin about it, Frodo is almost like an angel, tiptoing into the story at the beginning and then disappearing from it, in silence ..

Hugs you!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-03 00:40 (UTC) (Link)
"Like an angel".... oh, Melyanna, what a lovely thought.
Maeglian
maeglian at 2006-09-03 09:05 (UTC) (Link)
Dear Machtild, lovely caps as always and complemented by your insightful comments.

I've been remiss in keeping up my LJ activity..... just wanted to wish your daughter all the best now she's starting her studies in Hawaii (That does sound great for her, if not for her far-away parents!) Also the best to you in getting used to having her so far away. Time flies so fast. You'll see her again before you know it! :-)
Maeglian
maeglian at 2006-09-03 09:07 (UTC) (Link)
:Blusehs: And I promise to read my post before hitting enter in future. Getting your screen name wrong, how could I! Apologies.
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-09-03 11:48 (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I rather like Machtild. :p

Good to see you, Maeg. ((((((Maeg)))))
Whiteling
whiteling at 2006-09-03 12:18 (UTC) (Link)
*grin* Machtild sounds good! (It really fits, you know. All those gorgeous screencaps of young and happy Frodo... das macht mich froh, err, makes me happy. :-)

*waves across the Channel to Pearl and across Denmark and Sweden to Maeglian*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-03 14:04 (UTC) (Link)
What would "machtild" mean? Capable in battle or something like that? It sounds good. "Mech" always sounds a bit like "Meh", which is a dismissive expression of distaste. "Faramir taking Frodo to Osgiliath?! Meh."
Whiteling
whiteling at 2006-09-03 16:03 (UTC) (Link)
"Faramir taking Frodo to Osgiliath?! Meh."
LOL!
But, come to think of it... would that really sound better: "Faramir is taking Frodo to Osgiliath, Ma!" :-D

What would "machtild" mean? Capable in battle or something like that?
Yes, exactly. "Macht" derives from the Old High German word "maht" (pronounced like Macht) which means power, strength or capability; and from the Old High German "hiltja" which is battle or fight.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-03 17:46 (UTC) (Link)
Oooh. "Mighty in battle". Very good. Would that it were so!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-03 14:01 (UTC) (Link)
(((((((Maeglian)))))) I do wish you'd post an entry and give us an update on yourself, but I won't twist your arm. It probably hurts. Thanks so much for dropping by! *multiple smooches*

I am feeling pretty good about Rachel. She seems to have no regrets about going, which is super. She complains on the phone about being bored, and exasperated with the bus system she is learning to use this week before school starts. I think she's going to be fine. Her serious worries continue to be about whether she will be able to do it, academically, and whether she will find friends who share her interests. Very reasonable worries, the same ones she had before she left. But she does not have a worry about having chosen the wrong school, which was the worry that worried me. ;)

One of these days I'll do a "real life news" post with pics Glen took when he was there with her. What nice beaches! *looks longingly at azure waters, bright skies and warm, pale yellow sands*
alyrthia
alyrthia at 2006-09-04 03:30 (UTC) (Link)
I'm just catching up to things, Mechtild, so I'm a bit on the late side in telling you how marvelous these caps are. I'm so struck by how sunny and light they are. It's so "there" and real looking. Love it. And maybe Rachel wouldn't mind a bunch of hobbit women swooping in to visit her in Hawaii--all with their Frodo dolls. Well, maybe she would....:)
Thanks again!!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-04 03:35 (UTC) (Link)
It is sunny, that's for sure, especially in the first shots. It's hard for him to keep his eyes open. Actually, it's very rare he's lit in that outdoorsy-sort of natural light; most of it looks manufactured - no doubt because it is, on soundstages and indoor sets. The lighting reminds me of the beginning of the scene with Aragorn on the top of Amon Hen. That's shot outside on a sunny day, too, although the mood is entirely different.

I am sure Rachel would adore a visit from a hoard of hobbit women, as long as we pretended we didn't know her when in public. :D
Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-09-05 09:39 (UTC) (Link)
What a charming scene you have captured Mechtild!

I love every bit of the interaction between Frodo and Gandalf. It is so good to be able to see it cap by cap.

(((Hugs you thank you)))
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-05 12:45 (UTC) (Link)
I love every bit of the interaction between Frodo and Gandalf.

Me, too. :)
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Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-09-07 04:30 (UTC) (Link)
And some people say Elijah can't act. There are so many nuances to his expressions in just that one interaction!


Well some people are wrong! Right? Frodo fans everywhere: "RIGHT!!!"

Yes, his face is a marvel of expressiveness as Frodo. I agree, Saber Orlando.
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