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LotR Limited Ed. DVD Extras - Shortcut to Mushrooms....

Posted on 2006.10.12 at 16:32
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This set of caps also comes from the Limited Edition DVD's, from FotR.

In this sequence, Dominic Monaghan relates an amusing tale at Elijah Wood's expense (what's new?), with Billy Boyd helping....

~*~


They have just filmed a take for the scene, "A Shortcut to Mushrooms". Although stunt doubles took the full hill (also included in the documentary), the four hobbit actors did have to tumble down the last bit of hill. Apparently, the take of their landing just before this interview had been exceptionally entertaining.

Dominic, suppressing mirthful smirks, explains to the camera, "Elijah has to fall down onto the ground, falling down onto Billy with me by his side near his ... anal passage ... and as he fell down he let go a little -- burp." (Dom provides the appropriate noise for a fart.) Elijah squeezes his eyes shut, laughing silently as Dom relates this.






Here are a few caps from when Dom is speaking:

















The documentary cuts to footage of the four actors landing at the bottom of the hill, Frodo last. The take finished, Elijah immediately bursts into shrieks and cackles of laughter (rather like a banshee):





















Recovered, Elijah remarks to Billy and Dom, "I kind of would like to see if it shows up on the sound." Gleefully Dom says to the camera, "It's going to show up on the DVD!", at which Elijah laughs.

In the meantime, Billy has been gravely explaining how the burp made his eyes sore. "I was almost sick," he explains. "Even the thought of it now .... " (Billy pretends to gag.)

Dom leans in to confide, "My nose and ears were bleeding."




































As Dom and Billy move off, Elijah says towards the camera, "Ah, ya gotta love your cast-mates...."











What struck me in this little exchange was not only what a good sport Elijah was (as ever), but how, even as he laughed at himself -- and being laughed at -- he still managed to come across as poised and gracious. In moments like this it's hard to remember that he was five years younger than Monaghan, and thirteen years younger than Boyd.


Oh -- and did I mention that I think he looks perfectly lovely ?


~*~


Note: As usual, the caps were all cropped and tweaked for better exposure levels and sharper focus.





Full listing of Frodo and Elijah screencaps HERE.



~ Mechtild

Comments:


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Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-13 04:04 (UTC) (Link)
You, he did make it look easy. We all kept saying, "What a pro! Must be because he was a child star!" But he really was *right* for this role, this cast, this working situation.
ms_banazira at 2006-10-12 23:49 (UTC) (Link)
Wonder if he has any clue how many smiles per day he generates?
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-13 04:04 (UTC) (Link)
I am betting he doesn't.
Shirebound
shirebound at 2006-10-12 23:59 (UTC) (Link)
Love this! How wonderful that all the lads found such great friends, and that Elijah seemed to fit right in with these two wacky comedians. :D
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-13 04:05 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it sounds like they really ran him a round at first, those two, since he didn't really understand their sense of humour. Then he loved it.
taerie
taerie at 2006-10-13 01:17 (UTC) (Link)
Ah I love these! I can do some digital erasing of background and pretend it's party time in hobbiton!
THANKS!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-13 04:06 (UTC) (Link)
If you really do that, you should post the result(s).
Mariole
mariole at 2006-10-13 01:46 (UTC) (Link)
I can't believe what a good sport he is! And you're right, so poised and lovely. I can't get over how young they all look!!!!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-13 04:06 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, we looked young, too. Relatively speaking. :D
Wenchie
bandwench at 2006-10-13 02:32 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I am grinning ear-to-ear. I don't think anyone could look at that series of pictures and not smile. I am putting these all in a special folder for when I need a good reason to smile.

Such a pretty boy!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-13 04:08 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, they're a pretty smile-inducing set of pictures, ey, Bandwench? There are some more funny sets coming up. They had a lot of opportunity to laugh it up in the behind the scenes footage that they didn't have on screen, since so many of their scenes were serious or sad.
... where would I be
i_o_r_h_a_e_l at 2006-10-13 04:45 (UTC) (Link)
but how, even as he laughed at himself -- and being laughed at -- he still managed to come across as poised and gracious. In moments like this it's hard to remember that he was five years younger than Monaghan, and thirteen years younger than Boyd.

*weeps*

Thank you soooooooo much!

And how good he was in a curly wig!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-13 12:16 (UTC) (Link)

And how good he was in a curly wig!


Ah, his Frodo wig was the wig of doom. I like him in his other hair that's longish, not fond of the spiky stuff and hated the shaved head and fauxhawk, but his Frodo hair? Melt, melt, melt.

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-13 12:17 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Rodia. It was a fart. I'll go back and make that clearer. Dom said "burp", but in a humorous way, as if he were making a funny, using the "nicer" word.
melyanna_65
melyanna_65 at 2006-10-13 10:16 (UTC) (Link)
*giggles*

This is truly amusing. I've heard about this episode on the commentary of FOTR, but I've never seen the footage. I love the reaction of Elijah, he has this wonderful quality of laughing about each situation and about himself. Aww, he's so lovely!

*hugs*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-13 12:19 (UTC) (Link)
I love the reaction of Elijah, he has this wonderful quality of laughing about each situation and about himself. Aww, he's so lovely!

Yes. And you have seen it in action -- in person!
 Paulie
not_alone at 2006-10-13 13:24 (UTC) (Link)
What struck me in this little exchange was not only what a good sport Elijah was (as ever), but how, even as he laughed at himself -- and being laughed at -- he still managed to come across as poised and gracious

That is so true - and this is a perfect example of how well they all got along and how easy they were in each other's company. I could watch this over and over - in fact I do:)

My next chapter of 'A Journey With Frodo' wil actually cover the start of filming - would it be ok if I included some references to this post and perhaps some of the pics (which are so much better than mine!!)? I would give you full credit, of course:)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-13 14:04 (UTC) (Link)
For heaven's sake, Not Alone, I am expecting readers to save (and use) the caps. I think they do, since they show up in posts and in icons. I posted them in order to share.

My next sets of screencaps are also from FotR - one of the little improv the three cut-ups do that already was included in "A Day in the Life of a Hobbit", a set that I already made a year ago but have re-done because this printing is better (EW working with the dialect coach, Andrew Jack), and EW being tended by a costumer before a scene in Moria. If you are going to be using any of these scenes coming up, feel free to use any of them.

Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-10-16 09:26 (UTC) (Link)
Aren’t they lovely together!

Thank you Mechtild for doing this.

I also heard that the noise was from lower down. :-D

And to think that Billy is a Dad now.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-16 13:01 (UTC) (Link)
Billy's a dad? Really? I am terrible at keeping up on the news. Is it with the same woman he's been with all these years? Boy or girl? Or is Billy the star of his own mpreg and he's the mother (joke)?

Yes, the "burp" was from lower down or they wouldn't have made the fart noise and gone on about watering eyes and bleeding noses. Those two!
julchen11
julchen11 at 2006-10-20 23:29 (UTC) (Link)
"What struck me in this little exchange was not only what a good sport Elijah was (as ever), but how, even as he laughed at himself -- and being laughed at -- he still managed to come across as poised and gracious"

He's a wonderful young man. He looks perfectly lovely, as you said! Point.
Thank you lovey for this beautiful post.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

*smooches*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-21 00:07 (UTC) (Link)
You are so welcome, Miss Overworked-but-liberated-for-the-moment One. :)
Julie ... five more minutes
bagendbabe at 2006-10-21 22:52 (UTC) (Link)
How absolutely delightful those caps are, Mech. I loved the commentary about Elijah's little fart on the Extended edition of FOTR. Elijah IS such a good sport, and gracious. He is truly beautiful, his smile is so natural and beautiful. How often do we repeat ourselves? But he never fails to delight us with his beauty,and give us joy.

I would dearly love to see these new "extras" but as far as I can find out from Amazon etc, I believe the new DVDs are only available for Region 1 and am Region 2, and do not have a multi-region player :(

Thank you sooooo much! Do keep 'em coming, if there are any more, when you have time! *snuggles*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-10-21 22:59 (UTC) (Link)
he never fails to delight us with his beauty,and give us joy.

Boy, is that true.

I hate that about the regions and players. Someone just explained it to me in a comment, since I had thought that the [stupid] set-up only applied to videos. But, oh no.

That really, really stinks.
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