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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Lothlórien Pt. 3 – “Welcome, Frodo” ~ Galadriel greets the Ring-bearer….

Posted on 2007.03.10 at 17:51
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This is the third and last of the Lórien screencap entries.

I did not make any caps of the Mirror scene in Galadriel's glade, and I apologize to those who might have been waiting for them. It seemed to me that there were plenty of caps from that scene all over the place. “Blue Frodo” is well-repesented in my Frodo image file, which is true for most fans, I suspect.

Suffice it to say that the Mirror scene, as well the one capped for this post (in which the Fellowship is introduced to Celeborn and Galadriel), are scenes where I tend to leave my brain at the door. All I want to do is lose myself in the enchanted atmosphere. I know the Purist vs. Revisionist arguments about what does and doesn’t agree with the book, and whether the material works in the film. But when I am watching, my jaw goes slack, my speech is reduced to little mewling sounds and sighed expletives, and I stare wide-eyed in a state of aesthetic bliss. “Canon? What canon?”

I am wowed by the lighting, camera work, set-design, set-dressing (Ah! for the beauty of the tiniest mosses growing in Galadriel’s glade!), the costuming (Ah! for the beauty of Galadriel’s gown--all the more since seeing it in person in the museum exhibit!), and superb scoring.

But my biggest wow is reserved for Lórien Frodo. Back in Bag End, Gandalf, marvelling at Frodo's pluck, declared hobbits to be “amazing creatures”. Lórien Frodo is the Amazing Creature par excellence. The scene is drenched in magic, and Frodo with it. Lovely, luminous lighting effects with music to match, heighten the dreamy, rarefied atmosphere. The Lord and Lady of the Galadhrim enter from above, emerging out of dazzling, pure, blue-white light.

The Fellowship is variously awed, abashed, or discomfited as Galadriel addresses them singly and as a group. Merry is frankly open-mouthed. Frodo, by comparison, seems to be in command of himself, if a little nervous and tentative. When she finally gazes into his eyes, he seems to surrender himself to the interaction, only slightly afraid, as if giving himself over to the flow of energy between them.

For this set of caps, I chose frames from Frodo’s reaction shots as he watches and listens, the camera moving closer as Galadriel speaks to the others, and turns to him in mind-speech.

I should note that there is no reaction shot for when she says “The EYE”, because the filmmakers didn’t include one.* The sequence ends with the close-up of her suddenly-flared eyes. If they had, I would imagine Frodo would have looked stricken, as he did when he first heard her harsh greeting when they entered the Wood.

Film Lórien is portrayed as a rather tricksie place, shifting unpredictably between beautiful and terrible, just as its Lady shifts between the frightening Elf-witch Gimli warned of, and the gentle-voiced adviser, the giver of precious gifts. While I don’t find this quite what Tolkien wrote, I do think it mostly succeeds as screen drama, so I have never complained very much.

Besides, how could I withstand...The Eyes?




*It occurred to me last night that in the book Frodo has not yet seen the Eye at this point; his first sighting is in Galadriel's Mirror. In the film, he's already seen it more than once.

Also, in the Comments discussion for Lórien Pt. 1, it came up that Frodo actually never practices mind-speech in the book. The only time it is depicted happening (in a way that resembles this film scene) is in Homeward Bound. After the hobbits are asleep, the Ring-keepers: Galdriel, Gandalf, and Galadriel, and Celeborn, sit in a circle communicating this way, looking back and forth into each other's thoughts, their eyes shining, but with no audible speech.

That the filmmakers included it for Frodo worked well, I thought. It showed what this sort of communication might look like, it singled Frodo out as specially perceptive and gifted (always a plus), and made some plot points easier to establish. Fanfic writers seemed to have taken to it pretty well, too. ;)

For a good discussion on the use of telepathic communication in Tolkien, jan-u-wine sent me this link. The formatting is awful to wade through, but the comments, if you persevere, are worth reading (if this is a subject that interests you).


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Book Scene, from The Mirror of Galadriel:


As he climbed slowly up Frodo passed many flets: some on one side, some on another, and some set about the bole of the tree, so that the ladder passed through them. At a great height above the ground he came to a wide talan, like the deck of a great ship. On it was built a house, so large that almost it would have served for a hall of Men upon the earth. He entered behind Haldir, and found that he was in a chamber of oval shape, in the midst of which grew the trunk of the great mallorn, now tapering towards its crown, and yet making still a pillar of wide girth.

The chamber was filled with a soft light; its walls were green and silver and its roof of gold. Many Elves were seated there. On two chairs beneath the bole of the tree and canopied by a living bough there sat, side by side, Celeborn and Galadriel. They stood up to greet their guests, after the manner of Elves, even those who were accounted mighty kings. Very tall they were, and the Lady no less tall than the Lord; and they were grave and beautiful. They were clad wholly in white; and the hair of the Lady was of deep gold, and the hair of the Lord Celeborn was of silver long and bright; but no sign of age was upon them, unless it were in the depths of their eyes; for these were keen as lances in the starlight, and yet profound, the wells of deep memory.

Haldir led Frodo before them, and the Lord welcomed him in his own tongue. The Lady Galadriel said no word but looked long upon his face.

‘Sit now beside my chair, Frodo of the Shire!’ said Celeborn. ‘When all have come we will speak together.’

At this point the Fellowship is introduced, one by one, and invited to sit. A lovely touch, which I suppose the filmmakers forwent because, already beleaguered by New Line for being over-budget, they’d have to made a spate of beautiful prop chairs. They didn’t build a hall or an interior for the same reasons, I imagine, having the group stand on an open talan, instead. (I love the note that the Elf-lords typically stood for guests, regardless of station.)

Another touch I particularly missed was the sense of compassion the Elves of book-Lórien displayed. The film Elves seemed terribly chilly. But in the book, when Galadriel asks about Gandalf (“her voice...clear and musical, but deeper than woman’s wont”), and Aragorn tells that the great wizard was lost in Moria, the response is immediate and intense:


At these words all the Elves in the hall cried aloud in grief and amazement.

Another nice touch is that because the Fellowship is seated, Gimli is able to make a visible demonstation of his newly-kindled feelings for Galadriel, standing up and making a bow.

After she speaks so compassionately to him about how it was understandable that he would wish to see the fabled realm of his forebears, using all the Dwarvish names, she looks at Gimli and smiles.


And the Dwarf, hearing the names given in his own ancient tongue, looked up and met her eyes; and it seemed to him that he looked suddenly into the heart of an enemy and saw there love and understanding. Wonder came into his face, and then he smiled in answer.

He rose clumsily and bowed in dwarf-fashion, saying: ‘Yet more fair is the living land of Lórien, and the Lady Galadriel is above all the jewels that lie beneath the earth.’

That passage moves me so much! Not only does it show why Gimli might be the only Dwarf ever permitted to sail West (per the Appendices), it’s a powerful statement of the theme of mercy and forgiveness. Perhaps inchoate feelings like these, which were fully-formed in Gimli, strove in Gollum’s breast as he watched the hobbits sleeping on the Stairs of Cirith Ungol, another great, pivotal scene that did not make the film. Oh, well. Perhaps in the next screen version.... ("Ha!")




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Film Scene: The Fellowship is presented to Galadriel.

FotR EE Screenplay transcription taken from Daniel’s LotR Page.

Note: This is an “extended” scene (as opposed to a totally new one), I have indicated the lines that are only in the EE by using a different colour.



The Fellowship enter Caras Galadhon and are brought before Galadriel and Celeborn, ascending a stairway to a high wide flet.
Celeborn: The enemy knows you have entered here. What hope you had in secrecy is now gone. Eight that are here, yet nine there were set out from Rivendell. Tell me, where is Gandalf, for I much desire to speak with him. I can no longer see him from afar.

Galadriel looks at Aragorn, reading the answer in his eyes.

Galadriel: Gandalf the Grey did not pass the borders of this land. He has fallen into shadow.

Legolas: He was taken by both shadow and flame. A Balrog of Morgoth. For we went needlessly into the net of Moria.

Galadriel: Needless were none of the deeds of Gandalf in live. We do not yet know his full purpose. [Looks at Gimli.] Do not let the great emptiness of Khazad-dûm fill your heart, Gimli, Son of Gloin, for the world has grown full of peril and in all lands love is now mingled with grief.

Celeborn: What now becomes of this Fellowship? Without Gandalf, hope is lost.

Galadriel: The quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail to the ruin of all. . [Looks at Boromir, who is very uncomfortable.]

Galadriel: Yet hope remains while the company is true. [Looks at Sam.]

Galadriel: Do not let your hearts be troubled. Go now and rest, for you are weary with sorrow and much toil. Tonight you will sleep in peace.

Galadriel: [Voice-over.] Welcome, Frodo of the Shire, one who has seen the Eye!


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~ Frodo returns the gaze of Galadriel in Lórien, from the FotR EE:


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For the sake of comparison, and just for the pleasure of looking at more “Eyes of Frodo” images, I am posting caps from another version of this scene.

The screencaps below are made from a theatrical trailer of FotR, one of two trailers included in the FotR TE (theatrical edition) DVD Extras. These caps are distinguished by not having been digitally graded. There is no luminous filtering, and no blue. The lighting is natural.

They seem to be a slightly different series of frames than the theatrical version, too. Frodo's expression is keenly attentive but less nervous as he enters more and more deeply into shared eye contact.

I so love these “Natural Lórien” caps, I decided to make a new version of them, tweaked for greater clarity (considerably brightened and sharpened). Even though there are no luminous lighting effects, I think Frodo’s face is even more beautiful without them.











~ Lórien caps from “Teaser One”, FotR TE DVD Extras, considerably retouched:


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As a bonus to those whose love for Frodo in this scene knows no limits, here are links to two of my old LJ entries featuring caps for "The Eyes of Lórien.”

The first caps are the same as the ones above, but unretouched (except for sharpening the focus).

The second set, the "Purple Lórien" caps, are unretouched (except for some sharpening), too. They come from another FotR trailer, taken from a slightly different angle. Apparently, before the filmmakers settled on blue grading for Lórien, they had toyed with the idea of using some sort of purple or orchid colour. The orchid caps are gorgeous, but, when I imagine the entirety of the Lórien night scenes shot in these hues, I am glad they went with blue.




~ Unretouched caps from “Teaser One" of FotR.



~ Purple caps from "Teaser Two" of FotR.




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~ Mechtild




Recent Screencap Entries:

Lothlórien Pt. 1: "The Voice of Galadriel", plus reflection on Frodo’s heightened powers of perception.

Lothlórien Pt. 2: The Fellowship is admitted to Lórien (EE scene).

Links to all other LotR screencaps: HERE.



Comments:


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Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-11 02:07 (UTC) (Link)
It is *very* magic, is it not? Sort of a dark magic, darker than book Lorien would ever be, but still has a Tolkien feel in so far as it portrays a world that resonates with the world of Faerie that called both beautiful and "perilous". FotR Lorien is certainly shot through with a sense of being perilous, including its queen.

I love the luminous blue shots, of course; they're film Lorien! But for pure Frodo-ogling, the "natural" caps are wonders.
Shirebound
shirebound at 2007-03-11 00:22 (UTC) (Link)
But when I am watching, my jaw goes slack, my speech is reduced to little mewling sounds and sighed expletives, and I stare wide-eyed in a state of aesthetic bliss.

Lórien Frodo is the Amazing Creature par excellence. The scene is drenched in magic, and Frodo with it.


Yup. (insert little mewling sounds here)

This closeup of Frodo is one of the truly incomparable jewels of the film. And I love seeing the difference between the 'blue' caps and the 'natural' ones. Thank you for going to all this work, and sharing the magic with us.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-11 02:10 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Shirebound. *mewl*

Did you look at the purple ones? I was thrilled when I found the sequence they came from in Teaser Two. I had seen a couple of the purple shots floating around the internet. I was very intrigued, wondering where the heck they came from. I had only purchased the EE's of the films, so I had never seen the Extras on the theatrical releases. D'oh!
Gentle Hobbit
gentlehobbit at 2007-03-11 00:30 (UTC) (Link)
Lovely! Thank you!

Beautiful eyes...
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-11 02:11 (UTC) (Link)
They certainly are (beautiful).
frolijah_fan_54
frolijah_fan_54 at 2007-03-11 00:50 (UTC) (Link)
You have really outdone yourself this time and given us such a treasure with the different versions/lighting to compare. Lothlorien Frodo in all his luminescent beauty just takes my breath away. It amazes me how the shape of his face seems to change throughout the film - sometimes rounder and other times narrower. He as an air of wonder and awe here but does seem more in control of that awe than the other hobbits - signifying him again as the leader of the hobbits and not just because he carries the ring. Scenes like this make me realize how bad this film could have been without Elijah as Frodo. I just can't think of anyone else that could have pulled this off.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-11 02:13 (UTC) (Link)
Scenes like this make me realize how bad this film could have been without Elijah as Frodo. I just can't think of anyone else that could have pulled this off.

I think you are very right, Frolijah Fan. If they hadn't got EW for the role, at the very least they would have had to change the film -- the mood and feel of the scenes with Frodo. He's really quite unique.
Claudia's Cove
claudia603 at 2007-03-11 01:34 (UTC) (Link)
Frodo is so beautiful and ethereal in these shots. I simply can't look at anything else!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-11 02:16 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't post anything else to look at, so you're in luck!

Claudia, OT, but I've been wondering what sort of tropical bird is in your icon (I have never kept birds), and why you use it. Is it a cockatiel? Is the one in your icon your own pet? Just curious. :)
julchen11
julchen11 at 2007-03-11 01:48 (UTC) (Link)
There's pure magic in those scenes. Watching them I'm unable to speak, I almost don't dare to breath. Gorgeous and frighting at the same time.

Jesus, sweetie ...those caps ... looking at those caps I feel hypnotisized (this will NEVER change) ... the blue ones are like a dream, the natural ones are simply perfect.

Thank you again, honey, for your lovingly comments and the beauty of Lothlorien.

Love and lots of hugs
Julchen

Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-11 02:18 (UTC) (Link)
looking at those caps I feel hypnotisized

You speak for many of us, Julchen. Frodo, looking enchanted, exerts his own enchanting -- or "hypnotic" -- influence, that's for sure.

I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the different versions, too. I could look at him close and re-open his beautiful eyes (such lashes! - I mean the purple set) over and over.
Maewyn
maewyn_2 at 2007-03-11 07:24 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, those pictures never fail to move me. It doesn't matter which version they are!

The third picture from the bottom (in natural light) was the very first Frodo picture I ever saved on to my computer. (It was at 11.15 pm on 25th January 2002 to be exact!) He looks too beautiful to be real.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-11 17:31 (UTC) (Link)
Maewyn, I'm glad to see your post. You had that picture for your sig pic in your text box at TORc. I wondered then where it came from.

Comparing the altered and unaltered version of the "natural" caps (brightened and left darker), what did you think? I like them both so much, each conveying its own mood and charm, I can't make a choice based on preference. But the different lighting (and grading) effects really change the mood of the sets.
wendylady1
wendylady1 at 2007-03-11 09:14 (UTC) (Link)
Mech,
These pictures are mesmerising !!!

In the actual film, this scene goes by so slowly, as if time itself has been slowed down slightly...and the camera returns again, and again, to Frodo's face...as if the camera itself is drawn, magnetically, to those huge eyes...I remember counting, once, the number of times that Frodo' face was returned to, in that scene, compared to everyone else, and the sequence went something like this :-

Frodo, Galadriel, Frodo, Boromir, Frodo, Galadriel, Aragorn, Frodo, Celeborn, Frodo, Galadriel, Frodo, Sam, Frodo, etc, etc...well, you get the gist !!

Amused me no end, I can tell you ...

Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-11 17:27 (UTC) (Link)
Wendy, that is very cool, annotating that. That really says it, doesn't it: even the camera (and those who directed the camera) could not stray long from That Face. "Mesmerising" - that's just what that film sequence is. Frodo and us both become mesmerized: he by Galadriel, us by him.
frodos_mum
frodos_mum at 2007-03-11 13:23 (UTC) (Link)
SO beautiful. Thanks Mechtild. I love the natural light versions, and the purple Frodo screencaps are magnificent too.

I read a few of the conversations in that 'purple' post while I was there, and you have written exactly what I believe I was thinking when I saw Film Frodo for the very first time - not that I had put those feelings into words at all.

A couple of quotes from your comments in reply to Este describe it rather well:
" Film-Frodo's male beauty is so ravishing, it is literally out of this world. Sometimes, when I think of the reaction Frodo has elicited from us extreme film Frodo fans, I think it must have come out of a yearning that had been a long time in the making. It's as if film-Frodo has been a figure haunting our aesthetic and erotic imaginations, perhaps all our lives, only we hadn't realise it until we saw it brought to heart-stopping life on a screen. There was our half-glimpsed dream lover unveiled: beauitful in an otherworldly way, but warm, breathing, speaking, and enlivened by a soul of luminous beauty."
"But I think even before the films, all of us had partially formed images in our minds -- which are creations of sorts -- images which represented some sort of unattainable ideal of the lover we pined for, and of which we were only dimly aware. What we saw on the screen was so overwhelming to many of us, it was as if that half-known dream lover had been brought to life, fully-formed, enfleshed in this beautiful character played by this exquisite-looking young man, beautifully costumed and lit and photographed, in gorgeous scene after gorgeous scene.
I think many of us felt as if "the marble had come to life". And we were a'goners."

You've hit the nail right on the head, Mechtild.
So thanks for your insightful, inspirational writing. (I think I've just been inspired to start a painting featuring Lothlorien Frodo.)


Btw, I put a photo sequence of my most recent painting onto my LOTR art website a while ago. Here's the link if you haven't seen it yet and would like to.
Anne.
http://pic6.piczo.com/AnnesFrodoArtEtcetera/?g=28451209&cr=6


Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-11 17:25 (UTC) (Link)
I wrote that??!! I had forgotten I wrote that in that post. When I prepared the "Purple Lorien" link for this Lothlorien entry, I hadn't bothered to go back and read what I had written. That still is my "summa", so far, of why I think I went dotty over film-Frodo. Thank you so much for finding it again. I wondered where I had said things like that (other than ages ago in a messageboard thread).

I suppose that quality of his -- and the feelings it brought forth -- is one of the things that moved me to make art manips. I only wish there were more wonderful paintings to put Frodo into. The art manips that work best tap into that sense I have of him being young Cupid come to life, a 21st century god of love who came up out of the cultural sub-conscious to appear onscreen, larger than life, to invade my thoughts and bring me to my jaded knees.

I will definitely have a an announcement on your LJ? I don't remember seeing one scrolling the f-list, but maybe I missed it.
taerie
taerie at 2007-03-12 19:58 (UTC) (Link)
VERY nice job of bringing out the natural colour!!!! I love these. It's almost like getting to see another scene from the movie and what a treat.
Especially Frodo here. Sigh.. so gorgeous.
Thanks!!!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-12 21:24 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it is like getting "two for one". I just love all these sets!
pearlette
pearlette at 2007-03-12 23:13 (UTC) (Link)
Did you already screencap the Mirror of Galadriel scene, some time ago? I can't remember. I love that scene with the passion of a thousand suns. It's right up there in my list of Very Favourite Scenes from the trilogy. I love it in the book, with Sam there. But I also love love love the Movie Mirror. Frodo looks absolutely gorgeous, as does Gladys (I love calling her Gladys. I began calling her that in the days of the pre-movie discussion at Imladris). And Howard Shore's score in that scene is. To. Die. For.

This sequence is pretty good too. :p

My favourite cap of Frodo from this particular sequence is the one right at the top. I love his expression. And he looks, uh, MANLY. Very intent and focused ... slightly apprehensive, but not afraid ... expectant ...

I like what you've done with that screencap of Galadriel descending, bathed in celestial light, so it would seem. Truly goddess-like.

Oh man, I must watch these movies again sometime ...
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-12 23:33 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I didn't do anything to the Galadriel cap. I sharpened it a tiny bit, but that's all. That's all I basically did to the theatrical version caps -- a little more brightening on the Frodo caps, perhaps. Gladys is just *that* goddessy!

Yeah, I love the Mirror scene, too, starting with the side shot of Galadriel walking through the grass like a living, breathing Alan Lee illustration. But, no, I've never capped Frodo in it. I felt that there were already a million caps of that scene, not to mention loads of lovely drawings made from them (Whiteling did a beaut).

I love the look on his face in the first shot, too. To me it looks like he's just taken a big drag of -- something -- letting it expand his lungs before the exhale, feeling relieved of all worry and trepidation.
Whiteling
whiteling at 2007-03-13 09:47 (UTC) (Link)
In your post you said:
I stare wide-eyed in a state of aesthetic bliss.
Same here. Such beauty makes me simply unable to speak, or to think, or anything. I just breath it in, and it's like as if the time had ceased to exist and I'm getting an idea of eternity.
Thank you, Mechtild, for that glimpse of eternal aesthetic bliss! *hugs*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-13 13:35 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, Whiteling. Isn't he dee-vine???? I was wondering, making this post: I know you did a gorgeous drawing of Frodo from a Mirror screencap; did you do one from this opening sharing of gazes?
Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2007-03-13 14:26 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for these captivating caps - Frodo is absolutely stunning in all versions, I think.

Mechling, jan-u-wines link does not work :( I would love to read it.

My gratitude to you for pointing out little gems (not only in this entry) that have escaped my notice, in spite of how many times I have read the books, such as:

Another nice touch is that because the Fellowship is seated, Gimli is able to make a visible demonstation of his newly-kindled feelings for Galadriel, standing up and making a bow.

I love the witty comments in this LJ-entry:

I didn't post anything else to look at, so you're in luck! *many a true word spoken in jest - grin*

Mesmerising

Look into my eyes you are feely sleepy.

No I’m not but I’m definitely dreaming. *chuckle*

You spoil us with your magical-mathoms.


Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-13 20:08 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, "mermerising" was a great word for the effect. I felt like going up and adding it to the entry! Also those great things said about Frodo's opening look - his look of sureness, meeting, even welcoming Galadriel's gaze in a way none of the others did. I think Pearl said it.

Yes. Here it is. (My emphases.)

My favourite cap of Frodo from this particular sequence is the one right at the top. I love his expression. And he looks, uh, MANLY. Very intent and focused ... slightly apprehensive, but not afraid ... expectant ...

In an email, jan-u-wine enlarged upon that thought, enriching my appreciation all the more, talking about how his expression then changed.

Speaking of jan-u wine, to what were you referring when you said her link didn't work? I'm a bit wool-headed, but I can't find what you mean. Is it in some other post? *bewildered*
bellewood
bellewood at 2007-03-14 03:48 (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to reply on this thread..but i got an error when i tried to reply to your comment.

I hope you don't mind that i've friended you. I realise that your 'passion' is Frodo, whereas mine is EW.. but if nothing else i absolutely adore your screen caps.. I hope you don't mind that i've saved some of them.. I adore all his pictures, and have an ambition to get them ALL...
And I love Frodo too, because he's Elijah! I may not be a complete 'Tolkein' fan but i was blown away by the films when i saw them for the first time last year!! And i've so enjoyed our 'chat'..

OK you may be right, and its the fact that it is Frodos 'bulge' that makes it so interesting..and maybe a bit of wishful thinking that it's actually larger than it really is.. but he looks ALL man to me..and thats what counts..

When i say 'waving'.. i mean when he walks on set and waves, it means that his sweater invariably rises for a little while..and the view is quite nice, even if, on reflection, it isn't out of the ordinary..it looks ok to me!!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-14 05:19 (UTC) (Link)
You got an error message because I reposted it, having made a little screw-up. But you got a reply notice for the deleted first post. When you clicked it, there was nothing to reply to! You should have got another reply notice, which looked just like it.

I am happy for people to take away the screencaps; I put them up meaning to share. But I do appreciate it when people using them for public posts say where they got them. I do make, select, crop and tweak them all individually, so although they belong to New Line Cinema, I did put a lot of time into them.

As for the bulge, as we both seem to agree, what a man's got is what we want, because the man we want has got it. (Whew!)

And, ah, now I see what you mean about the little wave. I always liked the little wave just because it gave a better peep at that cute little torso.

But don't you worry, I'm not slouch at the rest. I always have an eye out for the slightest protrusion. In the latest scans posted for the "Nylon" article (what an encouraging article, too!), I noticed and appreciated at once the great-looking three-piece suit, but at the same time I noticed the attractively projecting fabric in the crotch area. "What's under there?" I could not help conjecturing. I doubt I shall ever find out, since he's unlikely to drop his trousers on stage, on screen, or at a fan convention. But we'll see more than we usually get to see in The Passenger (should it be made and get distribution!). So I remain hopeful. Exceedingly. :)
frodosweetstuff
frodosweetstuff at 2007-03-15 16:29 (UTC) (Link)
Those eyes, those eyes, those eyes. OMG. One day I'll write a long essay about them. But today is not that day... ;-)

*hugs* Thank you for these! :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-15 20:21 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. They are something, those eyes. I can't remember -- maybe you do -- but his current director said something like, EW had the most powerful eyes in movies, or something like that.

He's got eyes like Glaurung the dragon that Turin killed. Its eyes utterly transfixed anyone who dared look at them. Only Frolijah's eyes transfix for good, not evil.
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