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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Galadriel’s Glade 2 ~ Frodo looks into the mirror, plus jan-u-wine's Lórien Suite 3.

Posted on 2009.06.03 at 07:11


mechtild at 2009-06-03 15:10 (UTC) (Link)
Galadriel in the book embodies all the beautiful, good and mysterious qualities of woman, I think, as Tolkien imagined her. Goddess, mother, innocent virgin, and terror, all in one.

Good assessment, Mews. In the films, she is very like a goddess in her scenes with Frodo, her human side coming out more with other characters. I thought Cate Blanchet was wonderful as the film's Galadriel. I'm so glad she was cast. But I am terribly glad the EE scene was added. It gives a real sense of the book's warmer, merrier, sadder, more caring Galadriel. I love the work she does with Aragorn: wise, sad, and compassionate. In her smile when Sam wonders if he might have a dagger instead of rope, and in her manner hearing Gimli's request I finally get to see a glimpse of Sam's description, "merry as any lass ... with daisies in her hair". I think the EE version of the scene shows some of her best work in the films.
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