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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Galadriel’s Mirror Pt. 4b ~ ‘I know what I must do’, plus Pt. 4 of jan-u-wine's Lórien Suite....

Posted on 2009.06.24 at 10:44


(Anonymous) at 2009-06-24 21:21 (UTC) (Link)
More lovely screencaps, and thank you for including some of mine here, Mechtild. I often wish I had the films in fullscreen too, as I love your screencaps. The fullscreen are especially good for close-ups of Frodo. Often the widescreen version cuts his chin off, or the top of his head.

Jan's poem is beautiful ~ I love this!

He can not

that this
is but a tattered corner

of the tapestry
of this Age-long tale.

He can not know
that his simple

is but a single lace'd wave
upon a storm-riven Sea.


Thank you for the links too. How wonderful to hear J.R.R Tolkien speaking in the language he created, and the lady singing (to her own melody) 'Galadriel's Song' appears extremely competent in her pronunciation.

Thank you, Mechtild and Jan.
~ Blossom.
mechtild at 2009-06-25 04:26 (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome, Blossom. I'll have to tell Jan you not only liked the poem but opened the links. Didn't she link some great things?

Your screencaps are to die for, but it would be great to see what you'd do with fullscreen caps. What region is the U.K.? Does Region 1 play there?
(Anonymous) at 2009-06-25 19:57 (UTC) (Link)
Jan's links were well worth clicking on, Mechtild. The only one I didn't take a look at was tuckborough.net, but I do intend to follow it up ~ The Thain's Book sounds interesting.

As for the Region 1 DVDs: Multi-region DVD players are available here in the UK, but I don't have one, and unless I win the lottery (very unlikely as I don't buy a ticket!), I won't be getting one anytime soon. So, I must make do with the widescreen versions of the films for the time being. However, I'm not totally deprived of fullscreen Frodo, as I do have folders full of your lovely screencaps from your LJ entries stored for posterity on my external hard drive. Hope you don't mind ~ I can't resist right-clicking and saving them.

~ Blossom.
mechtild at 2009-06-25 22:18 (UTC) (Link)
The Thain's Book is a pretty good, easy, fast LotR reference. I often look things up in it. Just browse it whenever you want to check something quickly - names, dates, places, objects, etc.

Well, if you had the player for it, I'd try to get you fullscreen copies, Blossom. They used to be really cheap here; I got mine each for less than ten dollars new, having bought them after the films were all out, for making screencap portraits. They may be harder to find by now since most buyers want widescreen, of course, especially now that all new TV's have a more rectangular shape. It's interesting to think that it wasn't that many years ago, when almost everyone still had a TV set with a picture tube (we still do), thus with a nearly square picture screen. I rarely go to someone's house now that they haven't got a new flat panel TV. No wonder no one buys fullscreen. I bet they don't even make them anymore, since the screens they were made to fit are no longer made.
(Anonymous) at 2009-06-27 18:57 (UTC) (Link)
'They may be harder to find by now since most buyers want widescreen, of course, especially now that all new TV's have a more rectangular shape.'

We don't have a flat-panel TV either. Ours is widescreen, but it has a blooming great big rear end that virtually fills the corner of the room!

'Well, if you had the player for it, I'd try to get you fullscreen copies, Blossom.'

That's such a kind thought, Mechtild ~ thank you ~ but I think you're right in assuming that the fullscreen DVDs are harder to come by now, as out of curiosity I checked on Amazon.co.uk, and found only one boxed set of the trilogy available in fullscreen. It was Region 1, and rather pricey to boot! I'm not really looking to purchase the films again just yet anyway ~ I have them all three times over as it is!

Thanks again,
~ Blossom.

mechtild at 2009-06-27 20:56 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, well. Perhaps you'll find them one day in a U.K. online rummage sale. *g*
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