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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

This darkness will not endure: The Houses of Healing Pt. 2, plus new poem by jan-u-wine.

Posted on 2009.09.07 at 19:05


pearlette at 2009-09-08 11:05 (UTC) (Link)
It makes it seem as though the anti-Faramir, anti-Tolkien things he was made to do in TTT and earlier in RotK were just a dream -- or as if he'd been on drugs before -- or gone off the meds he was supposed to be taking.


F/E are my number one OTP in all of literature! Closely followed by Inman/Ada in Cold Mountain.

I don't think I fangirled Faramir quite enough during my crazy fandom days. ;)

Miranda's Eowyn made me love the book character more. Hers is one of the best book-to-film characterisations, IMO.
mechtild at 2009-09-08 12:57 (UTC) (Link)
I thought Otto's portrayal extremely warm and very accessible. Book Eowyn was really another person - or perhaps it is truer to say that when Tolkien introduces her, she is already no longer the young woman Eomer describes, someone made prematurely frosty and hardened by unhappy love* (or whatever he says that amounts to the same thing) -- ETA - and a life spent being left at home while others, she felt, went off to do the important, exciting things. Book Eowyn is difficult to know and difficult to feel the sort of empathy film Eowyn elicits so easily and fully. I physically hurt when she'd portray emotional hurt: when she hears from Gimli that Aragorn's dead (after the Warg attack) and when he gives her the brush-off before he leaves for the Paths of the Dead. I got misty-eyed when she looks at him offering the cup in the hall, her heart is so exposed and vulnerable, given in the handing of the cup. I got misty-eyed in all her dialogue scenes with Theoden (except, oddly, his death). Heck, I got misty-eyed looking at her standing on the top of Edoras. Her theme music helped mightily. I loved the wistful, sad longing in it.

I'm glad you came and saw these caps, Pearl. I remember thinking of doing them for the first time when we were talking, years ago, of what a beautiful scene it was.

Edited at 2009-09-08 12:59 pm (UTC)
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