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NF-Campin's weeper from 'Descent'

No EE screening of TTT for Mechtild....

Posted on 2011.06.21 at 13:54


Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2011-06-22 03:52 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, teary hobbitses!!!!!! I'm so sorry, sweetheart!!! *hugs*

But the bright side, if you had to miss one of the 3, good thing it's this one for the rain out, right?

And I'll give you the 2 big drawbacks to blue ray I saw tonight to make you feel better:

1)Afternoon tea shadow. Well, not on Frolijah, but on the other 3 hobbits.

2) Frodo's smile at the end is BLURRED!!! I know it's mostly blurred in the regular versions, but there ARE a couple of frames where it comes into focus, and that split second is my FAVORITE thing in the whole movie and blue ray TOOK IT AWAY!!! Once again, you lose focus in close range movement (either of the moving figure, or the things around the figure), in exchange for gaining a more 3-D sense of sweeping vistas in wide lense focus, which are wonderful. But I'm not happy with the exchange at all! Anything that blurs Frodo's expressions is so not worth it--have these people no sense of what is important? Obviously choosing this comes from the same place tying Arwen's fate to the ring and taking away Frodo's steely will and ability to read others in RotK come from. *walks off mumbling*
mechtild at 2011-06-22 04:23 (UTC) (Link)
Boy, you got back home lickety-split, hey? No, wait. You're in Eastern time.

Well, Lavender, I guess ain't nuthin' perfect, from you're a'tellin' me. Still, I wish I'd seen it on the Big Screen.

What's the afternoon tea shadow? And Frodo's smile at the end - which one? The one when he says, "I want to hear more about Sam", or the "so was I" smile? Or some other smile? I'm surprised because, at least in recollection, neither of those smiles seemed to be delivered while performing action, or hardly any.

choosing this comes from the same place tying Arwen's fate to the ring

Ha ha! Maybe Frodo's smile was tied to the fate of the ring. Well, I guess I'll find out exactly what you mean when our new Blu-rays come. :) In the meantime, thanks bunches for your report. :)
Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2011-06-22 04:35 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I stayed for the credits and end of the score, so I got out at 11 pm sharp, and there was little traffic home.

I know. *hugs*

It's the hobbit name for 4 o'clock shadow--razor stubble. (-:

Frodo's adoring, fond smile after he turns away from Sam and is walking while listening to Sam musing about himself as "Samwise the Brave."

Heeee---maybe! (-: You're welcome!
mechtild at 2011-06-22 04:43 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, the shadow of facial hair. Yeah, I could see that in many a scene, even without Blu-ray, not to mention a passel of chest hair poking up out of shirt necks. Furry all over, these hobbits. :)

Ah, that smile. Yeah, it's a nice one all right. Not as nice as the one in my icon, though. Mighty partial to the FOTR opening cart ride smiles. :) :) :)

Edited at 2011-06-22 04:44 am (UTC)
Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2011-06-22 05:05 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that shadow is there in the other versions and I think the make up artists are the one set of artists on the film who could have done a better job in the regular versions (the sunglass lines on Frodo's cheeks drive me nuts), but they couldn't have anticipated blue ray. The follicles are defined here with blue ray in a bothersome way. Make up artists are going to need to really work it more now.

Yes, it's the very same smile, though more defined in the cart scene--and yes, I'm partial to those cart ride smiles, too!!! The whole cart jump-and-ride scene is tied with the boat scene at the end of FotR for my very favorite moments of all the films. I think the smile there at the end of TTT is special because it harkens back to his old self, his sense of humor and loving intelligence. His bed smile in FotR, when he tells Sam he can't sleep either, is almost the same one turned on it's side. (-:
mechtild at 2011-06-22 15:04 (UTC) (Link)
A thorough cataloging, Lavender. :) It stands to reason there'd be a connection between all the smiles you noted, since they're smiled by the same actor playing the same character. Hmmm. "Variations on a Smile by Frodo Baggins" by Elijah Wood. Maybe Howard Shore could do an orchestral setting? Seriously, I think he has: all the shadings of the Shire theme.
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