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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

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2011-06-22 15:18 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, he do look good on a horse all right. Heck, I am one of the only fans I know that likes the Warg addition, and the reason is the shot of Aragorn heading out on his capering horse, in that semi-slow-mo, looking back. Man, is that great cinematic iconography. I can't think of a hero-on-horseback moment that impresses me more in all of film. The battle itself is o.k., but that riding off on the horse moment is stupendous. :)
pearlette
pearlette at 2011-06-22 15:49 (UTC) (Link)
Man, is that great cinematic iconography. I can't think of a hero-on-horseback moment that impresses me more in all of film. The battle itself is o.k., but that riding off on the horse moment is stupendous.

*squees with joy* Oh, we are so on the same page here, Mechling! I adore, ADORE that shot! OMG how I love that shot, especially with Eowyn looking after him so beseechingly. Best hero-on-a-horse moment EVER! Whee! And OMG how I love Shore's music at that point.

Hah. I really do like these films, huh. :D They're iconic in their own right, as well as bringing Tolkien's world to life. Which is why, despite the things that make me grumble, I will always defend them passionately. :)

I don't mind the Warg addition either. Despite my grumbles about Aragorn's fake death, at least it works as cinema. :)

Mechtild
mechtild at 2011-06-22 16:18 (UTC) (Link)
Hah. I really do like these films, huh. :D They're iconic in their own right, as well as bringing Tolkien's world to life. Which is why, despite the things that make me grumble, I will always defend them passionately. :)

I think that's it in a nutshell. "They're iconic in their own right, as well as bringing Tolkien's world to life." They may have screwed around with Tolkien's characters and muted some of his key themes, but the world is vivid, peopled with vivid, if different characters, shot in unforgettable, utterly cinematic ways.

I thought the Wargs scene was good, considering they pulled it out of the air (love the EE's where it shows the actors riding and running around, thrusting weapons at nothing, no particular plan, since they hadn't thought out the actual scenario yet, but needed to shoot footage - made me marvel at the expertise of both the actors and the off-camera artists who managed to create a pretty solid action scene -- out of mere wisps of ideas and a pocketful of unrelated clips!). I just wish the design for the Wargs had looked more like wolves than hairy pigs or wild boars. Guess they thought wolves would be a) not ugly enough and b) too sympathetic. Fans might have cringed to see animals that actually looked like wolves, now nearly a totem animal in the imaginations of many (rather than the terrifying ravener of fairy tales), being hunted and slaughtered.
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