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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Fotr Extras caps: The dance scene (with "hug") in greater detail...

Posted on 2005.11.27 at 15:09
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Remarks in my previous entry by Maeglian inspired me to watch the "Frodo leaps into Sam's arms" scene once again. I decided I liked this sequence so much, blurry focus and dim lighting and all, that I would cap it more fully. I just love the youthful exuberance and easy affection that overflows from this scene. I wish there were more of it in the theatrical release.

Again, this sequence is from the SCI-FI channel's A Passage to Middle-Earth, a TV special included in the FotR theatrical version DVD Extras. If you really are dying to see it and/or cap it for yourself, it occurs at just past 10 minutes into that special.

The caps below are from the tail end of the dance sequence that is featured in the Extras. The camera has been following Frodo through the lines of the dance. The dancing in this sequence differs from the part that made it into the film, in which Frodo is dancing with a specific partner. Here, he is part of a group.

When Frodo gets to the end of a series of hand-offs, he bursts out of line (and, perhaps, out of character). It may be part of the blocking for the scene, but I am inclined to agree with Maeglian that someone has probably just yelled, "cut"! In any event, what happens is that film Frodo throws himself upon Sam while Rosie (Sara McLeod) looks on....





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Click HERE for table of Frodo and Elijah Wood Screencaps.



~ Mechtild

Comments:


pearlette
pearlette at 2005-11-27 22:32 (UTC) (Link)
That sequence is too much! :D

I wanna be Saaaaaaaam!!!!!!

I wanna be one of those hobbit-lasses Frodo's dancing with!!!!!!!

Heck ... I'd be Rosie, looking on the pair of them and grinning her head off. :p

I love hugging hobbitses!

Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-11-28 04:35 (UTC) (Link)
Awww, Pearl, you make my carpal tunnel syndrome all worth while. *hugs you*
Mariole
mariole at 2005-11-27 22:49 (UTC) (Link)
Damn! LJ ate my comment. Trying again.

There's my proof, right there, Frames 5 and 6 of the "Elijah hurls himself onto Sean" sequence. Ms. McLeod is _not_ "Rosie" looking at Sam. Her eyes are clearly directed higher. She is Ms. McLeod, saying "Why oh why can't I be in that boys' club that lets Mr. Wood hurl himself upon ME?!? WHY OH WHY CRUEL WORLD--SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR HOT DAYAAAAM he looks really good in that outfit I think I shall wrestle him to the ground directly the moment Sean is done with him." But I'm sure she said it in an completely professional way. :)

I love these dancing scenes. Everyone looks so happy. I think Billy or Dom said they were doing this for DAYS? Tough duty. *signs up way belatedly*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-11-28 04:40 (UTC) (Link)
I think Billy or Dom said they were doing this for DAYS? Tough duty. *signs up way belatedly*

Really? All the more reason that they should have included more of it in the film. I remembered that Billy said he was playing guitar in the hobbit band during the scene, but I never saw him doing so in the film. Finally, as I was "pausing" my way through these Extras sequences to make my Frodo caps, I finally saw the frames in which he appeared (in the background). Unfortunately, since I didn't cap them, I can't remember which featurette he was in.
(Anonymous) at 2005-11-27 23:20 (UTC) (Link)
You know, all of these caps are *so* worth watching! The blurry ones with Frodo as the center point of the dance - such great illustrations of life and motion! Then, as Frodo moves on Sam.... I'm certain this was after the take was done. Ms. McLeod *really* looks like she fully believes Elijah's aiming for her at first! :-D

And the very last cap - look at the faces of the baffled onlookers: "Hey - we had no idea they were making the film version of LotR into this kind of hobbity slash fest! How come noone told us?"

Maeglian
maeglian at 2005-11-27 23:22 (UTC) (Link)
I'm such a ditz - forgetting to log in. :o Above post is mine.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-11-28 04:45 (UTC) (Link)
The blurry ones with Frodo as the center point of the dance - such great illustrations of life and motion!

Another hug for you, Maeglian, for making me feel as though it wasn't a TOTAL waste of time to cap this sequence. I liked your take on Rose/Sarah's face in those first frames. When I scrolled back up I thought, "Hey, she's right!" Poor Sarah, if so. What a disappointment!

Your last comment cracked me up about the expressions on the spectator's faces. I can just picture those thoughts passing through their minds. Especially the shocked-faced lady. Was it Maewyn who pointed her out?



Maewyn
maewyn_2 at 2005-11-28 10:40 (UTC) (Link)
Your last comment cracked me up about the expressions on the spectator's faces. I can just picture those thoughts passing through their minds. Especially the shocked-faced lady. Was it Maewyn who pointed her out?

Yep! The look on her face suggests "Well, I never!"
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-11-28 17:14 (UTC) (Link)
Yep! The look on her face suggests "Well, I never!"

Well, she has now!
frodosweetstuff
frodosweetstuff at 2005-12-06 15:11 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for these caps! I think need to stare at them for a while. :) *happy*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-12-06 23:46 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for commenting, frodosweetstuff. If you want to look at the rest of my caps series, the easy way is to hit the tag at the top on the post that says "Frodo screencaps." All of the entries will be called up that way (the ones with screencaps). Even my caps that are of Elijah Wood go under that tag, since I only pore over EW's caps insofar as I think they make good "young Frodo" caps, LOL.
frodosweetstuff
frodosweetstuff at 2005-12-10 14:43 (UTC) (Link)
Oooooooh, that's wonderful. I'm afraid I will have to friend you... :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-12-10 16:31 (UTC) (Link)
My pleasure. P.S. your icon cracks me up. Is that a tear of happiness running down his rosy cheek? (Just kidding.)
frodosweetstuff
frodosweetstuff at 2005-12-13 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
*giggles* *coughs* Well, of course he is rather moved and overjoyed, but then again, he knew that Sam would propose sooner or later, so he was more or less prepared emotionally.

*giggles more* Frodo_naatulien has a matching icon, in which he says "Oh Sam, yes."
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-12-13 22:53 (UTC) (Link)
I hope you are going to let Rosie be Maid of honor
frodosweetstuff
frodosweetstuff at 2005-12-15 13:58 (UTC) (Link)
*ponders this* Yeah, okay. But only if she is already married to one of the Bracegirdle lads.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-12-15 16:46 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I suppose a fic writer can have her marry whomever she wants. *grin*
julchen11
julchen11 at 2005-12-14 22:13 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for these amazing caps. I'm staring at them for nearly 30 minutes (can't get enough of it). So emotional ... *hugs you ((and the hobbits of course))*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-12-14 22:26 (UTC) (Link)
I am so pleased you enjoyed the caps!

~ Mechtild
a_lexxy at 2015-04-30 12:19 (UTC) (Link)
Sam - "Don't wanna Rosie, Frodo is better" :))
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