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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

FotR screencaps: Leaving the Shire, and, "Get off the Road"....

Posted on 2005.12.17 at 23:57


mechtild at 2005-12-18 14:21 (UTC) (Link)
reassessing what I *thought* I saw here before that EE fell into my hands. Given Frodo's utter cluelessness and lack of understanding of his own situation as late as RotK, what is he *really* thinking here - this early on the long trek?

Are you talking about the first first caps? The ones in which he is listening to Gandalf's admonitions? I think he is looking like, "Did I say I'd do this?" *gulps once; stiffens chin, newly resolved; pats Ring in pocket* "Yes, I did."

If you mean the shots in which he is anticipating the arrival of the Wraith, I'd say he is just being what I said: alert, aware, then quick to exercise leadership and issue a command. But, that's the very last moment in the film before he first hears the "call of the Ring." After that, he's noticeably weaker. I know it was their decision to up the explicit power of the Ring from the start; it's just sort of a shame there is so little screen time of Frodo before he succumbs as quickly as he does. In the book, Frodo merely feels a bit odd, getting them off the road, "in case." At least consciously, he even wonders if it might be Gandalf who is coming. Obviously, in the film he knows that whatever is coming is dreadful. When they hide, he really suffers. In the book, the effect is very subtle so that he barely notices anything other than the Rider was sniffing or looking for him and, intuitively, he "did not wish to be found." At Bree, Frodo's experience again is massively different from what he feels in the book. Again, they made a decision to let the Ring be terribly powerful immediately, for the sake of establishing it to viewers quickly. This created its own problems, of course. If the Ring had this sort of effect, how had Bilbo been able to not know, treating it as blithely as he did for all those decades? He didn't know, consciously, that it was having any sort of effect on him. If when Bilbo put on the Ring each time he had an experience like film Frodo had in Bree, he certainly would notice!

And the next series seem siuply made for Harem-style innuendo. The lovely looks, the tousled hair complete with debris and straw, the "whatever happened?" look on his face! :D Perfect for vigs and montages of the saucyer kind. :-)

Ha! *snort* You are absolutely right! That is a totally Harem set of frames. Gawd, those Haremites are fast. They didn't even bother to take his coat off.

Well, you know, now that you have mentioned that sort of scenario, I should go ahead and post the related "What the -- ?"
caps, from the moment after they have tumbled down the hill that precedes the sequence I just posted.

Mariole, these are for you, as the DJ's say:

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maeglian at 2005-12-18 18:03 (UTC) (Link)
LOL! That second one is priceless and indeed fitting for mariole's consumption.

(I was thinking of the first set of caps for my first comment.)
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