November 27th, 2005

NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

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

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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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

FotR TE caps ~ Frodo dancing at the Farewell Party

I am including caps of this sequence simply because they are the best (most focussed and best lit) caps I could glean from all the Frodo dance sequences. In this brief series, Frodo acquits himself well as a spirited performer of partner dancing. Bravo, Elijah Wood for doing such an enthusiastic job in a dance scene that barely made it into the theatrical release.
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Heavens, what a lovely hobbit!

Click HERE for table of Frodo and Elijah Wood Screencaps.

~ Mechtild