December 5th, 2005

NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

The Golden Youth of Frodo: The Flipper Screencaps, Pt. I

I know I'm a little bent, but, a year ago, in an attempt to watch all of Elijah Wood's old films, I rented Flipper. It was my duty, as a Frodo fan!

Thinking it was going to be a dull re-tread of the old TV series, I was pleasantly surprised by the watchability of this "for the whole family" film. The actors were engaging, the Bahamian scenery idyllic, the cinematography lovely, and the musical scoring quite good (no TV "Flipper" song for the opening, thankfully).

And, best of all, it had ... heavens! ... the most gorgeous male teenager I've ever seen. The cast list said I was watching Elijah Wood as 'Sandy' -- but I knew better.

As I watched, modern-teenager 'Sandy' (with all his modern-teenager pleasures and pains) simply disappeared. Instead, in my mind, 'Sandy' was transformed into young 'tween Frodo, suitably coifed in a mop of unruly dark curls, and donning a pair of scruffy front-placket breeks and a torn shirt. Except when he was wet and shirtless.... Collapse )

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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

The Golden Youth of Frodo: The Flipper Screencaps, Pt. III

Here is the third set of four.

In these, Sandy has climbed up the ladder and leapt onto the deck, turning around to ready himself to say goodbye to the animal he has come to love. First he has to command Flipper to go. Then Sandy watches as the dolphin swims away.

I loved the range of expressions in these frames. Great illustrations for fanfic, too. *grin*



~ Series Three: Screencaps of Elijah Wood, from the penultimate scene of Flipper:




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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

The Golden Youth of Frodo: The Flipper Screencaps, Pt. IV

This is the last set of screencaps of the four.

This is merely a string of frames continuing directly from the previous set, showing Sandy's reaction shots as the dolphin swims off. The close-ups alternate with shots of the dolphin, farther and farther out to sea, until it is breeching far off in the distance, the sea lit by the nearly-setting sun.

I like to imagine these as illustrating Willow's Frodo after he finally will have been made whole again....



~ Series Four: Screencaps of Elijah Wood in the "Farewell" close-ups from Flipper:



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