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March 20th, 2006


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Screencap #’s 72 – 95



The spectacle of Sam’s grief calls Frodo to action. He pulls himself up and goes to sit by Sam, now openly weeping. Frodo gathers him in with an arm and leans close.

First Frodo just holds Sam, saying nothing. He tries to engage Sam’s eye, but Sam won’t look.


Then, softly but emphatically, Frodo tells him, “I’m glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee….”




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Screencap #’s 52 – 71



After Frodo’s reaction shot to Sam’s, “She had ribbons in her hair,” the camera cuts again to Sam. He tries to gather recover himself, “If ever I was to marry someone,” he begins, but breaks down, declaring through almost bitter tears, “it would have been her…”

Close-ups show Frodo’s empathy welling up as he listens, as well as his decision to act.




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Screencap #’s 32 – 44


As beloved images continue to open in his mind, Frodo names them with delight.

Behind him, Sam is not listening with delight. The camera shows Sam's face while Frodo is speaking, weary and infinitely sad.

“Bag End," Frodo says with fatigued happiness, "Gandalf’s fireworks... the lights….”

As he listens, Sam is remembering, too. But for Sam, remembering is a very different experience. The memories bring Frodo a sense of recovery, but for Sam, they bring a sense of loss.

The camera returns to Frodo's face. "The Party Tree," he extolls....




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Screencap #’s 12 - 29



After the opening close-up of Frodo on the rock, there is another long shot of the two of them on the promontory.

The camera returns to Frodo’s face, his eyes still closed, but then a major chord is softly struck (I can feel the hairs on my arms rising just imagining the sound of it). The chord is sustained, creating a sort of “musical glow” around the scene, as surely as if Frodo’s head were surrounded by a nimbus of light. It grows and develops during the whole sequence. As the chord sounds, Frodo's face alters, his expression lifts.

“I can see the Shire!" he breathes....




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As some of you know, in the interests of perhaps producing an erotic illustration of Frodo, I had been looking through swoony face shots from The Return of the King. You know the sort I mean, the ones with him lying on the rock in the midst of the lava flow, after they have escaped from the Sammath Naur: Frodo has lost the Ring and a finger, but he experiences massive relief just knowing the Dark Tower has been destroyed and his sanity restored. As many fans have noted, these screencaps seen out of context also look like someone undergoing the extremities of erotic pleasure.

Maeglian, and one of my betas, Scarlet, were showing me some effects that could be made from screencaps. They used "Frodo on the rock" caps to demonstrate. I asked Scarlet, could she do me a pencil-drawing version of some caps with her program, if I picked a few out? Sure, she said, just send some nice, big, clear screencaps with good contrast.

O.K.!

But I didn't really have any. All the caps from "The End of All Things" scene that I had gleaned from LotR galleries were just like the scene in the film -- very atmospheric: dark, almost murky, and lit with a lot of red. Well, I'd just have to go ahead and cap the scene and apply the adjustments I had used on the other series of dark caps I've done (like the "Under the Tree Roots" scene and the ones from Bree).

I had meant to keep doing my screencaps in narrative order (I'm rather compulsive about chronological sequence), but, what the heck. The caps are done so I may as well post them....
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RotK Screencaps…. The End of All Things: Part Four ~ “If ever I was to marry someone….”




Screencap #’s 52 – 71



After Frodo’s reaction shot to Sam’s, “She had ribbons in her hair,” the camera cuts again to Sam. He tries to gather recover himself, “If ever I was to marry someone,” he begins, but breaks down, declaring through almost bitter tears, “it would have been her…”

Close-ups show Frodo’s empathy welling up as he listens, as well as his decision to act.





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I am so sorry!

I tried posting all five parts of my latest screencap series in sequence, but for some reason there was a screw-up. Some posted and some didn't.

I ended up posting the last of the set first, and a middle one at the beginning.

Just so you'll know, I did prepare the series to be read and viewed in order.

I put links at the bottom of each entry to make it easy to get to the next one, as well as links to the whole table of contents.

(And, as always, there is a link for the table of contents in the left margin under "Links.")

(I can't MAKE you do it that way, but you may enjoy it more. *smiley face*)

Thanks for bearing with me, Frodo fans!

Yours truly,

Ms. Screencap.

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