September 5th, 2007

NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Gorgoroth Revisited, Pt. 3b: ‘Let us be rid of it’, plus jan-u-wine's "The Last Hours".

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This last "Gorgoroth Revisted" post features the conclusion of the widescreen "I can carry you" screencaps, plus jan-u-wine's short but very powerful poem, The Last Hours.

The book excerpt is also short, but, similarly, shows Tolkien's genius. It hasn't many words, but it has import. It gives a good sense of the short way left before them, and Sam's surge of hope at the sight of it. An earlier book passage, included in the last entry, best illustrates the caps of Sam heaving Frodo over his shoulder. (Not quite "pig-a-back" as recounted in the book, but very affecting all the same.) The scoring for that moment, in which a statement of the expansive "Into the West" theme is heard for the first time, is perfection.

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