January 21st, 2008

wondering wary - BREE

New Frodo Art Travesty: Caravaggio's “The Cardsharps”, plus jan-u-wine’s ‘The Wager’.

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This is the fourth "Frodo Art Travesty" I have made from a Caravaggio painting. Since FotR was first screened, viewers have seen a connection between Frodo and this painter's work. Six years and one day ago, Marian Kester Coombs wrote a review of FotR in which she compared film-Frodo’s face to one painted by Caravaggio. Other fans have likened him to "a Baroque angel". In an oft-quoted excerpt from her review, Coombs wrote,

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