February 28th, 2008

NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

TTT Extras 1: ‘The Long and the Short of It’

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Looking for a particular interview with Alan Lee a few weeks ago, I ended up watching all the extras that came with the theatrical version of The Two Towers. I realised I hadn’t seen some of the material before, much less capped it.

I know that a lot of images from the footage I capped are available on the Internet. But I wanted my own, so I capped them anyway. For those of you who don’t already have screencaps from these extras, or who want more, the next several posts will be of interest to you.
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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

TTT Extras 3: Interview with EW, in Frodo costume and make-up.

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I am giving the thirteen caps below their own post because I think they are so striking.

Back in the last Frodo Art Travesty entry we talked about how fans and reviewers, seeing film-Frodo on the screen for the first time, felt as if a living, breathing angel had stepped out of a Caravaggio.
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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

TTT Extras 5: Screencaps from the extras compared to final film versions.

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As was the case for the FotR bonus materials, the extras for TTT contain bits of footage from the films that looks different from the way it appears in the final cuts. Sometimes it is because the sequence shown in a “making of” segment or in a trailer has not yet been digitally graded (changing the colour), or has been graded differently. Sometimes the extras show material that was shot but which was never included in the films, theatrical or EE versions.

As usual, all the caps have been cropped and tweaked slightly for better focus and lighting.

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