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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

EW Screencaps, Ridiculous Thoughts, 'Alternate Take' ~ Part Six

Posted on 2006.02.01 at 00:46
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“Ridiculous Thoughts~Alternate Take,” Part Six....

~ Series Six of the Elijah Wood "Ridiculous Thoughts" screencaps, from the "Alternate Take", to be found on the "Extra Features," of the Cranberries DVD, "STARS - The Best of Videos 1992-2002"....

Several caps like these were posted in a previous entry, but these show a different look on his face. They are from a sequence in which EW is roving through the ruins, looking all around, listening to the mysterious voice....

We see him stop, and the camera comes so close only the lower part of his face is visible, his hand curled around an end of the headset. It lingers while the lighting changes, saturating him with colour. The same device was used in a brief sequence from the "official" version (in Part I of the series), in which EW is shown dangling audio tape above his head like strands of sea weed -- I thought he looked like, "Youth From the Sea" in those caps.

Here, as in those "seaweed" shots, the camera seems frankly to adore EW....

The shots below are ones I find rather magical. Still trying to locate the source of the singing, EW is shown moving through an interior hall in the ruins as he approaches the camera. He is carrying the gramophone bell aloft, angling it this way and that, as if he might pick up her signal. In these caps, framed by the arches of stone, EW reminds me of a statue rising out of a fountain in an ancient courtyard, holding the gramophone horn as if it were a shell from which water issued. A trickling sound would be the perfect touch.

Click HERE for table of Frodo and Elijah Wood Screencaps.

~ Mechtild


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mechtild at 2006-02-01 14:27 (UTC) (Link)
Aren't they? What skin he had -- has.

How fortunate for us that he was so young then that he was able to scrape under the developmental wire to play Frodo, a hobbit, utterly smooth-faced. I got used to it, of course, but close-ups of the other young hobbits used to distract me, they were so obviously bearded men who shaved, not to mention having tufts of chest hair curling out of the necks of their shirts. When Sam would say, "Share the load...." in RotK, I felt as though I could have memorized every point of his stubble, LOL.
pearlette at 2006-02-01 17:40 (UTC) (Link)
When Sam would say, "Share the load...." in RotK, I felt as though I could have memorized every point of his stubble, LOL.

So it wasn't just me then. :D

Ah, Frolijah. Smooth skin was never sexier.

mechtild at 2006-02-03 03:34 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, Frolijah. Smooth skin was never sexier.

It still is sexier (smooth skin). :D
julchen11 at 2007-07-22 00:15 (UTC) (Link)
Wow - the close-ups blow me away ... Indeed - the camera loves this guy and he loves the camera, too.
thank you, honey - for this wonderful post. I didn't know any of those pictures, I don't even know the clip.
mechtild at 2007-07-24 01:07 (UTC) (Link)
You hadn't seen these? Oh, I was in love with these shots when I had seen just a few of them. Seeing them made me order the DVD, so that I could make screencaps. What an expressive face and body he had in these, besides being beautiful. The actual music video is no big deal, but he in it is wonderful.
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