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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

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

Posted on 2006.02.01 at 00:46


frodosweetstuff at 2006-02-01 13:38 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for all the screencaps! I have not seen the video - one of the reasons being that I absolutely detest the Cranberries - but it's so lovely to see those images. :)

Just noticed that Elijah looks so much younger in the screencaps when he is smiling than in those where he looks desperate or anguished - which reminded me of Frodo and thinking the exact same thing about the screencaps from Mordor for instance and those from the beginning and the Grey Havens (although then I put it down to those scenes being shot before the others).

/rambling :)
mechtild at 2006-02-01 14:56 (UTC) (Link)
One day, I hope the filmmakers will provide a production diary of the films, noting when all the takes that made it into the films were done. Wouldn't that be great?

I think that "the money shot" at the opening was filmed with EW was older, but that much of the opening scenes were very early, such as the Fireside scene. I think a lot of the later stuff was done quite early, too. I thought he looked very young at the Grey Havens and with Bilbo in the wagon, but older in the desk scene. The desk scene did turn out to be his last take.

You are right, he tends to look younger when he smiles. His open-mouthed smile, particularly, is rather goofy and endearing, rather than enchanting, I think. It's his serious-faced frames that are the ones that always look like classical paintings. Perhaps because classical paintings tend to show their [usually elevated] subjects in grave moods, whether because of being in situations of extremity, or simply subdued and dignified.
frodosweetstuff at 2006-02-02 14:37 (UTC) (Link)
*blushes* What is the "money shot"?

Yes, and I blame the gap, too!

You always have such interesting things to say. *is a bit ashamed*
mechtild at 2006-02-02 16:10 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, the teeth. *eyes twinkle* How I loooove those little predator teeth.

This is the "money shot" (I did a screencap series on it):


The expression comes from a remark Dom made in the Actor's Commentaries for the EE of FotR.
frodosweetstuff at 2006-02-03 13:06 (UTC) (Link)
:) We must be really far gone in our Frolijah worship that we swoon over his teeth... *giggles*

Ah! One day I'll watch the DVDs and the extras all over again - it's frightening how much I've already forgotten! Thanks for the link. Yes, it is a money shot (although I must say that that green shirt... *drools a bit*)
mechtild at 2006-02-03 15:03 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, his teeth on someone else would prompt me to say, "Can't he visit his cosmetic dentist?" But on him, they are part of the charm.
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