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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Fireside Scene Pt. I... Frodo receives the envelope containing the Ring....

Posted on 2006.02.11 at 17:45


mechtild at 2006-02-24 21:56 (UTC) (Link)
Playing around with those was the very start of my rediscovery of a love for drawing, which I had set aside decades ago. I still love the manips, but have no great skill with them, though there were several of Frodo that were a special pleasure to make. (oh, my yes!) As well you must know!

Getting involved in this fandom has brought out the creativity - new or dormant - of so many people, don't you think?

Yes, of course, you may friend me. :) I actually recognize your name from LJ comments, too, now that I have been using it. I am sure I have seen your posts in chapter comments for stories by people I met through the K-D Frodo's Harem thread - I am thinking particularly of stories by Igraine (Aisling) and Mariole.

It is a special treat to see the costumed caps that didn't actually make it into the films, and the caps from the trailer that show Frodo against the black background are achingly beautiful.

I love those Lorien shots, too, both the natural colour and the orchid-purple series. They only appeared in the trailers. I had always wondered where the heck those images had came from!

notabluemaia at 2006-02-24 22:18 (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps sometime we will have an opportunity to see more of the out takes; I hope so. PJ's perfectionism might prevent the release of 'unfinished' parts, but I, for one, would love to see ever scrap of film of Frodo, especially, and all the Shire. Well, actually, I'd like to see any of *all* of LotR that might have remained on the cutting room floor.

I think that the scene about which I am most curious is the famous shot of the Travellers cloaked in beautiful garments that are not shown in the films. They are mentioned in one of the books about the films (I forget which) - Frodo's a beautiful grey velvet with a pattern that was said to be especially beautiful with Elijah's coloring. *sigh*

Yes, I have been in the 'fandom' for many years, and remember Council of Elrond before KD. But I generally am a quiet sort, and was even more so then (*lurker*); the writing and stimulation to creativity from LotR's great mythology and themes (which I too have noted often in essays on my own lj) have introduced me to many friends who have become quite real.
mechtild at 2006-02-24 23:07 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, yes! That costume for the return of the "Travellers"! The only shots I've found are ones of the costume pieces, but without Frodo in them (costume plates from the RotK extras), and the bit that's in a documentary of the four hobbits posing and horsing around while wearing them. Frodo and Sam are wearing the Elvish velvets, Merry and Pippin are in their Rohirric and Gondorian livery respectively. It's an engaging bit of film, but quite blurry and far away and quite inadequate for showing off those costumes.

Frodo's clothes, even the bit that can be glimpsed when Elijah Wood gets up from his crouch, are simply ravishing. They look like costume pieces that it would have been intensely pleasurable to wear, too. We spent an awful lot of bandwidth in Frodo threads swooning over those clothes and over Frodo wearing them ... imagining how they felt ... you may be sure!

So, you go back to the Council of Elrond! I have heard about those golden, "glory days." I only began to really participate in LotR internet fandom in November of 2003 (at Tolkien Online), and didn't get to K-D until the summer of 2004. It sounds like I missed an awful lot. *sniffle*

notabluemaia at 2006-02-24 23:20 (UTC) (Link)
It was lovely, and we were so thrilled at every hint of a new image. But it's no less fine, now, and there is yet more creativity to come, for that is what flows from LotR. Tolkien's 'Original Creator' working in creation, including his own, inspiring fics and pics and costuming and thoughtfulness and music and musicals and literature(not to mention an entire genre on the fantasy shelves)... the road goes ever on. May there always be new people coming into the fandom, long after you and I, to whom to pass the inspiration and the love.
mechtild at 2006-02-25 01:01 (UTC) (Link)
Beautifully said, Notabluemaia. It really does go "ever on."
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