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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

The End of All Things: Pt. IV ~ “If ever I was to marry someone….”

Posted on 2006.03.20 at 15:36

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Mona
lame_pegasus at 2006-03-21 08:01 (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear, they are marvelous. You know, I had severe problems with the screenplay, because Frodo was so weak - not the hobbit I always imagined, strong, wise and mature. But these scenes at Mount Doom in the ROTK-movie still had me helplessly in tears when I watched them first in London, and ever since. What Elijah Wood managed here is the total blend with his role, as if he gave all he had to portray this being at the verge of disaster... and succeeded, giving him the dignity and strength he was so often missing before.

Thank you. How wonderful to se those pictures again.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-03-21 13:51 (UTC) (Link)
You know, I had severe problems with the screenplay, because Frodo was so weak - not the hobbit I always imagined, strong, wise and mature. (...) What Elijah Wood managed here is the total blend with his role (...) and succeeded, giving him the dignity and strength he was so often missing before.

I cut and pasted the part I most wanted to second. Yes, I would agree. After three films of them making Frodo taking away a lot of book Frodo's acumen, graciousness and maturity, it all came through here ten-fold. I look at these, Mona, and still can't believe a person his age was performing these scenes. I have read Astin's (pathetic) book, and heard in many interviews how Sean Astin felt that the much younger Wood was the wiser, smarter, more mature and more generous of the two of them, as a person. I thought they let it all come through in this scene. Wow.
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-03-22 09:33 (UTC) (Link)
After three films of them making Frodo taking away a lot of book Frodo's acumen, graciousness and maturity, it all came through here ten-fold.

Oh YES. Yes, yes, yes.

For that alone, PJ, I thank you.

Sean's book ... *frowns*. It really put me off him. It's a shame, because I am very fond of his Sam. The problem is not so much that PJ recognised Sam's heroism (Sam is deeply heroic and admirable) ... it's that he didn't seem to recognise Frodo's. :( Except here, in this marvellously moving sequence, it all seems to come together. (And about time! :p)

Mona, you were in London to see ROTK???? Why didn't I know that????
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