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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Bree Screencaps: Frodo recovers from Ring spell....

Posted on 2006.04.13 at 08:51
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This will wrap up Bree for a while....

I don't plan to cap the next scene (in which Aragorn tells Frodo and his companions about the Nazgul) for a while. I look forward to it, of course, since every cap I have seen from that sequence makes Frodo look utterly ravishing. But my houseguest is returning for the high days of Holy Week - which begin tonight - and that means the computer (which is in the guest room) will be largely unavailable except for snatches.

* * *

In this series, Frodo has just pulled off the Ring. Unlike the book scene, in which wearing the Ring didn't seem to have made an impression on Frodo, film-Frodo has a sort of fit during which he is cast into "Ring world." In an intense visionary experience he sees and is brought before the Eye, which he hears addressing him. Frodo is able to pull the Ring from his finger just in time but with great difficulty. Panting and groaning, he has barely recovered when a strong hand grips his shoulder.

* * *

Frankly, I did not expect or plan to cap this tiny sequence. As it played, Frodo did not present any of the looks I have been selecting for my particular "swooncaps." These 'looks' would include: 'Happy Frodo', 'Profoundly Moving Frodo', and 'Classical-painting-beautiful Frodo'. But when I saw the first of these frames emerging I stopped and used the pause button to advance. With a chortle, I knew I watned to make a series of them.

Considering how much fun we've had guffawing and groaning over the "Get off the Road!" caps (detailing the "Fro-gasm"), I knew these would be appreciated by affectionate and naughty-minded Frodo fans everywhere. They are not knock-outs, like the Tree-Root-Frodo-in-post-Orgasmic-Ecstasy caps, but they have their own charm.

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Again, since these come from a very dark sequence, difficult to see on a small screen, I have adjusted the screencaps, brightening and sharpening them. For comparison, here is an unretouched image from this series:

Well, then, let us hasten to the screencaps.

Poor, dear film-Frodo. What isn't he put through? (And don't we love it?)

~ Frodo has just pulled off the Ring, apparently having rolled or crawled under a table near Aragorn during his "Ring fit"....

~ Strider warns him, "You draw far too much attention to yourself, 'Mr. Underhill'...."

The table for all Frodo and Elijah Wood screencaps can be found HERE.

~ Mechtild


shirebound at 2006-04-13 14:01 (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, those last two...

May I say that I heartily approve of the words "swooncaps" and "Fro-gasm".

mechtild at 2006-04-13 15:23 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Shirebound. :) I cannot claim the expression, "Fro-gasm." It was coined by members of the K-D thread (first at CofE), Frodo's Harem.
frodosweetstuff at 2006-04-13 14:01 (UTC) (Link)
Oooooh, what a sequence!! I love how much there is to see when the screen caps are lighter. :)

And thank you so much for those two caps at the end - I was watching the film yesterday evening and that was one of those moments where I thought I'd like to have screencaps of!! :) *rightclicksaves*
mechtild at 2006-04-13 15:24 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I thought those were the "creme de la creme" of that moment, screen-cap wise. He's always so enchanting when filmed from above.

I am sure that camera angle has given birth to more interspecies smut than anything else.
notabluemaia at 2006-04-13 14:20 (UTC) (Link)
Mechtild, do you KNOW how much I adore your caps and commentary????? *adores* I saw your last gorgeous Bree caps on the fly, and made one my desktop. RL has me by the ying yang (as my father would have said, for unknown reasons - do I even *have* a 'ying yang'?). But just had to say - and these are pricesless.

Elijah continually amazes me with his 'transparency' - his willingness to show the most intimate and vulnerable expressions, no holding back. Love him. Love Frodo.

Thank you for sharing your screencaps. They're always such wonderful choices!
mechtild at 2006-04-13 15:29 (UTC) (Link)
Why, thank you, Notabluemaia. I am so happy you enjoyed the series. It really is a great scene for lovers of Frodo and of the Baroque.

I have never known precisedly what a "ying-yang" is. From the usage I heard growing up, it sounded to me like an orifice rather than anything pendulous. Your expression would have been styled, "Real life has me up the ying-yang."

Either way, inny- or outy-, it seems to imply a sensitive body part. :D
mariole at 2006-04-13 14:39 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, my! It does look naughty like that. Well done!

I look forward to it, of course, since every cap I have seen from that sequence makes Frodo look utterly ravishing.

I agree! *bounce bounce bounce* Have a nice visit!
mechtild at 2006-04-13 15:31 (UTC) (Link)
I was hoping you in particular would see this series. Perhaps it will inspire a "Son of Too Many Tooks." Although what more those hussies could do to him I don't know short of leather and vinyl.
aredhelebenesse at 2006-04-13 14:48 (UTC) (Link)
Oh I want to watch these expressions on him ever and ever again in RL.
~ Fro! Do! ~
mechtild at 2006-04-13 15:30 (UTC) (Link)
Ha ha! Me, too. I see it in my mind often enough.

Are you feeling better, then, Aredhelebenesse? I hope so. *pets*
pearlette at 2006-04-13 17:52 (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. :p

There's me, getting ready to go to church soon for our Maundy Thursday celebration, and full of holy thoughts.

Yes, well. Not so holy now, eh. *giggle*

All that panting and groaning! Those parted rosy lips! Those baby blues gazing up at the Big Scary Man! (No, I'm not an interspecies chickie, not at all. It's simply that Fro is just so adorable in that shot ...)

This whole sequence cracks me up. Oh baby! Its own charm indeed!

Well, what can I say. I'm going off to church happy. :D
mechtild at 2006-04-13 22:53 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad to send you off happy and glowing. I really love the Maundy/Holy Thursday liturgy so much. I hope the new priest does it fitly. We did once have a pastor who thought it would be a meaningful updating to shine the shoes of volunteers, rather than wash their feet. (No, I am not kidding.) I appreciated his attempt to be revelant, but I could not but feel he had made the liturgy ridiculous.

I will use my "St. Frodo the Martyr" icon to help get you back in the mood.

maewyn_2 at 2006-04-14 06:37 (UTC) (Link)
Picture number 5 does it for me - eyes wide open, mouth open, and hair flying! Mmmm! (And the last two aren't too bad, either!)
mechtild at 2006-04-14 11:56 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Maewyn, I agree about #5. It's magnificent. There are a lot of similar caps I've been through already that are of film-Frodo turning his head vigorously - which makes his hair fly out like that and gives him a similar expression, but this was the first time one of them has been in focus. I think he looks like one of those angels that flies down in paintings to deliver important messages. Not the smiling or sad angels, but the ones who are about to put a trumpet to their lips and pronounce tidings of great joy/sorrow/horror -- something.

These caps, otherwise, were mostly to make us smile - at Frodo, but mostly at ourselves.

And to inspire Mariole.
lame_pegasus at 2006-04-14 08:57 (UTC) (Link)
Naughty girl. Stop tempting me!
mechtild at 2006-04-14 11:57 (UTC) (Link)
*tempt tempt tempt*
Starlit Woods
starlit_woods at 2006-04-14 10:38 (UTC) (Link)
I LOVE the look on his face when Strider grabs his shoulder! He looks completely shocked! lol :D

Great screen caps thank you so much for sharing them, I hope you and your guest have a wonderful week!
mechtild at 2006-04-14 11:59 (UTC) (Link)
I love that look, too, Starlit Woods. When I saw it I thought, "Golly! It's Huck Finn!" I really saw his kid roles in this one, he played so many scenes in which he had to look absolutely flabbergasted, shocked, or as if he had invented the light bulb.
Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-04-14 11:03 (UTC) (Link)
They are all so lovely and suggestive, it’s hard to choose, but number 19 wow! It looks as though Pearl Took has got Frodo by the short and curlies – again *naughty grin*

Idiom: Caught by the short and curlies.

Meaning: Held fast, in a position one can't easily escape from.
mechtild at 2006-04-14 12:01 (UTC) (Link)
I always liked the short and curlies in your icon, although they are difficult to discern at that small size (the icon, not the short and curlies).

Yes, #19 and 18 ... definitely have that, "What is she doing...!?!?!?!" look to them. :D
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mechtild at 2006-04-15 01:58 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Mews. I really loved stumbling upon these. I wasn't even thinking of looking at the sequence, keen only to get on to the scene up in Aragorn's room; Frodo's reaction shots are stunning in that exchange.

But, these! I scrolled back up to take a look at #6. Yep, darned nice. But it's the way they look going through them nice and slow that really gets me.

It cracks me up, too, the way his lips are parted, starting at #5. His lips aren't just parted, they are held in a rounded, almost pouty shape over quite an open mouth. I know that in the actual film scene he's just heaving relieved breaths after a frightening experience. But I can't help thinking how his mouth is open just as if he were expecting....

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