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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Inspiration to Diet ~ Pics from the King Kong DVD Extras....

Posted on 2006.04.24 at 17:32


mechtild at 2006-04-25 01:20 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, she does. Heck, I loved the giant face-sucking bugs. I thought they were a riot. I thought the design department must have been in stitches making them, and Andy Serkis beside himself acting being eaten by them. They were the most genital-like things I've ever seen on the screen: on the one hand, like giant, glistening, waving, muscular, erect penises, but they happen to have huge, sucking mouth-like orifices on the ends of them that open up, studded with a zillion pointy teeth, to grasp and suck down a man's head.

I thought Shelob was a randy boy's nightmare, but the "face-sucking bugs," oh, save me, Mr. Frodo!

I loved all the creatures; actually, I just thought Peter let them go on for far too long. My daughter loved it, but for most viewers it was just too much and marred the overall film which I thought quite good, with strong, provocative themes about love and integrity and aesthetics.
shirebound at 2006-04-25 01:27 (UTC) (Link)
It's all old news now, but you might enjoy reading my post about the 2004 San Diego Comic Con. In addition to the ROTK EE DVD spoilers which the audience got to see a few months early, we also learned something about the making of the DVD's, like... "Peter Jackson shot 7,000,000 feet of film for LOTR, and 12,500,000 feet of film just for the behind-the-scenes extras."

mechtild at 2006-04-25 01:46 (UTC) (Link)
I just read the report you linked, Shirebound. What a THRILL that must have been. Masses of fans, presentations, celebrities and real props and costumes from the films. I saw the LotR Museum exhibit this Oct. in Indiana (drove 11 hours there to do it!) and loved it. (Except that they provided no catalogue or brochure for free or to buy - and forbade the taking of notes - oh, and very few hobbit costumes.)
shirebound at 2006-04-25 01:55 (UTC) (Link)
The most thrilling part of Comic Con was being able to share what I experienced with so many people. What a wonderful community we all are.

And what I would give to see a complete exhibition of all the hobbit costumes! I would eat, sleep, and write amongst them and never leave...
mechtild at 2006-04-25 02:07 (UTC) (Link)
And what I would give to see a complete exhibition of all the hobbit costumes! I would eat, sleep, and write amongst them and never leave...

Me, too! Especially if they were ones the hobbit actors actually wore. Otherwise they'd lose their "relic value." No disrespect to Kiran Shah, but I was slightly disappointed that the museum exhibit showed Frodo's tweed-coat-brown-velvet-leaving-the-Shire costume for the scale double, not one worn by Elijah Wood, his primary actor. (You know, the one whose face I swoon for, screen cap and manip.) I think Frodo's party vest was there, though, which was great. No Sam costume, only his pack. There was no Bilbo costume at all and he really wore a gem.
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