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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Gorgoroth Part I ~ EE scenes, plus jan-u-wine's 'There is Light Which Does Not Fail'.

Posted on 2006.08.21 at 13:52


shirebound at 2006-08-21 20:42 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, you really can get a more heart-rending and slower look at these scenes through your caps. Thank you.

I suppose hand-holding is too against the grain for most modern folk, at least in this part of the world. Men can hug, even pat each other’s bottoms, but not hold hands. I thought it was an irreplaceably moving and powerful image, those two lost souls, hand in hand. It was an image as old and as powerful as that of Hansel and Gretel, two unwanted children left to die in a deep, dark, dangerous wood. It is an image of the secret, inner state of many of us, I suspect.

I adore that, Mechtild. I agree completely.
mechtild at 2006-08-21 21:27 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Shirebound. I am glad it resonated with you. I could not get over how much looking at the screencaps moved me compared to watching the actual scenes, good as they were. If I put on Shore's score, too (can't wait for the complete set, like they made for FotR last year, which I have played non-stop ever since), it KILLS me.

I thought of Hansel and Gretel as soon as I first read the scene in Shelob's tunnel. Hansel and Gretel made a big impact on me as a child, and the version I had of it (kiddy book, with lovely illos by Garth Williams) is imprinted on my brain.
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