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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


mechtild at 2006-08-22 01:52 (UTC) (Link)
Ha! Snagged you! I was hoping to reel you in with one of these posts.

The scene in the film as Frodo and Sam wait to die is simply beautiful.
'I'm glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee ... here at the end of all things.' And this time it is Frodo who comforts Sam as they wait for death. For that alone - and the Eagles' rescue, simply one of the most magnificent things in cinema I've ever seen - I forgive PJ much!

*forgives all*

I don't know; I think the hand-holding could have worked. But they couldn't have the hand-holding and the long, drawn-out schmoopy looks. ONe or the other. I'd have preferred the former. Not that I didn't enjoy the schmoopy looks, I just thought they were ... *long*.

Well, you know how I love the Mordor section in the BBC LotR. How fabulously Ian Holm and Bill Nighy do every scene.

The film eagles were definitely an improvement, though. *hysterical laughter from all BBC LotR listeners.
pearlette at 2006-08-22 10:56 (UTC) (Link)
Eagles schmeagles

The film eagles didn't TALK. :p

The film eagles are MAGNIFICENT. *sigh*

Actually, I rather like the voice of Gwaihir in the BBC LOTR, when he comes to rescue Gandalf from Orthanc. The actor doing his voice pitches it just right: a bit nasal, but regal. It's that awful SINGING eagle that really is hilarious. :D There's no way that PJ could have had a Talking Eagle in his films. No, no, no!

Smaug, now ... Smaug is a whole different kettle of fish. :)

Frodo and Sam Schmoop
You're right about the hand-holding and the long, schmoopy looks. Oh dear me, no. That would have been too soppy for words. :D

I wanted to see Frodo asleep with his head in Sam's lap. But instead of Gollum's near-repentance, PJ gave us a stupid row about lembas. One, two, three ... let's all trout PJ!!

The Mordor scenes in the BBC are fantastic. Ian Holm truly made Frodo come alive for me, you know. *loves on Sir Ian*

And Bill Nighy in The Choices of Master Samwise ... :wearenotworthy:
mechtild at 2006-08-22 12:37 (UTC) (Link)
Amen to all that. You are right; Gwaihir wasn't bad talking. But the song of the Eagles! Why chose a counter tenor to sing an eagle? The counter tenor worked very well singing the Lorien music, where his other-worldly, almost castrato voice suited better. But it's not just the voice. I know we discussed it in the BBC thread, but it's that danged jangly piano accompaniment. Just like a toy piano with some kid trying to bang out Saint-saen's Carnival of the Animals.
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