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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


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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