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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Gorgoroth Pt. IV ~ "Naked in the dark," plus jan-u-wine's 'All That I Deem Precious'....

Posted on 2006.08.24 at 15:28

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-08-24 22:19 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Maeglian! It's great to see you. *smooch*

"On Gorgoroth Plain" remains my favourite LotR fic ever. So simple, yet so beautiful. So painful, yet so brimming with hope!

"On Gorgoroth Plain" was recommended to me by Jan-u-wine! I had never heard of it or read it. It was a very powerful piece with a unique conceit that worked well.

I actually think the "wheel of fire" scene is every bit as powerful and more in these images as I think it is in the film.... I've always thought Elijah was overdoing the drama a bit there - I think a more softer, despairing rendition would have served the scene better.


I thought EW did an excellent job in the Wheel of Fire speech, considering where they'd moved it in the film adaptation (a far more intense a spot than in the book, in which it happens earlier on). But I was sorry he was so choked up that his diction was poor. No one who hadn't read the book (often) knew what he was saying, I'm sure. Only every third or fourth word was intelligible -- which was not enough to make perfect sense of the passage. But audiences could see he was suffering terribly, struggling to speak, and feel for him and with him. But the words Tolkien gave him to utter are so beautiful, I hated to lose them.

The cheek wound. I had thought that wound was supposed to have happened in the Tower. But, no, no cut was on his cheek in those scenes. I had heard he would get the wound in the forced march with the orcs, but, no, he had on a visored helmet. I don't know how it got there. Maybe there was a planned scene for struggling through the briars in the gully in the Morgai, but that would only be a scratch.

Perhaps there was a whole other Cirith Ungol scene, one that was like the book's, with Frodo being whipped by his captors, which they later changed, opting to transform the Tower scene into the temptation of Sam by the Ring?
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