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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

New jan-u-wine poem added to "Ride to Havens, Pt. II"....

Posted on 2006.09.11 at 10:28
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~ From "Ride to the Grey Havens" series, Pt. II.

This is a notice to let fans of her work know that jan-u-wine composed a poem last night while contemplating the "Ride to the Grey Havens" screencaps.

The poem is so apt, so beautiful, so moving, I've asked if I could post it with the screencaps that inspired it. She has acquiesced.

I have posted the new poem, Now Far Ahead the Road Has Gone, in "The Ride to the Grey Havens, Pt. II".

Just scroll down past the screencaps.

~ Mechtild


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mechtild at 2006-09-11 20:27 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, well. I thought it worked well, as a replacement for the material lost by not depicting the return of the Travellers to Rivendell.

Thanks for commenting!
pearlette at 2006-09-11 21:31 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, well. I thought it worked well, as a replacement for the material lost by not depicting the return of the Travellers to Rivendell.

I agree. :)

Other material departing from bookverse in ROTK drives me bonkers - e.g. Frodo sending Sam away over that stupid row over lembas, fume fume FUME - but this is such a beautiful scene, loaded with the right spirit and emotion.

I could wish that PJ hadn't made Bilbo quite so very ancient and doddery. Let's hope he got a new lease of life in Eressea! (Otherwise, frankly, I fail to see the point of his going there *cough*).


mechtild at 2006-09-11 22:01 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, the sending Sam away scene. We will not speak of it. (Although there are others I loathe far more and cannot watch, but none are starring Frodo.)

As for Bilbo being so ancient and doddery, that will be addressed in the next set of caps, certainly the one that includes the text about Bilbo meeting up with them on the way to the Havens. I think it worked for the film, but I preferred the books less aged Bilbo, merely drifty and heading away from this-life concerns.

For an interesting take on this scene, read Illyria's post in the "Part II" caps; she linked a very provocative drabble by Kelllie. I don't buy it, but it underscores the desire to recall the less feeble Bilbo of the book.
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mechtild at 2006-09-12 20:01 (UTC) (Link)
Good point, White Gull. I do think the film made Bilbo far more enfeebled than was indicated in the book. Yet, considering the alterations in the film's storyline - scenes removed, scenes shifted around - I thought the film did beautifully by the content of Frodo and Bilbo's exchange in the Rivendell scene.

I agree that Frodo went over the Sea with expectations of some sort of respite, even a cure; his last best chance. But I don't interpret his sadness in this scene as lifelessness or listlessness, but sorrow. Sorrow for Bilbo, still wanting the Ring, and sorrow for his own enduring desire for. One can feel sorrow and regret and still have hope.
Hobbity forever
periantari at 2006-09-13 04:43 (UTC) (Link)
hi i've friend-ed you--hope that is ok... you have many lovely posts and can't wait to find time to comment and read. :)
Looking at your user pics, i can't help but chuckle, "someone REALLY loves Frodo" ;) =)
mechtild at 2006-09-13 13:08 (UTC) (Link)
Stop snickering over those icons! I have a million more, but I'm not willing to pay the extra ten dollars to use them. Yep, can't get enough of that arch-angel of a film hobbit. Love the book one, too.

Sure, it's ok to friend me. With a few exceptions, this is not a place where I discuss my personal life except in so far as it illustrates or connects with something in Tolkien. I really am pretty Frodo/LotR/Tolkien obsessed, although I spent many posts on Brokeback Mountain, the film I like second to the LotR trilogy.

You are welcome, Periantari. P.S. I am posting a spate of things right now, because I am trying to "clear the boards" for a long writing project. I just didn't want you to think I am able to produce this stuff non-stop; I don't post that much, usually.
Hobbity forever
periantari at 2006-09-15 04:30 (UTC) (Link)
No problem! i am very much enjoying what i see. :) ::stares at the pic::
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