Mechtild (mechtild) wrote,

LotR Limited Ed. DVD Extras - Costume check....

I don't know whether this clip has appeared elsewhere in a DVD extra or TV special, but as soon as I saw it flashing by, I knew I had to have it.

Not much comment is required to introduce these caps.

A lot of actors and crew are milling around as the camera moves in on Elijah Wood, who is receiving final adjustments to his costume.

"Do I have my bag at this stage...?" he asks the costumer. "Because I don't know if I have it up in Moria."

I don't know what the costumer said. Was she capable at that point of discussing the whereabouts of his bag? All I know is that I would have liked to have been her at this moment.

I scroll through these, transposing my arms and hands for hers, feeling the shirt-linen and velveteen between my fingers, warm with living actor. Even if he isn't really the Halfling Prince, I would have loved to have had the opportunity to be this close.


As can be seen, the lighting is very dim and the picture grainy, but I loved the frames so much I didn't care. I did what I could to lighten and focus them.

~ Unretouched screencap:

~ Elijah Wood's costume is checked before shooting a scene in Moria, from the "Limited Edition" DVD Extras for FotR:

ETA: frodoholic has downloaded all these caps and lightened them further. The result is to bleed a lot of the colour out, but also to allow viewers to see far more detail of expression. Because I think they are so worth seeing, I asked if I could link them here, and Frodoholic has agreed to unlock her post. Woo hoo!

Here is an example of one of her lightened images:

To see the whole set, visit Frodoholic's entry HERE.

Listing for all Frodo and Elijah screencaps HERE.

~ Mechtild
Tags: frodo screencaps

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