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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

"Farewell to Rivendell" screencaps ~ FotR EE....

Posted on 2007.02.09 at 22:48


pearlette at 2007-02-12 01:21 (UTC) (Link)
That first screencap at the top is simply one of the most beautiful shots of Film Frodo ever. He looks so noble and pure and other-worldly ... and also somehow in control, resolute and determined - you can see it in the set of his chin. There shines the spirit of book Frodo - his inner beauty incarnated in the shape of an extremely fetching 20something American actor from the 21st century. Here he looks like a Renaissance statue. The wonder of it is, his beauty is forever captured on film, frozen in time.

The screencaps below show the vulnerable young hobbit. OK, young in the film ... young-ish in the book (sort of).

I love this scene. It really pulls at the heartstrings. I love the music, I love everything about it. The line 'Mordor, Gandalf which way is it?' made me laugh with affecionate amusement (at PJ's choice of line) the first time I saw the EE. It's beautifully delivered.

And I love those lines under his eyes, for all the reasons people here have said.

mechtild at 2007-02-12 14:42 (UTC) (Link)
Pearl, it's good to see you. Yes, he does look lke the noble Frodo in those opening shots. See? There was plenty there for book lovers to love. (Yes, the music was great; new round of hugs for Howard Shore.)

I saw your Matthew Bourne-Swan Lake posts while browsing through the f-list for posts I missed while away, Pearl. You made it sound so beautiful, but it's a production about which I know nothing. I've never even seen the traditional Swan Lake, in person or on film, although I own a recording of the ballet.
pearlette at 2007-02-12 17:20 (UTC) (Link)
Hi Mechling (I like Este's nickname for you!)

There was plenty there for book lovers to love.

Oh, hey, although I reserve my right to quibble about some aspects of Frodo's film characterisation, these quibbles have never dampened my enjoyment of the films. :) The films are too splendid and Film Frodo is too beautiful for me to quibble for long. :p I stop quibbling and succumb to the spell of Frolijah. :D

Because Elijah channelled so much of Frodo's inner purity and humility. He did that beautifully. I could have done with more inner steel, but I do see it in shots like this one: the first screencap you posted here.

You'd love Swan Lake. :)
mechtild at 2007-02-12 20:09 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, "inner purity and humility". He had that.

I Googled up images for that Swan Lake. I liked the feathery harem pants.
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