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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Moria Pt. 3: The Mithril Shirt ~ A Screen Icon

Posted on 2007.02.21 at 10:18


shirebound at 2007-02-21 17:07 (UTC) (Link)
How I love this description of brave Sam and Frodo, wounded and in pain yet uncomplaining, struggling to keep up. And how I love the care the other members of the Fellowship show them as they tend them.

I love your caps. And ohhh, how I miss this scene in the movie! I know it would have slowed down the action, but what a lovely "Fellowship-y" moment that would have been. And it would have been another look at the "healing hands" of Aragorn.
mechtild at 2007-02-21 22:57 (UTC) (Link)
I can't believe you haven't written a fic set in or around that scene, Shirebound. It seems so "you"! But the book scene is already such an excellent piece of storytelling, I suppose there's nothing much to improve, and no gap to fill. But I would have loved to have seen that scene in the movie, too.

I would have loved to have seen the valiant hobbits treated and anguished over in Cormallen (or the HOH if they wanted to move it there). It shows so well what it cost Sam and Frodo to accomplish the Quest -- a lot better than the cousins jumping on the bed for five minutes, anyway, lol.

The portrayal of Aragorn as a leader who is also a healer is so important in the book, and so recurring. I guess that once the film-makers decided to cut the HOH from the theatrical, made explicit in Ioreth's line about the hands of the King being "the hands of a healer", they didn't stop to figure out ways to include more of that role in the films.
shirebound at 2007-02-21 23:27 (UTC) (Link)
I did write a teensy Aragorn and Frodo post-Moria scene in 2004, if you'd like to read it:


mechtild at 2007-02-21 23:31 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Shirebound. I have to sing as mass tonight, but maybe later tonight I'll have the time to read it. A "Frodo post-Moria scene".... "post-Moria" includes a lot of story. I wonder what you ended up writing about? Guess I'll have to wait to find out!
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