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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


frolijah_fan_54 at 2007-02-21 19:02 (UTC) (Link)
Your screen caps are so wonderful and you are so articulate - even if I don't agree with everything it is interesting to read. I really appreciate your thoughts on Frodo's motivations in the book vs. the movie in revealing (or not wanting to reveal) the mithril vest - I just wish I could say it as well as you do!
mechtild at 2007-02-21 22:28 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Frolijah Fan. (And may I say I adore your icon? The sky behind Gray Havens-Frodo's head is positively out of Italian Renaissance art *swoon*.)

I'm glad you didn't mind my going on and on. Obviously, I was on a roll! I really love the scene in the movie, as you can tell (except for the length of Frodo's slo-mo groaning reaction; excessively long, I thought). But every time I prepare one of these entries and get out the companion book text, I always have a twinge of regret, thinking, Yes, I loved the film scene, but wouldn't the scene as written have been grand, too, maybe even better?
frolijah_fan_54 at 2007-02-21 22:38 (UTC) (Link)
I'm one of those people who read the books after the movie - sometimes I think I'm fortunate in that I wasn't as tied to how things were in the book. Although I do remember thinking when I read Frodo facing the ring wraiths at the ford (in the Book) that I preferred that version of Frodo - so strong (in spirit) and defiant despite his horribly weakened condition. And you could never go on too much for me - I so enjoy your caps and your analysis/opinions. Like I said - you are so articulate!!
mechtild at 2007-02-21 22:51 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the book's Ford of Bruinen scene is magnificent. Dear, brave little hobbit! How we readers love him there, our insides wrung into twists of compassion and admiration.
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