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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

In Commemoration of March 25th ~ The Fall of Barad-dûr, with jan-u-wine's "Frodo's Journal".

Posted on 2007.03.24 at 18:17

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frolijah_fan_54
frolijah_fan_54 at 2007-03-26 16:18 (UTC) (Link)
Well said, mechtild. Some people just don't get it - their loss. I didn't read the books until after I saw the movies. I do think they movies made Frodo seem weaker, but there was so much right about the movies and Elijah's protrayal of Frodo captured my heart so completely that I was able to look past it. I loved the book version of the Ford of Brunein (? spelling) when Frodo rode himself across and raised his sword against the Nazgul. But maybe PJ did the version he did in the movie to make Frodo's near death more dramatic. Suffice it to say that Frodo is MY hero in the book and the movie and I do believe that no one else could have gotten the ring to Mt. Doom.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-03-26 17:35 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the films got a lot right for Frodo, even in spite of some of the writing. One day I'm going to make a post apologizing to EW in public, for not giving him more of the credit for what we finally saw on screen.

In the past six months, thinking more on the performance through making the screencap and manip entries, listening to comments of others, and reading Sibley's fascinating book on Peter Jackson as a filmmaker--necessarily saying a lot about how LotR was made--I think I underestimated how much of what we viewers love in film-Frodo is EW himself shining through, rather than the character as written.
frolijah_fan_54
frolijah_fan_54 at 2007-03-26 18:38 (UTC) (Link)
how much of what we viewers love in film-Frodo is EW himself shining through, rather than the character as written

I couldn't agree more!!
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