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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Emyn Muil, Pt. 3-a ~ “Now that I see him, I do pity him.”

Posted on 2007.04.18 at 18:32

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Notabluemaia
notabluemaia at 2007-04-19 01:08 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Mechtild. This is another of my favorite scenes, even back all those years ago. I agree, JRRT is such a careful craftsman that the subtle difference in moral point is intentional. I love it that Gandalf's voice is an echo of the conclusion that Frodo reached first - his moral compass is innate, though his understanding of its subtlety and failing is destined to expand beyond his capacity.

These caps are glorious - the interplay between Frodo and Sam, the clear expression of their different reactions to this. Surely in this film for the ages, the ages will acknowledge that this is some of the finest acting and storytelling ever.

Thank you for the pics and for your (always) insightful post.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-04-19 01:30 (UTC) (Link)
his moral compass is innate, though his understanding of its subtlety and failing is destined to expand beyond his capacity.


That is an astute, super expression of what is the case. Frodo grows a great deal throughout the Quest, but it's not as though there wasn't plenty to work with.

It's a splendid scene, I agree, Nota. It's great in the book and great in the film, although with very different stresses.

As for the caps, I only wish they were clearer. I did my best, for the grading is murky and the focus soft, as if the Emyn Muil had been inundated with fumes the colour of cigarette smoke. It looks super on the big screen, but the images don't have the clarity I would like on a small computer screen. Still, the images show what a great scene it is.
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