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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

The Dead Marshes, Pt. 1: “So Bright, So Beautiful…” plus poem by jan-u-wine….

Posted on 2007.04.23 at 11:25

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karin_woywod at 2007-04-23 22:13 (UTC) (Link)

Part 2 of 3

- Do you know this feeling when there is something precious around, a true piece of art, that you want to "deepen the experience" somehow, to "immerse yourself in it", to "soak it up more profoundly" ? ? ?

- Frodo in this case would resolve to stroking the ring, teehee, but us, who hold a) the fictional world of Middle-Earth with all its intricacies - and b) the acting abilities and the sheer beauty of one Mr. Elijah Wood - close to our hearts, what are we supposed to do ?

I tried re-watching my "LOTR" DVDs just to go for the details, to try to memorize better the scenes I love so much, but I just couldn't bring myself to watch just one scene only using the scene selection. Every time I attempted a "re-watch", it had to be one whole film at the time, and - whoops - there went the details and delicacies once again, because one's memory can hold only that much :o(

And then there's the attempt to re-read "The Lord Of The Rings" once again, but it's such a big book, and now that I know the story-line from my first (whole) reading of it, I am afraid I probably would get stuck again, just like what happened when I was a teenager.

Luckily for me, just at this point of pondering, a solution presented itself like a revelation : YOUR movie (and book) recapitulations - - - and they turned out to be such an excellent gift for me !

They are like concentrated essays on just one stage of the journey. You quote the respective lines of the book, you bring us the cropped and brightened movie stills/caps, and I like it how you seperate the source material and your own interpretations of the scenes. First you bring us the condensed "essence" of the two sources, to let those speak for themselves, then you add your thoughts on the subject.

- I'm loving it !

It's such a heightened experience of the scene ! Film images "flicker away" from you so quickly, and a paragraph in a book gets overshadowed by all the other paragraphs before and after. You bring us right into a scene, a place, a chapter, a stage of the journey, and we turn into an attentive observer, so we can enjoy all the intricacies and small details that we may have overlooked otherwise.

Speaking of which - you sparked so much in me I wanted to say about the subject of this particular entry - Frodo's relationship with the Ring - but I am afraid it will have to wait until another day, as it has become late (or rather, early) here.

Speak (write) to you soon,

- Love,

- Karin.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-04-24 00:09 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Part 2 of 3

Should I respond, yet, Karin? Your replies say "part 1" and "part 2" of three.

In any event, thanks for great, full, heart-felt replies. You have obviously been through a lot in your LotR-Frodo Baggins journey, and have a lot to offer in terms of observations.
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