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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

The Dead Marshes, Pt. 3 ~ EE scene: “Master knows”….

Posted on 2007.04.25 at 12:02


julchen11 at 2007-05-16 22:37 (UTC) (Link)
This scene bothers me all the time I’m watching it. Frodo and Sam barely aware of Gollum. Even Frodo and Gollum aren’t that close friends, Frodo don’t hate him – he’d never treated him like a dog. That’s it – like a dog, That’s what I was thinking watching the scene the first time. Never ever he would have treated an Elven gift so careless.
It seems – to me – Frodo isn’t there, Sam, too. Sam even more. The don’t look at Gollum, they don’t look at another, they don’t look at anything. There are just in place (I hope you know what I mean). In the books this scene is so important and wonderfully written – in the movie this scene doesn’t work for me.

The screencaps are wonderful as always and so are your words, lovey.
Thank you so much.

Love and hugs,
mechtild at 2007-05-17 01:17 (UTC) (Link)
You're right, this scene does not work, even within the context of the film relationships. The treatment of Gollum (ignoring him) and the lembas, tossing it into the dank grass of the Dead Marshes instead of handing it to its recipient, is disturbing and most unsatisfactory.

Yet I do think the moment of contact between Frodo and Gollum is awfully good. So I always watch it when I watch the film, even if I think the majority of it is poorly done (in that they did not have the hobbits related to Gollum's actual presence: his lines, his movements and emotions).

Thanks so much for commenting, Julchen. :)
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