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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Osgiliath: Frodo on the wall, and saying farewell to Faramir....

Posted on 2007.04.29 at 20:57


pearlette at 2007-04-30 19:44 (UTC) (Link)
Gollum’s acting during and after this exchange absolutely wows me. And he’s a CGI character! His performance reduces me to tears when he tells Sam, “No, no. No hard feelings,” suppressed pain, rage and hurt nearly choking him as he trails along behind the hobbits at a limping crawl.

That's so sad. :(

I don't often get angry with PJ, as I think he deserves far more bouquets than brickbats, but I really can't abide what he did to Frodo, Sam, Faramir and Gollum in TTT. I just don't watch those scenes, they're too aggravating.

But as for Frodo versus the Nazgul on the walls of Osgiliath, visually it's absolutely incredible. I remember a poster from TORC, Akallabeth, describing it as "a dream of hell".

I might add that Frodo in this scene is ravishing almost beyond description. In the first caps, especially, he has the dark, dreamy glamour of a film star of the Great Age of film, like Hedy Lamar or a Greta Garbo: beautiful in a lush, soulful way. How Faramir could let him go, I don’t know. ;)

LOL. :D:D:D:D:D I wouldn't let him go, I tell ya. :p
mechtild at 2007-04-30 21:42 (UTC) (Link)
I remember a poster from TORC, Akallabeth, describing it as "a dream of hell".

I'm not familiar with the posting of Akallabeth, but what a great description! As I keep looking at those screencaps I keep thinking what a fantastic engraving or woodcut the scene would make: yes, just like a demon rising up out of Hell to try and grasp Frodo and drag him down into the fiery pit.

I wouldn't let him go, I tell ya. :p

Yeah, that silly Faramir, letting Frodo leave and get slobbered on by Shelob.

As to the Frodo-Gollum-Sam-Faramir portrayals laid down in TTT, you mustn't be so bitter, Pearl. It's an adaptation, after all. And you do like RotK (although not every minute), yet what happens for these four in that film flows directly from what is portrayed in TTT.

Bear with me, Pearl. Only a half-dozen TTT entries to go. :D
pearlette at 2007-05-01 18:47 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I wouldn't say I was bitter. I'm not one of those uber-purists who moan about the films 'ruining' LOTR. But I do dislike these particular TTT scenes, and I dislike some things in ROTK too. Some things in the book are just too precious to me. PJ got so much so right, yet some of his decisions about characterisation are hard to fathom ... especially when I think a lot of canon would have made great cinema. :)

I'm a great deal kinder to PJ than to other people who have adapted books I've liked. ;)
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