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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


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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