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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Ithilien: Sam sees the Oliphaunts, plus a poem by jan-u-wine….

Posted on 2007.05.02 at 22:48


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mechtild at 2007-05-04 01:19 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the scene is like a respite in the middle of a lot of dark stuff, dramatically, I just said up there somewhere. A lot of us must catch that sense from the scene.

Back when I was at TORc following a thread that was reading through the book, a great poster noted that Frodo and Sam's time in Ithilien with Faramir (again, this is the book, not the film) was the last bright spot in the Quest for Sam and Frodo until they woke up again on the fields of Cormallen. The meal and company they shared with book Faramir up in the cave behind the falls was like the last "last homely house" they would be given hospitality in for a long, long time.

The film portrays instead a very dark time for Frodo in Sam up at Henneth Annun, not at all homely experience for them. In the film, it is the image of Sam cooking ste and their wonder at the sight of the Oliphaun that become the last bright spots for the hobbits in the Quest. I think it works pretty well.
mechtild at 2007-05-04 01:20 (UTC) (Link)
I meant to say that I completely agreed about the poem and the way it captured the spirit of that scene. Even more, for me. Her poem brought out depths I hadn't really seen before. I love it when literature can do that for me.
(Anonymous) at 2007-05-05 13:46 (UTC) (Link)

to capture an Oliphaunt.....

take two hobbits in danger extremis, stir in inexplicable light and leaf-shadow, pour gently.....

glad that you liked it, dear Mews.

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