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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


mechtild at 2007-05-04 13:10 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Estë
. You are so kind as usual. But, yes, it’s one of Jan’s best simpler poems. Like “A Gardener’s Gift” (the one in the box of salt post), it tells reams through not that many words; just a few well-chosen images that really resonate.

That’s interesting about the brooch, whether they had sets of small ones. My guess is absolutely yes. The regular hobbit actors needed them, but so did their small scale doubles. It’s Kieran who’s being passed along blindfolded up at Henneth Annun (such a tubby tummy!), and the brooch is to scale on his much smaller costume. Also, there’s the scene in which Aragorn picks up Pippin’s brooch in TTT. When he picks it up, the brooch is to hobbit scale.

Aragorn’s hand picking up Pippin’s brooch (screencaps linked from “Darth screencapture”, my old source before I began capping myself. I must say, mine are so much better!):



Aragorn wearing his own brooch:


The tweed coat! Boo hoo! I never noticed the point at which it was no longer in the film, but you’re right: it’s Ithilien. No scene ever shows him taking it off of stowing it or getting rid of it.

Here’s a cap of Frodo at the Black Gate. He’s still wearing the coat, and it’s worn in all the Dead Marshes, including after his dunking:


Maybe he was supposed to have stowed it in his pack? Ithilien was supposed to be quite balmy, spring showing itself as they looked around (in the book).

I checked the RotK scenes set in Ithilien, after they would have been released from Faramir, and after Osgiliath, but he is not wearing his coat in those, either.

*sniffles for the beautiful tweed coat*
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