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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Sammath Naur Pt. 5: Gollum Bites, plus jan-u-wine’s “Frodo’s Remembrance of Gollum”.

Posted on 2007.10.08 at 09:49

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verangel
verangel at 2007-10-08 18:37 (UTC) (Link)
oh this poem..so much recognition of himself through this fallen creature, vulnerable and merciful.
Its beautiful (as always..perfect).

I love this scene but hate where Frodo had gone. The screencaps close up were really gruesome (close up of finger)...ew. But Frodo's face is AMAZING! His pain to anger to want and take...determined. The eyes..

I have to say when reading the excerpt again I felt that really, the scene was very well depicted of the moving around and erratic grapplingin mid air of Gollum. It is what was called for, although in the text no words are heard.
"Gollum on the edge of the abyss was fighting like a mad thing with an unseen foe. To and fro he swayed, now so near the brink that almost he tumbled in, now dragging back, falling to the ground, rising, and falling again. And all the while he hissed but spoke no words."

Then of course his fangs bit off the poor finger. ick..(not having read the book before I was like...no he's not!! ewew...poor Frodo.)

xoxoxo v
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-10-08 20:16 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much for commenting, Verangel. His face is amazing, and so is Gollum's. What a terrific job they all did here.

It is what was called for, although in the text no words are heard.

"Gollum on the edge of the abyss was fighting like a mad thing with an unseen foe. To and fro he swayed, now so near the brink that almost he tumbled in, now dragging back, falling to the ground, rising, and falling again. And all the while he hissed but spoke no words."


You're quite right to bring up the text, Verangel. It made me think some more so edited in some additional remarks, explaining that it was the look of the piggy-back moment that struck me as silly-looking. If they had done what was described (grappling madly with Frodo, but in a back-and-forth sort of way, as they tugged their hardest for possession of the Ring), I would have been happy. But, as I said above in the edit, that sort of fight is *exactly* what they choreographed for the visible fight scene. I will repeat some of this for that post, so don't be surprised if I sound redundant!

Yes, the caps with the finger still in the Ring are very "ew", thus my warning. Yet the frames are so brilliantly done, I couldn't *not* post them. Gollum's face in those shots is just crazed.
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