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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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Scarlet
stillscarlet at 2007-10-09 23:20 (UTC) (Link)
Wow. These are fantastic. It all goes by so quickly in the film; what a treat to see the details - however gory. :D That string of saliva you just mentioned... it's one of those details that demonstrates the love of their craft that the film-makers poured into these movies. Bravo! *applauds*

But (there's always a 'but') I agree with you about piggy-back Gollum. Someone had a very quirky sense of humour, and just couldn't resist throwing in silly or kewl moments amidst the sublime; I suspect PJ. I'm sure it's a lovely part of his personality, but I wish someone else had slapped his hand at times. Roll on the day when we can edit our own version of the films! ;)

Gorgeous poem from Jan, as always. Guh.

Last but certainly not least: isn't Tolkien just a master of language? (Does a bear shit in the woods?) I adore that image of Sauron's mind "shaking free" of his dark webs.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-10-10 02:25 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you don't think I'm crazy for popnting out the thread of saliva. It's that sort of detail, as you say, that shows what craftsmen and women they were, working on this project. Just brilliant stuff like that, all over the place, much of it barely noticeable watching the films. Yet I do think it's part of what makes the films great.

Your remarks about PJ's little weaknesses as a filmmaker made me laugh. Yes, he does need taking in hand sometimes. He can't resist his little jokes.

And the language? That whole passage is marvelous. I loved the description of the Nazgûl, once summoned: on a storm of wings they "hurtled" southward to Mt. Doom. That was conveyed pretty well by the film artists!

And Jan's poem. Ah, Jan's poem. Yes, it is gorgeous. What a feel she has for her characters, and what eloquence conveying what is going on inside them.
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