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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Sammath Naur Pt. 9: ‘Don’t You Let Go’, plus jan-u-wine’s “In the Garden of the Mind”.

Posted on 2007.10.14 at 19:23


mechtild at 2007-10-15 03:03 (UTC) (Link)
And Sam's voice moves me just as deeply. He sounds so hoarse, so weary, but so determined, and that feeds Frodo's hope.

Mews, you are so right. Sean Astin's delivery of those "Don't let go" lines is just great, and for the reason you said. His hoarseness and the breaks in his voice do convey so well the sense of his physical reserves being stretched to the limit, yet as if there's still a whole engine room full of warmth and zeal to encourage Frodo, especially when he sees that flicker.

That he keeps his voice so steady and low almost conveys to me the sense that he daren't raise his voice, or show the excitement he feels, lest Frodo do just that--let go. Sort of like trying to stay calm, move slowly, and speak softly to a nervous colt that will bolt if you betray too much enthusiasm.
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