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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

'An Extra Ordinary Life' ~ a retrospective poem by jan-u-wine, with screencaps from the three films.

Posted on 2007.11.09 at 19:12


pearlette at 2007-11-10 17:42 (UTC) (Link)
This is absolutely WONDERFUL: both this glorious and very moving sequence of screencaps and Jan-u-wine's equally glorious poem. I love the idea of the Fellowship honouring Frodo like this. And how they mourn him, especially those closest to him.

Of course I loved Faramir's tribute. And Sam's. And all of them, of course.

But the one which moved me most ... was Gimli's.

Because we don't often get a glimpse into Gimli's inner workings, do we? In the book, he's reticent, if a little less dour than other Dwarves (he has a wonderful sense of humour). So to read how Gimli felt about Frodo and his friendship and his hobbitish nobility is wonderfully poignant and tear-jerking. It reminds me of the emotion and pathos that Douglas Livingstone injects into his performance as Gimli when he recites The Song of Durin in Moria, in the BBC LotR.

like unto rock you became:

as the ancient bones of the very earth.

Veined with silver light.


Beautiful, beautiful.

The whole thing is. Added to memories.
mechtild at 2007-11-11 01:38 (UTC) (Link)
Pearl, thanks so much for stopping in to comment. And I am so glad you lit upon Gimli's tribute. It really is wonderful, isn't it? I loved his mulling over "Daur", too.

I probably have told you but I, too, love what Douglas Livingston did with the role of Gimli. His recitation of the poem in Moria made me nearly weep with love and gratitude for the way it showed the sonorous gravity, the depth of feeling and memory of the Dwarves, as well as the beauty of their own particular aesthetic, something not so easy to see in film Gimli, assigned the role of comic relief for the most part.

Don't get me wrong. I thought John Rhys Davies did quality work, but it was the scenes in which Gimli was serious, whether moved or merely thoughtful, that made me want to shout "Yes!" How *right* his portrayal was at those moments.

Edited at 2007-11-11 01:39 am (UTC)
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