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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


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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