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TTT Extras 1: ‘The Long and the Short of It’

Posted on 2008.02.28 at 08:39
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Looking for a particular interview with Alan Lee a few weeks ago, I ended up watching all the extras that came with the theatrical version of The Two Towers. I realised I hadn’t seen some of the material before, much less capped it.

I know that a lot of images from the footage I capped are available on the Internet. But I wanted my own, so I capped them anyway. For those of you who don’t already have screencaps from these extras, or who want more, the next several posts will be of interest to you.

First up is The Long and the Short of It. None of the caps below come from the actual short film Sean Astin made, but from documentary material that covers the making of it. I find the actual feature extremely forgettable, but I'm glad Sean got everyone on board to make it, since it occasioned some great making-of footage.

There's good material for everyone involved, but it will come as no surprise that I only capped the moments featuring "Frodo's actor". I really enjoyed the sequences showing Elijah Wood being Elijah Wood [for the camera, of course]. I hope you will, too.

Note: All the caps below have all been slightly cropped and tweaked for sharper focus and better lighting.

The first series of caps below comes from the feature, "The Making of The Long and the Short of It".

I am sure the sequence below comes from the same footage, but the images actually are made from frames that appear in the feature called, "Return to Middle-earth: WB Special".

Recent Entries:

~ TTT Extras Pt. 1: 'The Long and the Short of It'.

~ TTT Extras Pt. 2: Assorted caps with Elijah Wood.

~ TTT Extras Pt. 3: Elijah Wood interviewed, looking like angel.

~ TTT Extras Pt. 4: Miscellaneous stills and publicity shots.

~ TTT Extras Pt. 5: Screencaps from the extras compared to final film versions.

Other links:

~ Other behind-the-scenes screencaps.

~ Main page of all links.


(Anonymous) at 2008-02-29 00:07 (UTC) (Link)
Ooh Mechtild, I see you have posted a wealth of behind-the-scenes screencap entries today. These are terrific caps of Elijah in his role as Sean's 'second assistant director.' It's late here and I need my beauty sleep, but I'm looking forward to coming back and browsing the other entries tomorrow,

Thanks for these ~ it makes me want to watch all the DVD 'extras' again.

~ Blossom.
mechtild at 2008-02-29 00:59 (UTC) (Link)
Dear, gifted Blossom! I think you *should* watch the extras again. They may inspire you to make a new music video! And what a treat that would be for us all....!
rakshi at 2008-02-29 00:12 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, my dear, the wonderfulness!!!!

*is enchanted*

May I post these in my Elijah photo archive.. or on SANET? Not sure yet where they'd be more appropriate. Credit to you in any case.

Love...... and thank you.
mechtild at 2008-02-29 01:01 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Rakshi! You may post these where ever you like. I don't know what SANET is, but if you suggest it, I'm sure it is fine. When I look at my bookmarks for "LotR" or "Frodo" screencaps, the list gets smaller and smaller as sites disappear. If you want to copy and paste these into some other site, sites that will never see this one, be my guest. "Frodo lives!"

~ Mechtild
rakshi at 2008-02-29 01:23 (UTC) (Link)
Darling, SANET is my Sean Astin website.


And in it I have a huge gallery of photos of Sean, including many lotr caps and images.


Also...SANET hosts one of the largest Elijah Wood photo archives on the Internet.


Just so you can check it out if you like to be sure your images will have a good home. I shall link back to your LJ.. or to anywhere else you'd like. Just let me know.

And.. thank you so very much.

mechtild at 2008-02-29 02:34 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, Rakshi, pardon my ignorance! I opened all your links. What a professional job you've done! Everything looks terrific. I love the way the images meld into one another on your first link.

You can do whatever you'd like with the images. :)
telstar_gold at 2008-02-29 00:30 (UTC) (Link)
Lovely! It's going to take me a while to gaze at all these entries for as long as they deserve!
mechtild at 2008-02-29 01:02 (UTC) (Link)
Take your time, Telstar. I took mine! ;)
mariole at 2008-02-29 03:06 (UTC) (Link)
So cute! I love relative size, so this short movie was great fun for me. Thanks for the Elijah goodness!
mechtild at 2008-02-29 03:26 (UTC) (Link)
You are welcome, Mariole!

~ Yours, Relatively Tall.
aliensouldream at 2008-02-29 19:45 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you very much! I have always loved these behind-the-scenes features and it's great to have some images to remind me of them. Makes me want to watch them all again! We're so lucky the documentary film-makers covered everything. Thanks for taking the time and effort to screencap it.
mechtild at 2008-02-29 21:01 (UTC) (Link)
I hope one day it will be possible to buy the works: everything Costa Botes filmed, and all the publicity and production stills Pierre Vinet took. For a fan, there's almost no such thing as too many extras.
stillscarlet at 2008-02-29 20:58 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, Elijah looked goooood in a beanie. All snuggly-wuggly.

Gotta giggle at the Rita Angus retirement village across the road. :D
mechtild at 2008-02-29 21:02 (UTC) (Link)
Have you been there, Scarlet? If not, when you go to Wellington someday you will *have* to pose (in a beanie) in front of the place. :)
stillscarlet at 2008-02-29 21:11 (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Great idea. ;)

I don't think I've been there, no (might have driven past), but I've often heard advertisements for it. Just googled their website, on a whim! http://www.ritaangus.co.nz/
mechtild at 2008-02-29 22:05 (UTC) (Link)
I opened the link but didn't see any shots of Elijah Wood or Sean Astin standing out front! Surely that would be a great draw for aging LotR fans! ;)
wakerobin at 2008-03-08 00:05 (UTC) (Link)
Awwww! He was just a baby...A talented, graceful, giggly, ridiculously hot baby.. No wonder the entire cast/crew and half (if not more) of the population of Wellington was in love with him...
mechtild at 2008-03-08 00:19 (UTC) (Link)
Yep, he was a golden boy. I still love that clip of him talking with the dialect coach, Roisin Carty. I don't know if he was intending to chat her up or not, but I always let her expressions of slightly flushed delight stand for mine, had it been me.
frodosweetstuff at 2008-04-05 12:36 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for these. I saved every last one of them. I just adore this sequence so very much. *happy*

Thank you!!!
mechtild at 2008-04-05 13:27 (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it a charming little progression? I liked the frames as soon as they began to go by. "I have to have *these*," I said.
frodosweetstuff at 2008-04-06 06:38 (UTC) (Link)
Totally agree with you!!
mechtild at 2015-05-06 15:10 (UTC) (Link)
Glad you enjoyed it!
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