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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

TTT Extras 3: Interview with EW, in Frodo costume and make-up.

Posted on 2008.02.28 at 16:20
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I am giving the thirteen caps below their own post because I think they are so striking.

Back in the last Frodo Art Travesty entry we talked about how fans and reviewers, seeing film-Frodo on the screen for the first time, felt as if a living, breathing angel had stepped out of a Caravaggio.

In the sequence screencapped below, Elijah Wood is speaking as himself, but, in that hair and make-up, his resemblance to a peaches-and-cream, tousle-haired Baroque angel (or Cupid—he only wants a bow and arrow) really is uncanny.

From "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.


telstar_gold at 2008-02-29 00:35 (UTC) (Link)
Goodness, these really are breathtaking.
mechtild at 2008-02-29 01:04 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so pleased you liked them, Telstar! I assumed they must not have struck the fancy of *every* fan, or the caps would have been more represented at EW/Frodo galleries. I think they're super, but I'm a big art fan.

theartoffic at 2008-02-29 01:57 (UTC) (Link)
ohhhh! I've never seen these before! He is so, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing them!
mechtild at 2008-02-29 02:38 (UTC) (Link)
You are welcome, The Art of Fic! They are lovely, aren't they?
The One Mari
marigold6 at 2008-02-29 04:36 (UTC) (Link)

Thank you, sweetie.

He is so Beautiful! And there have been so many caps over the years [omg - did I say years?!], that I think people forget about all the wonderful bits from all the extras. These make me want to get out just the extra discs this weekend and savor them again.
mechtild at 2008-02-29 13:08 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you, sweetie.

Is the weather going to be dull this weekend? If so, you could make a date with the extras. They really are so good, in spite of repetition from one extra to the other. Even when they include the same footage they often include slightly different versions of it.
aliensouldream at 2008-02-29 19:53 (UTC) (Link)
They're all lovely but I think my favorite is number four, with that winsome little look to the interviewer :-)
mechtild at 2008-02-29 21:08 (UTC) (Link)
#4 ought to be illegal. He's his most Eros-like in that one, as if ready to loose his arrow on his next, hapless victim.
stillscarlet at 2008-02-29 21:07 (UTC) (Link)
I don't remember this bit from the extras! :o I'm going to have to look for it, later.

Thank you for these, Mechtild - they're gorgeous. I could just frame #4 and hang it on the wall.
mechtild at 2008-02-29 21:09 (UTC) (Link)
Ha! Aliensouldream just singled out #4, too. I think he looks very naughty in it, in a Cupid-ish way. I let it be the "teaser" for this sequence.

I don't remember having seen this series before, either. That's what made me think I'd never watched the extras that came with the TE of TTT before. What a little treasure!
alyrthia at 2008-03-01 17:24 (UTC) (Link)
So pretty, so edible. And in context with these pictures, you can see that while still looking young, Elijah looks a lot older today.
mechlinda - practice journal only
mechlinda at 2008-03-01 18:16 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, his face has really changed, Alyon. He could never again play the cherub-hobbit he was then. Bearing that in mind, I wonder how he could possibly play an even younger Frodo in the second "Hobbit" film, as has been noised about? CGI?

~ Mechtild (ignore my username above; I'm logged into my practice journal)
magpie_2 at 2008-03-02 05:48 (UTC) (Link)
beautiful, and so hobbity! thank you for sharing these :)
whiteling at 2008-03-02 11:00 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, wasn't he the PRETTIEST little thing back then! Stepped directly out of a painting, yes. *siiigh*

Thanks so much for posting these gems, Mechtild. I'm back from a little trip to Venice, and I'm filled to capacity with magnificent art impressions as you may imagine, so this Frolijah-the-cherub sight hit the spot. :-)
mechtild at 2008-03-02 14:13 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Venice! How did you like it? I went there for two days almost thirty years ago wandering around and around, and absolutely loved it. (It was sunny when I was there, and not too hot; maybe that was it? No gloom and no bad smells. But the light reflecting off all that water really made the magic for me.)
Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2008-03-02 14:48 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for capping these.

Angel-kissed atoms indeed!

mechtild at 2008-03-02 15:05 (UTC) (Link)
Isn't that face unbelievable? Angel, cupid, hobbit; all of the above.
frodosweetstuff at 2008-04-05 13:06 (UTC) (Link)
Those are such beautiful shots!!! *falls in love for the 1,354th time* ;) Thank you!!
mechtild at 2008-04-05 13:30 (UTC) (Link)
Aren't they beyond the beyond? Seeing this little sequence confirmed me in the opinion that I had never watched the Extras included with TTT TE. Some of the extras on it are included elsewhere, but I am sure I'd never seen this sequence before.
bjtp at 2008-10-22 00:00 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I don't think I have ever seen this interview! What DVD is it from?
mechtild at 2008-10-22 02:37 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, BJTP. It said at the top, but not clearly enough. It's from the Two Towers extras, from the theatrical version. The name of the documentary this clip appeared in is "Return to Middle-earth: WB Special".

Lovely, aren't they?
non_timebo_mala at 2011-01-27 08:25 (UTC) (Link)
So this is going to seem really odd coming from a COMPLETE and total stranger - especially with how old this post is, the fact it's probably not relevant to you anymore, etc, etc but I had somewhat of a request and thought, if anyone, you would probably know.
I found your LJ by chance whilst doing numerous Google searches for a certain image - or rather an upgrade to an image I already possess. I'm looking to come by the knowledge of what section it is in in the EE LOTR dvds so I may cap it myself or perhaps a better version of the photo. I'm going through the extras again, one by one, hoping to find it but, well, I'm impatient and decided to have a go at finding it tonight.

Anyways, I'm rambling - and the last thing I'm sure you want is a rant from a stranger - and I just thought I might ask you; the photo is this one and I'd love to be able to get a bigger version from - I reiterate - capping it myself or if perhaps you'd have one.

While I'm here I'd also just like to say you have excellent choices in caps as well as celebrity admirations; I adore Elijah myself and seeing you and your friends gush over him and Frodo is just amazing. <3

Again, I know this is odd and feel free to just ignore it if you want; I just figured there was no harm in asking.

Have a nice day/night! :]

[I found a few typos, apologies. It's late where I am and I'm squinting at the screen to type this without my glasses.]

Edited at 2011-01-27 08:26 am (UTC)
mechtild at 2011-01-27 14:16 (UTC) (Link)
You are very kind, non_timebo_mala, but I am afraid yours in the best copy of this image I've yet seen. Yes, I just loved the work EW did as Frodo. I screencapped him a lot, yes!

I have a lead, however, the journal of Not Alone: http://not-alone.livejournal.com/

She is not only a staunch Frodo fan, but a fan of Elijah just as much. She's been doing an astonishing multi-chapter project in her LJ recounting the experience of the making of the LOTR films but all from the POV of Elijah Wood, called "The Journey of Frodo". To put it together she constantly watches behind the scenes footage, finds interviews, all kinds of photos that have floated around the internet. Although she's not a screencapper, she has obbserved the footage from which it comes lovingly, attentively and often. Why not send her an im, or just post in her LJ, asking her the same question. You can say I referred you to her. She's a regular reader of this LJ. But she would surely answer you anyway, and gladly. If she doesn't know where this shot comes from, I'm betting she would know who does. She has a wide Frodo-EW-fandom acquaintance.


Edited at 2011-01-27 02:18 pm (UTC)
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