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TTT Extras 4: Miscellaneous stills and publicity shots.

Posted on 2008.02.28 at 16:30
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These are images I wanted to keep for various reasons. I offer them here in case anyone else would like to see or copy them.

The first three images are taken from the extra called, Behind the Scenes Preview of “The Return of the King”. These are images from the films I have seen floating around for ages (I have the poster version of the first one, "Frodo Agonistes"), but never knew where they came from.

They are obviously taken from the shoot, but do not actually appear in any of the final films. (What a difference digital grading made to the shot from Minas Morgul!)

From On the Set: “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” ~ Starz Encore Special. I included this cap merely because it’s a much better image than the one I made from the same scene in the DVD of the film:

From the feature, "Return to Middle-earth: WB Special". These are screencaps of various images that were presented in the extra:

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 00:38 (UTC) (Link)
Fascinating to see all those magazine covers. Thanks for doing these!
mechtild at 2008-02-29 01:05 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Telstar. I've seen some of these before, but not all. And always the images were smaller. I thought this was *great* resource for images, taken from the popular press at the time the films were coming out.
verangel at 2008-02-29 04:17 (UTC) (Link)
This was so fascinating. I didn't get enthralled and pulled in until ROTK. I missed such glorious fandum and homage during those years. I made up for hit like crazy in 2003/4. I loved the first picture. Its so soft. But the movie version is so sharp and raw which does show the dirt and pain so much stronger. You snare me every time with what you bring to think of.
Hugs you tight xoxo v
mechtild at 2008-02-29 13:34 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't get enthralled and pulled in *by film-Frodo* until ROTK, so I experienced what you did in part, Verangel. But I because a fan of the films just before TTT was due to come out, finally watching FotR on a VHS tape that summer and loving it.

Isn't that top picture great? I love the whole poster version of it exceedingly. It hangs at the top of the stairs so I can see it every time I go up and down.
mechtild at 2008-02-29 15:14 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure you will see her post at elijah_finds, Verangel, but just in case I want you to know that karin_woywod has just posted a slew of big, hi-res Frodo LotR shots. I copied them all. I had some of them all ready, but not nearly so large. What beauties!

Here's the link: http://community.livejournal.com/elijah_finds/406773.html

~ M
aussiepeach at 2008-02-29 06:19 (UTC) (Link)
My God, Lij looks hot on the Entertainment cover. Love the hair. Could shag him instantly.
mechtild at 2008-02-29 13:32 (UTC) (Link)
He sure *does* look hot there, Peachy. That cover brings me back to my first days on a Elijah thread at TORc (not having paid any attention to Frodo's actor until smitten). It seems to me that he looked like that in a lot of the pics posted then. I guess that was because the pics all made viewers want to "shag him instantly". ;)

Seriously, though: what do you think? Is he standing on a box on the cover (he's way taller than Liv, while the reverse is true), or is the cover made of two shots, one of each of them, which they put together, shrinking her image to make her not only shorter but smaller? His head seems a lot bigger than hers on that cover, which I don't think it is in real life.

In some ways I like that he's taller: it makes him easier to reach for a tall person like me (or Liv Tyler). But his shortness is part of his charm for tall people like me (or Liv Tyler).

~ M
(Anonymous) at 2008-02-29 20:06 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know about this particular magazine cover, Mechtild, but I distinctly recall seeing an interview with Elijah where he was talking about a photo shoot with Liv Tyler. Laughing, he said he was standing on a box 'to make me look like the big man ~ which I'm not...' or words to that effect. I must search through my old video files and see if I can find it. They do look lovely together.

I don't generally buy magazines, but I couldn't resist when LOTR was hot news and on every cover around premiere time ~ I still have them all stashed away in my bookcase. Happy days!

Thanks for these, and I'll take a look at Karen's post too.
~ Blossom.
mechtild at 2008-02-29 20:56 (UTC) (Link)
I distinctly recall seeing an interview with Elijah where he was talking about a photo shoot with Liv Tyler. Laughing, he said he was standing on a box 'to make me look like the big man ~ which I'm not...' or words to that effect.

That sounds like our honest guy!

I'm wrong about Liv's head being bigger; it was just the angle of the shot (she has a rather narrow face to start with). Here's a shot of them together both facing forward. His head and face are definitely bigger, and broader:

Here they are standing together, no box in sight:

Since Peachy liked the Entertainment mag shot so much, I'll post another shot from the same shoot that I just found in my files. I think they photograph so well together:

Perhaps from having been a child actor, around adults all his life, EW never seems to be self-conscious about being short. Whether being photographed with giant men like Liev Screiber or tall women like Liv Tyler, he always seems comfortable with himself just the size he is. I think that's great. I wish I were that comfortable with myself.
(Anonymous) at 2008-02-29 23:36 (UTC) (Link)
That last pic is just lovely, Mechtild. I had not seen it before, so thank you for posting it.

~ Blossom.
mechtild at 2008-03-01 02:29 (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome! (I think I should bring down the colour a bit, though.)
eandme at 2008-02-29 15:41 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for all those lovely pics! Very befitting now that the Oscars have just brought to mind old times...
mechtild at 2008-02-29 16:46 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Eandme. Yes, that was some Oscars ceremony! If you liked these pics, do check out karin_woywod's posting today in elijah_finds, if you haven't seen it. She's posted thumbnails for a lot of well-known pics and publicity stills, but many of them are just HUGE (if one expands them all the way). I saved many. I love it when people make this sort of thing available to those of us who might have missed them when they were first circulating.
eandme at 2008-03-01 04:01 (UTC) (Link)
Yes I saw her entry. I seldom have time to check all the things I want, but I'm glad you recommended her post cause now I'll definitely take the timie to go through those photos.
mechtild at 2008-03-01 12:35 (UTC) (Link)
You may be interested to know that Karin did a series of posts, right after the one I linked to you, all featuring giant and/or high resolution images, but only that first post was all of Frodo. Not as much an EW fan as a EW-as-Frodo fan, I took only a few. But if you were an EW fan in a general way, you might want to take a look at the posts.
frodosweetstuff at 2008-04-05 13:13 (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, some of these were new to me!!!! Thank you!! *happily saves*
mechtild at 2008-04-05 13:43 (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome! If you want some big LotR stills, if you were not on LJ at the end of February-beginning of March, you will have missed these entries in elijah_finds from karin_woywood.

Here are three good shots, all big:


Here's thumbnails for a pile of LotR stills Karin posted, some of them HUGE. I saved every one of them:


~ Mechtild
frodosweetstuff at 2008-04-06 14:49 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, thank you very much for the links!! I had seen them - they were posted just before my LJ break - but it was good to revisit them now. *happy* I'm in a very hobbity mood at the moment so it was just what I needed! Thank you! *hugs*
mechtild at 2008-04-06 17:48 (UTC) (Link)
I'm in a very hobbity mood at the moment

A very fine mood to be in!
frodosweetstuff at 2008-04-07 13:07 (UTC) (Link)
The best! Happy, life-affirming, with a dash of humour and a craving for good food and drink... :)
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