I really love this little sequence. It is one of the few chances to see film Frodo as the sort of well-adjusted, good-natured, good-humoured young bachelor hobbit we meet at the beginning of LotR.
This scene happens right after we see the hobbit children bouncing up and down in the lane (including the one wearing the extremely unfortunate wig -- the white-haired one that looks part little Bo Peep and part barrister), calling to Gandalf for fireworks. Frodo gives Gandalf a plaintive, “Awww…” look (very plaintive); Gandalf weakens. Frodo’s pleasure shows itself in a slow little smile, that seems part amused wistfulness and part satisfaction (having gained his point).
Note: I would be posting these caps in my usual messageboard hang-out, Frodo’s Harem over at K-D, but they are having bandwidth issues. I feel like a cad, therefore, even posting the images I do in the thread, to illustrate posts. I am posting these here in my LJ, just as a way to look at them myself, really. It gives me immense pleasure to be able to scroll down the whole series. *sigh*
First, the "Awwww..." look....
Then comes the smile....
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