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Darn movie close-ups

justbennett
The Shire

Nov 1 2012, 8:22pm


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Darn movie close-ups [In reply to] Can't Post

I like the Gandalf scene as well. Unfortunately, I've watched too many movies. Movies always deliver important lines and moments in close-up. As you reminded me of the episode, though, I try to imagine it as a soldier in rank far away from the center of things. Imagine that as you are surveying the field wondering where and when you will see action, there's a great confusion and shouting. Then perhaps all falls silent in a moment as everyone looks around. Maybe you see the birds first or catch a glimpse of the dwarf army, then you hear it. You probably don't catch the first word because your ears don't know what sort of voice they are hearing yet. Then as you reposition and find the source you see the little wizard on the big field. How did he get there? Is he crazy? What's he saying? Doom? What an adrenaline rush it would be to go from preparing for a battle that no one is sure they want to a shifted alliance for their survival against clearly evil forces of darkness! I imagine a sense of fear and martial satisfaction. We're in for it now, but at least I'll be hacking nasty wolves rather than short elderly people.

With a movie mindset I imagine almost everything in close up. Sometimes I strive for a more realistic perspective. You know, as real as you can get with wizards, orcs and such.

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* * The Clouds Burst * * 2: Dread has come upon you all dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Oct 30 2012, 8:11am
    Thranduil is Bipolar elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 30 2012, 7:19pm
        Oh, I don't know.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Oct 31 2012, 7:47am
            I was being overly general elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 31 2012, 5:15pm
    Less-than-quick Answers sador Send a private message to sador Oct 31 2012, 9:32am
    Darn movie close-ups justbennett Send a private message to justbennett Nov 1 2012, 8:22pm
        That's a good point.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 3 2012, 8:51am
            Wow justbennett Send a private message to justbennett Nov 5 2012, 9:03pm

 
 
 

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