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Love this shot!

Tol Eressea

Nov 13 2012, 3:18am

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1) How well does this image portray what Eowyn is feeling? Do you think it would convey the same sort of emotion if you didnít know the context?

I think it works well. She is literally and figuratively isolated, and the obviously strong wind reflects her inner turmoil. Also, if you look closely you realize that you can't see her fingers, her hands seem to be closed in fists of frustration.

2) We can see huge swathes of the plains of Rohan in this shot. Is this how you think the environs of Rohanís capital city Ė and Rohan in general Ė should look? Do you think it looks a little empty? (For instance, there donít appear to be any crops a-growing anywhere in this shot)

I never imagined farms nearby, I think of Rohan being the land of the Horse Lords, so open plains seem appropriate.

3) The flag is shown just as it starts to fly away from Eowyn here. Do you like what the writers did with that?

In the commentaries, PJ said that the flag really did tear off and fly away while filming. Of course we see this from different angles so I assume it happened once while filming, they liked the effect, and reproduced it in the other takes. I like it; it's both an omen of coming doom as well as a symbol of Eowyn's feelings of powerlessness.

4) Music question! Through this scene (from Eowyn first running out of the room) we have what seem to be the first proper statements of Eowynís and Rohanís themes. Any comments on the use of the themes and the audience's first impressions of them? Are they important in conveying the emotion of the scene?

I think Howard Shore can do no wrong.

(The music is approximately from 2:42-3:51 on "Edoras", Disc 2 Track 1 on the Complete Recordings (A slightly shortened version is 0:36-1:35 on "The King Of The Golden Hall" from the OST). Here is a
clickable youtube link to the appropriate time on the track.)

5) Any further comments?

Great choice!Smile

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime

(This post was edited by zarabia on Nov 13 2012, 3:22am)

Subject User Time
SCOD - View from the front porch FlyingSerkis Send a private message to FlyingSerkis Nov 12 2012, 4:35pm
    very memorable moment Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Nov 12 2012, 4:53pm
    a quick response Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 12 2012, 5:04pm
    A great shot Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Nov 12 2012, 10:07pm
    Love this shot! zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Nov 13 2012, 3:18am
    I was so gutted that they cut my scene Starling Send a private message to Starling Nov 13 2012, 6:00am
    One of the absolutely perfect moments in all the films starlesswinter Send a private message to starlesswinter Nov 13 2012, 6:01am


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