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A short history of my reactions :)

Loresilme
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Aug 2 2013, 12:10pm


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The very first time I watched FOTR, when Gandalf fell, I was so stunned, I don't even know if I cried. But then when I was in the phase of watching the films over & over again, I would cry at this scene. Then when I got to the phase of having watched them so many times I no longer cried at this (and other) scenes, I knew it was time to take a break from watching the films. Even though I still discussed them on the boards here, I didn't watch them for quite a while. Then after *not* watching the films for a very long time (several months, maybe a year), I watched them again and found that I cried all over again.

The solo piece here, and the way the reactions of the various characters are shown are just so beautifully done, and so sad. It starts before they even emerge into the sunlight - I start crying when I see the expression on Aragorn's face and in his eyes, when he keeps looking back at the chasm, wanting to go back and finally having to flee. That look in his eyes gets to me every time. Then when they are outside crying, and Frodo is stumbling off somewhere as if he doesn't know or care where, when he turns he looks so childlike, it brings to my mind that he's lost his parents, he's lost Bilbo, and now he's lost Gandalf. *tears*

So, yes I did cry and I find that when I go long stretches without watching it, I tear up all over again.

Thank you for sharing your own history with the films. I am so amazed that at the age of seven, you could appreciate them! When your parents thought you might like them, they must have seen that you were already a wise and perceptive little wizard yourself, even at that young age :-).

Subject User Time
Owning-up time: Who here cried when Gandalf fell? Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jul 25 2013, 8:19pm
    I May Have Barrow-Wight Send a private message to Barrow-Wight Jul 25 2013, 9:50pm
        Oh yes, definitely Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jul 26 2013, 8:41am
    I did in the book, but not in the movie. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jul 26 2013, 12:14am
    so many tears Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Jul 26 2013, 10:32am
    Even though I knew it was coming... grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 28 2013, 1:18pm
        Made me jump a bit when I read that bit Gramma! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jul 28 2013, 3:40pm
    I did cry when I first read the book, many, many years ago. Patty Send a private message to Patty Jul 28 2013, 6:09pm
    Sniffles CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jul 28 2013, 11:56pm
    *raises hand* cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Jul 29 2013, 12:08am
    I did Nimloth Send a private message to Nimloth Jul 29 2013, 4:38am
        Hey Nimloth - long time no see! :-) // Starling Send a private message to Starling Jul 29 2013, 9:57am
    Not really. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Jul 29 2013, 7:03pm
        I think Gandalf realises he has to let go to fight the Balrog sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Aug 1 2013, 9:00pm
    Um... actually... Misto Send a private message to Misto Jul 29 2013, 8:38pm
    I can't say he's made me cry ... during that sequence... One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Jul 30 2013, 4:19am
    When I first saw it, Luinnár Send a private message to Luinnár Jul 30 2013, 9:50pm
    Not then, but a little later Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jul 30 2013, 10:46pm
        Plus the visuals and music of that scene are just wrenching. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Jul 31 2013, 3:06pm
    A short history of my reactions :) Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Aug 2 2013, 12:10pm
        Thank you also for sharing yours :-) Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Aug 2 2013, 6:21pm
    When I read it, stunned silence, but no tears. Elwen Send a private message to Elwen Aug 2 2013, 7:48pm
    I was 10 then MaeBeth Send a private message to MaeBeth Aug 8 2013, 5:32pm
    Stunned Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Aug 9 2013, 1:09am
    I did indeed cry, both reading and watching! Madril Send a private message to Madril Aug 13 2013, 9:04pm
    Not I. arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Aug 14 2013, 2:27am
    Please... I tear up at the theme music! AnneDonahue Send a private message to AnneDonahue Aug 14 2013, 10:51pm
        I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil. ;-) // arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Aug 14 2013, 11:59pm

 
 
 

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