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SCOD: Gandalf faces the Balrog

Grey Havens

Jul 10 2012, 6:22am

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Hello all! Welcome to the first of this week's screen caps, this time featuring the Balrog.

Please feel free to answer however works best for you.Smile

What do you think of the look of Mr. Balrog? If you read the book first, is it anything like what you had pictured while reading?

In the book, Gandalf sences the (magical?) power of the Balrog before he knows what he is dealing with - though he probably had his suspicions. Do you think PJ did enough to establish the fact that the Balrog was more than "just" a big scary looking monster? If so, how?

What do you think was going on between the Balrog and Gandalf? Were they just trying to stare each other down - get their bluff in on the other ("headology" as Terry Pratchett might say)? Or do you think they are battling magical will against magical will and the battle is just invisible to us?

What do you think of Gandalf's stance? Do you think the crossing of staff and sword is significant?

Any other thoughts welcome!Smile

Subject User Time
SCOD: Gandalf faces the Balrog zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jul 10 2012, 6:22am
    Re: Gandalf vs the Balrog Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jul 10 2012, 12:47pm
        oh lovely to see the parallels in film-book imagery 'like a wizened tree'. . I agree, it's encaptured well// Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 10 2012, 12:58pm
    I absolutely love this picture :) Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 10 2012, 12:55pm
    Hard to tell what I'm seeing, actually... HappyHobbitess Send a private message to HappyHobbitess Jul 11 2012, 8:59pm
        Sorry, here's a link to larger image zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jul 12 2012, 1:00am
        Tail or wing? Jeremy Send a private message to Jeremy Jul 14 2012, 4:38pm
    He could be... BallyWhooo Send a private message to BallyWhooo Jul 12 2012, 2:44am


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