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QTNA for today...nine lords a leaping...

weaver
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Jul 18 2012, 2:39am


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I've finally gotten a chance to stop back in and thought I'd offer another installment of "QTNA -- Questions That Need Answering". This is a reprisal of a series hosted by hobbitlove when we first wandered into these "new boards" -- she had a great gift of coming up with all kinds of fun questions to ponder for discussion, and it's in that spirit that I bring you this post.

Here are today's QTNA, inspired by the recent SCOD discussion of one of the shots from the crumbling stairs sequence in FOTR:
  1. Is this scene inspired by anything in the book, or is it a total invention of Jackson's?
  2. It's a pretty long scene, which comes right before the Balrog encounter which is huge enough in itself -- any thoughts on why the scriptwriters felt the need to add this scene on the way to the Balrog?
  3. Each character has to take a leap of faith in this scene -- any comments on the order they leap in, how they get to the other side, and who catches who?
  4. Why in the world did the Fellowship leave Frodo and Aragorn to the end like that? Wouldn't you think they'd want to make sure Frodo got to safety first? And isn't the future King of Gondor someone you'd also want to put closer to the head of the line?
  5. Just how the heck did the dwarves build that bridge anyway?
  6. Would you call the moment when the bridge falls into the chasm at the end an "iconic" image from the films?
That's all I can come up with ! Feel free to answer one or all or add your own questions or insights on this scene...

Thanks in advance for any and all replies...and if you have an idea for a future QTNA installment, please PM me!

Weaver



Subject User Time
QTNA for today...nine lords a leaping... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jul 18 2012, 2:39am
    Good questions, weaver! Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 18 2012, 4:21am
        that's a great reference to the book Kristin, you're right, that must have been part of an inspiration for sure // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 18 2012, 1:42pm
    Hello! sador Send a private message to sador Jul 18 2012, 7:10am
    Brilliant questions weaver.... ones I'd take -ages- to answer, thereore I'll answer one or two , some more later maybe.. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 18 2012, 1:41pm
        yep, meant the stairs... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jul 20 2012, 3:41am
    Nice to see you, weaver! FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jul 18 2012, 1:45pm
        Great spot with Boromir catching Merry and Pippin. So much greater meaning // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 18 2012, 1:50pm
            Book Firsters know Gandalf soon.. Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 18 2012, 2:36pm
                I can empathize with your friend, Bombadil Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 18 2012, 5:11pm
                    Like you l I've hada aa... 45 year relationship Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 18 2012, 7:01pm
                I reacted a lot like your friend... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jul 20 2012, 3:47am
        Yes, but ... Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 18 2012, 5:06pm
            The bit I was thinking of... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jul 19 2012, 3:08pm
                Oh, that one Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 19 2012, 3:16pm
                    I appreciate the approach you are taking Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 19 2012, 3:40pm
                        Thanks, Magpie! Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 19 2012, 4:46pm
                    You're right FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jul 19 2012, 4:45pm
                        Thanks, FarFromHome! Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 19 2012, 4:54pm
                            That line Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Jul 19 2012, 7:39pm
            I had not thought before about the "deep" side of things... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jul 20 2012, 3:54am
    WOW, this pondering and discussion on the scene has --definitely-- made me appreciate it much more. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 18 2012, 1:49pm
    Nothing sustantive to add, just wanted to say I LOVE this thread!// Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Jul 19 2012, 3:14pm

 
 
 

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