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SCOD - "The grief is still too near"

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Jul 23 2012, 12:37am


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Today's screencap of the day is this one:



The full size version is at the end of the link and I actually suggest you open that image up in another tab or window because I think it 'reads' better at a larger size and against a black background.

http://www.framecaplib.com/...es/fotr/fotr1317.htm

I mostly go with intuition when I chose images and, after looking at all of them and considering what there was to remark about... I went with this.

To put the image in context, the line quoted at the LOTR Screencap Library is, "I have not the heart to tell you. For me, the grief is still too near." Gandalf fell, and the Fellowship had little time to grieve. They have been running and traveling and now they are safe. It is when one is safe that one starts to process shock or grief at a different level.

What do you think about the expression on Legolas' face here? Does it effectively convey what you imagine a member of the Fellowship would be feeling right now? Is there anything particularly Elvish about this expression?

There's not much else to see in this image. It's dark and closely focused. But you can get a glimpse of the Mallorn tree in this image and other shots in this scene show the Fellowship are nestled at the base of a tree trunk, among the above-ground root structure.

What did you think of the trees? What about the decision to place the Fellowship at the base of a tree rather than in a flet?

I honestly can't remember exactly where the book placed them. I bet one of you will. ;-)

And this may seem trivial to the extreme but I wouldn't have three questions if I didn't ask it and I actually think *noticing* stuff like this has some value.

Do you take in things like those blurry points of light in a practical way, thinking 'Those must be lights' or in an aesthetic, compositional way - seeing it like that last dab of paint an artist puts to the canvas before she thinks, 'done'?

Not to be confined to three questions... any other thoughts or comments are welcome. Or.. ones that bash Orlando's portrayal of Legolas or his pretty bishonen hair will be accepted, if not welcome. I happen to think he did a pretty good job for a 22 year old fresh out of drama school. I had sons not much younger than him and I liked to think they would be given some room to grow when they started their careers. :-)


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SCOD - "The grief is still too near" Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 23 2012, 12:37am
    "The grief is still too near" Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jul 23 2012, 6:41am
        Welcome to TORn Escapist! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 23 2012, 7:00am
            Thank You SirDennisC Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jul 23 2012, 7:10am
                The comparison with Link is inescapable. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 23 2012, 7:34am
                    I *noticed* Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jul 23 2012, 2:18pm
        I like your idea about 'memory' Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 26 2012, 4:18pm
    Three questions? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 23 2012, 7:27am
        Three *topics to ponder* then. :-P Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 26 2012, 4:26pm
            I agree SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 26 2012, 5:53pm
    Passive, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Jul 23 2012, 6:08pm
        Interesting observations Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 26 2012, 4:38pm
    They sleep on the ground in the book Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Jul 24 2012, 6:04am
        Gah! I hate when that happens SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 24 2012, 8:31pm
            no snare Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 24 2012, 10:06pm
        Thanks, SA Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 26 2012, 4:39pm
            Always at your service, Lady Magpie! Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Jul 26 2012, 7:52pm
    this brings me back... HappyHobbitess Send a private message to HappyHobbitess Jul 26 2012, 1:57pm
        err.... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 26 2012, 4:45pm
    reflections, yes... batik Send a private message to batik Jul 29 2012, 9:01pm

 
 
 

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