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SCOD - The uttermost foundations of stone.

Kassandros
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Sep 3 2012, 5:28pm


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Gandalf and the Balrog fall into a giant cavern.


Larger image: http://www.framecaplib.com/lotrlib/images/ttt/ttt0007.jpg

Welcome to The Two Towers!

1. What was your reaction when you saw this shot for the very first time?

2. How well does this shot convey a sense of scale? Is there a difference seeing this as a screen cap versus seeing this in a theater on a big screen?


From The Two Towers - The White Rider:
'Long I fell, and he fell with me. His fire was about me. I was burned. Then we plunged into the deep water and all was dark. Cold it was as the tide of death: almost it froze my heart.'
'Deep is the abyss that is spanned by Durin's Bridge, and none has measured it,' said Gimli.
'Yet is has a bottom, beyond light and knowledge,' said Gandalf. 'Thither I came at last, to the uttermost foundations of stone. He was with me still. His fire was quenched, but now he was a thing of slime, stronger than a strangling snake.
'We fought far under the living earth, where time is not counted. Ever he clutched me, and ever I hewed him, till at last he fled into the dark tunnels. They were not made by Durin's folk, Gimli son of Gloin. Far, far below the deepest delvings of the Dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things. Even Sauron knows them not. They are older than he.'


3. How well do you feel this shot captures "the uttermost foundations of stone," as described by Tolkien?

4. Do you feel that beginning The Two Towers with the battle between Gandalf and the Balrog was effective?

5. Do you have any other thoughts about the composition of this scene?

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...

(This post was edited by Kassandros on Sep 3 2012, 5:37pm)

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SCOD - The uttermost foundations of stone. Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Sep 3 2012, 5:28pm
    One of my favourite visuals from the films, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Sep 3 2012, 7:33pm
        Gravity Noel Q. von Schneiffel Send a private message to Noel Q. von Schneiffel Sep 6 2012, 5:23pm
    One of the best shots in the trilogy Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 4 2012, 1:32am
        Agreed. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Sep 4 2012, 4:57pm
    Absolutely breath-taking. One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Sep 4 2012, 5:49am
        Breathtaking is a good word for it Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Sep 5 2012, 4:18pm
            Good point Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 5 2012, 7:19pm
    TTT opening scene Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Sep 4 2012, 5:10pm
    Foundations of Stone Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Sep 4 2012, 5:27pm
    First reaction to this zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 5 2012, 1:54am
    one of the most spiritual shots of the films... weaver Send a private message to weaver Sep 5 2012, 2:58am
    Brilliant stormcrow20 Send a private message to stormcrow20 Sep 5 2012, 6:21am
    Full stop no question Ruinwen Send a private message to Ruinwen Sep 6 2012, 11:28pm
    When the ball of flame broke SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 7 2012, 12:48am
        Hadn't thought of that Ruinwen Send a private message to Ruinwen Sep 7 2012, 12:56am
        I never looked at it that way Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Sep 9 2012, 9:20pm

 
 
 

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