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SCOD - " in his eyes there seemed to be a white light,

Loresilme
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Sep 17 2012, 8:26pm


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as if a cold laughter was in his heart."




The subject line is from the book FOTR as Gandalf describes Saruman to the Council of Elrond.

To me his eyes are so mesmerizing, even in the screencap, they remind me of those trick paintings where the eyes seem to follow you around the room :).

1. What are your thoughts on how / if this aspect of Saruman was portrayed here?

"The forest of Fangorn lies on our doorstep. Burn it."

This scene is from the extended edition.

2. What is your opinion on cutting it from the theatrical version? Had it been included, would it have been better / worse / neutral?




"We will die ...for Saruman!"

Looks like Saruman is *really* enjoying this whole power thing, eh :)? Again I note how Sir Christopher captures that maniacal gleam in the eye here.

Also from the FOTR book, Gandalf describing Saruman:

"His knowledge is deep, but his pride has grown with it."

3. Any thoughts on the descriptions from the books in comparison to the visual images in these screencaps?

4. I didn't realized it at first, but after I chose this screencap, I noted that we seem to have a theme going here in the past few SCODs - the last three have all FOCUSED (ha ha, yes, pun intended!!) on eyes and expressions. So in keeping with that, what do you find in Saruman's eyes and expressions in these scenes?


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SCOD - " in his eyes there seemed to be a white light, Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Sep 17 2012, 8:26pm
    Presence. One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Sep 18 2012, 4:12am
    Hm, they look like Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 18 2012, 4:19am
    just want to say Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Sep 18 2012, 12:35pm
        sir christopher Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Sep 18 2012, 12:38pm
        That would be Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Sep 18 2012, 1:30pm
            yes its a great idea. Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Sep 18 2012, 2:04pm
    The White Wizard FaramirAndEowynMorningStar Send a private message to FaramirAndEowynMorningStar Sep 18 2012, 3:34pm
    It's almost a "before and after" comparison zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 21 2012, 6:57am

 
 
 

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