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I'm sorry..

grinman
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Sep 26 2012, 9:13pm


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I didn't think I was closing off discussion by expressing my opinion of the execution of that particular scene. I don't dislike "slo-mo" or "laughing" in all instances. Sometimes, I even like laughing. In this particular scene, I didn't care for how it was used. The laughter, TO ME, didn't work. It was a little too "off" for me... I can't place what it is exactly I don't like about it. Maybe it's Frodo's acting in the scene... because really it's only his laugh that I don't like.. Gandalf's works... it kind of bubbles up. I like the idea of a merry meeting between friends who had no hope of seeing each other ever again. I just didn't like that particular execution. The slo-mo was overdone and unnecessary, TO ME, in that scene. I like slo-mo when used sparingly and for effect. There are a couple of instances where I felt it was over-used in the trilogy. This was one of those times. I don't HATE this scene, by the way. I just think it could have been much better and more poignant.

I understand and mostly agree with the reasons for the "sending sam away" scene. Does that mean I have to like it? No, it doesn't. I personally feel there could have been a more elegant way to approach it... maybe not. I'm not a screen writer. I understand that it works within the world of the film, but it's an adaptation of the book, so there has to be comparison. I'm not one of those that think Tolkien was infallible and that there aren't other/better ways that certain events could have transpired. So, having said that, again.. not my favorite scene, but certainly not one of my most hated.

My actual most hated scene is not even really a scene. It's when Frodo and Sam are in Mordor and The Eye is searching for them... Sam yells to Frodo to "watch out" and Frodo does the most awkward pirouette (with his arms elevated) and fall I've ever seen in real-life or on film. I HATE that!! I can't imagine PJ seeing that, saying "nailed it!" also, I hate Eowyn's yell as she drives her sword through the witchking's helmet.

Subject User Time
My memory of Frodo waking up in Minas Tirith Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 26 2012, 4:43am
    I laughed... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Sep 26 2012, 5:58am
        That's not possible Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 26 2012, 6:12am
        My doctor informed me Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 26 2012, 10:05pm
    Brilliant!!! // Noel Q. von Schneiffel Send a private message to Noel Q. von Schneiffel Sep 26 2012, 8:20am
    That was awful burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Sep 26 2012, 7:44pm
        for me.. grinman Send a private message to grinman Sep 26 2012, 7:53pm
            I thought the execution was fine burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Sep 26 2012, 8:13pm
    There was a very extensive, well-written defense of the scene between Frodo and Sam on here a few months ago... thomasofrohan Send a private message to thomasofrohan Sep 26 2012, 8:30pm
        I'm sorry.. grinman Send a private message to grinman Sep 26 2012, 9:13pm
            Laughing is perfectly fine Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 27 2012, 6:30am
        It may have worked for you Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 26 2012, 9:24pm
        I thought it was humorous Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 26 2012, 9:59pm
        I am a movie firster... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Sep 27 2012, 5:05am
            Gandalf is the least problematic, actually Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 27 2012, 6:02am
    I consider parodies a sign of love DarkJackal Send a private message to DarkJackal Sep 26 2012, 9:38pm
        Yeeeeah Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Sep 26 2012, 10:00pm
    Very funny ! xD Ffnir Send a private message to Ffnir Oct 10 2012, 11:21pm

 
 
 

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