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SCOD: The countenance of Gandalf the White

Xanaseb
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Dec 3 2012, 12:16am


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Sorry for a belated SCOD people!



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Doesn't this shot -wow- you? It does wow me. There is such humanity in Gandalf here. Eyes like deep pools of sorrow and understanding, and yet as a Maiar, he is immortal. The funeral of Théodred and the following exchange between Gandalf and Théoden is a potent emotional part of the film which I adore, and Gandalf's face here just encapsulates it for me. It is rather more than just mourning though, there's a great many layers to his demeanour in this cap.

1. What do you feel from Gandalf's expression here? Describe it


2. How do you think that this scene would be different if it were Gandalf the Grey?

4. Do you think PJ & Co. addressed the themes of death in this part and throughout the films adequately?

5. Extra comments :)

thanks!


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(This post was edited by Xanaseb on Dec 3 2012, 12:19am)

Subject User Time
SCOD: The countenance of Gandalf the White Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Dec 3 2012, 12:16am
    One of the most cinematic moments in the trilogy! paperC Send a private message to paperC Dec 3 2012, 10:27am
    I agree Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Dec 3 2012, 5:23pm
        hmm interesting indeed Kristin. However... Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Dec 3 2012, 5:55pm
    What a great performance from Sir Ian zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 4 2012, 7:55am
    Yes, wow! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Dec 4 2012, 2:33pm
        A great scene. Mardragon Send a private message to Mardragon Dec 30 2012, 12:25am

 
 
 

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