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SCOD #1, Week of Dec. 3 -- Let there be light!

weaver
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Dec 4 2012, 3:53am


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Welcome to the first screencap discussion for this week!

It turns out Part 27 is filled with beautiful close up shots of Aragorn and a few others and did I mention Aragorn...

So it took me all day to pick just one! And here it is:



Now, this shot reminded me of the later scene, at the end of the Helm's Deep battle, when the light came streaming through the window as Aragorn recalls Gandalf's words about returning "at dawn", so I went hunting for it as a Christmas bonus for you SCOD lovers.

There was not a good image of the window in the Screencap Library, but since this one had Aragorn in it, it worked for me!



And now, some questions for your discussion pleasure:

1. Comments on the first image? What do you think about the composition, and the elements that make it up -- light, setting, character, etc?

2. You get a glimpse here of the Rohan stable set, which is seen only fleetingly in the films. What details can you spot in the background? Does the Rohan stable get your vote for "most underappreciated set design" in the films?

2. Comments on the use of light in the first image? Is it just for atmosphere or is there more to it than that? (There are lots of great "light" shots in the films; if you are bored waiting for the Hobbit, here's a way to pass the time -- feel free to wax poetically on this theme!)

3. In the first shot, Aragorn's just told Gandalf "the defenses will hold" and then holds the gate open for Gandalf to leave. In the second shot, we see Aragorn's expression when he realizes that this is the moment Gandalf said he'd return. One is before the battle, one is right before the turning point to victory. How well do these two moments bookend the start and end of Aragorn's character development during Helm's Deep sequence?

4.The first shot is from the 2nd of three sequences in which Gandalf and Aragorn are seen in a "leadership" trade-off moment -- can you name the two other moments? (Hint, there's one in each film...). How do these kinds of moments work to develop Aragorn as a leader in the films?

5. Any other thoughts or comments? I had a lot of coffee today, could you tell?

Weaver


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SCOD #1, Week of Dec. 3 -- Let there be light! weaver Send a private message to weaver Dec 4 2012, 3:53am
    Well, you can't go wrong with a screen cap of Aragorn :) zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 4 2012, 8:01am
        but I did go wrong with my math -- ha! weaver Send a private message to weaver Dec 6 2012, 5:14pm
            Haha! zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 7 2012, 7:23am
    Bookends! I do love those bookend moments Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Dec 4 2012, 3:31pm
        ha, I never notice the ring and you get an A... weaver Send a private message to weaver Dec 6 2012, 5:21pm
    Intriguing, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Dec 5 2012, 6:50pm
        Just 2 Things Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Dec 6 2012, 12:35pm
            Totally. FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Dec 6 2012, 3:13pm
                Thang you verryy Bbbunchh..also used Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Dec 6 2012, 4:07pm
                    I like that scene as well... weaver Send a private message to weaver Dec 6 2012, 5:34pm
                I must have missed that commentary! weaver Send a private message to weaver Dec 6 2012, 5:29pm
                    I was afraid I'd made it up... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Dec 6 2012, 7:59pm
                So that's the word zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 7 2012, 7:19am
        what I liked about the whole king thing... weaver Send a private message to weaver Dec 6 2012, 5:26pm

 
 
 

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