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Old Pilgrim

Oct 10 2013, 6:01am

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1.) Any thoughts on the balancing and focus of this shot? There's three layers to this scene: 1. Faramir. 2. The close-quarters fight behind him. 3. The fleeing/cowering soldiers in the background. How does this benefit to the soul of the scene? Is it too much or too little or just right?

I really like this scene because it shows us in general what is happening in Osgiliath at that moment. We are not concentrated only on Faramir but also on other things, which may seem smaller but are very important. For example from fleeing soldiers we can guess that the battle is turning against them, orcs are everywhere and there are fights on every street. It is not too much or too little, but just right in my opinion.

2.) What do you read in David Wenham's performance here? Considering everything that's taking place around him, what specific emotions might we draw from his face?

He is certainly conserned but there is something else in his face. I might say a war spirit, his desire to kill any orc he meet on his path and will enjoy in doing so. Also he is in constant movement because of battle and is thinking where should he go next or what order should he give to his men. After all he is their commander at that moment and it is up to him to motivate his men or give them an order to retreat. Very big responsibility.

3.) Any other thoughts?

I believe this scene is one of those that tell us without any word just how grave situation at that time really is. Lost of Osgiliath was a terrible blow because Minas Tirith is now open to attack and hope is fading.

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SCOD - Faramir in action! One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Oct 9 2013, 12:12pm
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    Ooh, pretty! Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Oct 11 2013, 8:30pm
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