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Now here's an Easter-egg of special magnificence:

Ataahua
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Apr 20, 10:13pm

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A never-before-seen photo of Eowyn and Faramir in their wedding attire!

Miranda Otto has posted it to her Instagram account. Doesn't her dress look an awful lot like Galadriel's, back when the Fellowship were in Lothlorien?

And am I imagining it, or is Faramir's 'circlet' based on the design of Gondor?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Solicitr
Rohan

Apr 21, 12:12am

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I always did [In reply to] Can't Post

wonder why the movies' Crown of Gondor was nothing like the one Tolkien described.


Thor 'n' Oakenshield
Rohan


Apr 21, 3:37pm

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Thank you for sharing - I've always been so angry that they left out the wedding scene.

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Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Apr 21, 4:42pm

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...side-stories often receive the short end of the stick in adaptations. There is also the short-cut of having Arwen present at Aragorn's coronation. And weren't the Hobbits honored there instead of at a separate, earlier ceremony?

"I reject your reality and substitute my own." - Adam Savage


Solicitr
Rohan

Apr 21, 8:57pm

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...And weren't the Hobbits honored there instead of at a separate, earlier ceremony?


and, oddly, it was all four, rather than just Frodo and Sam


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Chen G.
Rohan

Apr 21, 11:15pm

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Its a case of one sequence in the film being an amalgam of many sequences on the page.

Its only one of several tools required to adapt a novel, which can be classified as one of the following:

1. Abridging: making something from the source material shorter and more streamlined. That's typically the main course of action, given the length of a book compared to the brevity of a motion picture. The most prominent use of it here is with the early parts of the narrative in The Shire and Bree.

2. Cutting: outright removal of entire sequences and setpieces, in this case the most prominent example being Tom Bombadill.

3. Embellishing: Adding to an existing sequence. While its not as common, its just as inherent to the process of adaptation as anything else is. The most prominent use of it in these films is in the action sequences, being that they're action films.

4. Creating: Generating new sequences, characters and storylines from scratch. You see it in the likes of Lurtz, the Westfold children, Tauriel, etcetra. This also includes taking different choices to the plot, which these films don't do in with any of the major plot points.

5. Shuffling: Another highly valuable method is to move something which doesn't work at one place in the narrative into another spot where it may function better. Happens a lot in The Two Towers, which features a Warg attack (which on the page happens in The Fellowship of the Ring), an encounter with a wight in the Marshes and with Old-man Willow in Fangorn.

6. Amalgamating: Amalgams are another common choice for adaptations. In Lawrence of Arabia, almost every character is an amalgam of several which appear in T. E. Lawrence's autobiography. In these films, it happens with some sequences lik the coronation, uniting several beats which in the corresponding episode of the book, happen sequentially over a period of time.

7. Inteperating has more to do with the themes of the story. These films rarely temper with those, but they do infuse a patriotic subtext to the motivations of characters like Boromir and Thorin, and provide commentary on isolationism with the likes of Thranduil and Theoden, which aren't pronounced in the books.


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sparrowruth
Rivendell


Apr 22, 1:49am

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i saw this on pinterest but didnt realize it was a never-before-seen photo!

i was just very pleased because they are my hands-down favourite couple in middle earth and theres rather a lack of photos of the two of them together


Otaku-sempai
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Apr 22, 4:12am

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Jackson's Lord of the Rings films also reinterprets Aragorn and his motives, giving him more self-doubt early on and not having him commit to the goal of ruling the Reunited Kingdoms until fairly late in the narrative.

The cutting of Tom Bombadil also led to eliminating the Barrow-downs sequence (we can debate whether the entity that Frodo encounters in the Dead Marshes is a Wight or some form of spectre--I lean towards the latter). And while Frodo does see a vision of the desolation of the Shire in the mirror of Galadriel, that is a poor substitute for the scouring of the Shire from the book with wrongs righted by the returning companions.

"I reject your reality and substitute my own." - Adam Savage

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Chen G.
Rohan

Apr 22, 4:43am

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but I was talking specifically about changing the work's themes, which rarely happened in these films. Changing character - that always happens. Look at Jurassic Park: John Hammond is much more of a corporate ar$ehole in the book - not so much in the movie. Look at the source of evil in The Shining, too.

The Scouring of the Shire is very important to the narrative of The Lord of the Rings, but I can't for the life of me see it fitting it. I do think it would have been nice to establish that The Shire was under some distress and that The Hobbits returning at least gained some renown, but its really a quibble.


Silmaril
Rohan


Apr 23, 11:33am

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I love such stuff! I hope that some day there will be a LOTR DVD with all the deleted scenes, bloopers and more behind-the-scenes stuff!!! Heart


Mari D.
Rivendell


Apr 23, 2:36pm

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Loresilme
Valinor


Apr 25, 1:19pm

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Wow, after all these years, it is *so* amazing to finally see this photo! There was talk of it, people said it existed, but never was it seen, until now!!
And may I say, ...her dress!!!!! Wowzer! It is as beautiful as they said and maybe more. I've included a link and this quote from one of our past "Did You Ever Notice..." Costuming discussions by Arwen's Daughter:


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There was no image ever seen, not even a sketch, for Eowyn's wedding dress. I think that we know it was beaded from a set report, but that could be mistaken. And Ngila said it was one of her favorite dresses Crazy. That's literally all that we know.


Yes!!! The beading! Exquisite Evil.


Did You Ever Notice ....


Thanks so much, Ataahua!


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Apr 25, 8:58pm

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I've been waiting 15 years to see this dress [In reply to] Can't Post

...and it's gorgeous!

I thought of Galadriel right away too!

It looks like the dressed Eowyn in silk for her wedding day, which is something the usually reserved for the elves and Gondorians. I wonder if it was meant to symbolize her move to Gondor or if it was a gift from the elves?

I'm just glad we've finally seen it!


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Ataahua
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Apr 25, 9:30pm

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Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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