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I had not thought before about the "deep" side of things...

weaver
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Jul 20 2012, 3:54am


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I had not thought before about the "deep" side of things... [In reply to] Can't Post

Through most of Moria, we see them climb up, or run across flat ground, really...and that bit with Boromir and the falling torch is pretty quick. So I do think it helped the non-book audience to be hammered over the head with that image of the crumbling stair as a build up to Gandalf's fall into the depths...thanks for that insight!

I had mostly thought about the scene in terms of the characters -- crossing that depth is the "trust-fall" moment of the films, to me; the moment where they all have to rely on each other to survive, which in turn transforms their loose association into something deeper as well. But like they always say in the commentaries, their focus usually was on having each scene achieve multiple goals in terms of storytelling...

I'm with you that the teetering rock part with Aragorn and Frodo crosses the line -- a bit like Denethor's flaming run -- but in both cases, the epic shot that follows makes me forgive them. I do confess to liking both of those "falling" images quite a bit!

Weaver



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QTNA for today...nine lords a leaping... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jul 18 2012, 2:39am
    Good questions, weaver! Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 18 2012, 4:21am
        that's a great reference to the book Kristin, you're right, that must have been part of an inspiration for sure // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 18 2012, 1:42pm
    Hello! sador Send a private message to sador Jul 18 2012, 7:10am
    Brilliant questions weaver.... ones I'd take -ages- to answer, thereore I'll answer one or two , some more later maybe.. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 18 2012, 1:41pm
        yep, meant the stairs... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jul 20 2012, 3:41am
    Nice to see you, weaver! FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jul 18 2012, 1:45pm
        Great spot with Boromir catching Merry and Pippin. So much greater meaning // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 18 2012, 1:50pm
            Book Firsters know Gandalf soon.. Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 18 2012, 2:36pm
                I can empathize with your friend, Bombadil Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 18 2012, 5:11pm
                    Like you l I've hada aa... 45 year relationship Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 18 2012, 7:01pm
                I reacted a lot like your friend... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jul 20 2012, 3:47am
        Yes, but ... Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 18 2012, 5:06pm
            The bit I was thinking of... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jul 19 2012, 3:08pm
                Oh, that one Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 19 2012, 3:16pm
                    I appreciate the approach you are taking Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 19 2012, 3:40pm
                        Thanks, Magpie! Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 19 2012, 4:46pm
                    You're right FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jul 19 2012, 4:45pm
                        Thanks, FarFromHome! Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jul 19 2012, 4:54pm
                            That line Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Jul 19 2012, 7:39pm
            I had not thought before about the "deep" side of things... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jul 20 2012, 3:54am
    WOW, this pondering and discussion on the scene has --definitely-- made me appreciate it much more. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 18 2012, 1:49pm
    Nothing sustantive to add, just wanted to say I LOVE this thread!// Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Jul 19 2012, 3:14pm

 
 
 

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