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Theoden and his sword...

weaver
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Nov 29 2012, 1:44am


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I like Theoden's look here -- I see echoes of it in Eowyn's later shots when she first pulls out that sword to do a little practicing as they pack up to head out to Helm's Deep.

I think they used the swords very effectively on a metaphorical and symbolic level, as well as props -- Theoden's reintroduction to his sword is a visible way to show what's going on inside of him, as he comes out of the fog he's been in and starts to reconnect with his "old strength". Same with Eown, though in her case, it's more like she's attaching her dreams and desires to have some power over her life to something outside herself, to the world of fighting, and then to Aragorn.

I never much cared for Book Theoden; I found the film's version to be a lot more relate-able!

Weaver


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SCOD: "Fingers would remember their own strength better, if they grasped your sword" Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Nov 23 2012, 10:00am
    Another iconic moment zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Nov 25 2012, 7:28am
        That is so true FlyingSerkis Send a private message to FlyingSerkis Nov 25 2012, 2:16pm
        I also really like the way the camera pans around him Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Nov 26 2012, 4:22pm
    hehe, I'm trauling through these pretty late ;) Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Nov 29 2012, 1:14am
    Theoden and his sword... weaver Send a private message to weaver Nov 29 2012, 1:44am

 
 
 

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