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SCOD: “I'll Take That, My Lad.”

FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
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Jul 22 2013, 11:26am

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Mae Govannen, my friends, to another Screencap Of The Day.
Here are the images;




These pictures are after Pippin has picked up the Palantír, and Gandalf has snatched it off him. Here we see them looking at each other.

You can find the full-sized images here and here.



Feel free to answer any or all the questions.

1) Let us focus on the first picture [of Gandalf]. He looks somewhat worried and, perhaps, wary of Pippin whom has just touched the Palantír. Do you suppose he is thinking of what effect the “seeing stone” is having on Pippin?

2)

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Here, my lad, I'll take that! I did not ask you to handle it,’ [Gandalf] cried, turning sharply and seeing Pippin coming up the steps, slowly, as if he were bearing a great weight. He went down to meet him and hastily took the dark globe from the hobbit, wrapping it in the folds of his cloak. ‘I will take care of this,’ he said. ‘It is not a thing, I guess, that Saruman would have chosen to cast away.’ ~ The Two Towers | The Voice of Saruman


... In my opinion, there is a more serious reaction in the film.
Do you prefer Gandalf’s reaction in the book or in the film?


3) Now let’s focus on the picture of Pippin. Do you think he was expecting more of a telling off from Gandalf? What do you think about how this reaction is shown?

4) Any other thoughts/comments?

....."Loyalty, Honor,
......A Willing Heart.
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Darkstone
Immortal


Jul 22 2013, 3:40pm

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1) Let us focus on the first picture [of Gandalf]. He looks somewhat worried and, perhaps, wary of Pippin whom has just touched the Palantír. Do you suppose he is thinking of what effect the “seeing stone” is having on Pippin?

You can really see the metal wheels and gears turning… Wait. That’s Saruman. Still, I can see Gandalf running down all the possibilities and probabilities. “Is this a good thing or a bad thing and how can I use it to beat Sauron?"


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‘Here, my lad, I'll take that! I did not ask you to handle it,’ [Gandalf] cried, turning sharply and seeing Pippin coming up the steps, slowly, as if he were bearing a great weight. He went down to meet him and hastily took the dark globe from the hobbit, wrapping it in the folds of his cloak. ‘I will take care of this,’ he said. ‘It is not a thing, I guess, that Saruman would have chosen to cast away.’ ~ The Two Towers | The Voice of Saruman
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... In my opinion, there is a more serious reaction in the film.
Do you prefer Gandalf’s reaction in the book or in the film?


Really, both are good. I love to have these alternate takes on the original story. It’s like getting a visual version of HoME.


3) Now let’s focus on the picture of Pippin. Do you think he was expecting more of a telling off from Gandalf? What do you think about how this reaction is shown?

Kinda reminds me of this earlier shot:



Are palantirs as addictive as rings? They’re both round. I guess that explains the addictive qualities of donuts. And pie!


4) Any other thoughts/comments?

Mmmmm, pie!

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Starling
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Jul 22 2013, 9:55pm

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"You shall be the fellowship of the pie..."


cats16
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Jul 22 2013, 11:35pm

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Starling
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Jul 23 2013, 3:28am

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no one will."


cats16
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Jul 23 2013, 3:58am

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I'm afraid I'll burn it in the oven."


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Starling
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Jul 23 2013, 5:01am

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all you have to do is bake it for the time given..."


cats16
Valinor

Jul 23 2013, 8:05pm

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Bad, I know...CrazyBlushLaugh


Nira
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Jul 24 2013, 1:35am

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...after Gandalf takes the palantir has interested me every time I watch it. I can't quite figure it out. He looks like a guilty man caught red-handed, and yet up to this point he has not done anything wrong to warrent such an expression. How odd! It's as if both Gandalf and, even more so, Pippin knew what was to come. Perhaps I'm missing something or misreading his facial expression, but I don't understand why Pippin looks like he feels he already betrayed Gandalf.

"Why, to think of it, we're in the same tale still! It's going on. Don't the great tales never end?" -Samwise


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 24 2013, 3:15am

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well that was a half-baked pun thread, wasn't it! Laugh


cats16
Valinor

Jul 24 2013, 3:45am

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CrazyTongue Ehhh not my best but I guess I was sort of able to connect the pies to the nat'l ice cream day thread...A for effort, I suppose. CoolAngelic


Darkstone
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Jul 24 2013, 1:25pm

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L. Ron Halfelven
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Jul 24 2013, 2:09pm

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batik
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Jul 27 2013, 8:23pm

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1) Let us focus on the first picture [of Gandalf]. He looks somewhat worried and, perhaps, wary of Pippin whom has just touched the Palantír. Do you suppose he is thinking of what effect the “seeing stone” is having on Pippin?

Yes, those are pretty much the thoughts I've always had about Gandalf's look here. It seems natural given the way Pippin is gripping the palantir in the previous shot.

2)
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‘Here, my lad, I'll take that! I did not ask you to handle it,’ [Gandalf] cried, turning sharply and seeing Pippin coming up the steps, slowly, as if he were bearing a great weight. He went down to meet him and hastily took the dark globe from the hobbit, wrapping it in the folds of his cloak. ‘I will take care of this,’ he said. ‘It is not a thing, I guess, that Saruman would have chosen to cast away.’ ~ The Two Towers | The Voice of Saruman

... In my opinion, there is a more serious reaction in the film.
Do you prefer Gandalf’s reaction in the book or in the film?
Well, in the book--Gandalf did speak (*cried out*) *sharply* and did *hastily* take the palantir. Those *words* conveyed a pretty serious reaction, bookwise. Nope, no preference between the two versions.

3) Now let’s focus on the picture of Pippin. Do you think he was expecting more of a telling off from Gandalf? What do you think about how this reaction is shown?
Watching Pippin's reaction has a bigger impact on me that simply seeing the screencap. The anger (?) I always interpreted in his look is not so apparent in the still. I imagine Pippin's thoughts to be something along the lines of ....get off my case already! I never get to do anything interesting/important!

4) Any other thoughts/comments?
I successfully avoided making a baking pun!

 
 

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