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SCOD - "They stole it from us."

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Tol Eressea


Jul 30 2013, 4:05am

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Hey, everybody! Welcome to this week's start of SCOD. Today we drop in on a little Gollum/Smeagol action.



Let's be reasonable - there's not a whole lot to go by on this image, so here comes the questions (albeit simple):

1.) This is a semi-trick question: What part of this screencap is most focused on? Really, it's an open question. I basically want to know what you are primarily looking at here.

2.) How old does Gollum look here? I see a lot of wrinkles here, do you?

3.) Any other thoughts/comments?


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Ataahua
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Jul 30 2013, 5:01am

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1.) This is a semi-trick question: What part of this screencap is most focused on? Really, it's an open question. I basically want to know what you are primarily looking at here.
I'm focused on his skin - it looks real! In one of the DVD commentaries (I think TTT, possiby at the Forbidden Pool) PJ mentions that Gollum's CGI looks best in night shots, and it looks superb here. Such a tight close-up and it looks like skin that can be touched.

2.) How old does Gollum look here? I see a lot of wrinkles here, do you?
He has certainly lived a lot. So much for staying out of the sun being good for your complexion...

3.) Any other thoughts/comments?
The Ring won't ever leave him alone, even in sleep. Unimpressed

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s 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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FrogmortonJustice65
Rivendell


Jul 30 2013, 6:15am

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Pictures like this make Gollum seem real and life-like; it's hard to believe that is a CGI face.

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Darkstone
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Jul 30 2013, 4:46pm

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1.) This is a semi-trick question: What part of this screencap is most focused on? Really, it's an open question. I basically want to know what you are primarily looking at here.

The mouth. The feature is reminiscent of Peter Lorre. When a villain he displayed a darkly humorous side. When a buffoon or even a hero, he projected a sinister undertone. Serkis' Gollum also has this tantalizing twist.


2.) How old does Gollum look here?

Like a baby. They always look so innocent when they're asleep.


I see a lot of wrinkles here, do you?

Yeah, a lot of babies have wrinkly faces, almost like a Shar Pei. They grow out of it.


3.) Any other thoughts/comments?

Gollum has a lot of child-like characteristics, both physical and mental. He whines, he talks in babytalk, he’s concerned about food, he tries hard to please, he sulks, etc. Shire hobbits also display child-like characteristics. One can view Shire hobbits as civilized children who follow the rules (respectability) while Gollum is l’enfant sauvage without the controlling effect of even a Baloo or Bagheera. Give the adventurous, non-respectable streaks of Bilbo and Frodo (and even to an extent “Elves and Dragons” Sam), how close are our hero-hobbits to being a Gollum?

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willowing
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Aug 2 2013, 8:54pm

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1.) This is a semi-trick question: What part of this screencap is most focused on? Really, it's an open question. I basically want to know what you are primarily looking at here.

I see a sleeping creature who has its eyes wide shut. Lips are slightly ajar to catch breath, I don't think Gollum, after all the banter with himself would be able to breath easily with his mouth closed.


2.) How old does Gollum look here? I see a lot of wrinkles here, do you?

Worry lines, stress lines, tension lines, finelines and the normal lines and wrinkles that appear as you age. He has survived beyond the age of a normal human due to the effects of the ring on his appearance and his emotions. No longer walking upright but scrambling along the ground on all fours.


 
 

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