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Digging through the bookshelf (and the memory banks)

Starling
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Aug 10 2013, 9:36pm


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I have a copy in front of me. It seems so long ago that I got this book, so I am struggling to remember exactly when it came out. I think maybe it was just before ROTK was released (?) It finishes with this: "Suddenly Gollum appears and tries to claim the Ring for himself. But he is too late!" So it doesn't give away the ending for those non-book readers.
What I remember most about the book is the stills in it that did not appear in the movie, and I think they are basically all shots that later turned up in the EE's. I remember thinking, 'so that's where it got to' when I saw some of the EE scenes. Looking through the book, examples would be: Frodo and Sam at the crossroads looking at the defaced statue; flashbacks of Faramir and Boromir; Merry offering his service to Theoden; a shot of Frodo and Sam sitting and talking in their orc armour; Aragorn and Faramir in the Houses of Healing ('Aragorn helping the elderly nurse Ioreth').
There is also a shot of Legolas, Gandalf and Aragorn standing outside at Edoras, which I remember being widely used as a publicity still well before the movie. I'm not sure that shot ever actually made it into the TE or EE.
I might be wrong about some of this after 10 years of course, and I haven't watched the TE's nearly as much as the EE's, so sometimes I get things a bit mixed up. I do remember looking through that book after I saw ROTK the first time and picking out all the shots I definitely didn't see in the film.

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Probably one of the stranger questions asked here... Legomir Send a private message to Legomir Aug 9 2013, 9:25pm
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