Forgot who asked
- A while back someone (I forgot who asked and I can't locate the message)
asked people to identify what they missed in the movie.
It may seem strange, but what I missed most were Frodo's dreams of the sea
and the tower. These images haunted me after I'd read the book, and I'd
expected them to be used as a visual leitmotiv in the movie. (Sort of the
way the film, "Gladiator," used writhing smoke, wind-tossed wheat and
guttering flames to suggest the intrusion of the Otherworld into this one).
- On Dec 20, 2003, at 3:26 PM, Liz Milner wrote:
> It may seem strange, but what I missed most were Frodo's dreams of theMe too! And with it Jackson further robs the film of what I consider to
> and the tower. These images haunted me after I'd read the book,
be one of the most poignant passages ever written:
"And the ship went out into the High Sea and passed on into the West,
until at last on a night of rain Frodo smelled a sweet fragrance on the
air and heard the sound of singing that came over the water. And then
it seemed to him that as in his dream in the house of Bombadil, the
grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and
he beheld white shores and beyond them a far green country under a
Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org
ho bios brachys, he de techne makre.
Ars longa, vita brevis.
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.
"I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take such
a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."