Friday, February 07, 2003

Second TTT viewing... So Faramir's not a dumbass *stern face* Times are rough and "(...)there are no travellers in this land: only the servants of the Dark Tower, or of the White." He's "but a Man", and Men are easily corrupted, which of course we're reminded over and over again. And what with being Boromir's brother, a 'lesser' brother, wishing to win his father's love.. Alas, he's a far cry from the book Faramir:

"But fear no more! I would not take this thing, if it lay by the highway. Not were Minas Tirith falling in ruin and I alone could save her, so, using the weapon of the Dark Lord for her good and my glory. No. I do not wish for such triumphs, Frodo son of Drogo."
(...)
"For myself," said Faramir, "I would see the White Tree in flower again in the courts of the kings, and the Silver Crown return, and Minas Tirith in peace: Minas Anor again as of old, full of light, high and fair, beautiful as a queen among other queens: not a mistress of many slaves, nay, not even a kind mistress of willing slaves. War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend: the city of the Men of NĂºmenor; and I would have her loved for her memory, her ancientry, her beauty, and her present wisdom. Not feared, save as men may fear the dignity of a man, old and wise."
(...)
Before they ate, Faramir and all his men turned and faced west in a moment of silence. Faramir signed to Frodo and Sam that they should do likewise.

"So we always do." he said, as they sat down: "we look towards NĂºmenor that was, and beyond to Elvenhome that is, and to that which is beyond Elvenhome and will ever be. Have you no such custom at meat?"

(...)
"So it seems," said Faramir, slowly and very softly, with a strange smile. "So that is the answer to all the riddles! The One Ring that was thought to have perished from the world. And Boromir tried to take it by force? And you escaped? And ran all the way - to me! And here in the wild I have you: two halflings, and a host of men at my call, and the Ring of Rings. A pretty stroke of fortune! A chance for Faramir, Captain of Gondor, to show his quality! Ha!" He stood up, very tall and stern, his grey eyes glinting.

Frodo and Sam sprang from their stools and set themselves side by side with their backs to the wall, fumbling for their sword-hilts. There was a silence. All the men in the cave stopped talking and looked towards them in wonder. But Faramir sat down again in his chair and began to laugh quietly, and then suddenly became grave again.

"Alas for Boromir! It was too sore a trial!" he said. "How you have increased my sorrow, you two strange wanderers from a far country, bearing the peril of Men! But you are less judges of Men than I of Halflings. We are truth-speakers, we men of Gondor. We boast seldom, and then perform, or die in the attempt. 'Not if I found it on the highway would I take it' I said. Even if I were such a man as to desire this thing, and even though I knew not clearly what this thing was when I spoke, still I should take those words as a vow, and be held by them."


Yeah, that's Faramir I love and admire, more than any other men in LotR *shrugs*

I'm glad I finally remembered that Elvish vocal from the 'Aragorn-unconscious-thinks-Arwen-kisses-him' scene, it's beautiful. As are many others throughout the film. I love Edoras theme and there's that little melody when Eowyn learns that Aragorn 'fell'... *smiles*
I haven't noticed it before but a lot of my liking to them is not only because of their character (and appearance, of course *sweatdrop*), it's also... their voices. I love listening to Legolas (especially now, when his lines aren't cut to "Orcs!" and "We should leave" *g*), whose voice feels almost like a caress sometimes. And Eowyn. And Aragorn. And the hobbits (must be that Gloucestershire accent, heh), especially Frodo and Pippin (must be that Gloucestershire _plus_ his own Scottish accent... *vbg*). Then I just walk around, babbling to myself: "Unless my eyes are cheated by some spell", "Who is she? The woman, who gave you that jewel?", "It's a good sword... There's always hope", "We've left out one chief-character... Samwise the Brave", "Turn south... the closer we are to danger, the further we are from harm" and so on *rolls eyes*

What's your TTT slash pairing?

"Shall I describe it to you... or would you like me to find you a box?" *chuckles* Priceless!

What's your TTT slash pairing?

Well... I just _like_ them together *g*

What's your TTT slash pairing?

Um... *scratches head* I'm a pervy hobbit fancier?

What's your TTT slash pairing?

Can you tell I just can't decide? *g*

Monday, February 03, 2003

Saaa... seems I suck at updating no matter what.
Yesterday I went to see TTT. *takes a deep breath*
I loved it! I won't say "every minute of it", 'cause I nearly lost it during the 'Aragorn's dream' sequence. Just stop kissing already, OK? *shrugs* Next time I'll just close my eyes and pretend there's no such scene there *g* And Faramir. What in Mordor's name have you done to Faramir?! He's handsome, right. But he seems to be even more of a dumb, stubborn dickhead than his brother was!! *dodges sharp objects thrown by zasjah* OK, so he let the hobbits go in the end, but still! I don't want Eowyn to get involved with _him_!
Speaking of Eowyn. *grins like an idiot* I admired the book Eowyn and guess I fell for the film one as well. She's just so... so. *laughs* There's this scene with her they'd shot, but it's not in the film. I believe they'll put it into a DVD extended edition!
The other character 'whom' I find brilliant, is Gollum. No wonder Frodo pities him, that guy's really miserable. His within dialog left me with my jaw hanging open *shakes head*
Legolas at last says something *cough* In Elvish! *grins* He kicks ass even more 'beautifully' than in FotR... and of course he's still gorgeous. And he's really annoying! "You're late"?! You thought the man you love (nah, no more denying, mister elf, Tolkien wrote it pretty clearly *vbg*) is dead! You see him 'resurrected' and all you have to say is: "You're late"?! LOL LOL I really loved that scene. And he got Aragorn laughing... and again, they just do that 'warrior' arm clasp *rolls eyes*
Helm's Deep. It's the most breath-taking battle sequence I've ever seen. Ah, I don't have enough words to describe it, really. The pain they all had to go through to shoot that, paid off. 200 %. And it was just an 'intro' battle! What can they possibly show us in the battle for Middle Earth?
Which reminds me... they left Sheloba out! I guess the final film would have to be at least _four_ hours long to show all the threads from the third book... Yay! I can't wait!