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Subject:A Journey With Frodo-Chap.51-'Better Late Than Never'
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Have at last completed Chapter 51 of 'A Journey With Frodo'. This covers the time immediately following Elijah's return from New Zealand after the ROTK world premiere. He appeared on the Jay Leno Show and then had a mad dash to get to the Los Angeles premiere!

In Frodo's Journey it's the terrifying return of the Ringwraiths - with wings!!

For anyone unfamiliar with my pet project, 'A Journey With Frodo' (a work in progress) is the story of Elijah Wood's experience in becoming Frodo, from back in 1998 when the LOTR movies were just a whisper up to the triumphant Oscars of Feb 2004. In reliving Elijah's journey, and mine, I am using everything I can lay my hands on - behind-the-scenes material from the various dvd's, magazine articles, books, internet sites, tv coverage, word-of-mouth info, etc. Previous chapters can be found here "A JOURNEY WITH FRODO" You'll need to scroll back to get to Chapter 1:)

Hope you enjoy this new chapter:

03 December 2003:

“So there I was on the sleeper plane from New Zealand to Los Angeles, and I woke up and looked around me, and I was surrounded by Orlando, Liv, Viggo, Elijah… So much beauty. And I thought I must be the luckiest man on earth!” (Ian McKellen, Press Roundtable, LA Premiere of ROTK)

Yes, Elijah is back home in Los Angeles and in for a very busy time!

First off - the Jay Leno show:

A little bow for the audience:

Jay: "Forget the movie, I know it's like the biggest movie ever, but forget all that. There's something that's amazed me more than anything else. YOU have finally got you own place. Did I hear that? You've finally moved out of your mom's house?"

Elijah: "That's right. I think I need a little music for that, guys."

Elijah: "I thought you'd like that, Jay." He explains that he now has an apartment in the Flatiron district of New York with his sister.

Elijah says that he returned from New Zealand yesterday and they discuss the premiere and parade.

They talk about the film of course, also about on-set pranks such as the ‘decoration’ of Viggo’s trailer.

Elijah reveals that he will be hosting Saturday Night Live and Jay hints that there will be an ‘initiation’!!

Return of the King Premiere, Los Angeles:

Appearing on Jay Leno's show made Elijah late for this event:

From Rebecca Murray,
Your Guide to Hollywood Movies:

Elijah Wood arrived very late for the North American Premiere of “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” In fact, Wood’s arrival was so delayed that by the time he raced into the theater, the red carpet was empty of celebrities. Catching a glimpse of Elijah as he ran for the theater’s front door, the fans and media let him know that that old saying “Better late than never” also applies to red carpet events.

After putting in a brief appearance inside the theater, to the delight of the fans Elijah Wood returned to the hoopla outside. Posing for photos, signing autographs, and spending time with the media, Elijah Wood discussed his time spent working on “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy:

Rebecca Murray: "Is it possible to summarize the Wellington Premiere?"
Elijah: "125,000 people in a seething, roaring mass. It was incredible."

RM: "The trilogy is over. What are you feeling right now?"
Elijah: "Well, I just listened to Peter Jackson give a speech about the fact that this is the end and welcome to the end. I’m feeling kind of sentimental a bit at the moment. It’s been four years in the making and finally here we are at the eve of its release. It’s very sad."

RM: "You’ve become a fellowship in real life."
Elijah: "Indeed. That is actually what we’ll carry on as these films are over."

RM: "Do you have a favorite scene?"
Elijah: "Oh my God. I don’t know. I don’t know if I have a favorite moment. In terms of in the film, I’d say probably there’s a moment in this film with the hobbits and Aragorn that is very sad – and I won’t tell you what it is because I’d ruin the moment. That’s actually probably my favorite from all the movies."

RM: "How did life change after these movies?"
Elijah: "My life hasn’t really. I think that the recognize-ability has increased but I go about my life in very much the same way as I would have before."

RM: "How did “The Lord of the Rings” change you as a person?"
Elijah: "It allowed me to grow as a human being. It allowed me to grow into the adult that I am now. I think it’s difficult to articulate beyond that."

Access Hollywood: "What took you so long?"
Elijah: "I did Jay Leno and I got stuck in traffic!"

Access Hollywood had asked all the Fellowship members who were there about the famous tattoo. Sadly, pics from the video are too fuzzy to post but it would be a shame to leave out this little exchange:

Access Hollywood to Ian McKellan: "Tell me where the tattoo is."
Ian: "Mine is there – don’t ask me where Elijah put his!"

AH to Dom: "Where’s your tattoo?"
Dom: "On my arm here."
AH: "Now I’ve heard Elijah’s tattoo is somewhere else."
Dom: "Yes, Elijah’s tattoo is right down here. [Exaggerates greatly!!] In the no-no area. In the ah-ah spot!"

AH to Elijah: "What about that tattoo in the no-no spot?"
Elijah: "They said the no-no spot?"
AH: "Yes they did."
Elijah: "Right, well it’s sort of – it’s below the belt but it’s not in the no-no spot! It’s on the waist."
AH: "It’s in the yes-yes spot?"
Elijah: "Well, depends on how you look at it!!"

Rather oddly, ET News asked Elijah (and others) to send a message to Gwyneth Paltrow:
"Gwyneth, I don't know you - we were on a plane once, I don't know if you saw me there, I saw you - I didn't want to say 'hi' because I was a little nervous and shy but congratulations and I hope that it's a wonderful pregnancy."

ENews gets Elijah to do their intro!
"Hey, it’s Elijah! ENews Live starts now!"

Jason Feinberg, ENews: “A powerful jewel in Middle Earth but very little threat in LA!”

Jason Feinberg: “There’s no chocolate in it!”

Elijah: “It’s plastic folks!!”

Fred: "I got a chance to talk to the stars away from all this. Check it out!"

Fred: “Oh-oh!” (Two hobbits are creeping up behind Elijah during his interview!!)

Elijah: "3 years ago when we set out to make the movies, did we expect the movies to be nearly as popular as they’ve become?"

Billy: "Yes, more popular!!" :D

I find this interview with theonering.net quite touching. The stars are obviously being rushed around by their 'handlers' and some of them just said a few quick, snatched words in reply to Torn's request for just one question. But Elijah, bless him, recognised how important this interview was, Torn representing the LOTR fans. He stumbles quite a lot over some of his words which is very unlike him but to me it seems that, although under pressure to hurry, he is searching for the right words to best describe his feelings at this momentous time, determined to do it justice.

David Baxter, theonering.net: "What has it meant for you to be a part of this and to finally reach its end? And you have an hour to tell us."

Elijah: "Oh right - no kidding! I need a little bit more time! It's a life-defining four years, to have been asked by Peter Jackson to join this adventure. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that he was giving me and it has meant so much, so much that I can't even begin to articulate, to my life and it has informed upon my life and has given me some of the greatest friends of my life, and so on and so forth. It really is special now that we stand at the brink of the release of the last movie, it's very sad to not be allowed to carry on, you know.

DB: "Well, all the fans at theonering.net - you know how they feel about you so is there anything you want to say to them - the last time on the red carpet for a Lord of the Rings movie?" [Not strictly true, there was still Japan!]

Elijah: "Oh my God! Jeez! Well apparently this is the last time on the red carpet for a Lord of the Rings movie and I'm going to say goodbye to all the fans or - a message to all the fans, my God -I don't know what to say, you've all been so unbelievably supportive over the last four years and it touches all of us and I want you all to know that we're all aware of your presence and of the fact that you do care and thank you so much and thank you for understanding the element of family that has embodied the film because it seems to have extended to you, so thank you."

I think he looked quite emotional at the end of the interview.

Meeting up with Dom:

Dom: "Elijah's a cool guy. I think the thing that linked Elijah and I together was that we have an intense, geek-like love for music. We can both sit around and talk for hours and hours about Coldplay, Eminem & Radiohead.

Dom: "I'm sure that in casting us all they must have asked themselves: 'Can these people survive this ordeal? Do they have the strength of character to get through a year and a half together?' But we did! Elijah was inspiring because he was so incredibly resilient and hard-working." (The Making of the Movie Trilogy)

Dom: “We are so close and connected, especially the four Hobbits. We still meet up when we can. We all went through this weird experience together that I think will always tie us together. There are only eight other people in the world that know what I got up to in those 18 months.”
(UK Telegraph)

Dom: "Elijah's great, I get a lot of questions from young ladies about Elijah. He's a really sweet guy. He's done a lot of jobs and is very experienced, but he's very sweet. Lovely, Lovely man. (tv interview)

The Photo-call:

Finally going in to see the film. I think Elijah is eyeing Sean's popcorn!!

The Afterparty:

That face looming over Elijah's shoulder looks very familiar! I believe Elijah took this himself.

From Premiere Magazine:
"In almost every group of friends, there is a loose cannon, the naughty one who draws the others to the edge of bad behaviour. In Tolkien's group of four hobbits, however, there is no such individual. Among the actors who play them, there's Monaghan.

"Dom is a rake," Astin says, with mock foreboding. "A rapscallion." Or, as Wood says, "There's a virile swagger to Dom. He also brings a certain amount of cool and style that's dfferent from everybody else."

Frodo's Journey Continued: Wraiths With Wings
(All comments from dvd commentary unless otherwise stated)

Peter Jackson: ”This was a scene that we shot as a pick-up early in the editing of The Two Towers – we felt that we didn’t have a strong moment of Frodo and the Ring because unlike the Fellowship of the Ring, where he actually puts it on two or three times and so you have that real impact of what happens in the twilight world – in this film he never puts the Ring on so in a way we hardly ever see the Ring. The scene develops into a really nice connection between Gollum and Frodo.”

So bright.

So beautiful.

Our Precious!

Philippa Boyens: “We thought it would be really creepy actually – I think this was your idea Fran – that Gollum knows when he’s looking at the Ring – knows exactly.”

PJ: “He’s rubbing his hand because he almost feels the Ring in his hand like Frodo is looking at it in his.”

What did you say?

Elijah: “I remember the first time I saw this film, and it's always such a nerve-wracking experience to see it laid down the first time, it's overwhelming 'cos there are so many things coming at you and it's such a dense part of the story – well each part of the story is dense – but with Gollum I just remember the relief of feeling so emotionally attached to the character as a viewer, as an audience member, and really feeling horrible for him and I was so struck and relieved that I did, that I made that connection.”

Master should be resting.

Master needs to keep up his strength.

Who are you?

Musn’t ask us. Not its business. Gollum! Gollum!

Fran Walsh: “What’s really interesting about this scene to me is that it starts off with Frodo very much at a disadvantage, on the back foot if you like, and Gollum’s almost taunting him about his knowledge of the Ring and what it’s doing to Frodo, and Frodo turns it because he too has knowledge and he starts to reveal what he’s learned of Gollum’s background and who he used to be and disarms him by the end of the scene – disarms him quite considerably and really that’s the time when we see this character of Smeagol, it’s kind of bringing him forward.”

Gandalf told me you were one of the river-folk.

Cold be heart and hand and bone.
Cold be travellers far from home.

They do not see what lies ahead
When sun has failed and moon is dead.

He said your life was a sad story.

Alan Lee: ”Frodo’s actually talking to this orange ball that was perched on this camera thing so that he could keep his eyes on the same spot. It’s very important to keep a focal point for the eye – if he is just looking straight out into the distance then you can tell he is not focussing on something that’s just a couple of feet away.”

You were not so very different from a Hobbit once.

Were you?


What did you call me?

That was your name once, wasn’t it? A long time ago.

My name.


Black Riders!

Hide! Hide!

Come on, Frodo! Come on!

I thought they were dead.

Dead? No, you cannot kill them! No.

“Then Frodo and Sam staring at the sky, breathing deeply of the fresher air, saw it come: a small cloud flying from the accursed hills; a black shadow loosed from Mordor; a vast shape winged and ominous. It scudded across the moon, and with a deadly cry went away westward, outrunning the wind in its fell speed.
They fell forward, grovelling heedlessly on the cold earth. But the shadow of horror wheeled and returned passing lower now, right above them, sweeping the fen-reek with its ghastly wings. And then it was gone, flying back to Mordor with the speed of the wrath of Sauron.”
(The Two Towers ~ The Passage of the Marshes)

”‘Wraiths!’ he wailed. ‘Wraiths on wings! The Precious is their master. They see everything, everything. Nothing can hide from them”. (The Two Towers ~ The Passage of the Marshes)

Wraith! Wraiths on wings!!

They are calling for it. They are calling for the Precious.

Mr Frodo!! It’s alright.

I’m here.

Hurry, Hobbits! The Black Gate is very close.

"How did “The Lord of the Rings” change you as a person?"
"It allowed me to grow as a human being. It allowed me to grow into the adult that I am now. I think it’s difficult to articulate beyond that."



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Time:2012-10-03 11:52 pm (UTC)
Lovely, lovely post. *happy sighs* I really enjoy reliving these times and events again. Thank you.
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Time:2012-10-04 07:24 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Addie, I'm so glad you're enjoying 'Journey':)
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Time:2012-10-04 12:02 am (UTC)
You include some of my favorite pics of Elijah in this segment. Continued thanks for this wonderful project.
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Time:2012-10-04 07:25 pm (UTC)
Many thanks SB - glad to know some of your favourites were here:)
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Time:2012-10-04 02:08 am (UTC)
Elijah: "That's right. I think I need a little music for that, guys."

Ha ha ha! I loved that (response to Leno announcing his acquisiton of his own apartment).

This was another wonderfully well-planned laying out of the story, in this instance not Frodo's but EW's own, with carefully selected images and texts. And the screencaps you provided from TTT, complete with the script in all the right places, and including the images of characters to which he was reacting, were excellent. Thanks so much, Paulie.
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Time:2012-10-04 07:28 pm (UTC)
Many thanks, Mechtild - so glad you enjoyed this chapter:)
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Time:2012-10-04 04:20 am (UTC)

As always : a truly intriguing, interesting read !

You know, it's strange : I for one can't distinguish between a 1999 Frodo and a 2002 Frodo. Other people can, but I always see one and the same (mostly suffering) Frodo.

Thank you for doing this for us.


- Karin.

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Time:2012-10-04 07:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks Karin, glad you enjoyed this chapter.

I can't really see that much difference in Frodo either, at least after the pre-quest parts of FOTR when they emphasised Elijah's youth with make-up:)

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Time:2012-10-04 04:38 am (UTC)
Beautiful. I just love this project. A new chapter always feels like such a big and precious gift. Thank you!
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Time:2012-10-04 07:49 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for your kind comments. I'm so glad you're enjoying 'Journey':)
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Time:2012-10-04 05:31 am (UTC)
Wonderful post thank you so much!:))

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Time:2012-10-04 07:50 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Mumis - so glad you enjoyed it:)

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Time:2012-10-04 07:04 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for another great chapter of “Journey”. It’s all new to me so it is a real treat!
A few things that struck me:
“He stumbles quite a lot over some of his words which is very unlike him”
He is always very articulate but his sentences can be a bit convoluted, as if too many thoughts are going on in his head, all wanting to come out at the same time. I find that so endearing.
I had to laugh about his neat outfit for the occasion. As usual, his tie is knotted very loosely, as if he doesn’t want to choke himself. As if the tight shirt doesn’t do that already!
The screencaps are fantastic. I know how difficult it must have been for that scene. Alan Lee made an interesting comment about the use of an orange ball as a focal point for the eye. In a few frames Frodo is, indeed, very focused but not on Gollum, who is placed too far to the left. Tells you how difficult it must have been to film such scenes without Andy representing Gollum.
Once again, Paulie, Thank You.
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Time:2012-10-04 08:05 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Ambree.

>>He is always very articulate but his sentences can be a bit convoluted, as if too many thoughts are going on in his head, all wanting to come out at the same time. I find that so endearing<<

That is very true. But I love how, as time passes, he becomes more and more articulate. These days he does seem to take a little more time over his words, as though considering the best possible way to put his thoughts across, although still sometimes his excitement runs away with him! We know, of course, particularly from Twitter, how important language is to him and I adore that about him.

>>In a few frames Frodo is, indeed, very focused but not on Gollum, who is placed too far to the left<<

I must admit I hadn't noticed that - very observant of you! It does remind me of the scene in the Bag End kitchen when Frodo is making Gandalf a cup of tea. He was told not to look directly at Ian, but the point they told him to look at was obviously wrong as in the actual scene he isn't looking at Gandalf but right past him!!

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Time:2012-10-04 12:04 pm (UTC)
wonderful! Always, always wonderful, Paulie. I was there that night in LA, and it was truly a magical evening. (that's Elijah and myself in the last two 'photos with fans' ......as you can see in the first shot, someone walked into the frame as the pic was being taken....and it was Elijah's idea to take another. And that's my friend and erstwhile Frodo-costumer, Debbie, in the blue outfit in the picture before. These were taken in the patio area outside of the tents where the post-party was held. I was pretty overwhelmed by the events of the evening, but Debbie said that EW looked to be getting a big kick out of having to actually bend down to hear what someone else was saying. (something that doesn't happen that often, I'm sure).

thank you again for these beautiful posts! (when they come to an end, we will feel as bereft as at a certain sailing.....)

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Time:2012-10-04 08:21 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Jan, glad you enjoyed it and what a wonderful surprise to find out that you are actually in those pics!! I had no idea although, on looking at the pics now, I see that they are actually entitled 'Elijah with Jan' - but I never associated the 'Jan' with you!! Am I right in thinking these pics were posted over at TORN? I think that's where I might have found them originally. However did you manage to get to the after-party? I always thought you had to be working on the film, or related to someone on the film, etc. It must have been an unforgettable experience.

>>but Debbie said that EW looked to be getting a big kick out of having to actually bend down to hear what someone else was saying. (something that doesn't happen that often, I'm sure).<<

Ohhh, bless him!! He's taller than me too - I'm barely over 5 foot:)
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Time:2012-10-05 01:49 am (UTC)
believe me, i was very surprised to see those pics, too! Debbie took them with her camera, so i guess she must have sent them to TORN (yes, they are/were posted there)

The after (and before) party: well, like anything else in life, if it is something you really want, it can be yours. For a price. My recollection is that this event was done as a charity for AFI. (when last i checked, anyone with dough can get into an AFI event). A woman who is a staffer of TORN rec'd an invite to the soiree. From there, it was just a matter of inviting other area Ringers (I STILL get invites from AFI to events!). (these events are tax-deductible to the attendees, with some restrictions).

It truly was a marvellous event. I don't remember exactly what time it started, but there was a PRE-party as well, where guests roamed a huge tent, decorated as various portions of ME. There was *small* food and drink of course. Then we all got on buses to be transported to Westwood, where the screening would take place. There were two theatres showing ROTK that night. We actually walked the red carpet (albeit not among the celebs).

(to be honest, I did nto recall that EW was late....but then, I didn't see any of the actors until the movie was almost ready to screen. Then......in they walk, the entire *major* cast and PJ! They all came in, were intro'd. Some of them spoke...but mainly i remember the smiles and just how genuinely happy they were. It was a wonderful and....devastating experience (as I contemplated what would soon happen on the screen) all at once.

Everyone has by now seen ROTK, so I needed go into that. However......you remember how it was when you saw it for the first time. Imagine, now, seeing it with the actors there in the theater. Imagine, after the huge emotional impact of that film (virtually without plateaus to ease the suffering~!)....imagine going to an 'after-party'

(I honestly wanted to go hide some where and cry. And cry. And cry)

But to the party we went, and wow, it really WAS a party. Dom as DJ. PJ big as a bear and twice as friendly. Billy running past at top-speed and Sean doing his crinkly-eye thing as he wandered past (he always looks as if he's in deep thought. Or maybe he's wondering if he left the kettle on at home.....).

There was even an Elf with his security guard. Holy underwear, but Bloom is.......well.

Crowds are really too much for me and eventually I decided to go outside for some air and a smoke (ok...and a wc break). Debbie comes over after a while and says "Elijah is over there" (points). I denied that it was him but she insisted. AND dragged me over there.

I may be able to converse well in poems, but not in RL, not in this situation. So many things I would have liked to have said to this young person. But I got up my nerve and gave him one of the four hobbit present bags I'd made (each attuned to the hobbit it was meant for: Elijahs had a tiny Red Book twined in it, along with other cool stuff. Inside were vintage "Frodo Lives" buttons, one in green, one in silver, both in Elvish). He did have to bend down to hear my explanation, and said, "cool!". Then we took (two) pictures (I'd already taken the one of Debbie and he, which came out wonderfully!) and he went off with his friends.

We stayed in the tent until they shut the place down...maybe 1 in the morning? Lol, the event was catered by Wolfgang Puck, but we never got a damn thing to eat (this offends my hobbit senses mightily and to this day!). Although i got NO autographs from anyone, i was lucky enough to have friends who did and who had extras aplenty. So I have LOTR drink cups from ROTK with the signatures of PJ, Fran, and others (can't remember!).

It truly was a magical evening, in many ways, even though I must say that I have never cried so hard (and silently) in a movie in my entire life. I was quite devastated, which is silly, really, seeing as I knew very well what was to come. And yet, still, I was as unstrung as a person could be.

That is the power of good writing, direction, music and acting.

How very fortunate we are that so many fine elements came together at this singular moment in time. Joys like swords were wrought thereby.
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Time:2012-10-05 07:26 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for telling me all about that special evening, Jan. I can well imagine the conflict of emotions you were undergoing. Your hobbit present bags sound wonderful and I'm sure Elijah's has been put with all the LOTR memorabilia he's told us about.

Why didn't you get any food? It offends my hobbit senses just to think about that!!

Do you happen to know if Elijah's brother was there? It's just that in the last three pics from the after-party, the ones of Elijah posing with Dom, the person sitting down in the
background looks like Zach:)

Thanks again, I really enjoyed this:)
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Time:2012-10-06 12:41 pm (UTC)
(you know, I thought i answered this yesterday! my apologies). I do hope that Elijah kept the bag. I spent more time on his than the others (though I spent a lot of time on all of them!). That was the only bag that found its *destination* that night. I did give Sean's to him very soon after, at the Museum of Tolerance (he mentioned it on tv the next day!). Billy and Dom's were delivered by other fans, at other events. I had made just plain bags for Sir Peter and Sir Ian (my imagination not running to Diirectors and Wizards), which were given to them (also by others) at the Egyptian Theater showing of the Trilogy.

(Debbie and I also gifted Frodo/Sam, Sean/Elijah with stars 'named' after them. You can see them here

(those were also given at the event at the Egyptian.....my goodness, we were a crazy lot!)

On the matter of food: well, Debbie and I wandered around a lot at the after-party. By the time we were seriously hunting food (late), there was little to be had. I don't think that Mr. Puck counted on the Hunger of Hobbits (of which there surely were many at the party). I did see Jack Osbourne and Co enjoying a full spread, so some effort especial must have been made for them, but we did not find much. I'm still quite unhappy about that. Not only were no corners filled, the *round* part that abuts those corners was also empty.

I don't know Zach by sight, and the place was PACKED, so I have no idea if he was there. I would think it entirely possible that he was. And why not Hannah and Mrs. Wood, too? Seems like a very natural and good thing, no? Although I can't say that it would be fun to watch your son/brother suffering so thoroughly on the big screen, the after-party WAS wonderful and fun, and it was amazing, no matter who you were, to be there.

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Time:2012-10-06 07:43 pm (UTC)
Gosh, I never knew Frodo and Sam had stars named after them, thanks to you and Debbie. That's amazing and quite wonderful!!

Yes, I think it's highly likely the Wood family were at this event. They are very close and very often show up at Elijah's events:)
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Time:2012-10-06 09:03 pm (UTC)
quite carefully picked, those stars. It is unusual, if you order 'stars' (plural) that you get ajoining ones, but we made sure these were. And the constellation of Pegasus was chosen specifically to reference a birthday mathom i wrote that year for Frodo. *yes, we really were crazy. but it was a wonderful insanity*

i do hope the Wood family was there. it was a lovely event!
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Time:2012-10-04 07:32 pm (UTC)
A huge *thank you* from me too, I always enjoy reliving those special times and happy memories :-)

*hugs* xx
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Time:2012-10-04 08:23 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Jane, so glad you enjoyed it:)

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Time:2012-10-05 07:15 am (UTC)
This is another wonderful post thank you so much I always enjoy the journey with you:)
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Time:2012-10-05 07:04 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Carole, so glad you're enjoying Journey:)
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Time:2012-10-08 01:07 am (UTC)
My thanks to you are late, but better than never ;-)
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Time:2012-10-08 04:00 pm (UTC)
Indeed, always better late than never;) Many thanks.
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Time:2012-10-09 01:55 am (UTC)
This is the point where I first saw him in person-- at both Jay Leno and at the premiere. One of the best days of my life. I got to be “this close” to him as he came around to give autographs. I thought I’d faint. Lol.

RM: "Do you have a favorite scene?"
Elijah: "Oh my God. I don’t know. I don’t know if I have a favorite moment. In terms of in the film, I’d say probably there’s a moment in this film with the hobbits and Aragorn that is very sad – and I won’t tell you what it is because I’d ruin the moment. That’s actually probably my favorite from all the movies."

When I was watching ROTK just yesterday, I cried a little at that scene too. I am assuming he means the "You bow to no one," scene.

The last two pictures in the after party photos are of Jan, did you know that? Maybe she gave them to you.

I love the screen caps that you did. This scene passes by so quickly, and it’s good to be able to look at the various pieces in more detail. Both the scene where Gollum and Frodo are talking and the one where the Ring Wraiths fly over are wonderful scenes. I’ve always really liked the one with Sam and Frodo under the bush.

51 chapters, NA! Did I ever tell you how much I love you for doing all this? You have put your heart and soul into it, and it makes me happy each time I see a new chapter.
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Time:2012-10-09 06:51 pm (UTC)
>>I thought I’d faint. Lol.<<

That's a feeling I know well!! The first time I met him at CM4 and I was getting nearer to the head of the queue I really thought I was going to pass out!!

Yes, I thought he was referring to the 'You bow to no one' scene too. Such a powerful scene.

When I posted the pics I didn't realise that was Jan but as you can see from her reply, I do now!! That was such a surprise. She told me a lot about her experiences at the afterparty which you might find interesting.

51 Chapters!! It sounds unreal - I never imagined there would be so many or it would continue for so long. It will feel really strange when it's eventually finished. Many thanks for your kind comments - I'm so glad you're still enjoying it:)
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Time:2012-11-05 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for these lovely caps of the premieres, P! Looking foward to the upcoming Premieres/interviews..for the Hobbits.. in a month or even sooner!!
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Time:2012-11-06 04:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks - glad you enjoyed the pics. Yes, The Hobbit will very soon be upon us!!
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Time:2013-01-06 06:02 pm (UTC)
I was finally able to catch up on Journey! Thank you for this chapter, loved it and Jan's comments from the premiere party too!
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Time:2013-01-07 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks Patrick, glad you enjoyed it. I was so surprised when I learned Jan had actually been at the premiere:)
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