Ha, ha, ha!!! So it looks like Elijah will be in England on 22 Aug for the Hooligans prem. Sorry to be cryptic, but only a couple of you will appreciate the irony of that for me;o) ETA: Lexi Alexander left a message on the IMDB message board in which she said "The entire cast will unite for the London premiere and this will be the first time all of us will be together since the shoot. The lads, Claire and myself are really looking forward to it." So I'm assuming that includes Lij:) The whole message is here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385002/board/thread/19881005
If anyone missed oselle's brilliant 'LEGEND' you'll be very happy to know she has reposted it, along with another spot-on piece of writing exposing the w*****s for exactly what they are. If you simply admire Elijah for the wonderful actor he is and that's as far as it goes, this is probably not for you. But if, like me, you adore everything about him and his life, even down to his chewed fingernails & his manic giggle, if even the name Elijah now has a magical feel to it, you will probably find that oselle has put your feelings into words in the most perfect way. I know she has mine - I'm not saying that every single thing she says is exactly what I think, perhaps just 99%!! And that includes her references to 'domlijah'. But, being the Frodophile that I am, I particularly adored this:
Isn’t Elijah’s acting more important than the legend of Elijah Wood?
Well…not really. But before you start throwing things, let me stress that the legend cannot exist without the work – especially not without Frodo. Frodo of course, is legendary himself, as is everything associated with Lord of the Rings. The books were legendary, the way the movies were made was legendary…all of it, legend. And Frodo is a huge part of the legend of Elijah Wood, but not just for the caliber of Elijah’s performance – because no one but Elijah could have been Frodo, just as no one but Frodo Baggins could have carried the Ring to Mount Doom. And I also think that making those movies had a profound effect on Elijah at a pivotal time in his life and that they helped to make him into the person he is. So in the case of Elijah’s role as Frodo, the work is not less or more important than the legend, it simply is legend – the perfect synergy of Elijah’s work, Elijah himself and the incredible legend that was the creation of those films and that time in his life and ours.
And doesn't she absolutely nail it here?:
Elijah’s wholeness is evident in his lack of all the ills that are the result of being broken up, like jealousy, anger, pettiness, vanity and that biggest one of all, pride. He is almost outrageously modest, something that is all the more extraordinary because of the life he leads. We would expect someone like Elijah to be anything but modest – anyone so good-looking, talented, successful and wealthy should, in the usual way things work, be an arrogant bastard
I doubt Elijah would want to be considered a legend - but even that - his not wanting to be - is part of the legend - if that makes any sense!!
I was sickened by the abuse oselle received from certain quarters for this post. This is what I said in one of my posts to her:
"On the very rare occasions I've visited FW or DLA I've always come away not knowing whether to laugh, weep or vomit. These people spend all their online time stirring up a bottomless cesspit of venom & they have the barefaced nerve to preach to others about getting a life!! Why are they there? What is the point of them? Have they ever loved or admired anyone or anything, or is their whole raison d'etre just to point the finger, sneer & ridicule. I should pity them but I feel nothing but loathing. The last time I went there I found some really nasty stuff about one of my friends which I happened to know was completely untrue. I hope she never read it, but I'm sure she'd have had a good case for libel against them. And I'm sure if I bothered to dig deep enough I'd find my name in there somewhere but I prefer to spend my precious online time in far more pleasant ways. PLEASE - don't let them get to you, they're nothing, not worth wasting a moment on - just carry on being true to yourself, writing whatever you want to because you know there are so many of us who love to read it." Not Alone
oselle will be gone for a while. When she returns I hope I will be one of the lucky ones to "play in her backyard".
This is where you can read 'LEGEND': http://www.livejournal.com/users/oselle/230092.html?#cutid1
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