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Subject:A Journey With Frodo : Ch:26 'The Homecoming'
Time:09:10 pm

I can now post Chapter 26 of 'A Journey With Frodo' - 'The Homecoming'. 'Home' is, of course, New Zealand; I love the obvious pride and excitement the cast & crew felt at the NZ premiere in Wellington, described by Elijah as "an incredibly warm homecoming" in his message left on Billy's website. I can just picture the three of them excitedly tapping away at their computers during the little free time they had. Such happy days ...

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:)









On 17 December 2001 Elijah was a guest on the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He described himself as being "ridiculously excited and slightly overwhelmed and nervous" at the looming worldwide release of FOTR.



He told Jon that the film was "a work of passion and love with everyone".






19 December 2001 - the world-wide release of 'The Fellowship of the Ring'!!

That morning Elijah was interviewed on The Early Show - this had been recorded a few days earlier in New York because Elijah was, at that moment in time, actually back in New Zealand.

Elijah tells Laura Hibbert, "It came at a very important time in my life. I was 18, I'd never left home for that length of time by myself so it was really a kind of rite of passage for me and I kind of grew up there. I've always felt like an adult in my head and I think I actually became the adult I thought I was."







Wellington, New Zealand Premiere - the movie comes home!!:

"Hello all!! It's been a brilliant time here in
New Zealand, home of us hobbits :) After all of the places
that we've been on our publicity journey, Wellington was the place
that we most looked forward to; and it proved to be an
incredibly warm homecoming with madness in the
streets! Enjoy the film when you see it. Long live the
Hobbits!!!!!!! - elijah"
(Billy, Dom & Elijah all posted messages on Billy's
official website - this was Elijah's - the punctuation is all his!)


"Forget London, New York and Los Angeles: the real premiere of The Lord of the Rings was in Wellington last night’. Despite overcast skies and icy winds, fifteen thousand people lined the streets to the Embassy theatre – which had undergone a multi-million-dollar refurbishment, and was graced by a huge Weta Workshop replica of the Moria cave troll, towering, Kong-like, above the marquee – to greet the stars of the film and their director on the last leg of their premiere tour." (Wellington Evening Post)





Elijah was keen to get his own video recording of this event - his footage was even credited in the dvd extras!





"I think Elijah summed their experience of this premiere up when he said that he just felt stunned and humble at the reception they got and that out of all the premieres that they attended they wanted to come to this one. Now as your typical kiwi who generally doesn't like to brag, it made my heart go really warm." (Soathus, theonering.net)









"Elijah stopped immediately in front of me and was handed a mobile phone by one of the girls in the second row back. He spent about 2 minutes talking to the girl's mother before passing the phone back to the thrilled fan. His blue eyes were absolutely stunning (I thought the film makers might have slightly emphasised their blueness in the film but I can vouch for them being completely genuine) and he came across as a very nice guy" (theonering.net)



"Helen Clark, the country’s Prime Minister, declared in her speech: ‘It’s amazing what this movie has done for New Zealand. A lot of movies you see, you wouldn’t have a clue where they’re made…Everyone knows this is made in New Zealand” (Brian Sibley, The Making of the Movie Trilogy)


Russell Baillie [NZ Herald] talks to four born-again fans of NZ - and checks out their local knowledge.

"You won't find bigger fans of our place than the four young actors who returned for the NZ premiere of LOTR : FOTR. Ask variations on that tired old question 'So what did you think of NZ?' of American star Elijah Wood and Brit newcomers Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd and Orlando Bloom, and they gush like a Whakarewarewa geyser. And despite having spent 15 months shooting the three films back-to-back, they are considering staying even longer. The four have been applying for residency and have talked about buying a house together they can use as a timeshare. 'You guys might be stuck with hobbits. I'm sorry', says Wood. (cont'd ...)



"The day after the premiere we encounter the three hobbits together - the fourth, Sean Astin, couldn't make it. They make a fine triple-act with the various accents - Wood is Californian, Monaghan English and Boyd Scottish - as they talk about encountering everything from Wellington nightlife to dolphins in Lyall Bay and Milford Sound and earthquakes in Te Anau.

Wood, 'I've been in earthquakes. I'm from Los Angeles, it's a shaky place. But that was one of the coolest. It was very groovy.'

Yes, but did they learn anything about this place? We set them a little test just to see if they're qualified to be honorary Kiwis ...

What is paua?

Monaghan: 'Paua is a shell. I'm actually wearing a paua ring. Paua is a shell, in America called abalone and it's a semi-precious kind of shell.'

Wood: 'It's a shellfish as well.' Correct. (cont'd)


"Name Wellington's Super 12 rugby team and its most famous player?

Wood: 'The All Blacks?'

Monaghan: 'No, the Wellington team.'

Wood: 'Oh, ok, that's not the NZ team.'

Boyd: 'I don't watch rugby.'

Monaghan: 'Are they called The Hurricanes?'

Wood: 'Oh, the Hurricanes.'

Monaghan: 'And John Lomu'.

Wood: 'Oh. Nice.' Correct. (cont'd)


"What is the name of the body of water between the North and South Islands?

Boyd: 'The Cook Strait'.

Correct.

What is Jelly Tip?

All together: 'A Jelly Tip?'

Monaghan: 'Are they ice creams with the things on top?'

Wood: 'Yes!'



"What is jandal?

Boyd: 'Is it footwear?'

Monaghan: 'Are they the jelly ones?'

Boyd: 'No. Rubber flip-flops?'

Wood: 'Mate! Nice! I never would have known that.' (NZ Herald)

"The young stars, hobbits Elijah Wood (Frodo), Billy Boyd (Pippin), Dominic Monaghan (Merry) and elf Orlando Bloom (Legolas) are manic live wires. What’s in the pipeweed boys? Folks walking down a long red carpet has never been so much fun and thanks to the big screen, the thousands in attendance could all share in it. (guy macgibbon - torn)




"Female fans scream for unlikely sex symbol Elijah Wood, who is generous with his humour, his hugs and his signature" (guy macgibbon)










"The hobbits, Elijah, Dominic and Billy, turned up laughing and giggling, and absolutely hammed it up for the cameras and the crowd, they were charm personified." (democritus, torn)









"The actors seemed genuinely taken back by the crowd and the reception, and they all claimed that it was a bigger night than the London Premiere...







"Another nice touch just before the end was video recordings shown on the big screen of the actors and actresses that couldn't make it tonight including Viggo, Ian and liv. All said lovely things, as did the hobbits before they went in, including Dominic who said that they were all thinking of buying houses in Wellington, and raising children here etc.

The night ended with a surprise burst of streamers from out of every shop roof, and a happy cast and crew (and guests) going into The Embassy." (democritus, torn)





The After-Party:

Hobbits and elves get along so well!!




Hmm..I'm not sure who this lady is, but I think she's either slightly tipsy or overcome by the nearness of these gorgeous guys!!









The Australian Premiere, Sydney, 21 December 2001

"The actors who were attending the premiere got held up in traffic and were very late to the premiere. Screening was to commence at 7:30pm but didn't start till 8:00pm. But the wait was worth it." (Scrow, torn.)



“Then the man of the hour. Everyone there knew who Elijah Wood was. Everyone went nuts.
He was gracious & polite & sweet & funny & excited all at the same time. He signed every autograph & talked to people. I was surprised at how down-to-earth he was. He was genuinely happy to be there & more than willing to keep the fans happy.
There he was in front of me. I told him that I have been waiting for so long to see this movie & he replied, "Well I hope you enjoy it". As he signed my cardboard, & for the third time I asked, "Lij. Can you give me a big smile please?" He said, "Sure," then looked right into my camera & gave me a huge smile. The photo is fantastic. Totally natural yet comical. Fraggle shot we call it here in Australia. I love that one. My thanks to him got me another look & a huge smile from Lij. I said with total affection, "Thankyou Frodo." He seemed to really like that." (Chris, theonering.net.)





"But I knew that Elijah Wood was coming up next judging by the flashes of lights and screams from fans desperate to see him. And then, there he was, practically running down the red carpet towards us, this little man dressed in a white long sleeved top and tightish brown pants, surrounded my a bunch of tall bodyguards who were dragging him along. The fact that he was surrounded by tall people only exentuated how small he was. He held out his hand as he walked and brushed the hands of his screaming fans. i managed to get one really really quick picture which i hope to God comes out good, b4 he was wisked away. I didn't even have time to process what had just happened. Elijah Wood, the man who i have been obsessing about for ages and ages, had just walked less that ONE metre away from me!! I had just seen him walk past me from 1 metre away, and i can hardly remember anything about it - i think i was numb with excitement. So that was it. All in all, it was a great night, the atmosphere was great, the stars were great, but it would have been nice to see more than a second of them walking past. But still i saw Elijah Wood, the girl who thought she would be stuck behind 10 layers of people, saw Elijah Wood walking less than a metre away from her. You can't complain about that :)" (Fan report - 'Always & Forever')





This fan report made me smile, though I can't remember where I found it. Short and to the point:D

"I thought the film was great. All the actors were brilliant. Especially Elijah Wood whom I fancy."

















"Before we knew it the actors who were attending the premiere were running down the isle to be introduced as their characters in the movie. Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom and Hugo Weaving were standing at the front of the theater, at which point I decided this was a perfect photo opportunity." (scrow, torn)


"Next on the agenda was the after party for the premiere, which took place at Sydney Town Hall. For me this was the highlight of the night. The Town Hall was completely packed with people who were eating, drinking, talking or doing it all at once. They were playing music from the FotR soundtrack and had a young woman dancing on the stage, who was dressed similar to how Galadriel looked in the movie. The actors were seated in an area separated by a red rope and security were making sure no one passed over it." (scrow, torn)





"Elijah has the innocence of a child, the wisdom of a ninety-year old man, and the grace of an angel." (Miranda Otto, The Making of the Movie Trilogy - Brian Sibley)





While in Australia, Elijah did an interview for Urban Cinefile which I'm very fond of. I call it the 'Trying to be a Man' interview!! As well as the usual questions, the UC interviewer asked:

"You know, I'd love to see your audition tape. Is it going to be released on the dvd?

E: Oh, I don't know if it'll ever see the light of day. I was initially very opposed to letting it out, it's sort of personal ... I haven't seen it in literally two years - I have no idea what I did now ... I'll have to take a look at it to see if it's appropriate for public viewing!

And this will explain the 'trying to be a man' tag!!:

UC: "We're looking at you and you have a little moustache, a little beard ..."

E. " Pathetic, I know .."

UC: "No, I wasn't going to say that .."

E: "It's alright mate!"

UC: "It's not a hobbity thing ..."

E: "No, well Hobbits can't grow facial hair!"

UC: "So is this a sort of release?"

E. "Shedding the hobbit skin?"

UC: "Yes".

E: " Actually I think it's a really meagre attempt to try to be a man - it's just not working!"

UC: "I think it was somebody's father who said it's not the hairs on your chin that make you a man ..."

E: "This is very true."

UC: "I can't remember the rest of it though ...

e: "That's a good start!!"








At last, cinema audiences around most of the world are able to join Frodo on his journey:

Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe!



He's gone, hasn't he?





Bilbo's Ring!!



The Ring is yours now.



Put it somewhere out of sight.



Frodo is handed his fate in an envelope. I love the way the music completely stops at that moment and there is a deathly silence.



Dom : I have a stamp, I have a wax stamp with D on it!!
Elijah : I’ve got a wax stamp with the Japanese letters for Frodo.
Dom : That’s right – I got mine in Japan too!
Billy : Well, I look forward to you having a correspondence.
Dom : I will never send you a letter.
Billy : Well, thank you very much.
Elijah : I’ll send you one Billy.
Billy : Thank you Elijah.
(dvd commentary)

Where are you going?



You've only just arrived!



I don't understand!





Keep it secret, keep it safe!



'I don't understand', said Frodo.
'Neither do I', answered the wizard. 'I have merely begun to wonder about the ring, especially since last night. No need to worry. But if you take my advice you will use it very seldom, or not at all. At least I beg you not to use it in any way that will cause talk or rouse suspicion. I say again: keep it safe, and keep it secret!' "
(FOTR: A Long Expected Party)





"Elijah Wood had heard about the project from his agent William Morris and knew that Peter & Fran were really casting for British boys - that’s what they wanted – the four hobbits to be played by Brits and he knew that if he wanted to be in the running he had to do something dramatic and so he put himself on tape - he auditioned himself reading passages from the book and mailed the tape in to Pete and Fran and as a result of what they saw he immediately came into the running. He was actually the first person cast – the first deal made - Peter and Fran and everyone would look at hundreds of people for roles - at New Line we would only get the finalists and when that tape came in there was no dispute, you didn’t even have to look at anyone else, it was so clearly and instantly apparent that Elijah Wood would play that role – there was just no debate." (Mark Ordesky, dvd commentary)










"Elijah has the innocence of a child, the wisdom of a ninety-year old man, and the grace of an angel."





ETA: Many thanks to karin_woywod who has provided me with many unwatermarked and/or larger & better quality pics to replace those originally posted.

TO BE CONTINUED

LINK TO ALL CHAPTERS:

"A JOURNEY WITH FRODO"
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shirebound
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Time:2009-06-27 10:39 pm (UTC)
What a fabulous event! You bring us all the excitement and frenzy and joy so perfectly in this wonderful post.

And... I didn't know Elijah was the first person cast in the film. How marvelous.

Thank you again!
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 07:59 pm (UTC)
Many thanks SB - for your kind comments and for the mention on your LJ:)
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 08:01 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Mews - glad you enjoyed this chapter:)
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bed4good
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Time:2009-06-28 02:50 am (UTC)
I get so much enjoyment out of every chapter of this. Thank you so much.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 08:02 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome - I'm so glad you're enjoying 'Journey':)
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 08:08 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome - glad you enjoyed this chapter:) Yes, they were all very cute - although at those events I think they were in danger of being upstaged by Orli's shirts!!
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msilverstar
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Time:2009-06-28 05:42 am (UTC)
This is such a pleasure! In addition to fabulous Elijah stories and photos, I've always had trouble keeping those premieres straight, so now I will remember!
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 08:09 pm (UTC)
Many thanks - so glad you enjoyed it:)
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poplij
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Time:2009-06-28 07:58 am (UTC)
Oh, sweetheart, this is such a exiting chapter ! Thank you so much, I really felt the excitement of those days and you always bring something new, something I haven't seen or read before. Brilliant !!!
and when that tape came in there was no dispute, you didn’t even have to look at anyone else, it was so clearly and instantly apparent that Elijah Wood would play that role – there was just no debate
I wonder what became of that tape, I sure would love to see it wouldn't you ? *silly question*
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 08:12 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Pop - I'm so glad you enjoyed it:)

I wonder what became of that tape, I sure would love to see it wouldn't you ? *silly question*

You know, I may be deluding myself, but I still have a strong belief that we will get to see it one day:) *hopes*
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karin_woywod
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Time:2009-06-28 09:06 am (UTC)


Oh, wow ! This is such a perfect compilation of quotes and pictures, many of which - the pictures - I haven't seen before (the quotes - well, they were almost all new to me).

What I didn't expect was the Bag End series of pictures, and just reading and watching that little sequence had shivers running down my spine !

On another note : Nassssty Watermarkssses !! - Here is an album just for you containing unwatermarked versions, bigger versions, and alternative versions of the pics in your entry, in the order of the pics in your entry :

See here

Thanks you so much for this entertaining read and glorious - journey ! You manage every time to transport us in a little time warp to times and places long foregone. (Does anyone remember the ancient tv series "Time Tunnel" ? ? ? Well, I feel every time like I entered the Time Tunnel with your entries !)

Love,

- Karin.

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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 08:35 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Karin - I'm so glad you enjoyed it and that some of it was new to you:)

What I didn't expect was the Bag End series of pictures, and just reading and watching that little sequence had shivers running down my spine !

I know what you mean!! I started including screencaps from the film a couple of chapters back and I'm so happy to have reached the stage where I'd always planned to bring the caps into the story. It's like following Frodo's journey as well as Elijah's:)

Thank you very much for all the unwatermarked pics - it will be great to be able to replace those pics that have been marred with horrible wm's with these and will look so much better:)

I'm sure I've heard of 'Time Tunnel' but I don't think I've actually seen it. I do sometimes feel as though I'm living in a time tunnel when I'm working on 'Journey' - not that I mind, of course, it's a nice place to be:)

Thank you also for your PM which I will be replying to soon:)

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janejanejane
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Time:2009-06-28 02:02 pm (UTC)
Absolutely wonderful... magical... thrilling to remember those days!

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to put this fantastic post together :-)

When we were in NZ in 2005 we called into a souvenir shop on Courteney Place. Inside they had a metre-long panoramic view of Courteney Place, the red carpet, the cast and crew and the crowds at the premiere of ROTK. We bought one and brought it home.

Until now the photo has remained in its cardboard tube, but reading your account has made us want to display it, so we're looking into how much a frame would cost and we've found a space where it can be hung on the wall in the hall above our "Daniel Reeve" collection :-)

Thanks again, we really enjoyed looking at this!
*hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 08:43 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Jane - so glad you enjoyed this chapter:)

Until now the photo has remained in its cardboard tube, but reading your account has made us want to display it, so we're looking into how much a frame would cost and we've found a space where it can be hung on the wall in the hall above our "Daniel Reeve" collection :-)

Oh, that's brilliant - I'm sure it will look breathtaking! I wish we'd seen that shop - though I seem to remember that we drove past Courteney Place on our way back from the Wellington tour but didn't actually walk around there. There's so many things I wish we'd done - but there just wasn't time to fit it all in!! Perhaps when your pic has been framed and is in its place you could post a pic:)

*hugs*

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elanorgardner
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Time:2009-06-28 03:54 pm (UTC)
WOOT!!! I missed all this stuff. Didn't see FotR until 2002!!! Can you believe it? Well, I had things going on in my life. But this was FUN!!! WOOT!!!
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks - glad you enjoyed it:)

"Didn't see FotR until 2002!!! Can you believe it?"

Yes - because I didn't see it until 2002 either!! 26 Jan to be precise. Before that, every time we'd planned to see it something happened to stop us:)

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mole_caz
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Time:2009-06-28 05:30 pm (UTC)
Another wonderful, nostalgic wallow - thanks and hugs xx
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 08:47 pm (UTC)
You're welcome Mole - glad you enjoyed the wallow:D

*hugs*
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mechtild
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Time:2009-06-28 06:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, Paulie, what fun! They must have been beside themselves - actors and fans - and they look it.

I'll lift out a few favourite things from this ream of goodies:

The hobbits, Elijah, Dominic and Billy, turned up laughing and giggling, and absolutely hammed it up for the cameras and the crowd, they were charm personified." (democritus, torn)

Once I started reading fanfic, I always wondered where the inspiration came from for so many stories of these characters engaged in mad frolics (usual sexual). It didn't seem to come out of the books. But once the EE of FotR came out, with its behind the scenes footage and interviews, none of which I'd seen because I hadn't been in the fan bandwagon until late, I finally saw the kind of behaviour that must have inspired it. The hobbit actors in front of the camera seemed to have a non-stop great time together: wired and full of excitement, yet relaxed and completely familiar with each other, as quick to embrace as tease. The way they behaved together, with such laughing delight, seems to have seized the imaginations of many.

"Female fans scream for unlikely sex symbol Elijah Wood, who is generous with his humour, his hugs and his signature" (guy macgibbon)

Ha ha! He's so right. He really is "unlikely" to the majority of fans (you should hear my Men-loving f-listers on the subject), but to those whose libido he touched, he was a firebrand.

This fan report made me smile, though I can't remember where I found it. Short and to the point:D

"I thought the film was great. All the actors were brilliant. Especially Elijah Wood whom I fancy."


Ha ha! I agree. That was great, and for the reasons you state. :)
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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 09:01 pm (UTC)
Many thanks, Mechtild - glad you enjoyed this chapter:)

The way they behaved together, with such laughing delight, seems to have seized the imaginations of many.

You're certainly right there - they were/are a fanfic writer's dream!! I think the cameraderie between them is quite adorable and its wonderful that so many of the friendships have endured to this day:)

but to those whose libido he touched, he was a firebrand.

Again, you've hit the nail on the head!! Perhaps, being as ancient as I am, I shouldn't own up to being one of them ...;)



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(Anonymous)
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Time:2009-06-28 07:47 pm (UTC)
How I love the nostalgia, and it's great seeing these young actors enjoying their time in the limelight. It's especially nice to know that the close friendships formed during the filming of LOTR have endured.

I love the quotes you have used from fans and journalists alike ~ the actors' enthusiasm seems to have been infectious! Lots of new (to me) pictures from the premieres, and the inclusion of those gorgeous Bag End screencaps are a lovely touch. Elijah's Frodo was so, so beautiful!

Thank you so much for another fabulous, fabulous chapter of 'Journey,' Pauline!

~ Blossom.


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not_alone
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Time:2009-06-28 09:04 pm (UTC)
It's especially nice to know that the close friendships formed during the filming of LOTR have endured.

Yes, I've just said the same thing in my reply to Mechtild - I think it's wonderful:)

I'm so glad you enjoyed this chapter, Blossom and that a lot of the pics were new to you.

Many thanks:)
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melyanna_65
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Time:2009-07-02 10:07 am (UTC)
Thank you so much my dear for another great chapter. Each time you post your Journey with Frodo, you make me fall in love with Frodo and Elijah again.

It was such a terrific and unforgettable time and it's so good to re-live it!

*big hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2009-07-02 03:29 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for your kind comments, Mel - I'm so glad you enjoyed this chapter:)

*hugs*
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Subject:‘Home’ is, of course, New Zealand
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Time:2009-07-05 09:11 am (UTC)
I got shamelessly irrationally angry with Peter Jackson, when I read this new chapter. Why can't this guy just do what he does best: get the movie rights for a book that is worth filming and invite Elijah Wood, and maybe Ian McKellen, and Viggo Mortensen, and, o.k., Dominic Monaghan (and the rest of them, I don’t mind!) to NZ! Instead he supervises a guy directing the screen adaptation of - an admittedly fascinating - children's book. Stomp. I know I sound disgustingly unenthusiastic about another work of the Professor being filmed.

Brr.Down to earth. Where luckywise your wonderful new chapter of your journey with Frodo comforts me. And a big big Thank You for that!

“Long live the Hobbits!!!!!!! - elijah ..... – the punctuation is all his!” (H obbits, but e lijah, hm) It’s those little details that I find fascinating. I’ve also never noticed that Elijah’s footage was credited in the DVD extras, haven’t known either that he’s been in an earthquake (like me) and thought it was groovy (not like me) - you are a pathfinder! And this quote about Elijah’s eyes: “...reminiscent of some of the glacial lakes on the South Island.” Oh I adore those glacial lakes.

Paua? “It’s a shellfish as well” (and New Zealanders aren’t allowed to fish more than ten of them per day). So far, so good, but “icecreams with the things on top”?? Huh?

I adore the photo above the “manic live wire” quote, and I love the quote, too; they must have been beside themselves with joy and “charm personified”, indeed, to judge from the photos.

“Such happy days”. That they were, and big hugs, not alone, for documenting them so devotedly.

Anne
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not_alone
Subject:Re: ‘Home’ is, of course, New Zealand
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Time:2009-07-10 04:18 pm (UTC)
Sorry Anne - I almost missed your comment!!

I have to admit I'm not exactly bubbling with excitement over The Hobbit either - when I thought there was going to be a second 'bridging' film with a chance of Frodo being in it, it was different - but now that's not going to happen I'm very disappointed:(

I'm so glad you enjoyed the latest chapter of 'Journey' - your kind comments are always appreciated:)

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addie71
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Time:2009-08-04 11:20 pm (UTC)
This was fantastic! Thanks for sharing all of your hard work with us.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-08-05 09:34 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome - I'm so glad you enjoyed it:)
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