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Subject:Pierre Vinet ~ Elijah's Tribute
Time:09:36 pm

I'm sure most of you will have seen Elijah's moving tribute to Pierre Vinet as posted on 'Ain't It Cool News' but I was so impressed by it I decided to post it here. Elijah has always been an articulate young man and with the passage of time he is becoming even more so. I love his poetic description of Pierre, "The familiar mischievous glint in his eyes, with eyebrows dancing, and lip-pursed chuckle served to inspire anyone around him." I also love that he refers to him as a "family member" as he has often done before when referring to LOTR friends. Another reminder of how dear that experience and those people were to him:)

From Quint at 'Ain't It Cool News':

"And then here's Elijah Wood, who spent the better part of 4 years working with Pierre on the Lord of the Rings movies:

I'll never forget the first time that I met Pierre Vinet. So many of us had flown to New Zealand to embark on a journey unlike anything we'd ever experienced. I was introduced to Pierre as our on set stills photographer, and I greeted him with great excitement, telling him that he had the "best job on the film!" His job was that of observer and documentarian for the process of bringing Tolkien's world to life and that unique perspective thrilled me.
To be the one to capture this incredible adventure that we were all taking part in and the brilliant artistry and passion of everyone involved, was a privileged opportunity. His enthusiasm and energy was genuinely infectious. "This is ze poster!", he would frequently say, his excitement for the images he was capturing, overflowing. Pierre always made everyone around him smile, no matter how difficult the shoot became or how tired any of us were. The familiar mischievous glint in his eyes, with eyebrows dancing, and lip-pursed chuckle served to inspire anyone around him. I remember often imitating his french canadian accent and signature phrases and chuckles. A true original character. I loved being called into his photo studio set-up for portraits and ideas that he had. He'd grab you and run you over to a blacked out room with his equipment, on a break from filming. His simple portraits outside the context of the set environment, are still some of my favorite images from the films. It was there in his world where, through his lens, he brought the characters that we were playing to life.

I hadn't heard that he was sick until I recently visited Wellington and found out just before he passed away. It's still difficult to process. The world has certainly lost a beautiful photographer, but more importantly; a friend, character, family member, eccentric, mad man, husband, and a true light that shone on everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him."


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shirebound
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Time:2010-03-10 09:51 pm (UTC)
That's a lovely tribute.

I don't frequent very many online sites due to lack of time, so I'm very grateful when things like this show up on LJ.

*smooches*
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-11 02:08 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome:)
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mechtild
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Time:2010-03-10 10:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this, not just linking it, Paulie. It's good to see it with that picture, too, which I've not yet seen.

Smooches,
Mechtild
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-11 02:09 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome, Mechtild:)

*hugs*
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bellewood
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Time:2010-03-10 10:39 pm (UTC)
He wrote a beautiful tribute, very movingly put. I love how thoughtful and eloquent he is and i'm glad you posted it here. It deserves a place of it's own.
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-11 02:11 pm (UTC)
>>I love how thoughtful and eloquent he is <<

Me too. He had obviously put a lot of thought into this moving tribute:)
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elijahs_mumble
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Time:2010-03-10 11:17 pm (UTC)
I love what he said about him.
That's a beautiful pic. I'd seen it before, but I didn't really know who Pierre was :(
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-11 02:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, he paints a very vivid description of Pierre with his well-chosen words:)
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2010-03-10 11:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting, I haven't seen that anywhere else. That's a really moving well expressed tribute.
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-11 02:17 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome:)
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annwyn55
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Time:2010-03-11 12:04 am (UTC)
What a great word-picture Elijah paints of his friend! You could almost see them having fun on the set. And it was good of AICN and Quint to put together such a nice tribute to Vinet. Thanks for reposting, luv.
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-11 02:21 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome:) "Word-picture"! That's exactly it!!

*love studious Frodo*
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verangel
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Time:2010-03-11 02:16 am (UTC)
I saw this in earlier posts when I couldn't comment but OMG, Elijah was so honest and open and giving in his comments. This man really gave so much in his pictures. I have the black and white Frolijah looking at me in the kitchen...still. He not only captured the characters. He captured the actors within so they were morphed together. Freakin gorgeous. Lovely comment by Elijah. He GAVE and it was so honest.
Love and hugs you close xooxox v
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-11 02:30 pm (UTC)
>>I have the black and white Frolijah looking at me in the kitchen...<<

I have that pic cardboard-mounted and I got Elijah to sign it for me at London ComiCon - which he did plus a little heart!! He also went to the trouble of explaining how because of the type of card I needed to be careful because the ink would take a long time to dry. Bless:)

*hugs*
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lijahlover
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Time:2010-03-11 06:41 am (UTC)
What lovely things Elijah said about Pierre .

Edited at 2010-03-11 06:43 am (UTC)
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-11 02:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, he did - it was very moving:)
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mumis
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Time:2010-03-11 09:53 am (UTC)
The is so lovely what Elijah says about him!

Thanks for posting nice picture!:)

*hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-11 02:32 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome, Mumis:)

*hugs*
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mole_caz
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Time:2010-03-11 01:37 pm (UTC)
It is indeed a very positive and heart-warming tribute from a young man who has deep perception.
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-11 02:34 pm (UTC)
>>a young man who has deep perception.<<

He does seem to be a very perceptive person:)
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frodosweetstuff
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Time:2010-03-11 03:31 pm (UTC)
That is indeed a lovely tribute. It makes me very happy to see how much he still cares about the LOTR family but how sad that they had to say goodbye to one member. :(
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-13 05:08 pm (UTC)
>>It makes me very happy to see how much he still cares about the LOTR family<<

I love it when he talks about LOTR because it's always so obvious how much he cherishes that experience and those people. It's a shame that in this case it was for such a sad reason:(
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janejanejane
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Time:2010-03-11 07:13 pm (UTC)
It is a lovely tribute, I agree. Lovely photo too, thanks! :-)
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-11 08:21 pm (UTC)
You're welcome Jane:)
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oselle
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Time:2010-03-12 12:02 am (UTC)
Elijah always was a class act. Glad to know he still is. Thanks for posting this.
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-13 05:09 pm (UTC)
You're welcome:)

Yes, he's one classy guy!!
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spring200
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Time:2010-03-12 08:20 am (UTC)
Thanks for the picture of Pierre I have so many of his pictures of Frodo & I didn't have one of him :)
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not_alone
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Time:2010-03-13 05:10 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome:
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(Anonymous)
Subject:Elijah's tribute to a family member
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Time:2010-03-13 11:27 am (UTC)
Again: I haven't seen this before. Also only knew about Pierre Vinet because you posted some pics in one chapter of your Journey. Thank you, you're a wonderful scout. I can relate to the things you find and post. I don't want to know where Elijah buys groceries or medical supplies. But this is a very welcome, pleasant discovery. I am glad that Elijah is so fond of the 'family' - after so many years. That he's been to Wellington lately, apparently. Love his emphatic tribute, too - and the fact that he admits he's often imitated Pierre's french canadian accent. I can so see that.
I do hope that next time we hear from the family it's not for such a sad reason.

Anne
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not_alone
Subject:Re: Elijah's tribute to a family member
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Time:2010-03-13 05:13 pm (UTC)
>>I am glad that Elijah is so fond of the 'family' - after so many years<<

Me too - it always warms my heart when he talks about them with such obvious love.

Yes, he's been in Wellington very recently - just a couple of weeks ago I believe!

Many thanks, Anne:)
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