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Time:04:06 pm
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Because it's Froday, I thought I'd post this quote which, although I found it amongst my own files, I don't actually remember reading before!! A great compliment on Elijah's acting in LOTR:

"The Holy Cross College theater and film professor Steve Vineberg, who wrote the groundbreaking book Method Actors, puts Wood's accomplishment right up there with McKellen's. As Vineberg said in a recent interview, "Elijah Wood does one of the most difficult things I've ever seen an actor do: sustain the sense of a burden that's eating up a character while he's struggling to maintain his humanity."(The Baltimore Sun)

ETA: shirebound was wondering if Elijah ever saw things like this - I always wonder that too and hope that he does when it's a really nice comment like this. However, in this case I'm very happy to say we don't need to wonder - the interviewer read it back to him!! See below:

"Quote that statement back to Wood and he comes up with an unselfconscious "Wow."

No time for a picspam I'm afraid - just one Fro pic which just blows me away.

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shirebound
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Time:2008-05-09 03:56 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that's a wonderful quote. I wonder if Elijah ever sees things like that?

*stares*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-09 07:49 pm (UTC)
I wonder if Elijah ever sees things like that?

That's always my first thought when I read something like that but in this case I'm happy to say a definite 'Yes' because the interviewer read it back to him - see below:

Quote that statement back to Wood and he comes up with an unselfconscious "Wow."
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primula_baggins
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Time:2008-05-09 04:28 pm (UTC)
"Elijah Wood does one of the most difficult things I've ever seen an actor do: sustain the sense of a burden that's eating up a character while he's struggling to maintain his humanity."

It's so great to see him get this recognition! Thanks, NA.

Froodooo.


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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-09 07:57 pm (UTC)
"It's so great to see him get this recognition"

Exactly - and I'm so happy to know that he was aware of this comment - see edit:)
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-09 07:57 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome:)
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poplij
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Time:2008-05-09 04:56 pm (UTC)
What a lovely quote, it's new to me. Thanks for the picture too :)
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-09 07:58 pm (UTC)
You're welcome Pop. It is a great quote, isn't it? I'm so glad he was aware of it - see edit:)
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_celebrian
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Time:2008-05-09 06:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's a great quote and I don't think I've read it before either. Thanks. :-)
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-09 07:59 pm (UTC)
You''re very welcome:)
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earths_daughter
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Time:2008-05-09 07:05 pm (UTC)
Wonderful quote from someone who knows what he is talking about.
Great picture too. It makes my heart ache for a role which will give Elijah the chance to shine again.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-09 08:02 pm (UTC)
It is a great quote, isn't it - especially as it's from someone who's in the know. I'm so glad Elijah was aware of this - see edit. It would be good if he could get a really good role again:)
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lijahlover
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Time:2008-05-09 07:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for posting this *hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-09 08:03 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome:) *hugs back*
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bjtp
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Time:2008-05-09 07:47 pm (UTC)
*THUD*


Ahh.. he's so beautiful.


I have just been watching The Making of 'Paris, Je T'aime', and listening to him speak French and waggle his eyebrows and say 'je t'aime, je t'aime, je t'aime'... *dies*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-09 08:05 pm (UTC)
He is incredibly beautiful:) I know the PJT clip you mean - and I love the 'je t'aime' bit too:)
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melyanna_65
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Time:2008-05-09 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Lijah received such a great compliment, he surely deserves it!

And you're not the only one to be blown away by that picture of Frodo, it's one of the most intense and beautiful pics ever!

*hugs you*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-10 07:15 pm (UTC)
"it's one of the most intense and beautiful pics ever!"

It's incredibly beautiful, isn't it? I have trouble tearing myself away from it:) *hugs*

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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-10 07:34 pm (UTC)
"Some people recognized his accomplishment for the amazing feat it was"

Yes they did - but it's a pity there weren't more of them. I'll never stop being angry that he wasn't even nominated for an Oscar!
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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2008-05-10 02:02 am (UTC)
Beautiful pic. No matter how many photos I see of Elijah, it's still the wonderful Frodo pics like this that form the mental image of Elijah I keep stored in the back of my mind.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-10 07:41 pm (UTC)
, "it's still the wonderful Frodo pics like this that form the mental image of Elijah I keep stored in the back of my mind."

I think that's probably true for me too. He is an amazingly beautiful young man but the Frodo costume/make-up etc suited him so perfectly and just seemed to take his beauty to an even higher level:)
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ladysnaps
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Time:2008-05-10 04:15 am (UTC)
amen!

i'm so glad elijah had the chance to know about this quote. "wow" (that's so him isn't it?)

if you don't mind, i'd like to take this quote and post it at A&F.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-10 07:45 pm (UTC)
"if you don't mind, i'd like to take this quote and post it at A&F."

Ooh yes - please do - it needs to be spread around:)
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bellewood
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Time:2008-05-10 12:59 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful quote, and i'm so glad it was relayed to him. He should know these things! I can just imagine the 'wow', can't you!

Beautiful picture, he's so lovely!

btw.. i didn't get this entry through the usual e-mail notification.. i got it through a google alert :)
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-10 08:15 pm (UTC)
"I can just imagine the 'wow', can't you!"

Absolutely! And I'm so glad he knew about this too:)

btw.. i didn't get this entry through the usual e-mail notification.. i got it through a google alert :)

That's odd - I wonder why it didn't show as an email notification. I don't actually have notifications for when people update - just for when people have replied to a post or a comment. I see updates by trawling through my f-list. To tell you the truth, until your comment I hadn't even noticed that you could have notifications for updates!! I saw my post in the Google alert too - I even hoped he might see it, but I don't suppose he will:)



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janejanejane
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Time:2008-05-10 01:35 pm (UTC)
*sigh*... blows me away too! :-)

Thanks for this excellent quote, I'd not read it before either. It sums up so much that Elijah was capable of as Frodo. Typical Elijah response, modest and self-effacing. No wonder we love him so!

This may have been for Froday and it's Saturday now, but you just made my day, thanks a lot!

*hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-10 08:20 pm (UTC)

You're welcome, Jane.

"Typical Elijah response, modest and self-effacing. No wonder we love him so!"

He really is amazingly modest - he doesn't seem to have an ego - he must be unique amongst celebrities!!

*hugs*
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mole_caz
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Time:2008-05-10 03:29 pm (UTC)
Never read that quote and Elijah's reaction is just what I thought he would say. You know we talk so much about Elijah's expressive eyes but his mouth and the way he holds his jaw speaks volumes to me too as in this picture. Determination against quavering odds.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-05-10 08:23 pm (UTC)
"but his mouth and the way he holds his jaw speaks volumes to me too as in this picture."

Yes, I know exactly what you mean - I've always loved his mouth and his jawline:)
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