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I know the wargs are featured much more prominently in a later scene but I have a feeling I'll be too busy getting excited about Aragorn and Legolas and Gimli and the horses and the fighting and the special effects and all the action *takes a deep breath* to want to actually talk about the wargs themselves. And since they are mentioned here now seems like a good time. *g*

cut for possible book spoilers (The Hobbit and LotR) )
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There is nothing I don't love about this scene. To start with the purely superficial, I could look at Viggo and Miranda for days and not get bored. As Philippa says in the commentary: this is a "spunky Aragorn" scene and I highly approve! :-)

A Shieldmaiden of Rohan )
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For this ring was like to twin serpents, whose eyes were emeralds, and their heads met beneath a crown of golden flowers, that the one upheld and the other devoured; that was the badge of Finarfin and his house.
The Silmarillion, chapter 19: "Of Beren and LĂșthien"

"And yet he bore a strange ring. Two serpents with emerald eyes. One devouring, the other crowned with golden flowers."
GrĂ­ma Wormtongue; The Two Towers

His cloth was poor. And yet he bore a strange ring. )
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Title: Knowing How to Fall
Author: [livejournal.com profile] foxrafer
Characters: Sean/Viggo
Rating: G
Word count: 433 words
Disclaimer: All make-believe and not written for financial gain
Warnings: None
Author's note: Written for "Brego" (scene 24 from The Two Towers), one of the March 2010 themes at [livejournal.com profile] nzstories. Whether it's true or not, in my world the stables were filmed on a set in or close to town, not out in one of the buildings at Edoras. The title comes from a Mexican proverb: It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.

Knowing How to Fall

A quick aside: I was looking around trying to double check how to spell Grahame Ware's name when I found this site. He says he trained a horse named Brownie to do the scene where Brego finds Aragorn by the river. That's the first time I've heard anyone say a horse other than Uraeus did that stunt.
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The first time I read the book, I spent a great deal of time keeping track of the timeline (because it was so different than the film), writing down favorite lines (both ones from the movie and new ones from the book) and making note of differences between the two. I think I really read it only for enjoyment the second time through because I turned the first reading into some kind of strange project. :-)

Watching this scene reminds me of two of the biggest differences between them: cut for book spoilers )


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