September 28, 2003
Frodo and David

This is a picture I should have added to the earlier posting about Michelangelo's David. It's … well, you know exactly what it is. It's Frodo from The Lord of the Rings, as enacted by Elijah Wood.

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Alice Bachini has dropped by, and she says that what these faces both communicate is that courage is not not feeling fear, but rather feeling intense fear but nevertheless dealing with it, courageously. We all expect that of little teenage Frodo, but that's what I also saw in David. Plus, they have extremely similar faces, I think.

To begin with, this posting will only have the one picture, of Frodo. When someone has taught me how to put two pictures next to each other, there'll be Frodo and David.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 01:38 PM
Category: MoviesSculpture