||The LOTR Movie Site
November 5, 2000
Regarding the poster analysis submitted earlier in the news
section. Wasn't this one of the earlier posters? If so, assuming that the one figure is
Arwen, it's conceivable that that entire sequence lies on the floor of the editing booth.
Assuming it's more recent than I think, though, there's still a lot of room for
interpretation. I mean, they're just silohuettes. Nevertheless, the figure proposed to be
Arwen, if you'll notice, stands at least as high as that proposed to be Aragorn... and the
"Arwen" figure is standing lower on a slope. That'd make Arwen pretty tall for
even an elvish woman: taller than her intended husband. Regarding the "shield"
evidence: shields tend to lie flat, not to stick out, so even if Boromir does lug his
shield across Eriador, one wouldn't necessarily be able to make it out in a prrofile shot
like this. We know Aragorn doesn't bring anything but Anduril in terms of war gear, but as
the tallest members of the company, it makes sense that he and Boromir might trade off
carrying a significant portion of the luggage. Luggage does stick out and is very bulcky,
so the middle and end figures could be either Aragorn or Boromir (though I'd point out the
height differential again). Finally, with respect to the skirt comment, notice how
enshrouding the hobbits' cloaks are? Aragorn too wears a pretty heavy green cloak at this
stage, and that could, given the amount of stuff the one person is carrying, tend to mimic
a skirt in silohuette rather than billow out nicely. The same holds with respect to
Anyhow, just my two cents. I don't think we'd be getting categoric denials of Arwen's
presence if she really was in the Fellowhisp, if only because Jackson and co. would want
to preserve their reputation among fans who might go see other movies he makes. Getting
branded an out and out liar could be a Bad Thing for both him and Ian McKellan.