Mood: hug me
Topic: "Lonesome Frodo" (3)
Frodo will always be Frodo, but if Frodo were anyone else, ever, he would be Larry McMurtry. Somewhere in his life and times, Larry McMurtry got to know Pea-Eye, and Deets, Clara, Blue Duck, but most of all, he must've known Augustus and Woodrow. Frodo is very, very envious, and wishes that he could have spent even a single afternoon with the inspirations for the trilogy that began with "Lonesome Dove."
It is rare that Frodo watches a movie, then seeks out the book. Generally, it occurs in the obverse. The score behind the video still swells Frodo's eyes however, and he feels the saddle between his legs as he guides his horse down and across one more river on the way to Montana. Dust is everywhere, and he can smell blowing storms in the wind. Most of all, his friend rides beside him, the only constant in a wandering life. In all, it is a reality of time past and the way that others lived, but Frodo feels something deep inside that tells him these are feelings not unknown to his very soul.
Ah, but the book, the book paints an even different picture of who these people were, and the characters actually soar beyond the unforgettable performances of Tommy Lee Jones, James Garner, Robert Duvall, Anjelica Huston. Indeed, as Augustus meets his end in Miles City he labels the times they had as a "party." Then the trek begins, back to Lonesome Dove, when two friends travel together for the last time; a promise kept.
Legolas and Frodo have difficulty talking about friendship. They often call each other "Cap'n," knowing that each understands the inference in his own way, without some psychological evaluation of the circumstances.
Another segment of "Comanche Moon," the prequel in the trilogy, will be on the black-and-white in a few moments. Although not nearly as moving as its predecessors, there is an aura which draws Frodo to prepare for the looming Comanche attack. There is also a conflict with coverage of the political debate in Las Vegas.
No there isn't. Woodrow needs someone to cover his back.