‘Suddenly Faramir stirred, and he opened his eyes, and he looked on Aragorn who bent over him; and a light of knowledge and love was kindled in his eyes, and he spoke softly. ‘My lord, you called me. I come. What does the king command?’
Hugo Weaving and Barrie Osborne on Elrond’s hair at the coronation
When it’s been 40 minutes since you placed your order and you’re really hungry but you still are waiting patiently because you know the food industry is hard and you hope the waiters and cooks are having a good day.
When I was in college, living in the dorm, my roommate and I had these annoying neighbors next door. Always super loud late at night or when you were trying to study. Anyway, one day about mid-afternoon they started playing some obnoxious music. Loudly. Imagine your least favorite genre, then imagine it’s being done poorly. This was how bad it was. Enough was enough.
We were bored, and it was the middle of the day, so I wondered about ways to possibly send a message. And I found one. If you’re gonna play music loudly, you might as well play the good stuff, stuff that will drown out everything else. So I pulled out my music and played “Ride of the Valkyries.” Didn’t even have to turn it up to drown out the “music” next door.
Well, the song ends, and I hear quiet for a little. Then their trashy music comes back. Louder than before.
I pull up my music again, and this time I go for the Russian national anthem (don’t ask why I have it downloaded). The men’s choir quickly obliviated any noise next door, and I revelled as I pictured the confused faces of our neighbors at hearing a Russian choir echoing on the other side of the wall.
Alas, the song had to end, and when it did my ears were immediately assaulted. They had turned their music to full blast.
Time to end this and bring out the big guns. Literally. Cue the 1812 Overture, cannons and all.
I’m happy to report there was silence when the song was complete, and we were never bothered by their music again.
So the lesson is, when in need, summon the cannons, a troup of Russian men, and an army of mythical women. They won’t let you down.
the fellowship of the ring (2001)
“look after the others, especially sam. he will not understand.”
Behind the Scenes: Liv’s Cut Scenes w/ Hugo & Cate