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Elijah on Bob Rivers Show
« on: September 22, 2005, 07:37:42 am »

"Can I have your Frodo-graph?"

I don't think this has been posted before. First part... gave me goosebumps.

http://www.bobrivers.com/ontheshow/brsnews.asp?dismode=article&artid=3855 with audio

There's a photo of Elijah here...
http://www.bobrivers.com/photos/folderview.asp?folder=Photos+of+Us+with+Celebrities






Here's the article...

Friday, September 09, 2005
Frodo stops by the studio! Er, we mean, Elijah Wood stopped by the studio...

Elijah Wood joined us in-studio to chat about his latest movie, “Everything is Illuminated,” which Bob and Arik saw in a sneak preview a bit ago. Our first goal of the morning?

His name is Elijah. Not Frodo. You could almost hear the internal chanting of “don’t call him Frodo, don’t call him Frodo…”

Bob’s first words of the interview? “Do you breathe a sigh of relief every time someone DOESN’T call you Frodo?”

Oooh, nicely played- get it out in the open by deflecting blame on those other people who call him by his Hobbit name!

Elijah graciously replied that while it was frequent, he could only be thankful that the “Lord of the Rings” movies he was now so famous for had such an impact on people.  But he also admitted: “It’s kind of nice when people come up to you and reference other films!”

“So you don’t mind a Frodo-graph later?” Spike tried to look innocent.

Thankfully, that cracked Elijah up. 

“I didn’t think it could be put to film and done justice,” Bob admitted, referring to the books almost all of us fell in love with at some time.

Elijah agreed.  But it became apparent to him as soon as they started filming that people working on the movie were themselves so passionate about the books, they were equally passionate about translating the stories onto the big screen in a respectful way. 

“Was there any time that you worried about it, like, I don’t know, this could be the next ‘Ben Hurr’?” Bob asked.  (In the background, a barely audible Spike mumbled “That wasn’t a bad movie!”)

“I never ever did, I never questioned it,” he answered.  But the anticipation of seeing the final product was nerve-wracking.  After spending 16 months filming in New Zealand, they had to wait another year to see the final film.  At that point, Elijah said, you either see it just the way you had imagined it, or you see something entirely unexpected.  It’s safe to say, Elijah was pleased.

Elijah wasn’t always Frodo.  He was just 8 years-old when he moved to L.A. with his brother and mom… at the time, his mother thought commercials would be a good outlet for his energy.  But Elijah fell in love with it immediately- his first job was in a Paula Abdul music video!

Things just snowballed from there- but he was young, as Bob mentioned. “Did you feel like you missed out on a childhood?”

“I feel like I GAINED a childhood,” he replied.  He got to travel the world, work with incredible filmmakers… he made sacrifices, but he doesn’t feel like he missed out.

Spike was looking at the check list of Elijah’s youth, and had to agree.  “Let’s see… Travel? Check.  Experience? Check.  Money? Check.  Wedgie? No… Swirlie? No… Tater tots at lunch time? No…”

Elijah’s latest project, “Everything is Illuminated,” hit especially close to home for Arik.  The movie is about a young Jewish American who tries to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II.  His grandfather had lived in a Ukranian village that was ultimately razed by the Nazis… something that Arik’s own grandfather came close to experiencing firsthand.

Elijah was genuinely interested to hear this.  Arik explained that his grandfather had left the Ukranian town he had grown up in when things started to go bad- had he stayed, he would have been a victim as well. 

Arik was sentimentally recounting his perspective on the movie- as for Bob, he freely admitted he was literally dragged by Arik to see it.  Elijah tried to picture how THAT went…

“They’re throwing me into a Ukrainian road trip movie? Oh dear…” he deadpanned.

Elijah went on to explain that the movie is more about how each character comes to their own realizations about themselves, and differs from other movies about the Holocaust in that it deals specifically with individual experiences.

“I’ll bet there was no makeup trailer,” Bob guessed.

“It was really great- no feet, no wig…” Elijah agreed.

Click HERE to read more about Elijah Wood’s new film, “Everything is Illuminated,” opening in Seattle September 23rd.  Listen to the rest of our chat with Frodo, er, Elijah, under “Related Audio.”


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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2005, 07:54:40 am »

Thank you very much for posting.
I am listening to the audio interview right now. I really love Elijah's voice. Does somebody know where there is a link to download the interview.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2005, 08:33:12 am »


Quote from: Galadriel OLC on September 22, 2005, 07:54:40 am   

Thank you very much for posting.
I am listening to the audio interview right now. I really love Elijah's voice. Does somebody know where there is a link to download the interview.

I'll try to upload it for you.

Here you go...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PJWEOC58
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2005, 11:39:52 am »

Thanks for posting Blue Angel! Nice interview! I`m downloading the vid now.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2005, 11:58:30 am »

I am downloading it right now.
You are such a sweetheart Blue Angel, I love you, thank you very much

I could listen to his voice forever, I know I said this before, but I never could stop to say it again and again.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2005, 01:26:34 pm »

Thank you for the info Angel.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2005, 09:10:05 pm »

i'm listening to it right now.  nice 
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2005, 09:10:09 pm »

yup, great info
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2005, 09:44:33 pm »

This is great interview. I love his voice so much, I could listen to him read the phonebook! I have all his audio interviews downloaded onto my Ipod

Kirsty, are you new?
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2005, 11:52:40 pm »


Quote from: nuke33 on September 22, 2005, 09:44:33 pm   

I have all his audio interviews downloaded onto my Ipod


does your husband know that? 
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2005, 10:03:07 am »

Nope. He's jealous enough as it is.
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2005, 09:38:53 pm »

yes, but he is supportive.  he will let you go to Iowa. 
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2005, 10:05:57 pm »


Quote from: nettie on September 23, 2005, 09:38:53 pm   

yes, but he is supportive.  he will let you go to Iowa. 

That's because he problably believes I'll be further away from Elijah
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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2005, 12:24:46 am »


Quote from: Galadriel OLC on September 22, 2005, 11:58:30 am   

I am downloading it right now.
You are such a sweetheart Blue Angel, I love you, thank you very much

I could listen to his voice forever, I know I said this before, but I never could stop to say it again and again.

You're welcome, Gelly! I could listen to his voice over and over too.
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