The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
[Elvish singing] [female #1 speaking in Elvish] I amar prestar sen. (female #2) The world is changed. [female #1 speaking in Elvish] Han mathon ne nen. (female #2) I feel it in the water.
[female #1 speaking in Elvish] Han mathon ne chae. (female #2) I feel it in the Earth. [female #1 speaking in Elvish] A han noston ned wilith. (female #2) I smell it in the air.
Much that once was.. …is lost. For none now live who remember it. [theme music] It began with the forging of the great rings. Three were given to the elves.
Immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf Lords great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine.. Nine rings were gifted to the race of men who above all else, desire power.
For within these rings was bound the strength and will to govern each race. But they were all of them deceived. For another ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a master ring to control all others.
And into this ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One ring to rule them all. One by one, the free lands of Middle Earth fell to the power of the ring.
But there were some who resisted. A last alliance of men and elves marched against the armies of Mordor. And on the slopes of Mount Doom they fought for the freedom of Middle Earth.
[growling] [intense music] [clamoring] Tangado Haid! Hado i Philin! [music continues] [clanging] [growling] [gagging] Victory was near. Aa-a-ah! But the power of the ring.
. …could not be undone. [dramatic music] [grunting] [screaming] – Aah! – Aah! [clanging] It was in this moment.. …when all hope had faded.. …that Isildur, son of the king took up his father’s sword.
Aah! [grunting] Aah! [growling] [music continues] [rumbling] [explosion] [thud] Sauron, the enemy of the free peoples of Middle Earth was defeated. [sighs] [instrumental music] The ring passed to Isildur who had this one chance to destroy evil forever.
But the hearts of men.. …are easily corrupted. And the ring of power has a will of its own. [horse neighing] [growling] Aah! Ugh! [theme music] It betrayed Isildur..
…to his death. And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years the ring passed out of all knowledge.
Until, when chance came.. …it ensnared a new bearer. (male #1) ‘My precious..’ The ring came to the creature, Gollum who took it deep into the tunnels of the Misty Mountains.
And there, it consumed him. (Gollum) ‘It came to me.’ My own. My love. My own. My.. …precious. Gollum. [echoing] Gollum. The ring brought to Gollum unnatural long life. For 500 years it poisoned his mind.
And in the gloom of Gollum’s cave it waited. Darkness crept back into the forests of the world. Rumor grew of a shadow in the East whispers of a nameless fear.
And the ring of power perceived.. …its time had now come. [clanging] It abandoned Gollum. But something happened then the ring did not intend. It was picked up by the most unlikely creature imaginable.
(male #2) ‘What’s this?’ A hobbit. Bilbo Baggins of the Shire. A ring. (Gollum) ‘Lost!’ [Gollum screaming] ‘My precious is lost!’ For the time will soon come when Hobbits will shape the fortunes of all.
[instrumental music] [birds chirping] [distant humming] ♪ Down from the door where it began ♪ [humming] ♪ And I must follow if I can ♪ ♪ The road goes ever on and on ♪ ♪ Down from the door where it began ♪ ♪ Now far ahead the road has gone ♪ ♪ And I must follow if I can ♪ You’re late.
A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to. [both laughing] It’s wonderful to see you, Gandalf! [laughing] [instrumental music] You didn’t think I’d miss your Uncle Bilbo’s birthday? (Frodo) What news of the outside world? – Tell me everything.
– Everything? Far too eager and curious for a Hobbit. Most unnatural. [instrumental music] ‘Well, what can I tell you?’ (Gandalf) Life in the wide world goes on much as it has this past age. Full of its own comings and goings.
Scarcely even aware of the existence of the Hobbits. For which I am very thankful. [pig snorting] (female #3) ‘Gandalf!’ (female #4) ‘Look, it’s Gandalf.’ [music intensifies] [sheep bleats] Oh. The long expected party.
[indistinct chattering] [clamoring] [cheering] Well, how is the old rascal? I hear it’s going to be a party of special magnificence. You know Bilbo. He’s got the whole place in an uproar. Mmm. Oh, well, that should please him.
– Half the Shire’s been invited. – Well, gracious me. – He’s up to something. – Oh, really? Alright, then. Keep your secrets. Before you came along, we Bagginses were very well thought of. Indeed? Never had any adventures or did anything unexpected.
If you’re referring to the incident with the dragon I was barely involved. [instrumental music] All I did was give your uncle a little nudge out of the door. Whatever you did, you’ve been officially labeled a disturber of the peace.
Oh, really? – ‘Gandalf!’ – Gandalf! – Gandalf! Gandalf! – Gandalf! Gandalf! Gandalf! Fireworks, Gandalf! [children giggling] – Gandalf! – Fireworks, Gandalf! Fireworks. (all) Gandalf! Gandalf! Gandalf! [fireworks crackling] [cheering] Ooh! [chuckles] Ooh! [laughing] [music continues] Gandalf? – I’m glad you’re back.
– So am I, dear boy. [instrumental music] So am I. [music continues] Hold. Hold. [sighs] (Bilbo) ‘No, thank you!’ ‘We don’t want any more visitors’ ‘well wishers or distant relations!’ And what about very old friends? [instrumental music] Gandalf? – Bilbo Baggins.
– My dear Gandalf! – Good to see you. – Ha ha ha. One hundred and eleven years old! Who’d believe it? You haven’t aged a day. [both chuckle] Come on, come in! Welcome, welcome. Ah! Oh, here we are. Ugh! – Uhh! – Tea? Or maybe something a little stronger? Uh, I’ve got a few bottles of the Old Winyard left.
1296. Very good year. Almost as old as I am. [chuckling] It was laid down by my father. ‘What say we open one, eh?’ Just tea, thank you. Oh! Oh. Oh. Mmm. Yes. Ow! Ah. Ha ha. (Bilbo) ‘I was expecting you sometime last week.
‘ ‘Not that it matters. You come and go as you please.’ ‘Always have and always will.’ ‘You’ve caught me a bit unprepared I’m afraid.’ Uh, we’ve only got cold chicken and a bit of pickle of.. There’s some cheese here.
Oh, no.. ‘Er, we’ve got raspberry jam, an apple tart..’ [instrumental music] ‘Oh, no, we’re alright.’ [chuckling] ‘I’ve just found some sponge cake.’ I could make you some eggs if you’d li.. Oh, Gandalf? – Just tea, thank you.
– Oh, right. You don’t mind if I eat, do you? No, no, not at all. (female #5) ‘Bilbo! Bilbo Baggins!’ – I’m not at home! – Oh. I’ve got to get away from these confounded relatives hanging on the bell all day never giving me a moment’s peace.
I want to see mountains again. Mountains, Gandalf! And then find somewhere quiet where I can finish my book. Oh, tea. So you mean to go through with your plan, then? Yes, yes. It’s all in hand. All the arrangements are made.
Oh, thank you. Frodo suspects something. Of course he does. He’s a Baggins, not some block headed Bracegirdle from Hardbottle. You will tell him, won’t you? – Yes, yes. – He’s very fond of you. [instrumental music] I know.
He’d probably come with me if I asked him. [chuckles] I think in his heart, Frodo’s still in love with the Shire. The woods, the fields. Little rivers. I am old, Gandalf. I know I don’t look it but I’m beginning to feel it in my heart.
Uh-uh, uh.. I feel…thin. Sort of stretched like.. …butter scraped over too much bread. I need a holiday. A very long holiday. And I don’t expect I shall return. In fact, I mean not to. [instrumental music] Old Toby.
The finest weed in the Southfarthing. [inhaling] Mm-hmm. [music continues] (Bilbo) ‘Ha.’ Gandalf, my old friend.. …this will be a night to remember. [people cheering] [instrumental music] [indistinct chatter] Hello, hello.
Fatty Bolger. Lovely to see you. Welcome, welcome. Go on, Sam. Ask Rosie for a dance. Uh.. Mmm, I think I’ll just have another ale. Oh, no, you don’t. Go on! [laughing] Whoa. So there I was.. …at the mercy of three monstrous trolls.
And they were all arguing amongst themselves about how they were going to cook us. ‘Whether it be turned on a spit’ or whether they should sit on us one by one and squash us into jelly. ‘God, they spent so much time arguing’ ‘the whether-to’s and the why-for’s’ that the sun’s first light crept over the top of the trees.
. Poof! And turned them all to stone! [chuckling] Quickly. [grunting] Whoa! Up they go! [chuckling] No no, the big one, big one. [gasping] [fireworks bursting] [Hobbits cheering] – Done. – Stick it in the ground.
– It is in the ground. – Outside! This was your idea. Aah! (all) Whoa! Ah! [bursting] [cheering] Bilbo. [screaming] Bilbo, watch out for the dragon! Dragon? Nonsense. There hasn’t been a dragon in these parts for thousands of years.
[dramatic music] (all) Oh! [crackling] [cheering] – That was good. – Let’s get another one. – Ah. Ah! – Ah! Aa-ah! (Gandalf) ‘Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took.’ I might’ve known. [indistinct chattering] (female #6) ‘Speech, Bilbo!’ [all cheering] – Speech! – ‘Speech!’ Speech! [all cheering] My dear Bagginses and Boffins.
Tooks and Brandybucks. – Grubbs. – Hey! – Chubbs. – Hey! Hornblowers. – Bolgers. – Ey! Bracegirdles and Proudfoots.. Proudfeet! [all laughing] Today is my 111th birthday! [all cheering] Happy birthday! And alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits.
[cheering] I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. What? I, uh.. I ha-have things to do. [dramatic music] I’ve put this off for far too long.
I regret to announce this is the end! I’m going now. I bid you all a very fond farewell. Goodbye. [all gasp] [indistinct chatter] [music continues] [laughing] Hmm. [singing indistinctly] Hmm. I suppose you think that was terribly clever.
Come on, Gandalf. Did you see their faces? There are many magic rings in this world, Bilbo Baggins and none of them should be used lightly. It was just a bit of fun. Oh, you’re probably right, as usual.
You will keep an eye on Frodo, won’t you? – ‘Two eyes.’ – Yes. (Gandalf) ‘As often as I can spare them.’ I’m leaving everything to him. (Gandalf) ‘What about this ring of yours?’ Is that staying too? Yes, yes.
It’s in an envelope over there on the mantelpiece. Oh. No. Wait, it’s.. …here in my pocket. [chuckles] [dramatic music] [chuckles] Isn’t that-isn’t that odd, now? Yet, after all, why not? Why shouldn’t I keep it? I think you should leave the ring behind, Bilbo.
‘Is that so hard?’ Well, no. And yes. Now it comes to it, I don’t feel like parting with it. It’s mine. I found it! It came to me! There’s no need to get angry. Well, if I’m angry, it’s your fault! It’s mine.
My own. My precious. Precious? ‘It’s been called that before, but not by you.’ [growls] What business is it of yours what I do with my own things? I think you’ve had that ring quite long enough. – You want it for yourself! – Bilbo Baggins! Do not take me for some conjurer of cheap tricks.
I am not trying to rob you. [music continues] I’m trying to help you. [whimpers] All your long years, we’ve been friends. Trust me as you once did. Hmm? Let it go. You’re right, Gandalf. The ring must go to Frodo.
It’s late. The road is long. Yes, it is time. – ‘Bilbo..’ – Hmm? The ring is still in your pocket. I know.. Yes. [dramatic music] [thud] I’ve thought up an ending for my book. [instrumental music] “And he lived happily ever after.
. …to the end of his days.” And I’m sure you will, my dear friend. Goodbye, Gandalf. Goodbye, dear Bilbo. [music continues] ♪ The road goes ever on and on ♪ ♪ Down from the door where it began.
. ♪♪ Until our next meeting. [dramatic music] (Bilbo) It’s mine. My own. My precious. Riddles in the dark. (Frodo) Bilbo! Bilbo! [instrumental music] My precious. Precious. He’s gone, hasn’t he? He talked for so long about leaving.
I didn’t think he’d really do it. Gandalf? Hmm. [music continues] Bilbo’s ring. He’s gone to stay with the elves. He’s left you Bag End. Along with all his possessions. The ring is yours now. ‘Put it somewhere out of sight.
‘ Where are you going? There are some things that I must see to. – What things? – Questions. – Questions that need answering. – But you’ve only just arrived. I don’t understand. Neither do I. Keep it secret.
Keep it safe. [dramatic music] [intense music] [music continues] (Gollum) ‘Baggins!’ ‘Shire!’ ‘Baggins!’ [dramatic music] [clopping] [rumbling] [horse neighs] [intense music] [music continues] “The year 3434 of the Second Age.
“Here follows the account of Isildur “High King of Gondor “and the finding of the ring of power. “It has come to me. The One Ring. “It shall be an heirloom of my kingdom.
“All those who follow in my bloodline “shall be bound to its fate “for I will risk no hurt to the ring. “It is precious to me.. “…though I buy it with great pain.
“The markings upon the band begin to fade. “The writing, which at first was as clear as red flame “has all but disappeared. A secret now that only fire can tell.” [barking] [dramatic music] [horse neighs] [whimpers] [whispering] Shire.
Baggins. There’s no Bagginses around here. They’re all up in Hobbiton. That way. [clopping] [Hobbits laughing] [laughing continues] – Goodnight, lads. – Goodnight. – Goodnight, Sam. – Goodnight, Mr. Frodo.
[instrumental music] [creaking] [music continues] [gasps] Is it secret? Is it safe? [crow cawing] Ah. What are you doing? [fire blazing] Hold out your hand, Frodo. It’s quite cool. What can you see? Can you see anything? Nothing.
‘There’s nothing.’ ‘Wait.’ There are markings. It’s some form of Elvish. I can’t read it. There are few who can. The language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here. Mordor? In the common tongue, it says “One ring to rule them all.
. “…one ring to find them.. “…one ring to bring them all.. …and in the darkness bind them.” This is the One Ring, forged by the Dark Lord Sauron in the fires of Mount Doom. Taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
Bilbo found it. – In Gollum’s cave. – ‘Yes.’ For 60 years, the Ring lay quiet in Bilbo’s keeping.. …prolonging his life, delaying old age. But no longer, Frodo. ‘Evil is stirring in Mordor.’ The Ring has awoken.
It’s heard its master’s call. But he was destroyed. Sauron was destroyed. [indistinct whispering] ‘No, Frodo.’ The spirit of Sauron endured. His life force is bound to the Ring and the Ring survived. Sauron has returned.
‘His orcs have multiplied.’ His fortress at Barad-dur is rebuilt in the land of Mordor. Sauron needs only this ring ‘to cover all the lands in a second darkness.’ He is seeking it. Seeking it. All his thought is bent on it.
‘For the Ring yearns above all else’ ‘to return to the hand of its master.’ They are one.. …the Ring and the Dark Lord. Frodo.. …he must never find it. Alright. We put it away. We keep it hidden. We never speak of it again.
No one knows it’s here, do they? Do they, Gandalf? There is one other who knew that Bilbo had the Ring. ‘I looked everywhere for the creature Gollum.’ But the enemy found him first. [Gollum screaming] ‘I don’t know how long they tortured him.
‘ ‘But amidst the endless screams and inane babble’ ‘they discerned two words’ (Gollum) Shire.. …Baggins! “Shire.” “Baggins.” But that would lead them here! [horses plodding] Who goes there? Take it, Gandalf! – Take it! – No, Frodo.
– You must take it! – You cannot offer me this ring! – I’m giving it to you! – Don’t tempt me, Frodo! I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe. Understand, Frodo.. ‘…I would use this ring from a desire to do good.
‘ But through me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine. But it cannot stay in the Shire! No. No, it can’t. What must I do? (Gandalf) ‘You must leave. And leave quickly.’ – Where? Where do I go? – ‘Get out of the Shire.
‘ Make for the village of Bree. Bree. – What about you? – I’ll be waiting for you. At the Inn of the Prancing Pony. And the Ring will be safe there? I don’t know, Frodo. I don’t have any answers. I must see the head of my order.
He is both wise and powerful. Trust me, Frodo. He’ll know what to do. ‘You’ll have to leave the name of Baggins behind you.’ That name is not safe outside the Shire. Travel only by day. And stay off the road.
I can cut across country easily enough. My dear Frodo. Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month and yet, after a hundred years.. ‘…they can still surprise you.
‘ [twigs cracking] Get down. [grunting] Confound it all, Samwise Gamgee! ‘Have you been eavesdropping?’ I haven’t been dropping no eaves. Sir, Honest. I was just cutting the grass under the window there.
. …if you follow me. A little late for trimming the verge, don’t you think? I heard raised voices. What did you hear? Speak! [stammering] Nothing important. That is, I heard a good deal about a ring, and a dark lord and something about the end of the world but.
. Please, Mr. Gandalf, sir, don’t hurt me. Don’t turn me into anything…unnatural. No? Perhaps not. ‘I’ve thought of a better use for you.’ (Gandalf) Come along, Samwise. Keep up. Be careful, both of you.
The enemy has many spies in his service. Birds, beasts. Is it safe? Never put it on, for the agents of the Dark Lord will be drawn to its power. Always remember, Frodo.. ‘…the Ring is trying to get back to its master.
‘ It wants to be found. [horse shuddering] [Gandalf grunting] [crows cawing] [instrumental music] This is it. This is what? If I take one more step.. …it’ll be the farthest away from home I’ve ever been.
Come on, Sam. Remember what Bilbo used to say “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo.. “…going out your door. (Bilbo) “You step onto the road “and if you don’t keep your feet there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.
“ [instrumental music] (Saruman) Smoke rises from the Mountain of Doom. The hour grows late and Gandalf the Grey rides to Isengard.. …seeking my counsel. For that is why you have come, is it not? My old friend? Saruman.
[crows cawing] – You are sure of this? – Beyond any doubt. So the Ring of Power has been found. ‘All these long years, it was in the Shire.’ Under my very nose. Yet you did not have the wits to see it.
Your love of the Halfling’s leaf has clearly slowed your mind. But we still have time. Time enough to counter Sauron if we act quickly. Time? What time do you think we have? Sauron has regained much of his former strength.
He cannot yet take physical form but his spirit has lost none of its potency. Concealed within his fortress the Lord of Mordor sees all. His gaze pierces cloud, shadow, earth and flesh. You know of what I speak, Gandalf.
A great eye, lidless wreathed in flame. The Eye of Sauron. ‘He is gathering all evil to him.’ Very soon, he’ll have summoned an army great enough to launch an assault upon Middle-earth. You know this? How? I have seen it.
A palantir is a dangerous tool, Saruman. Why? Why should we fear to use it? They are not all accounted for, the lost seeing-stones. We do not know who else may be watching. [growling] ‘The hour is later than you think.
‘ Sauron’s forces are already moving. The Nine have left Minas Morgul. The Nine? They crossed the river Isen on Midsummer’s Eve disguised as riders in black. – They’ve reached the Shire? – They will find the Ring.
And kill the one who carries it. Frodo. [intense music] You did not seriously think that a hobbit could contend with the will of Sauron? ‘There are none who can.’ Against the power of Mordor.. …there can be no victory.
We must join with him, Gandalf. We must join with Sauron. It would be wise, my friend. Tell me.. …friend.. ‘…when did Saruman the Wise’ abandon reason for madness? [grunting] [groans] [grunts] [groans] [grunts] I gave you the chance of.
. [groans] …aiding me willingly.. …but you have elected the way of pain! [screaming] ‘Mr. Frodo?’ Frodo? Frodo! – I thought I’d lost you. – What are you taking about? It’s just something Gandalf said.
What did he say? “Don’t you lose him, Samwise Gamgee.” And I don’t mean to. Sam, we’re still in the Shire. What could possibly happen? [grunting] Frodo. Merry, it’s Frodo Baggins. – Hello, Frodo. – Get off him.
Come on, Frodo. – What’s the meaning of this? – Hold these. You’ve been into Farmer Maggot’s crop! [dog barking] (Maggot) ‘Hoi!’ ‘You get back here!’ ‘Wait till I get this through you!’ ‘Get out of my field!’ ‘You’ll know the devil if I catch up with you!’ (Pippin) I don’t know why he’s so upset.
It’s only a couple of carrots. (Merry) And some cabbages. And those three bags of potatoes that we lifted last week. And, and then the mushrooms the week before. (Merry) Yes, Pippin. My point is, he’s clearly overreactin’.
Run! [screaming] Oh, that was close. [groaning] I think I’ve broken something. – Oh. – Trust a Brandybuck and a Took! What? That was just a detour. A shortcut. – A shortcut to what? – Mushrooms! [grunting] [indistinct chatter] Mm.
There’s some nice ones, Merry. Hand me some nice ones, Sam. I think we should get off the road. [shrill shrieking] [wind howling] Get off the road! ‘Quick!’ [horse shuddering] [horse growling] [sniffing] [panting] [sniffing] What was that? [shrill shrieking] (Sam) Anything? Nothing.
What is going on? That Black Rider was looking for something. Or someone. Frodo? Get down! [horse shuddering] I have to leave the Shire. Sam and I must get to Bree. Right. Bucklebury Ferry. Follow me.
[intense music] [shrill shrieking] (Pippin) Run! Frodo! This way! Follow me! (Pippin) ‘Frodo!’ (Merry) ‘Run!’ [shrieking] Get the rope, Sam! Frodo! – ‘Run, Frodo!’ – ‘Frodo!’ – Go! – Hurry! (Sam) Frodo, come on! – Come on! Faster! – Jump! [shrieking] How far to the nearest crossing? The Brandywine Bridge.
Twenty miles. [horses plodding] [shrill howling] [panting] Come on. What do you want? We’re heading for the Prancing Pony. Hobbits. Four hobbits. What business brings you to Bree? We wish to stay at the inn.
Our business is our own. Alright, young sir. I meant no offense. It’s my job to ask questions after nightfall. There’s talk of strange folk abroad. Can’t be too careful. [thunder rumbling] [horse shuddering] Out of the way! Watch where you’re walking.
[indistinct chatter] [men laughing] [indistinct chatter] Excuse me. Good evening, little masters. If you’re seeking accommodation we got some nice, cozy, hobbit-sized rooms available. Mister, uh.. Underhill.
My name’s Underhill. Underhill, yeah. We’re friends of Gandalf the Grey. Can you tell him we’ve arrived? Gandalf? Gandalf. Oh, yes. I remember. Elderly chap. Big, grey beard, pointy hat. Not seen him for six months.
What do we do now? [laughing] Sam.. …he’ll be here. He’ll come. Get, get out of my way! What’s that? This, my friend, is a pint. – It comes in pints? – Hmm. – I’m getting one. – You got a whole half already! [indistinct chattering] That fellow’s done nothing but stare at you since we arrived.
Excuse me. That man in the corner. Who is he? He’s one of them Rangers. ‘Dangerous folk they are, wandering the wilds.’ ‘What his right name is, I’ve never heard’ but ’round here, he’s known as Strider.
Strider. [ring whispering] Baggins.. ‘Baggins..’ ‘Baggins..’ Baggins…Baggins.. Baggins? Sure, I know a Baggins. He’s over there. Frodo Baggins. He’s my second cousin, once removed on his mother’s side ‘and my third cousin, twice removed.
.’ [men laughing] – Pippin! – Steady on, Frodo. [all gasping] [indistinct chatter] [horse neighing] (Sauron) ‘You cannot hide.’ ‘I see you.’ ‘There is no life..’ ‘…in the void.’ ‘Only..’ ‘…death.’ You draw far too much attention to yourself, Mr.
Underhill. What do you want? A little more caution from you. That is no trinket you carry. – I carry nothing. – Indeed. I can avoid being seen if I wish.. …but to disappear entirely that is a rare gift.
– Who are you? – Are you frightened? – Yes. – Not nearly frightened enough. I know what hunts you. [footsteps] Let him go! Or I’ll have you, longshanks. You have a stout heart, little hobbit. ‘But that will not save you.
‘ You can no longer wait for the wizard, Frodo. They’re coming. [horse shuddering] [wood cracking] [intense music] [music continues] [footsteps] [horses neighing] [shrill shrieking] What are they? [shrill shrieking] They were once men.
‘Great kings of men.’ Then Sauron the Deceiver gave to them nine rings of power. ‘Blinded by their greed’ ‘they took them without question.’ One by one, falling into darkness. ‘Now they are slaves to his will.
‘ They are the Nazgul. Ring-wraiths. Neither living nor dead. ‘At all times they feel’ ‘the presence of the Ring’ ‘…drawn to the power of the One.’ ‘They will never stop hunting you.’ [instrumental music] [horses shuddering] – Where are you taking us? – Into the wild.
(Merry) How do we know this Strider is a friend of Gandalf? We have no choice but to trust him. – But where is he leading us? – To Rivendell, Master Gamgee. – To the house of Elrond. – Did you hear that? Rivendell.
(Sam) We’re going to see the elves. [instrumental music] Gentlemen, we do not stop till nightfall. What about breakfast? – You’ve already had it. – We’ve had one, yes. What about second breakfast? I don’t think he knows about second breakfast, Pip.
What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn’t he? I wouldn’t count on it. (Merry) ‘Pippin!’ (Saruman) The power of Isengard is at your command.. …Sauron, Lord of the Earth.
[Sauron speaking in Black Speech] (Sauron) ‘Build me an army worthy of Mordor.’ What orders from Mordor, my lord? ‘What does the Eye command?’ We have work to do. [orcs growling] [tree creaking] [coughing] [growling] The trees are strong, my lord.
‘Their roots go deep.’ Rip them all down. [distant howling] [instrumental music] This was the Great Watchtower of Amon Sul. We shall rest here tonight. [grunting] These are for you. ‘Keep them close.’ I’m going to have a look around.
Stay here. (Merry) ‘My tomato’s burst.’ (Pippin) ‘Could I have some bacon?’ (Merry) ‘Want a tomato, Sam?’ What are you doing? Tomatoes, sausages, nice, crispy bacon. We saved some for you, Mr. Frodo. Put it out, you fools! Put it out! (Pippin) ‘That’s nice! Ash on my tomatoes.
‘ [shrill shrieking] Go! [dramatic music] [music continues] Back, you devils! [whispering] [screaming] Frodo. [shrieking] Oh, Sam. [shrieking] Strider! ‘Help him, Strider.’ He’s been stabbed by a Morgul blade.
[Frodo screaming] This is beyond my skill to heal. He needs Elvish medicine. [Nazguls shrieking] – Hurry. – We’re six days from Rivendell. He’ll never make it. Hold on, Frodo. (Frodo) ‘Gandalf!’ [dramatic music] [music continues] [inaudible whispering] Go.
[hammers clanging] [shouting] [intense music] [grunting] [growling] [choking] [growling] Mr. Frodo? He’s going cold. Is he going to die? He’s passing into the shadow world. He’ll soon become a wraith like them.
[shrill howling] – They’re close. – Sam. Do you know the Athelas plant? – Athelas? – Kingsfoil. Kingsfoil, aye, it’s a weed. It may help to slow the poison. Hurry. (Arwen) ‘What’s this? A ranger caught off his guard?’ [instrumental music] [whispering] Frodo.
Im Arwen. Telin le thaed. Lasto beth nin, tolo dan na ngalad. Who is she? Frodo. – She’s an elf. – He’s fading. (Arwen) ‘He’s not going to last.’ We must get him to my father. ‘I’ve been looking for you for two days.
‘ Where are you taking him? There are five wraiths behind you. Where the other four are, I do not know. Dartho guin Berian. Rych le ad tolthathon. Hon mabathon. Rochon ellint im. Andelu I ven.
What are they saying? (Arwen) ‘Frodo fir. Ae athradon i hir.’ Tur gwaith nin beriatha hon. I do not fear them. Be iest lin. (Aragorn) ‘Arwen..’ …ride hard. Don’t Look back.
[whispering in Elvish] (Sam) ‘What are you doing?’ Those wraiths are still out there! [dramatic music] [music continues] [horses neighing] [shrieking] [dramatic music] Noro lim, Asfaloth. [horses plodding] [Nazguls shrieking] Give up the Halfling, she-elf.
If you want him, come and claim him. Nin o Chithaeglir lasto beth daer. Rimmo naen Bruinen dan in Ulaer! Nin o Chithaeglir lasto beth daer. Rimmo naen Bruinen dan in Ulaer! [water gushing] [shrieking] [whispering] No.
No. [gasping] Frodo, no. Frodo, don’t give in. Not now. (Arwen) What grace is given me.. …let it pass to him. Let him be spared. Save him. Lasto beth nin tolo dan na ngalad.
Where am I? (Gandalf) ‘You are in the house of Elrond.’ ‘And it is 10 O’clock in the morning’ ‘on October the 24th, if you want to know.’ – Gandalf. – Yes, I’m here. [birds chirping] And you’re lucky to be here too.
A few more hours and you would have been beyond our aid. But you have some strength in you.. …my dear hobbit. What happened, Gandalf? Why didn’t you meet us? Oh, I am sorry, Frodo. I was delayed. (Gandalf) A friendship with Saruman is not lightly thrown aside.
(Saruman) ‘One ill turn deserves another.’ It is over. ‘Embrace the power of the Ring’ or embrace your own destruction. There is only one Lord of the Ring. ‘Only one who can’ ‘bend it to his will.
‘ And he does not share power. [eagle screeching] [dramatic music] So you have chosen death. Gandalf? ‘What is it?’ Nothing, Frodo. (Sam) ‘Frodo!’ – Frodo. – Sam. Bless you. You’re awake! Sam has hardly left your side.
We were that worried about you, weren’t we, Mr. Gandalf? (Gandalf) ‘By the skills of Lord Elrond’ you’re beginning to mend. Welcome to Rivendell.. …Frodo Baggins. [instrumental music] [laughing] – Bilbo! – Hello, Frodo, my lad.
Bilbo. Oh. (Frodo) ‘”There and back again.’ A hobbit’s tale, by Bilbo Baggins.” (Frodo) ‘This is wonderful.’ I meant to go back.. …wonder at the powers of Mirkwood. Visit Lake-town.. …see the Lonely Mountain again.
But age, it seems, has finally caught up with me. (Frodo) I miss the Shire. I spent all my childhood pretending I was off somewhere else. Off with you, on one of your adventures. But my own adventure turned out to be quite different.
I’m not like you, Bilbo. My dear boy. – Now, what have I forgotten? – Packed already? No harm in being prepared. I thought you wanted to see the elves, Sam. – I do. – More than anything. I did. It’s just.
. We did what Gandalf wanted, didn’t we? We got the Ring this far to Rivendell. And I thought.. …seeing as how you’re on the mend, we’d be off soon. Off home. You are right, Sam. We did what we set out to do.
The Ring will be safe in Rivendell. I am ready to go home. (Elrond) His strength returns. That wound will never fully heal. He will carry it the rest of his life. And yet to have come so far, still bearing the Ring the Hobbit has shown extraordinary resilience to its evil.
It is a burden he should never have had to bear. We can ask no more of Frodo. Gandalf, the enemy is moving. Sauron’s forces are massing in the East. His eye is fixed on Rivendell. And Saruman, you tell me, has betrayed us.
Our list of allies grows thin. His treachery runs deeper than you know. By foul craft, Saruman has crossed orcs with goblin-men, he’s breeding an army in the caverns of Isengard. An army that can move in sunlight and cover great distance at speed.
Saruman is coming for the Ring. This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the elves. We do not have the strength to fight both Mordor and Isengard! Gandalf.. …The Ring cannot stay here. [instrumental music] (Elrond) ‘This peril belongs to all Middle-earth.
‘ ‘They must decide now how to end it.’ The time of the elves is over. My people are leaving these shores. ‘Who will you look to when we’ve gone?’ The dwarves? They hide in their mountains, seeking riches.
They care nothing for the troubles of others. It is in men that we must place our hope. Men? Men are weak. The race of men is failing. The blood of Numenor is all but spent its pride and dignity forgotten.
It is because of men the Ring survives. I was there, Gandalf. (Elrond) I was there 3000 years ago.. …when Isildur took the Ring. I was there the day the strength of men failed. (Elrond) Isildur, hurry! Follow me.
I led Isildur into the heart of Mount Doom.. …where the Ring was forged, the one place it could be destroyed. Cast it into the fire! [ring whispering] – Destroy it! – No. Isildur! It should have ended that day but evil was allowed to endure.
Isildur kept the Ring. The line of kings is broken. There’s no strength left in the world of men. They’re scattered, divided, leaderless. There is one who could unite them. One who could reclaim the throne of Gondor.
He turned from that path a long time ago. He has chosen exile. [crickets chirping] The shards of Narsil. The blade that cut the Ring.. …from Sauron’s hand. Aah. It’s still sharp. But no more than a broken heirloom.
[crickets chirping] Why do you fear the past? You are Isildur’s heir not Isildur himself. You are not bound to his fate. The same blood flows in my veins. The same weakness. Your time will come. You will face the same evil.
And you will defeat it. A si i-dhuath u-orthor, Aragorn. U or le a U or nin. [crickets chirping] Renich i lu i erui govannem? Nauthannen i ned ol reniannen. Gwenwin in enninath.
U-‘arnech in naeth i si celich. Renech i beth i pennen? [sighing] You said you’d bind yourself to me.. …forsaking the immortal life.. …of your people. And to that I hold. I would rather share one lifetime with you.
. …than face all the ages of this world alone. I choose a mortal life. You cannot give me this. It is mine to give to whom I will.. …like my heart. [instrumental music] Strangers from distant lands, friends of old.
. …you’ve been summoned here to answer the threat of Mordor. Middle-earth stands upon the brink of destruction. ‘None can escape it.’ ‘You will unite or you will fall.’ Each race is bound to this fate, this one doom.
Bring forth the Ring, Frodo. [dramatic music] [whispering] So it is true. (male #1) ‘The Ring of Power..’ (male #2) ‘The doom of men…’ [whispering] It is a gift. A gift to the foes of Mordor. ‘Why not use this ring?’ Long has my father, the Steward of Gondor.
. …kept the forces of Mordor at bay. By the blood of our people are your lands kept safe. Give Gondor the weapon of the enemy. Let us use it against him. You cannot wield it. None of us can. The One Ring answers to Sauron alone.
It has no other master. And what would a ranger know of this matter? This is no mere ranger. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance. Aragorn? This…is Isildur’s heir? And heir to the throne of Gondor.
Havo dad, Legolas. Gondor has no king. Gondor needs no king. (Gandalf) Aragorn is right. We cannot use it. You have only one choice. The Ring must be destroyed. Well, what are we waiting for? [Sauron murmuring] The Ring cannot be destroyed, Gimli, son of Gloin by any craft that we here possess.
The Ring was made in the fires of Mount Doom. ‘Only there can it be unmade.’ It must be taken deep into Mordor and cast back into the fiery chasm from whence it came. [ring whispering] One of you.. ..
.must do this. One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its black gates are guarded by more than just orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep. And the Great Eye.. ‘…is ever-watchful.’ It is a barren wasteland.
. …riddled with fire and ash and dust. The very air you breathe is a poisonous fume. Not with 10,000 men could you do this. It is folly. Have you heard nothing Lord Elrond has said? The ring must be destroyed.
And I suppose you think you are the one to do it! And if we fail, what then? What happens when Sauron takes back what is his? I will be dead before I see the ring in the hands of an elf! [indistinct chatter] Never trust an elf! (Gandalf) ‘Do you not understand?’ ‘While you bicker amongst yourselves’ ‘Sauron’s power grows!’ None can escape it.
You’ll all be destroyed! [ring whispering] I will take it. [indistinct chatter] I will take it! [dramatic music] I will take the ring to Mordor. Though.. …I do not know the way. I will help you bear this burden, Frodo Baggins.
. …as long as it is yours to bear. If by my life or death I can protect you.. …I will. You have my sword. And you have my bow. And my axe. You carry the fates of us all, little one. If this is indeed the will of the council.
. …then Gondor will see it done. Hey. Mr. Frodo’s not going anywhere without me. No, indeed it’s hardly possible to separate you even when he is summoned to a secret council and you are not. Hey. We’re coming too! You’ll have to send us home tied up in a sack to stop us.
Anyway, you need people of intelligence on this sort of.. …mission. Quest. Thing. Well, that rules you out, Pip. Nine companions. ‘So be it.’ You shall be the Fellowship Of The Ring. Great! Where are we going? [birds chirping] (Bilbo) My old sword! Sting.
Here, take it. Take it. [sighs] – It’s so light. – Yes, yeah. Made by the Elves, you know. The blade glows blue when orcs are close. And it’s times like that, my lad when you have to be extra careful.
Here’s a pretty thing. Mithril. As light as a feather and as hard as dragon scales. Let me see you put it on. Come on. [dramatic music] Oh. My.. My old ring. I-I, I s-should very much like.. …to hold it again, one last time.
[screams] [groaning] I’m sorry, I brought this upon you, my boy. I’m sorry that you must carry this burden. I’m sorry for everything. [sobbing] [instrumental music] [music continues] (Gandalf) We must hold to this course, west of the Misty Mountains for 40 days.
If our luck holds, the Gap of Rohan will still be open to us. From there, our road turns East to Mordor. Two, one, five. Good! Very good. [grunts] Move your feet. – ‘You look good, Pippin.
‘ – Thanks. (Boromir) ‘Faster!’ If anyone was to ask for my opinion which I note they’re not.. …I’d say we were taking the long way ’round. Gandalf, we could pass through the Mines of Moria. My cousin Balin would give us a royal welcome.
No, Gimli, I would not take the road through Moria unless I had no other choice. [indistinct chatter] [intense music] [grunts] Sorry! Get him! [grunting] – For the Shire! – Hold him. Hold him down, Merry! (Pippin) ‘You’ve got my arm.
You’ve got my arm!’ – What is that? – Nothing. It’s just a wisp of cloud. It’s moving fast. Against the wind. – Crebain from Dunland. – Hide! – Hurry! – Take cover! Frodo! Sam! Come on! [intense music] [cackling] Spies of Saruman.
The passage South is being watched. We must take the Pass of Caradhras. [dramatic music] [grunting] Frodo! Boromir. It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt.. …over so small a thing.
[operatic singing] Such a little thing. Boromir! Give the ring to Frodo. [dramatic music] As you wish. I care not. [chuckles] [intense music] [crows cackling] So, Gandalf, you try to lead them over Caradhras.
And if that fails.. …where then will you go? If the mountain defeats you.. … will you risk a more dangerous road? [panting] [indistinct echoes] There is a fell voice on the air. [indistinct echoes] It’s Saruman! He’s trying to bring down the mountain! Gandalf, we must turn back! No! [chanting spell] [chanting spell] [thunder rumbling] Oh.
[screaming] [rumbling] [wind howling] [grunting] [groaning] We must get off the mountain! Make for the Gap of Rohan and take the West road to my city! The Gap of Rohan takes us too close to Isengard. (Gimli) ‘If we cannot pass over a mountain.
Let us go under it.’ Let us go through the mines of Moria. (Saruman) Moria. You fear to go into those mines. The dwarves delved too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dum.
Shadow and flame. [intense music] Let the ring-bearer decide. Frodo? [panting] We will go through the mines. So be it. [dramatic music] The Walls…of Moria. Ithildin. It mirrors only starlight and moonlight.
[instrumental music] It reads, “The Doors of Durin ‘”Lord of Moria.’ ‘Speak, friend, and enter.”‘ What do you suppose that means? Oh, it’s quite simple. If you are a friend, you speak the password and the doors will open.
[chanting] Annon Edhellen, edro hi ammen [grunting] [Gandalf chanting] (Gandalf) Ando Eldarinwa lasta quettanya Fenda Casarinwa. Mines are no place for a pony. ‘Even one so brave as Bill.
‘ Buh-bye, Bill. Go on, Bill. Go on. ‘Don’t worry, Sam, he knows the way home.’ [intense music] Do not disturb the water. Oh, it’s useless. [intense music] It’s a riddle. “Speak friend and enter.” What’s the Elvish word for friend? Mellon.
[rumbling] [dramatic music] (Gimli) Soon, Master Elf, you will enjoy the fabled hospitality of the dwarves. Roaring fires, malt beer r-ripe meat off the bone! ‘This, my friend, is the home of my cousin Balin.
‘ ‘And they call it a Mine.’ A Mine! This is no mine. It’s a tomb. [gasps] [intense music] (Gimli) No. No! Goblins. We make for the Gap of Rohan. ‘We should never have come here.’ (Boromir) ‘Now, get out of here.
Get out!’ Ah. – ‘Frodo!’ – Help! Strider! – Help! – Get off him! Aragorn! [grunting] [screaming] Frodo! [screaming] [groaning] [screaming] [grunting] Into the mines! – Legolas! – ‘Into the cave!’ [groans] Run! [stones rumbling] [panting] (Gandalf) ‘We now have but one choice.
‘ We must face the long dark of Moria. Be on your guard. There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of the world. Quietly now. It’s a four-day journey to the other side. Let us hope that our presence may go unnoticed.
[dramatic music] [gasps] Pipin. [instrumental music] I have no memory of this place. – ‘Are we Lost?’ – ‘No.’ – ‘I think we are.’ – ‘Shh. Gandalf’s thinking.’ – ‘Merry?’ – What? I’m hungry. [dramatic music] There’s something down there.
It’s Gollum. Gollum? He’s been following us for three days. He escaped the dungeons of Barad-dur? Escaped.. …or was set loose. ‘He hates and loves the ring’ ‘as he hates and loves himself.’ ‘He will never be rid of his need for it.
‘ It’s a pity Bilbo didn’t kill him when he had the chance. Pity? It is pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death and judgment.
Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill.. …before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many. I wish the ring had never come to me.
I wish none of this had happened. So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo besides the will of evil.
Bilbo was meant to find the ring. In which case, you also were meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought. Ah. It’s that way. – He’s remembered. – ‘No.’ But the air doesn’t smell so foul down here.
If in doubt, Meriadoc always follow your nose. [dramatic music] Let me risk a little more light. ‘Behold..’ …the great realm and dwarf-city of Dwarrowdelf. Now there’s an eye opener, and no mistake.
[dramatic music] Ah! Gimli! No! Oh, no. [sobbing] No. [sobbing] (Gandalf) ‘”Here lies Balin..’ ‘”…son of Fundin.’ Lord of Moria.” ‘He is dead, then.’ It’s as I feared. [sobbing] [indistinct chatter] We must move on.
We cannot linger. (Gandalf) ‘”They have taken the bridge and the second hall.’ “We have barred the gates.. “…but cannot hold them for long. ‘”The ground shakes.’ ‘”Drums..’ “…drums in the deep.” “We cannot get out.
‘”A shadow moves in the dark.’ ‘”We cannot get out.’ They are coming.” [clangs] [clanging] [clanging echoes] [sighs] Fool of a Took! Throw yourself in next time, and rid us of your stupidity. [thudding] [indistinct thumping] [panting] (Sam) ‘Frodo!’ Orcs.
[intense music] [panting] Get back! Stay close to Gandalf! [growling] They have a cave-troll. [grunting] [pounding on door] [growls] Let them come! There is one dwarf yet in Moria who still draws breath.
[pounding] [creaking] [screaming] [grunting] [grunting] [grunting] [screaming] [growling] [rumbling] [growling] [screaming] [groaning] [growling] [growling] [growling] I think I’m getting the hang of this.
[screaming] Frodo! [growls] [intense music] [panting] [roaring] [grunting] (Samwise) ‘Aragorn! Aragorn!’ (Aragorn) ‘Frodo!’ Yeah! [groaning] [dramatic music] [grunting] [groans] [groaning] [screaming] Frodo.
Frodo! [grunting] [grunting] [groaning] [grunting] [growling] [screaming] [growling] [grunts] [growling] [intense music] [roaring] [grunting] [screaming] [dramatic music] [panting] Oh, no. [groaning] [Frodo coughing] [gasping] [panting] He’s alive.
[panting] I’m alright. I’m not hurt. You should be dead. That spear would have skewered a wild boar. I think there’s more to this hobbit that meets the eye. [music continues] Mithril. You are full of surprises, Master Baggins.
[screeching] [dramatic music] To the bridge of Khazad-dum! [screeching] [music continues] [screeching] [intense music] [growling] [grunting] [growling] [screeching] [growling] [squealing] [laughing] [growling] [panting] [whispers] What is this new devilry? [indistinct chanting] [growling] A Balrog.
A demon of the ancient world. This foe is beyond any of you. Run! [intense music] (Aragorn) Quickly! Uh, whoa! Whoa! [panting] Gandalf. Lead them on, Aragorn. The bridge is near. [growling] Do as I say! Swords are no more use here.
[intense music] [rumbling] Gandalf! [growling] [swooshing] (Merry) Uh! [music continues] [screeching] (Boromir) ‘Merry! Pippin!’ [grunting] Sam! [grunting] Nobody tosses a dwarf. [grunting] Not the beard! [rumbling] (Aragorn) ‘Frodo.
‘ Uh! Steady. (Aragorn) Hold on! [rumbling] [growling] [rumbling] Hang on! [panting] [rumbling] [music continues] Lean forward! (Aragorn) Steady. Come on! [dramatic music] Over the bridge! Fly! [growling] [intense music] [roaring] [rumbling] You cannot pass! Gandalf! I am a servant of the Secret Fire wielder of the Flame of Anor.
The dark fire will not avail you flame of Udun! [growling] [dramatic music] [roaring] Go back to the shadow. You.. …shall not.. …pass! [rumbling] [roars] [music continues] [sighs] [grunts] (Boromir) ‘No! No!’ Gandalf! [grunting] Fly, you fools! Uh.
. No! [melancholy music] No! Aragorn! (Frodo) No! [arrows swishing] [music continues] [music continues] Legolas, get them up. Give them a moment, for pity’s sake! By nightfall, these hills will be swarming with orcs.
We must reach the woods of Lothlorien. (Aragorn) Come, Boromir, Legolas. Gimli, get them up. ‘On your feet, Sam.’ Frodo? ‘Frodo!’ [music continues] [water gurgling] [intense music] Stay close, young hobbits! They say that a great sorceress lives in these woods.
An elf-witch.. …of terrible power. All who look upon her.. …fall under her spell.. (Galadriel) Frodo.. …and are never seen again. Your coming to us.. …is as the footsteps of doom.
You bring great evil here ring-bearer. (Sam) ‘Mr. Frodo?’ [music continues] (Gimli) ‘Well..’ ‘…here’s one dwarf’ she won’t ensnare so easily. I have the eyes of a hawk and the ears of a fox.
[dramatic music] Oh.. [gasps] The dwarf breathes so loud we could have shot him in the dark. [growls] [speaking Elvish] Aragorn! These woods are perilous! We should go back. You have entered the realm of the Lady of the Wood.
You cannot go back. ‘Come.’ She’s waiting. [instrumental music] [music continues] [music continues] Eight there are here, yet nine there were set out from Rivendell. Tell me, where is Gandalf? ‘For I much desire to speak with him.
‘ He has fallen into shadow. The quest stands upon the edge of a knife. ‘Stray but a little, and it will fail..’ …to the ruin of all. [instrumental music] ‘Yet hope remains while the company is true.
‘ Do not let your hearts be troubled. Go now and rest.. …for you are weary with sorrow and much toil. Tonight, you will sleep.. (Galadriel) Welcome, Frodo of the Shire.. …one who has seen the eye! [singing in Elvish] A lament for Gandalf.
(Pippin) ‘What do they say about him?’ (Legolas) ‘I have not the heart to tell you.’ For me, the grief is still too near. [singing continues] (Aragorn) Take some rest. These borders are well-protected.
I will find no rest here. I heard her voice inside my head. She spoke of my father and the fall of Gondor. She said to me “Even now, there is hope left.” But I cannot see it. It is long since we had any hope.
[singing continues] My father is a noble man. But his rule is failing.. …and our.. …our people lose faith. He looks to me to make things right and I-I would do it. I would see the glory of Gondor restored.
[instrumental music] Have you ever seen it, Aragorn? The white tower of Ecthelion. ‘Glimmering like a spike of pearl and silver.’ Its banners caught high in the morning breeze. Have you ever been called home.
. …by the clear ringing of silver trumpets? I have seen the white city.. …long ago. One day.. …our paths will lead us there. And the tower guard shall take up the call.. “The Lords of Gondor have returned.
” [wind whistling] [instrumental music] [music continues] Will you look into the mirror? What will I see? Even the wisest cannot tell. For the mirror.. …shows many things. Things that were.. …things that are.
. …and some things.. [dramatic music] …that have not yet come to pass. [music continues] [growling] [screeching] [gasping] [intense music] [growling] [grunts] [panting] I know what it is you saw. For it is also in my mind.
(Galadriel) It is what will come to pass.. …if you should fail. The fellowship is breaking. It is already begun. He will try to take the ring. You know of whom I speak.
One by one, it will destroy them all. (Frodo) If you ask it of me.. …I will give you the One Ring. [instrumental music] You offer it to me freely. I do not deny that my heart has greatly desired this.
[intense music] In place of a Dark Lord, you would have a queen! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Treacherous as the sea! Stronger than the foundations of the earth! All shall love me and despair.
[music continues] [panting] I pass the test. I will diminish.. …and go into the West.. …and remain Galadriel. I cannot do this alone. You are a ring-bearer, Frodo. To bear a ring of power.. …is to be alone.
‘This task was appointed to you.’ And if you do not find a way.. …no one will. Then I know what I must do. It’s just.. …I’m afraid to do it. Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
[dramatic music] Do you know how the orcs first came into being? [snarls] They were elves once. Taken by the dark powers.. …tortured and mutilated. ‘A ruined and terrible form of life.’ And now.. ..
.perfected. My fighting Uruk-hai.. …whom do you serve? Saruman! [growls] [intense music] [growls] (Saruman) ‘Hunt them down.’ ‘Do not stop until they are found.’ You do not know pain. You do not know fear.
‘You will taste man-flesh!’ [growling] One of the Halflings carries something of great value. Bring them to me alive.. …and unspoiled. Kill the others. [intense music] [growls] [instrumental music] (Galadriel) Farewell, Frodo Baggins.
I give you the light of Earendil.. …our most beloved star. [speaking Elvish] [music continues] May it be a light for you in dark places.. …when all other lights go out.
[instrumental music] [music continues] [intense music] [growls] [snarls] [crow cawing] [music continues] [dramatic music] (Aragorn) ‘Frodo.’ The Argonath. ‘Long have I desired to look upon the kings of old.
‘ My kin. [instrumental music] [music continues] [birds chirping] [instrumental music] [sighs] We cross the lake at nightfall. Hide the boats and continue on foot. We approach Mordor from the North. Oh, yes? Just a simple matter of finding our way through Emyn Muil.
. an impassable labyrinth of razor-sharp rocks. And after that, it gets even better. ‘Festering, stinking marshland’ as far as the eye can see. That is our road. I suggest you take some rest and recover your strength, Master Dwarf.
Recover my.. We should leave now. No. Orcs patrol the Eastern shore. We must wait for cover of darkness. It is not the Eastern shore that worries me. ‘A shadow and a threat has been growing in my mind.
‘ Something draws near. I can feel it. Recover strength? ‘Pay no heed to that, young hobbit.’ Where’s Frodo? [dramatic music] None of us should wander alone. You, least of all. ‘So much depends on you.
‘ Frodo. I know why you seek solitude. You suffer. I see it day by day. You sure you do not suffer needlessly? There are other ways, Frodo. Other paths that we might take. I know what you would say. And it would seem like wisdom but for the warning in my heart.
Warning? Against what? We’re all afraid, Frodo. But to let that fear drive us, to destroy what hope we have. Don’t you see that is madness? There is no other way. I ask only for the strength to defend my people! If you would but lend me the ring.
No. Why do you recoil? I am no thief. You are not yourself. What chance do you think you have? ‘They will find you.’ They will take the ring. And you will beg for death before the end! Huh. You fool! It is not yours, save by unhappy chance! It could have been mine.
– It should be mine! – Ah! Give it to me! – Give it to me! – No! – Give it to me! – No. Uh. Oh! I see your mind. You will take the ring to Sauron! You will betray us! You’ll go to your death and the death of us all! Curse you! Curse you! And all the Halflings! [groaning] Frodo? Frodo.
[coughs] What have I done? Please, Frodo. (Boromir) Frodo, I’m sorry! Frodo, I’m so.. [wind howling] [wind hissing] [growling] [panting] Frodo? It has taken Boromir. Where is the ring? Stay away! Frodo! I swore to protect you.
Can you protect me from yourself? Would you destroy it? (Sauron) Aragorn. Aragorn. Elessar. [sighs] I would have gone with you to the end. Into the very fires of Mordor. I know.
Look after the others. Especially Sam. He will not understand. Go, Frodo! Run. Run! [dramatic music] [growling] [growling] [grunting] Mr. Frodo! [swords clanging] [growling] Find the Halfling! Ah! Find the Halfling! [growling] Elendil! Aragorn, go! [grunting] [growling] [music continues] [growling] Frodo! Hide here.
Quick! ‘Come on!’ What’s he doing? [sighs] He’s leaving. – No! – Pippin! [growling] ‘Run, Frodo. Go!’ Hey! Hey, you! – Over here! – Hey! – Over here! – This way! [growling] [intense music] – It’s working! – I know it’s working! Run! [grunting] [screaming] [growling] [dramatic music] [grunting] [growling] [blowing horn] The horn of Gondor.
Boromir. [dramatic music] [swords clanging] [grunting] [blowing horn] (Boromir) Run! Run! [music continues] [growling] [clanking] [groaning] [groaning] [growling] Aah! [growling] [heavy breathing] [grunting] [melancholic music] Ah! [arrow swishing] [screaming] [screaming] [groaning] [labored breathing] [growling] [grunting] [instrumental music] [swords clashing] Huh.
[groaning] [growling] [growling] [swords clanking] [growling] Huh! – They took the little ones. – Stay still. Frodo. Where is Frodo? I let Frodo go. Then you did what I could not. I tried to take the ring from him.
The ring is beyond our reach now. Forgive me. I did not see it. I have failed you all. No, Boromir. You fought bravely. You have kept your honor. Leave it. It is over. The world of men will fall and all will come to darkness and my city to ruin.
I do not know what strength is in my blood but I swear to you, I will not let the White City fall.. …nor our people fail. Our people. Our people. [panting] [instrumental music] I would have followed you, my brother.
My captain. My king. Be at peace.. …son of Gondor. [dramatic music] [instrumental music] Frodo! [thinking] I wish The Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Gandalf) So do all who live to see such times but that is not for them to decide.
All you have to decide.. …is what to do with the time that is given to you. [instrumental music] [groaning] Frodo, no! Frodo! Mr. Frodo! No, Sam. Go back, Sam! I’m going to Mordor alone. Of course you are.
And I’m coming with you! You can’t swim! [groaning] Sam! Sam! [music continues] [instrumental music] [coughing] [panting] I made a promise, Mr. Frodo. A promise. “Don’t you leave him, Samwise Gamgee.” And I don’t mean to.
I don’t mean to. Oh, Sam. [sniffles] [instrumental music] Come on. [waves crashing] Hurry! Frodo and Sam have reached the Eastern shore. [instrumental music] [sighs] You mean not to follow them. Frodo’s fate is no longer in our hands.
Then it has all been in vain. The Fellowship has failed. Not if we hold true to each other. We will not abandon Merry and Pippin to torment and death. Not while we have strength left. Leave all that can be spared behind.
We travel light. Let us hunt some orc. Yes! [Gimli chuckles] [instrumental music] Mordor. I hope the others find a safer road. Strider will look after them. I don’t suppose we’ll ever see them again. We may yet, Mr.
Frodo. We may. Sam.. …I’m glad you are with me. [instrumental music] [humming] [humming continues] [Enya singing “May It be”] ♪ May it be ♪ ♪ An evening star ♪ ♪ Shines down ♪ ♪ Upon you ♪ ♪ May it be ♪ ♪ When darkness falls ♪ ♪ Your heart ♪ ♪ Will be true ♪ ♪ You walk ♪ ♪ A lonely road ♪ ♪ Oh how far you are ♪ ♪ From home ♪ ♪ Mornie ♪ ♪ Utulie ♪ ♪ Believe ♪ ♪ And you will ♪ ♪ Find your way ♪ ♪ Mornie ♪ ♪ Alantie ♪ ♪ A promise lives ♪ ♪ Within you ♪ ♪ Now ♪ ♪ May it be ♪ ♪ The shadows call ♪ ♪ Will fly away ♪ ♪ May it be ♪ ♪ Your journey on ♪ ♪ To light the day ♪ ♪ When the night is overcome ♪ ♪ You may rise ♪ ♪ To find the sun ♪ ♪ Mornie ♪ ♪ Utulie ♪ ♪ Believe ♪ ♪ And you will ♪ ♪ Find your way ♪ ♪ Mornie ♪ ♪ Alantie ♪ ♪ A promise lives ♪ ♪ Within you ♪ ♪ Now ♪ ♪ A promise lives ♪ ♪ Within you ♪ ♪ Now ♪♪ [instrumental music] [Edward Ross singing “In Dreams”] ♪ When the cold of winter comes ♪ ♪ Starless night will cover day ♪ ♪ In the veiling of the sun ♪ ♪ We will walk ♪ ♪ In bitter rain ♪ ♪ But in dreams ♪ ♪ But in dreams ♪ ♪ I can hear your name ♪ ♪ And in dreams ♪ ♪ And in dreams ♪ ♪ We will meet again ♪ [music continues] ♪ When the seas ♪ ♪ And mountains fall ♪ ♪ And we come ♪ ♪ To end of days ♪ ♪ In the dark ♪ ♪ I hear a call ♪ ♪ Calling me there ♪ ♪ I will go there ♪ ♪ And back again ♪♪ [music continues] [humming] [music continues] [music continues]