Gimli: The walls of Moria!
[Fellowship walks by the side of the lake. Frodo’s foot slips into the water]
[Gandalf makes out an outline of the doors]
[Moon appears. Doors illuminate]
Gandalf: It reads "The doors of Durin – Lord of Moria. Speak friend and enter."
Merry: What do you suppose that means?
Gandalf: Oh it’s quite simple. If you are a friend you speak the password and the doors will open.
Gandalf: Annon Edhellen edro hi ammen! (Gate of the Elves open now for me!)
[Doors stay closed. Gandalf begins to push it with his staff]
[After a while, the Fellowship lay seated around the doors or near the lake, still waiting for Gandalf to open it]
Gandalf: Ando Eldarinwa a lasta quettanya, Fenda Casarinwa! (Gate of Elves listen to my word, Threshold of Dwarves!)
Aragorn: [unhitches Bill’s bridle] The mines are no place for a pony, even one so brave as Bill.
Sam: Bye, bye Bill
Aragorn: Go on, Bill, go on. Don’t worry Sam, he knows the way home.
[Merry throws a stone into the water. Pippin follows suit but Aragorn stops him]
Aragorn: Do not disturb the water.
Gandalf: [exasperated] Oh, it’s useless!
[Frodo stands and looks at the writings intently]
Frodo: It’s a riddle. Speak "friend" and enter. What’s the Elvish word for friend?
[The doors open. Fellowship enters Moria]
Gimli: Soon master elf you will enjoy the fabled hospitality of the dwarves. Roaring fires, malt beer, ripe meat off the bone. This, my friend, is the home of my cousin Balin. And they call it a mine. A mine!
Boromir: This is no mine, it’s a tomb!
[Dwarf corpses litter the floor]
Gimli: Oh! No! Noooo!!!
[Legolas picks up an arrow]
[Legolas, Aragorn and Boromir draw out their swords]
Boromir: We make for the Gap of Rohan. We should never have come here.
[Something stirs in the water behind the Hobbits]
Boromir: Now get out, get out!
[Frodo is grabbed by the Watcher in the water]
Sam, Merry, and Pippin: Frodo!
Sam: Strider! [hacks at tentacle] Get off him!
[Fellowship fights against the Watcher]
Frodo: Aah! Ungh! Aah! Argh! Aah!
Boromir: [slices a tentacle]
[Fellowship battle it out against the Watcher in the Water. It finally releases Frodo and the hobbit lands right onto Boromir’s arms]
Gandalf: Into the Mines!
[The Watcher slams the Gates shut. The Fellowship races inside the entrance. Slabs of rock drop; the roof of the passageway collapses. Total darkness falls. Then Gandalf again lights the piece of quartz that he picked up on the shore the first time they went in. We see the startled faces of the Fellowship and the first flight of stairs, with corpses strewn about]
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.
Gandalf: Quietly now. It’s a four-day journey to the other side. Let us hope that our presence may go unnoticed.
[The Fellowship is seen entering a great cavern with a serpentine walkway down through the middle. Cut to the Fellowship climbing up steep steps on the side of a cavern with its many buildings and stalagmites above them. Pippin looses his footing and slips onto Merry]
[On the fourth day of their journey, the Fellowship climbs another flight of stairs to a crossroads in the mine: three portals loom before them]
Gandalf: I have no memory of this place
[The Fellowship rests while Gandalf tries to decide their course]
Pippin: Are we lost?
Merry: I think we are.
Sam: Shh, Gandalf’s thinking.
Pippin: I’m hungry.
[Frodo looks down into the cavern and sees a small figure leaping from stone to stone. Startled, he walks over to where Gandalf is sitting]
Frodo: There’s something down there.
Gandalf: It’s Gollum.
Gandalf: He’s been following us for three days.
Frodo: He escaped the dungeons of Barad-Dur!
Gandalf: Escaped? Or set loose? He hates and loves the ring, as he hates and loves himself. He will never be rid of his need for it.
Frodo: It’s a pity Bilbo didn’t kill him when he had the chance!
Gandalf: Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death, and some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo?
Gandalf: Do not be too eager to deal out death and judgement. Even the very wise can not 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.
[Frodo sits next to Gandalf]
Frodo: 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 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.
Gandalf: Ah! It’s that way.
Merry: He’s remembered!
[The Fellowship heads down the middle passage]
Gandalf: No, but the air doesn’t smell so foul down here. If in doubt, Meriadoc, always follow your nose.
Gandalf: Let me risk a little more light.
[His brightened staff shows a grandiose hall of stone, lined with tall pillars and arched ceilings as far as the eye can see. Members of the Fellowship, including Gimli, react in awe]
Gandalf: Behold the great realm of the dwarf city of Dwarrowdelf.
Sam: That’s an eye opener and no mistake.
[Fellowship walks forward through the hall. Gimli sees a ray of sunlight shining through the Chamber of Mazarbul. Corpses lay scattered about]
[Gimli stops, kneels by a crypt]
Gimli: No! No! [sob] No! [sob]
Gandalf: [translates the runes on the tomb] "Here lies Balin, son of Fundin, Lord of Moria." He is dead then. Its as I feared.
[Gandalf gives his staff and hat to Pippin, bends down, and takes from the grasp of a corpse a large and battered book. He opens it and clears the dirt from its pages]
Legolas: [to Aragorn] We must move on, we cannot linger!
Gandalf: [reading] "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. [turns the page] We cannot get out. A Shadow moves in the dark. We cannot get out…They are coming."
[Pippin touches the arrow, causing first the skull, then the body, then the chain and bucket to go over the side of the well and drop far below, its noises echo from hall to hall. He winces at each new wave of noise. Then silence. The Fellowshi
p begins to relax]
Gandalf: [slams the book shut] Fool of a Took! Throw yourself in next time and rid us of your stupidity!
[Drums echo up from deep below]
Sam: Frodo! [Sting glows blue]
[Boromir goes to the door to have a look. Arrows are shot and hits the door near his face]
Aragorn: [to the Hobbits] Get back! Stay close to Gandalf!
[Aragorn, dropping his torch, runs to Boromir and closes the doors. A troll can be heard just outside]
Boromir: They have a cave troll.
[Legolas tosses weapons to Boromir and Aragorn to help blockade the door]
[Fellowship draws out their weapons]
[Gimli leaps atop Balins tomb and brandishes his axe]
Gimli: Aarrgghhh!!! Let them come! There is one dwarf yet in Moria that still draws breath!
[Orcs begin breaking the door down. Legolas and Aragorn shoot at them through the holes in the door. The orcs break through and the battle begins. The Fellowship engages the orcs]
[A cave troll smashes through the doorway. Legolas shoots him; he growls. Sam looks up, sees the troll swinging his mace down at him, and runs under the trolls legs. The troll swings twice at Gimli, but hits first the tomb, then an Orc instead. Fellowship continues to fight the Orcs]
Sam: [hits orcs with skillet] I think I’m getting the hang of this.
[Legolas kills orcs on a ledge on one wall. The troll swings his chain at Legolas, who avoids it until the troll wraps it around a pillar. Legolas stamps the chain tight and then runs along it onto the trolls head. He shoots the troll and then jumps off]
[The troll plays hide and seek with Frodo around a pillar, at last grabbing him when Frodo falls on his back into a corner. The troll lifts and drags Frodo]
Frodo: Aragorn? Aragorn!
[Frodo stabs the trolls hand with Sting. The troll drops Frodo]
Aragorn: Frodo! Yaaahh!
[Aragorn grabs a spear from the floor and stabs the troll with it. The troll, infuriated, punches Aragorn across the room. He collapses on the floor. Frodo races after him]
[The troll blocks Frodo’s path with his spear, throwing him back. The troll takes aim and stabs Frodo on the chest]
Frodo: [being stabbed] Ungh!
Sam: Frodo? Frodo!
[Frodo slumps to the floor]
Merry and Pippin: Yaahh!
[They leap onto the trolls head and start stabbing him. The troll flails at his head, finally grabbing Merry, swinging him around and throws him to the ground. The Fellowship redoubles its efforts against Orcs and troll. Gandalf and Gimli take turns stabbing at the troll and dodging out of range. Legolas takes aim. With Pippin stabbing the troll one more time on the head, the troll opens its mouth. Legolas delivers the deathblow]
[The troll moans then collapses to the ground. Pippin is thrown against the floor and is knocked out. There is a moment of silence. All Orcs are dead or has fled]
Aragorn: Oh no!
[He turns Frodo over. Frodo groans]
Sam: He’s alive!
Frodo: I’m all right, I’m not hurt.
Aragorn: You should be dead! That spear would have skewered a wild boar.
Gandalf: I think there’s more to this hobbit than meets the eye.
[Frodo shows his Mithril shirt]
Gimli: Mithril! You are full of surprises Master Baggins.
[Orcs are once again heard down the hall]
Gandalf: To the bridge of Khazad-dum!
[The Fellowship runs out into Dwarrowdelf again pursued by an army of orcs. The orcs surround the Fellowship but are dismayed and flee. A burning red light appears in the distance]
Boromir: What is this new devilry?
Gandalf: A Balrog- a demon of the ancient world. This foe is beyond any of you. Run!!!
[The Fellowship enters a passageway, then down a flight of steps. Parts of the steps break into a chasm and Boromir nearly falls into one. He was pulled back by Legolas. The Hobbits too stop short of falling in. They take another flight of stairs down. Aragorn and Gandalf bring up the rear]
Gandalf: Lead them on Aragorn. The bridge is near. Do as I say! Swords are no more use here.
[The Fellowship encounter a gap on the stairs. Legolas leaps forward and lands on the other side]
[Gandalf leaps after him]
[Orcs begin shooting at the Fellowship. Legolas shoots back]
Boromir: Merry! Pippin! Hoo-aah!
[He takes Merry and Pippin, one on each side, and leaps forward]
[Sam is tossed to the other side caught by Boromir]
Gimli: [to Aragorn] Nobody tosses a dwarf.
[He leaps forward but nearly falls back. Legolas grabs his beard]
Gimli: Not the beard!
[Some of the steps give way. Aragorn and Frodo struggle back. A huge rock falls from behind, cracking the foundation of the stairs Aragorn and Frodo are still on. The stairs start to wobble]
Aragorn: Stay there. Hold on. Hang on! Lean forward!
Boromir: Come on!
[They shifted their weight forward, forcing the stairs to lessen the gap between them and the rest of the Fellowship. They leap and cross to safety. They continue to run down the stairs]
Gandalf: Over the bridge! Fly!
[The Fellowship crosses the bridge. Gandalf turns to face the Balrog]
[The Balrog growls]
Gandalf: You cannot pass!
[A blazing light radiate from Gandalf’s staff, illuminating the entire bridge]
Gandalf: I am the servant of the secret fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you! Flame of Udun!
[The Balrog strikes down on Gandalf with its flaming sword. Gandalf parries the blow with Glamdring, destroying the Balrog’s sword]
Gandalf: Go back to the shadow!
Gandalf: YOU…SHALL NOT…PASS!!!
[Gandalf strikes his staff onto the bridge. The Balrog steps forward and falls into the chasm. But at the last minute the whip lashes out and drags Gandalf down to the edge]
Boromir: No, Frodo!
Gandalf: Fly, you fools! [falls into the chasm]
[Boromir grabs hold of Frodo and starts to leave]
[Aragorn looks at Gandalf’s demise in disbelief. He turns to follow the others just as several orc arrows miss him as he retreats]
[The Fellowship exits Moria. Everyone is distraught]
Aragorn: Legolas, get them up.
Boromir: Give them a moment for pitys sake.
Aragorn: By nightfall these hills will be swarming with orcs! We must reach the Woods of Lothlorien. Come Boromir, Legolas, Gimli, get them up. On your feet Sam. Frodo? Frodo!
[Frodo weeping silently, turns towards Aragorn]
[Next scene- Fellowship enters the Woods of Lothlorien ]
Gimli: Stay close young hobbits! They say there’s a great sorceress lives in these woods. An elf-witch of terrible power. All who look upon her, fall under her spell…
Galadriel’s Voice: [whispering echo] Frodo….
[Frodo startled, looks around]
Gimli: … and are never seen again.
Galadriel’s Voice: Youre coming to us… is as the footsteps of doom. You bring great evil here ringbearer!
Sam: Mr. Frodo?
Gimli: Well, here is one dwarf she wont ensnare so easily. I have the eyes of a hawk and the ears of a fox!
[Arrows started pointing towards the each member of the Fellowship]
Haldir: The dwarf breaths so loud we could have shot him in the dark.
Aragorn: Haldir o Lórien. Henion aníron, boe ammen i dulu lîn. Boe ammen veriad lîn.
(Haldir of Lorien, we come here for help. We need your protection.)
Gimli: Aragorn, these woods are perilous! We should go back.
Haldir: You have entered the realm of the Lady of the Wood. You cannot go back. Come, she is waiting.
[The Fellowship arrive at Caras Galadhon. They ascend the stairway to meet Galadriel and Celeborn. The Lord and Lady of Lothlorien descend to meet the Fellowship]
Celeborn: Eight that are here yet nine there were set out from Rivendell. Tell me where is Gandalf? For I much desire to speak with him.
[Galadriel looks at Aragorn, reading the answer in his eyes]
Galadriel: He has fallen into shadow.
Galadriel: The quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it will fail to the ruin of all.
[Galadriel looks at Boromir who cant stand her gaze. He starts shaking and casts his eyes downwards]
Galadriel: Yet hope remains while the company is true.
[Galadriel looks at Sam and smiles]
Galadriel: Do not let your hearts be troubled. Go now and rest for you are weary with sorrow and much toil. Tonight you will sleep in peace. [whispers to Frodo in his mind] Welcome Frodo of the Shire. One who has seen the Eye!
[Back at the bottom, a song is sung for Gandalf]
A Olorin i yaresse ( Olorin, who once was…)
Mentaner i Numeherui… (sent by the Lords of the West…)
Legolas: A lament for Gandalf.
Merry: What do they say about him?
Legolas: I have not the heart to tell you. For me the grief is still too near.
Tirien i Romenori (to guard the lands of the East…)
Maiarion i Oiosaila…(wisest of all Maiar…)
Mana elye etevanne…(what drove you to leave…)
Norie i melanelye? (that which you loved?)
Aragorn: Take some rest. These borders are well protected.
Boromir: I will find no rest here. I heard a 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.
Boromir: My father is a noble man, but his rule is failing. And now our…our people lose faith. He looks to me to make things right and I would do it. I would see the glory of Gondor restored. [sigh] Have you ever seen it Aragorn? 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?
Aragorn: I have seen the White City. Long ago.
Boromir: One day, our paths will lead us there. And the tower guards shall take up the call: The Lords of Gondor have returned!
[The Fellowship is asleep. Galadriel walks by. Frodo wakes up with a start and proceeds to follow her. Galadriel descends to her garden and fills the ewer with water]
Galadriel: Will you look into the mirror?
Frodo: What will I see?
Galadriel: Even the wisest cannot tell. For the mirror shows many things.
[She begins to pour the water into the silver basin]
Galadriel: Things that were, things that are and some things… [empties the ewer] that have not yet come to pass.
[Frodo walks up to the mirror to take a look. Frodo sees Legolas, Merry and Pippin, then Sam. He sees Bag End, then the burning of Hobbiton, the enslavement of the Hobbits and the destruction of the Shire. After which he sees the Eye of Sauron. The ring hanging from his neck pulls him closer to the water. Terrified he grabs the ring and falls on his back]
Galadriel: I know what it is you saw. For it is also in my mind. [speaks to Frodo telepathically] It is what will come to pass if you should fail. The Fellowship is breaking. It has already begun. He will try to take the ring. You know of whom I speak. One by one it will destroy them all.
Frodo: [telepathically] If you ask it of me, I will give you the One Ring.
[Frodo offers the ring to her]
Galadriel: You offer it to me freely. I do not deny that my heart has greatly desired this.
[She approaches Frodo and places her hand over the ring. Her image begins to change]
Galadriel: In place OF A DARK LORD, YOU WILL 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 DISPAIR!
[Galadriel’s image returns to normal]
Galadriel: I pass the test! I will diminish, and go into the West, and remain Galadriel.
Frodo: I cannot do this alone.
Galadriel: You are a ringbearer, 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.
Frodo: Then I know what I must do. Its just… Im afraid to do it.
Galadriel: Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
[Scene goes to Orthanc in Isengard]
Saruman: Do you know how the Orcs first came into being? They were elves once, taken by the dark powers. Tortured and mutilated: a ruined and terrible form of life. Now…perfected: my fighting Uruk-Hai. Whom do you serve?
[The Uruk-Hai are given their gear and assembled to Saruman]
Saruman: [to the troops] 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!
Saruman: [to Lurtz] One of the halflings carries something of great value. Bring them to me alive and unspoiled. Kill the others!
[Uruk-Hai troop leaves Isengard]
[Scene returns to Lothlorien]
Galadriel: Farewell, Frodo Baggins. I give you the light of Earendil, our most beloved star.
Galadriel: May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out.
[Galadriel bids goodbye as the Fellowship canoes down the river]
[Orcs march along the river]
[The Fellowship’s boats pass through a canyon. Aragorn lifts his head, half-smiles and taps Frodo on the shoulder]
Aragorn: Frodo, the Argonath! Long have I desired to look upon the kings of old. My kin.
[The Fellowship looks up in awe at the towering splendor of the Argonath. Two majestic statues, carved right out of the rock, proudly stand on each side of the Anduin. Their left arms are held aloft, their palms facing outwards in gesture of warning. Solemn and stern were their faces, the silent wardens of a long vanished kingdom]
[The Fellowship reaches the foot of Amon Hen, the Hill of Sight. As they disembark on the gravel beach of Parth Galen, Boromir looks troubled and appears to be fighting a conflict within him]
Aragorn: We cross the lake at nightfall. Hide the boats and continue on foot. We approach Mordor from the north.
Gimli: Oh, yes?! Its just a simple matter of finding our way through Emyn Muil? An impossible labyrinth of razor sharp rocks! And after that, it gets even better! Festering, stinking marshlands far as the eye can see!
Aragorn: That is our road. I suggest you take some rest and recover your strength master dwarf.
Gimli: Recover my…?! Phrrrrr…
Legolas: [quietly to Aragorn] We should leave now.
Aragorn: No. Orcs patrol the eastern shore. We must wait for cover of darkness.
Legolas: 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!
Gimli: No dwarf need recover strength! [to Pippin] Pay no heed to that, young hobbit.
Merry: Wheres Frodo?
[Sam rouses with a start. Boromir’s lone shield lies where he was]
[Frodo wanders into the forest. He stands by an immense stone head, lying with its side on the ground. Boromir, gathering wood, sees Frodo and approaches him]
Boromir: None of us should wander alone, you least of all. So much depends on you. Frodo?
Boromir: 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.
Frodo: I know what you would say. And it would seem like wisdom but for the warning in my heart.
Boromir: Warning? Against what? Were all afraid, Frodo. To let that fear drive us to destroy what hope we have. Dont you see that is madness?
Frodo: There is no other way!
Boromir: I ask only for the strength to defend my people! [throws the gathered wood to the ground] If you would but lend me the ring…
Frodo: No. [steps back]
Boromir: Why do you recoil? I am no thief.
Frodo: You are not yourself.
Boromir: 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!
[Frodo begins to run from Boromir]
[Boromir gives chase]
Boromir: It is not yours save by unhappy chance. It could have been mine! [tackles Frodo] It should be mine! Give it to me!
Boromir: Give it to me!
Boromir: Give me… Give me the ring!
[Frodo slips the ring on and disappears. He kicks Boromir and runs away]
Boromir: [looks around desperately] I see your mind. You will take the ring to Sauron! You will betray us! You go to your death and the death of us all! Curse you! Curse you! And all the halflings!
[Boromir slips and falls to the ground. The madness of the ring leaves him and he comes to his senses]
Boromir: Frodo?…Frodo?…what have I done?…please…Frodo!
Boromir: [in the background] Frodo, Im sorry! Oh no!
[Frodo, in the "shadow world," climbs up onto the Seat of Seeing atop Amon Hen. He looks over the stone seat and sees the Dark Tower from afar. The image rushes towards him and his vision rise to its pinnacle—where the burning Eye of Sauron stares back menacingly. Frodo, rushing to remove the ring, falls off the Seat of Seeing and lands on his back. He sits up, trying to catch his breath]
Frodo: [startled] Huh?! It has taken Boromir.
Aragorn: [intensely] Where is the ring?
Frodo: Stay away!
[Frodo runs from Aragorn]
Aragorn: I swore to protect you!
Frodo: Can you protect me from yourself?!
[Shows the ring on his palm]
Frodo: Would you destroy it?
[Aragorn, looking at the ring, slowly approaches Frodo. The ring begins to whisper]
The Ring: Aragorn…Aragorn…Elessar…
[He reaches out. With both hands, Aragorn closes Frodo’s hand over the ring and pushes it away]
Aragorn: I would have gone with you to the end, into the very fires of Mordor.
Frodo: I know. Look after the others, especially Sam. He will not understand.
[Aragorn sees Sting’s blue glow. He stands suddenly]
Aragorn: Go on Frodo. [draws out his sword] Run. Run!
[Frodo leaves. Aragorn walks out from beneath the Seat of Seeing and finds a troop of Uruk-Hai advancing towards him. He gives a half-smile, and half-swaggers towards them, holding his sword up to his face as an acceptance to the challenge. They attack. He cuts several down, but they force him up the stairs of the Seat]
[Sam searches frantically for Frodo in the woods]
[He hears the clash of sword on sword. His eyes widen]
Lurtz: Find the Halfling! Find the Halfling!
Aragorn: [jumps onto the Uruk-Hai] Elendil!!!!!
[Legolas and Gimli run forward from behind the Seat. Legolas shoots three Uruk-hais with quick bow-work; Gimli lands an ax-blow]
Legolas: Aragorn! Go!
[Frodo runs and hides behind a tree. Across the way, Merry and Pippin hide in a space under some fallen tree trunks]
Pippin: [beckoning] Hide here quick! Come on!
[Frodo sees them and shakes his head]
Pippin: [to Merry] What’s he doin?
Merry: Hes leavin’.
Pippin: No! [runs out to Frodo]
Merry: Pippin! [comes after him]
[Merry and Pippin are out in the open. Several Uruk-Hais were coming down the hill, towards their area]
Merry: [quietly] Run Frodo! Go!
[Merry calls out to the Uruk-Hais]
Merry: [cups his hands] Hey! Hey you! Over here!
Merry: Over here!
Pippin: [waving his arms] This way!
[Both hobbits run away from Frodo. The Uruk-Hai troop follows them. Frodo makes a break for it, running in the opposite direction]
Pippin: Its working!
Merry: I know its working! Run!
[Merry and Pippin run across an old stone bridge. At its far end, they stop and see Uruk-hai running towards them. The Uruks are closing in, both in front and behind. An Uruk runs up to them, raising his battleaxe. But Boromir comes charging in, knocks the Uruk back, and kills him with his own axe. He throws a knife at another. More close in]
[Back at the Seat of Seeing, Legolas, Aragorn, and Gimli continue to fight the Uruk-Hai. In one smooth move, Legolas stabs one Uruk with an arrow then shoots it at another. Gimli wields his axe. Aragorn stabs one behind his back. Legolas shoots an Uruk who has closed in on Aragorn]
[Three loud ox-horn blasts are heard]
Legolas: The Horn of Gondor!
[They run down Amon Hen towards the sound, but Uruks are between them and Boromir. A visual sweep shows some running towards Boromir, down the stone steps; the others attack Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli as they struggle to follow]
[Boromir sounds the horn of Gondor again]
Boromir: [to the hobbits] Run! Run!
[The Uruks attack Boromir. He kills two more. Lurtz walks into view, lifts his bow, aims a big black arrow, and shoots it into Boromir’s left shoulder. The hobbits look at him in shock. Boromir drops to his knees, begins to breathe hard, and looks at the hobbits. Uruks come closer, but he gives a battle cry, rises, and swings his sword at one, who falls. Lurtz growls, lifts his bow, and shoots again. A black arrow flies into Boromir’s stomach. He drops to his knees and starts to gasp. But he swings his sword at another Uruk and gets up. Lurtz shoots him one more time, in the chest. Boromir falls on his knees and stays there, swaying a little and blinking]
[Merry and Pippin look at him, aghast. With all the courage they could muster, they take up their swords and attack the Uruk-hai]
Merry and Pippin: Shire!!!!!
[They never had a chance to use them. The Uruk-hai lifted them up and carried them off. Merry and Pippin wave their arms frantically. The Uruk-hai troop walks away from Boromir. Boromir looks on in sorrow]
[Lurtz, now left alone, stops ten feet from Boromir and takes aim with his bow. Boromir swallows and stares back at him. Just then Aragorn crashes into Lurtz, whose arrow flies off harmlessly. Lurtz and Aragorn fight. Aragorn loses his sword and is thrown to the ground;
when he gets up, Lurtz throws his two-prong shield at Aragorn and pins him by the neck against a tree. Lurtz raises his sword and strikes, but Aragorn slips beneath the shield and dodges the blow. Aragorn pulls out a knife and stabs Lurtz on the leg. Lurtz roars. Lurtz then pulls out the knife and throws it at Aragorn, who has found his sword and uses it to bat the knife away. Aragorn closes in on Lurtz and in a flurry of swordplay, slices his arm off and then stabs him in the chest. Lurtz pulls himself up on the sword closer to Aragorn, snarling. Aragorn grimaces, pulls his sword out of Lurtz, swings it wide, and hacks off Lurtz’s head. The rest of Lurtz falls to the ground]
[Aragorn pauses a moment, panting. He then races to Boromir. Boromir, pale and bloodied, is now lying on his back, his head close to a tree]
Boromir: They took the little ones.
Aragorn: Be still.
Boromir: Frodo, where is Frodo?
Aragorn: I let Frodo go.
Boromir: Then you did what I could not. I tried to take the ring from him.
Aragorn: The ring is beyond our reach now.
Boromir: Forgive me, I did not see it. I have failed you all.
Aragorn: No, Boromir, you fought bravely! You have kept your honor. [starts to pull the arrows from Boromir]
Boromir: Leave it! It is over. The world of men will fall, and all will come to darkness… and my city to ruin.
Aragorn: 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!
Boromir: Our people? Our people.
[He reaches for his sword. Aragorn gives it to him. Boromir clasps its hilt to his chest]
Boromir: I would have followed you my brother, my captain, my king!
[Boromir passes away]
Aragorn: Be at peace, son of Gondor.
[Legolas and Gimli arrive at the scene. Legolas looks closely at Aragorn and Boromir. Gimli bows his head and turns away]
[Scene shows Sam running through the woods]
[Frodo stands upon Parth Galen, staring into the distance, with the ring on his palm. Weeping silently, he recalls his conversation with Gandalf]
Frodo: 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.
[flashback ends. Frodo decides to leave. He puts the ring in his pocket, pushes the boat into the river and jumps in]
[Sam emerges from the woods]
Sam: Frodo no! Frodo! Mr. Frodo!
Frodo: No Sam. [continues to paddle away]
[Sam runs into the river after Frodo]
Frodo: [looks back] Go back Sam! I’m going to Mordor alone.
Sam: Of course you are, and I’m coming with you!
Frodo: You can’t swim! Sam!
[Sam struggles to swim then sinks into the water]
[Sam sinks deeper and deeper. He sees the sun shimmering up on the surface. His arm floats limply as he descends into the water. Suddenly Frodo’s hand reaches down and grabs Sam’s wrist. Frodo pulls him out of the water and up into the boat]
Sam: [dripping wet] 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.
Frodo: Oh Sam! [hug] Come on.
[Frodo and Sam paddle towards the eastern shore]
[Boromir is laid to rest in one of the boats. He has his sword with him, his shield is above his head, and his horn at his side. The boat slips over the falls of Rauros and then drops into the mists below. Gimli watches the boat disappear. Aragorn wears Boromir’s vambraces in his honor. Legolas shoves the third boat into the water]
Legolas: Hurry! Frodo and Sam have reached the eastern shore.
[Aragorn continues to stand]
Legolas: You mean not to follow them?
Aragorn: Frodo’s fate is no longer in our hands.
Gimli: Then it has all been in vain! The Fellowship has failed.
Aragorn: [puts his hands on their shoulders] Not if we hold true to each other. We will not abandon Merry and Pippin to torment to death. Not while we have strength left. Leave all that can be spared behind. We travel light. Let’s hunt some orc!
[Legolas and Gimli look at each other]
Gimli: Yes!!! Haha!
[Aragorn runs into the woods, followed by Gimli and Legolas]
[Frodo and Sam stand upon Emyn Muil, seeing the Dead Marshes and Mordor in the distance ahead]
Frodo: Mordor. I hope the others find a safer route.
Sam: Strider will look after them.
Frodo: I don’t suppose we’ll ever see them again.
Sam: We may yet, Mr. Frodo. We may.
Frodo: [turns, smiling] Sam, I’m glad you’re with me.
[Frodo and Sam descend the rocky slope. Scene fades out]
Enyas "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
Mornië utúlië (Quenya: Darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornië alantië (Quenya: Darkness has fallen)
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
Mornië utúlië (Quenya: Darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornië alantië (Quenya: Darkness has fallen)
A promise lives within you now
A promise lives within you now
A Lament for Gandalf
A Olorin i yaresse (Olorin, who once was…)
Mentaner i Numeherui (Sent by the Lords of the West)
Tirien i Romenori (to guard the lands of the East)
Maiarion i Oiosaila (Wisest of all Maiar)
Mana elye etevanne (What drove you to leave)
Norie i melanelye? (That which you loved?)
Mithrandir Mithrandir, A Randir Vithren (Mithrandir, Mithrandir O Pilgrim Grey)
u-renianthach i amar galen… (No more will you wander in the green fields of this earth)
I reniad lin ne mor, nuithannen… (Your journey has ended in darkness)
In gwidh ristennin i fae narchannen… (The bonds cut, the spirit broken)
I lach Anor ed ardhon gwannen… (The flame of Anor has left this world)
Caled veleg, ethuiannen. (A great light, has gone out.)
[Transcribed from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring".
Screenplay by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Phillipa Boyens.
Based on "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien.
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