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Postby Cock-Robin » Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:48 pm

I'd say the most touching scene is when the Eagles rescue Frodo and Sam from the molten river of Mordor. I was in tears when I first saw it, and it still has the same effect on me whenever I see it.

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Postby rowanberry » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:50 am

To me, it's probably when Frodo stands alone on the bank of the Anduin, looking at the Ring, remembering Gandalf's words, and deciding to go on alone.
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Postby tawariel » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:30 pm

hmmm.... difficult. I love all scenes of LOTR. But the one which touched me most is Sam´s speech in Osgiliath:

"Frodo: I can't do this, Sam.

Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for. "
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Postby Swordsman_Of_The_Tower » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:20 pm

The end of the FOTR.
The end of TTT
The ride of the Rohirrim

And a lot more.........more detail tommorow.
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Postby The Nameless Thing » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:04 pm

Eowyn's confrotation with th Nazgul lord.

By far.
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Postby ElaraElendil » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:19 pm

Ok, I'm pretty sad cause I find so much to be moving that I cry at everything. I've cried at the ending of ROTK so many times I can't count.

So...I'll list the ones that I consistently cry during because they move me.

The Last March of the Ents
When Sam carries Frodo up Mt. Doom
When Frodo leaves at the Gray Havens in the end
The foretelling of Arwen's future (since it's out of the appendix and it's oh so sad)
And finally...When Eowyn finds Theoden...and then Eomer finds her. Can't take it!
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Postby pippinsqueak » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:53 pm

The scene that always gets me is after the Ring has been destroyed when Frodo and Sam are sitting on the rock in the middle of the lava, waiting to die. Frodo says he can see the Shire, and Sam remembers Rosie Cotton dancing under the party tree with ribbons in her hair and says if was ever to have married anyone 'it would have been her, it would have been her.' That always moves me because it brings home just what Sam (and Frodo) have sacrificed their lives to save: the simple hobbit life.


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Postby portia » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:40 pm

There are a lot of favorite scenes.

The first glimpse of Hobbiton, from behind Gandalf as he rides the cart.
Floating down the river, especially the monumental statues.
Boromir fighting off the Uruk-hai, and then being shot down (sniff).
Almost any scene with an Ent in it.
The scene between Theoden and Eowyn, before the Rohirrim ride off.
Gandalf taking over after Denethor jumps.
The stairway into Mordor.
Shelob.
And the scene after the Ring is destroyed, with Sam's speech about Rosie Cotton.

Later:
I have to add the scene at the Bridge of Kazad-Dum, and Gandalf's threat to the Balrog.
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Postby Turin Turambar » Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:16 pm

I do not know where to begin. Most if not all of the "rally the army scenes" (i.e. Eomer's spech, the ride of the Rohirrhim, etc.) get me going, and (I know everyone will kill me for this) even though I know that it is perfectly ridiculous, the arrival of the Elves at the Hornburg. The music combined with their entrance always impressed me. In addition to those, the last march of the ents, and the Frodo and Sam scenes, both on Mount Doom and at the Havens.
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Postby DawnWolf » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:44 pm

I too have several favorite scenes, but the one I cannot forget because it was the one that made me weep and i didn't shy for that, is in RotK, when Aragorn and Gandalf are talking about Frodo and they say:

A: Every day is Frodo closer to Mordor.
G: Do we know that?
A: What does your heart tell you?
G: (I cannot withstand his eyes, Ian McKellen is simply great) That Frodo is alive. Yes. Yes, his alive.

Others are:

The march of Rohan army into the Pellenor fields (the music is great, and I always wonder how and what it would be to see that host of and to feel that earthtrembling made by 6000 horses!!!)
When Arwen is seeing her child with old Aragorn (the unforgetable singer)
"I cannot carry it but I can carry you..." scene
Scene where eagles are carrying Frodo and Sam in their claws
When all four hobbits are back in the Shire, sitting round the table, not talking at all but just looking to each other and then cheering...
When hobbits are parting with Gandalf and Frodo
Talk between Aragorn and Boromir in dying scene of Boromir
...and so on, and so forth... :) :) :)
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Postby pat457 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:26 pm

I don't have a favorite scene, but scenes. Here are some of them:

1.) Frodo and Sam looking to Mordor at the end of FotR.
2.) Sam and Frodo struggling at the slope of Mount Doom.
3.) The beacon scene.
4.) Minas Morgul.
5.) The Rohirrim marching through the Pelennor Fields (then again, I liked most of the battle pretty much).
6.) Gandalf and the Rohirrim charging through Saruman's orcs at the Battle of the Hornburg.
7.) Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli chasing the Uruk-hai.
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Postby Liruliniel » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:36 pm

It's so. hard. to pick a single favorite

But I remember being ecstatic the first time I saw the portrayal of Lothlorien- it gave me shivers. :D

In addition to that, perhaps the scene where Gandalf escapes captivity under Saruman by falling- and is rescued by an eagle.
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Postby poguemahone » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:41 pm

I can't pick one, I just can't.

The opening Shire sequence of FOTR, with that beautiful landscape - as Orlando Bloom put it quite well, the place everyone wished they grew up in.

The Bridge of Khazad-Dum - I still get chills and goosebumps during Gandalf's speeech

The Fellowship weeping after Gandalf's death - I was 12 years old when I saw this film in the theater, and it was the first of many times I wept at a theater showing a LOTR movie.

Boromir's last stand and Aragorn comforting him at his death.

Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas chasing after the hobbits

The Funeral of Theodred

The Charge into the Deeping-coomb (tears in my eyes, goose bumps, the whole shebang)

Gollum's Schizo Scene

The Last March of the Ents

The Charge of the Rohirrim onto Pelennor Fields

The Mumakil

Uh. The final forty-five minutes of ROTK (Army of the dead arrival to the end - I run the gamut of emotions every time I watch the end of this movie).

I cheer and nearly jump for joy when Barad-Dur collapses.
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Postby Big_Jim_Dwyer » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:03 pm

Mine's when the Lord of the Nazgul rides past the shattered gates of Minas Tirith and then has that marvelous dialog with Gandalf which is interrupted by a rooster crowing at the sun rising beyond hope and horns of Rohan echoing off the mountain sides.

Oh, wait . . .

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Favorite scene in PJ's LOTR

Postby Fir-Bolg » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:19 pm

The Credits
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Postby Gandalf'sMother » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:06 pm

While the credits were a wonder (and a relief), my own personal favorite part of the theatrical version of FOTR was the period from when I entered the cinema bathroom to when I exited, thus gloriously missing the entirety of the Weathertop sequence.

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Postby Nár » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:26 pm

thus gloriously missing the entirety of the Weathertop sequence.



I'm pretty sure I spotted Bruce Campbell in that scene.

Plus, as someone once noted, Weathertop looked like a mushroom.

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Postby Fir-Bolg » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:33 pm

Gandalf'sMother wrote:...thus gloriously missing the entirety of the Weathertop sequence.
GM, I'm rarely reduced to overwhelming green-eyed envy, but your serendipitous absence during this cinematographic train-wreck fills me with this deeply unattractive emotion.;)
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Postby rowanberry » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:07 am

Get your popcorn ready - Round 437 of Purists vs. Revisionists is apparently starting... :roll:
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Postby Nár » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:03 am

Nah, we are all too old and tired for a new P/R war. The most we can do is being snarky ;)
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Postby rowanberry » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:11 am

Who's talking about war? I was rather thinking of a boxing match... :P
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Postby rwhen » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:31 am

Hello CR. Favorite scenes?

Seeing the Shire at the opening of FotR's.
After Gandalf falls in Moria.
Lothlorien.
Boromir dying scene.
The end of FotR's, Frodo's decision.

In the Two Towers:

Isengard/Ents/Hobbits

RotK:

Staircase/Shelob
The beacons
Flight of the Eagles
Return to Hobbiton
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Postby Tuor, » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:20 am

My favorite scene was in the original release, but was edited out of the DVD's. It was in the opening of the Two Towers where Aragorn, Legolas an Gimili are chasing down the Orcs.

In one of those scenes Legolas stumbles as he runs. Thats was priceless. Legolas the stumbling Elf. :rofl:

From the Return of the King I'd have to go with the skull avalanche. It was a perfect example of PJ's version of Tolkien's story, dumbed down cheesiness.
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Postby Purz » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:54 pm

Boromir's death scene.
The Argonath.

There's more but those two come to mind first.
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Postby LMG13 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:04 pm

my favourites scenes would have to be:
when Gandalf escapes and flies away on the eagle,
last march of the ents
all the battle scenes
and of course the end when frodo and sam are rescued by the eagles
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Postby Gungnir » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:59 am

Tuor, wrote:My favorite scene was in the original release, but was edited out of the DVD's. It was in the opening of the Two Towers where Aragorn, Legolas an Gimili are chasing down the Orcs.

In one of those scenes Legolas stumbles as he runs. Thats was priceless. Legolas the stumbling Elf. :rofl:

From the Return of the King I'd have to go with the skull avalanche. It was a perfect example of PJ's version of Tolkien's story, dumbed down cheesiness.


So you love the scenes which reinforce your petty prejudices against the films. Great.
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Postby Tuor, » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:10 pm

If by prejudice you mean the belief that the movies should be faithful to the actual story in the book, then yes.

If not, then I wasn't prejudicial at all. I went into those movies hoping for the best. It wasn't until after I watched the movies and saw what PJ created that I disliked them.

Prejudice usually means "pre-judging". I didn't pre-judge the movies at all.

Yes, my favorite parts were where PJ really screwed up in funnies ways. I liked the lighthouse Sauron too. 8)
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Postby Gungnir » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:59 am

Whatever.
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Re: Favorite scene in PJ's LOTR

Postby Ponyboy » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:21 am

Cock-Robin wrote:I'd say the most touching scene is when the Eagles rescue Frodo and Sam from the molten river of Mordor. I was in tears when I first saw it, and it still has the same effect on me whenever I see it.

How about the rest of you?


I actually got a little teary the first time I saw Fellowship when Boromir dies.
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Postby aragornsgirl » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:38 am

At the end of FOTR where Frodo is about to leave and runs into Aragorn, and Aragorn's tempted.

The sequence with the sweeping view of the lighting of the beacons. The moving over the mountains, the great music, the sense of something epic happening. I also like the next scene where Aragorn runs in to tell Theoden.

Boromir's death.

The march of the Ents.

Wow, there are so many, but I'll restrain myself to those four. :lol:
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