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Just saw ROTK at the theatres again: Sauron, the palantir and Elbereth?


Jul 8 2012, 3:34pm

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Just saw ROTK at the theatres again: Sauron, the palantir and Elbereth? Can't Post

Return of the King EE was showing as a holiday special thing in Christchurch, so of course I went along with my partner and a friend. I enjoyed every second of it, cried over scenes I've never cried over before and of course, there are always things I notice for the first time.

This time the main new thing I noticed was when Aragorn confronts Sauron with the palantir, along with the usual Black Speech and unintelligible threatening sounds, I heard silivren penna miriel. This phrase(?) features in the hymn to Elbereth in the books and apparently means 'white glittering slanting down sparkling like jewels'

My interpretation is that it could be Aragorn's thoughts, drawing strength from Elbereth to steel himself against Sauron's will. Another thought was that it could be a reference to Arwen Undomiel and the jewel she gave Aragorn, since that is the very next thing you see on screen. These are just baseless interpretations, obviously - it's just another layer of the movie to ponder over and have fun with :)

What do you guys think?

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Just saw ROTK at the theatres again: Sauron, the palantir and Elbereth? alienorchid Send a private message to alienorchid Jul 8 2012, 3:34pm
    Did you happen to hear Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jul 9 2012, 3:31am
        It didn't sound like alienorchid Send a private message to alienorchid Jul 9 2012, 4:47am
        I doubt Solicitr Send a private message to Solicitr Sep 8 2012, 1:39pm
    It's something that gets noticed every once in a while by someone Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jul 9 2012, 5:31am


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