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Top ten or twenty favourite scenes in the PJ's Middle Earth saga so far?

TheImaginator
Rivendell

Apr 15 2014, 4:38pm

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Top ten or twenty favourite scenes in the PJ's Middle Earth saga so far? Can't Post

Doesn't have to be in any order!

(I'm listing mine chronologically)
Mine:
1. Concerning Hobbits
2. Weathertop
3. Entirety of Moria
4. Breaking of the Fellowship
5. TTT Prologue
6. Gearing up for Helm's Deep
7. Sam's Speech
8. ROTK prologue
9. Pippin's song/Faramir riding
10. Shelob's Lair
11. Invasion of Minas Tirith
12. Ride of the Rohirrim
13. Mt Doom
14. Grey Havens
15. Misty Mountains Cold song
16. Bilbo enjoying Rivendell
17. Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire/AUJ ending
18. Entirety of Mirkwood
19. Smaug revealed
20. DOS ending "I am Death."

List yours! ;D


Elutherian
Rohan


Apr 15 2014, 4:55pm

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Top Ten [In reply to] Can't Post

1. The Ride of the Rohirrim
2. The Bridge of Khazad-Dum
3. Forth Eorlingas
4. The Breaking of the Fellowship
5. The Evenstar
6. A Far Green Country
7. The Lighting of the Beacons
8. The Tales That Really Matter
9. Caradhras (Boromir picking up the ring)
10. Foundations of Stone

All from LOTR.

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Skaan
Lorien


Apr 15 2014, 5:37pm

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Ohh that's a tough one [In reply to] Can't Post

It's easy to pick favorites but hard to number themSmile

1. Breaking of the Fellowship (basically the whole ending of FotR, flawlessly done IMO)
2. TTT opening scene
3. AUJ prologue with Smaug, Dale and Erebor
4. The "I can see the Shire" scene at the end of RotK
5. The part in RotK where Frodo and Sam are struggling to climb Mt. Doom, while the beautiful flute(?) music is playing
6. Smaug's reveal and conversation with Bilbo
7. Balrog scene in FotR
8. Gandalf's arrival at Helm's Deep
9. DoS titledrop + Beorn chasing the dwarves
10. "For Frodo" scene in RotK

There's loads of other great scenes aswell, but i figured i'd just stick with a top10 for nowTongue.

Also, like 95% of all my favorite scenes (including those not on the list) are probably because of Howard Shore's music.


DaughterofLaketown
Gondor


Apr 15 2014, 6:09pm

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My favorites [In reply to] Can't Post

The Conversation of Bilbo and Gandalf AUJ
Thranduil and Tauriel from DOS
Tauriel and Kili aka the starlight DOS
Thorin and Thranduil DOS
Boromir's death FOTR
Eowyn confrontation of Aragorn at helms deep TTT
The Houses of Healing ROTK
Faramir and Eowyn ROTK
The charge of Rohan ROTK
The pyre of Denethor ROTK
The conversation of Faramir and Denethor RoTK
The flight to the Ford FOTR
Everything in Laketown DOS
Meeting Bard DOS
Barrels sequence DOS
Legolas and Tauriel DOS ( Seeing a trend here. Yes, I love Tauriel.)
Smaug and Bilbo DOS
Entering Erebor DOS
Rivendell AUJ
All the prologues
The Evenstar
The conversation of Elrond and Arwen extended TTT
Aniron
Pippin's song


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Glorfindela
Valinor


Apr 15 2014, 11:50pm

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I like most of these, too [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
1. The Ride of the Rohirrim
2. The Bridge of Khazad-Dum
3. Forth Eorlingas
4. A Far Green Country
5. The Lighting of the Beacons
6. The Tales That Really Matter

In Reply To

(Seems almost magical remembering all these moments.)

Plus:

7. The Black Rider scenes in FotR (amazing).
8. Mines of Moria (first reveal by Gandalf, showing their splendour), FotR.
9. Gandalf talking to Frodo in the Mines, FotR.
10. First glimpse of Strider at the inn at Bree, FotR.
11. First glimpses of Rohan (fabulous music, beautiful outdoor scenes rather than all CGI studio filming), TTT.
12. Faramir riding out of Gondor against desperate odds, RotK.
13. Misty Mountain song, AUJ.
14. Eagles, AUJ.
15. Whole scene with Thorin and Bilbo at the end, AUJ.
16. Smaug and Bilbo, DoS.
17. AUJ prologue.
18. FotR prologue.

(There are probably other iconic moments for me, but I can't think of them at the moment.)

NB The numbers don't indicate any kind of grading – these are in no particular order since it is difficult to decide on absolute favourites.


(This post was edited by Glorfindela on Apr 15 2014, 11:56pm)


NecromancerRising
Gondor


Apr 16 2014, 10:16am

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Mine: [In reply to] Can't Post

1)Concerning Hobbits
2)Black Riders vs Arwen
3)Moria
4)The gifts of Galadriel
5)First appearance of Gollum
6)Ride of the Rohirrim
7)Theoden's monologue before the battle of Helm's Deep
8)The beacons of Minas Tirith
9)Pippin's Song
10)Witch King vs Eowyn
11)Sam's speech(TTT)
12)Last March of the Ents
13)Misty Mountains Song
14)Out of the Frying Pan
15)Entirety of Lake Town
16)Arwen and Elrond(TTT and ROTK)
17)Smaug and Bilbo
18Dol Guldur in its entirety
19)The complete realisation of Mirkwood
20)Golden Smaug+I am fire I am Death.

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(This post was edited by NecromancerRising on Apr 16 2014, 10:16am)


Eleniel
Grey Havens


Apr 16 2014, 10:48am

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In no particular order... [In reply to] Can't Post

  • Introduction of Strider in the Prancing Pony – the pipe scene

  • Arwen and Aragorn “Aniron” bridge scene

  • You shall not pass!

  • Gandalf’s Lament in Lothlorien

  • The gifts of Galadriel

  • Eowyn on the steps of Meduseld, the flag falling as Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli approach

  • Theoden's monologue before the battle of Helm's Deep

  • Elrond foretelling Arwen’s fate

  • The beacons of Minas Tirith

  • Pippin's Song

  • You bow to no one (and Aragorn and Arwen's reunion!)

  • Misty Mountains Song and the morning after

  • The Moon Runes

  • Beorn’s House and Persbrandt’s characterization of the gentle giant

  • Bilbo orchestrating the barrel escape

  • Entry of captured dwarves into Elvenking’s Hall and Thranduil’s convo with Thorin.

  • Bard finding the tapestry and reciting the prophecy

  • Opening the secret door

  • Smaug and Bilbo

    Hoping for more from the EE regarding DoS



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FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Apr 16 2014, 2:52pm

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My top 20 (in no particular order): [In reply to] Can't Post

1) FOTR prologue
2) Concerning Hobbits
3) AUJ prologue
4) In a Hole in the Ground there lived a Hobbit...
5) Gandalf & Bilbo AUJ meeting
6) Gandalf's first appearance in FOTR
7) Dwarves arriving in Bag-End
8) Introduction to Strider
9) Entirety of Rivendell [from all films so far]
10) GIft scene in Lothlorien
11) Gandalf's return
12) King of the Golden Hall [and basically anything of Rohan]
13) DOS prologue of Bree
14) Entirety of Thranduil's Halls
15) Encounter with Bard [and all scenes he is in]
16) Encounter with Faramir [and all scenes he is in] / Faramir and Eowyn scene
17) Sam's Speech
18) Entirely of Minas Tirith
19) Fellowship Reunited/Return of the King
20) Grey Havens

..The Lord of Silver Fountains
.....The King of Carven Stone
..The King Under the Mountain
.......Shall come into his own

..And the bells will ring in gladness
......At the Mountain King's return
..But all shall fail in sadness
....And the lake will shine and burn

(This post was edited by FaramirAndEowynMorningStar on Apr 16 2014, 2:53pm)


Nuradar
Rohan


Apr 16 2014, 4:54pm

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My top 20 (in chronological order) [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Concerning Hobbits (FOTR)
2. Gandalf and Frodo discussing the Ring at the kitchen table
3. Aragorn's eyes lighting up from his pipe at Bree - just like I imagined it in the book.
4. Council of Elrond
5. the entirety of Moria
6. Opening scene of TTT - Gandalf v. Balrog
7. Sleep little Shirelings...heed no nightly noise (Treebeard)
8. Gandalf's Reveal to Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli
9. Helm's Deep and Gandalf's/Eomer's return
10. Post Helm's Deep party at Edoras (ROTK)
11. Finding Merry and Pippin on the wall of Isengard
12. Theoden's "We will have peace" dialogue with Saruman.
13. Gandalf and Pippin watching Minas Morgul from their balcony at Minas Tirith.
14. The Rohirrim ride through the ranks of orcs at Pelennor.
15. Aragorn: "My friends...you bow to noone."
16. An unexpected party at Bag End
17. Riddles in the Dark
18. Thorin facing off against Azog after running down the fallen tree.
19. The entire barrel escape scene
20. Smaug's reveal and dialogue with Bilbo


RangerLady23
Lorien

Apr 16 2014, 4:55pm

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1. The Ride of the Rohirrim
2. Boromir's Death
3. Aragorn and Théoden's conversation at Helm's Deep
4. Aragorn's coronation
5.The Prancing Pony
6.Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
7.The Council of Elrond
8.Aragorn and Eowyn just before the exodus from Edoras
9.Riddles in the Dark
10.The barrel chase
11.An unexpected party
12.Rivendell(in the Hobbit)
13.The spider fight

It's hard to rank them so these are random, not favorites in order


Nuradar
Rohan


Apr 17 2014, 2:12pm

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ooh, I love that one [In reply to] Can't Post

Aragorn and Theoden's conversation at Helm's Deep is fantastic.

"If this is to be our end, then I would have them make such an end as to be worthy of remembrance." - LOVE that line. Gets me every time....

IMO, I think Theoden has most of the best lines in the entire trilogy.


Nuradar
Rohan


Apr 17 2014, 2:15pm

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some great moments in your list! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ones that I forgot when making my list:

- the gifts of Galadriel
- the beacons
- the moon runes (so fun to watch this - iconic scene from the book)
- Bard finding the tapestry and reciting the prophecy (nice non-book addition, I think)


rangerfromthenorth
Rivendell

Apr 17 2014, 3:36pm

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Great Question [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Ride of the Rohirrim
2. Gandalf Vs. Balrog on the Bridge
3. Theoden's Speech & charge at Helm's Deep
4. Frodo & Gandalf's discussion of the Ring in Bag End
5. FOTR prologue (greatest prologue ever)
6. The Council of Elrond, especially when Frodo volunteers.
7. The redemptive death of Boromir
8. "Let's hunt some Orc!"
9. Riddles in the Dark
10. An Unexpected Party
11. Gandalf's explanation of his death & rebirth
12. Gandalf's explanation of the Undying Lands
13. Pippin singing to Denethor
14. The Eagles appearing to save the company of dwarves.
15. The Argonath

Not all those who wander are lost


Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Apr 17 2014, 11:53pm

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Agreed! Bernard Hill is a King. [In reply to] Can't Post

Best lines ever. Right ahead of Boromir and Gandalf.

Call me Rem, and remember, not all who ramble are lost...Uh...where was I?


VeArkenstone
Rivendell

Apr 18 2014, 2:34am

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In no particular order: [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Bilbo's birthday party.

2. Arwen and Frodo's harrowing escape to Rivendale.

3. The Mines of Moria.

4. Tauriel's and Fili's conversation in Thranduil's prison.

5. Tauriel saves Fili and Fili experiences the forever light.

6. Thorin faces his biggest fear head-on, Azog.

7. The Eagles save Thorin and company.

8. Aragorn's coronation.

9. Legalas is shooting arrows at orcs and from the front of Gimli's horse lifts himself up and lands sitting behind Gimli. A truly amazing scene.

10. The Ride of the Rohirrim.

11. Thorin and Thranduil's conversation before he locks Thorin up and throws away the key.

12. Thorin and company escape from Thranduil's prison.

13. The battle between Gandalf and the Balrog.

14. The Black Riders chasing the Hobbits out of the Shire.

15. Merry and Pippin finding the hoard of food and pipeweed at Sauruman's fortress.

16. Weathertop.

There are more......


(This post was edited by VeArkenstone on Apr 18 2014, 2:36am)


Darkstone
Immortal


Apr 18 2014, 1:53pm

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Hmmmmm.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Just twenty? Pretty hard to narrow it down....

Eowyn running up the steps of Edoras
Eowyn standing at the top of the steps of Edoras.
“Will you do nothing?...”
“Leave me alone, snake!!”
“Rick Cottontree.”
Eowyn crossing blades with Aragorn.
“He fell…”
Eowyn arming Merry.
Eowyn pulling Merry up onto Windfola.
“Death!”
“Take the reins!”
“I will kill you if you touch him!”
Eowyn chopping off the fell beast’s head.
“I am no man!”
Eowyn smiling one last time for Theoden.
Eowyn crying for Theoden.
“The city has fallen silent. There is no warmth left in the sun.”
Eowyn at the coronation.
Eowyn’s portrait in the credits.

But what would have been my most favorite scene was left on the cutting room floor:

From IMDB trivia:

"A scene was cut from the finished film that showed Eowyn (Miranda Otto) stripping away her regular clothes and then dressing herself in the armor of a Rohan warrior."

*Darkstone bangs head against wall*

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BlackFox
Valinor


Apr 18 2014, 2:50pm

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I see a pattern there... [In reply to] Can't Post

... but I can't quite put my finger on it. Um... What could it be???

Laugh


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 18 2014, 11:22pm

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*spasm* Questions like this make me *twitch* [In reply to] Can't Post

Because I can never STOP!!! Not at 10, not at 20, not at 100!!! I'M HOPELESSLY LOST IN THE WONDERFULNESS OF THE FILMS!!!

*puff, pant*

But here are some:

When Frodo first carries the Ring to Gandalf in Bag End and watches him as the Wizard reasons out "Riddles in the Dark"
The Hobbits leaving the Shire peek stumble down the steep hill in the dark and peek around at their first encounter with the Nazgul
The Hobbit at the Pony hanging out and seeing Strider for the first time
The attack of the Watcher in the Water
Frodo and Gandalf talking in Moria


oh.... I'm sorry... My head just exploded.



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DaughterofLaketown
Gondor


Apr 19 2014, 1:46pm

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Nice list [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
1) FOTR prologue
2) Concerning Hobbits
3) AUJ prologue
4) In a Hole in the Ground there lived a Hobbit...
5) Gandalf & Bilbo AUJ meeting
6) Gandalf's first appearance in FOTR
7) Dwarves arriving in Bag-End
8) Introduction to Strider
9) Entirety of Rivendell [from all films so far]
10) GIft scene in Lothlorien
11) Gandalf's return
12) King of the Golden Hall [and basically anything of Rohan]
13) DOS prologue of Bree
14) Entirety of Thranduil's Halls
15) Encounter with Bard [and all scenes he is in]
16) Encounter with Faramir [and all scenes he is in] / Faramir and Eowyn scene
17) Sam's Speech
18) Entirely of Minas Tirith
19) Fellowship Reunited/Return of the King
20) Grey Havens


Gorgeous avatar by the way.


(This post was edited by DaughterofLaketown on Apr 19 2014, 1:47pm)


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Apr 19 2014, 3:08pm

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Thank you, DaughterofLaketown. [In reply to] Can't Post

I am flattered. Blush

..The Lord of Silver Fountains
.....The King of Carven Stone
..The King Under the Mountain
.......Shall come into his own

..And the bells will ring in gladness
......At the Mountain King's return
..But all shall fail in sadness
....And the lake will shine and burn


MirielCelebel
Rivendell


Apr 20 2014, 5:11pm

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This is a toughie [In reply to] Can't Post

I have to list mine in order of favorites which was very hard to do but:

20. Seeing Lake-town for the first time
19. All things Beorn :)
18. First scene in DOS (from Unfinished Tales)
17. Aragorn's coronation
16. Faramir and Eowyn in the House of Healing
15. Riddles in the Dark
14. Smaug/Bilbo conversation
13. Azog introducing Bolg in Dol Guldur
12. An Unexpected Party (AUJ)
11. Gandalf coming back to the three hunters
10. Thorin and Thranduil's interaction ("One king to another")
9. Tauriel's "Feast of Starlight" speech (I hate her character but this speech is a great insight into the Woodland Elves)
8. Concerning Hobbits
7. Gandalf and Elrond discussing Thorin's fate just before White Council in AUJ
6. Ride of the Rohirrim
5. Sam carrying Frodo up Mt. Doom
4. Sam's speech at the end of TTT (I did this speech as a monologue for a theatre class once)
3. Eomer finding Eowyn on the Pelennor Fields (breaks my heart every time)
2. Breaking of the Fellowship/Boromir's death
And my favorite scene thus far is without a doubt Thorin parting ways with Fili and Kili. I know it is NOT in the books but the first time Thorin mentions in the book that they are his nephews is in Lake-town so it is only fitting that also in Lake-town we find out in the movie they are related. I love Tolkien's theme of family and this scene is heartbreaking and wonderful all at the same time. End of nerdy rant :)

Nice post though!

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