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Did Aragorn really float unconsciously down the river Anduin?

R.STEED
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Oct 5 2012, 8:10pm

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Did Aragorn really float unconsciously down the river Anduin? Can't Post

Or was it just in the film?
Please help.
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DanielLB
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Oct 5 2012, 8:16pm

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That was a fabrication of the film [In reply to] Can't Post

There was no Warg attack between Edoras and Helm's Deep. Smile

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burgahobbit
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Oct 5 2012, 8:16pm

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No they added that in the film. [In reply to] Can't Post

Others can tell you more. I only read LOTR once and I took some pauses that disrupted the flow. Also, I saw the films first so I really don't remember ever detail from the books, but I do know that the "little tumble off the cliff" was something added to the film that wasn't in the book. Smile


DanielLB
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Oct 5 2012, 8:30pm

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Chapter 7: Helm's Deep, The Two Towers [In reply to] Can't Post

Is the relevant chapter if you want to read what really happened. Wink

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squire
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Oct 5 2012, 10:22pm

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No, it was Boromir. And he wasn't unconscious, if you get my drift. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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R.STEED
Lubber

Oct 5 2012, 11:14pm

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Without the Warg attack... [In reply to] Can't Post

What do you mean? I'm talking about when Aragorn floated down the river.
Anyway,I was aware that there was no Warg attack, I just wanted to know if the Grace of the Valar scene where Aragorn floats down the river was in the book,even though I'm aware that that scene was after the Warg attack which is why he fell into the river in the film.


Lausus
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Oct 6 2012, 2:37am

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No warg attack, no floating, no horse named Brego, no magic Arwen saving scene [In reply to] Can't Post

That was all just for the movie. None of it was in the book. There was no point in any of the books in which Aragorn floated unconscious down the Anduin.


Altaira
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Oct 6 2012, 6:10am

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

As others have said, that was just in the LOTR movies.

Welcome, and I hope you enjoy it here! Smile


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DanielLB
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Oct 6 2012, 8:13am

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The warg attack led to Aragorn floating down the river ... [In reply to] Can't Post

In the book, it was quite uneventful. Smile

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grammaboodawg
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Oct 7 2012, 1:55am

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Howdy and Welcome R.STEED! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's really a great part of the films, isn't it!? Another interesting tidbit about Aragorn floating down the river is that Viggo did it in his full costume including the wool cloak... which acted like an anchor. As he got down the speeding river, it reached a rocky curve which created a whirlpool that dragged him underwater and held him there... hitting against the rocky wall and unable to rise out of it. The safety people in nearby boats were moving in to try and help when Viggo... who began to feel he was not going to make it... suddenly kicked against the rocks and jetted up to the surface. A truly terrifying moment!!!

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Asclepias
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Oct 7 2012, 4:27am

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If you haven't read the books... [In reply to] Can't Post

...you really should! You haven't had the opportunity to meet Tom Bombadil, or Goldberry, or Fredegar Bolger, or the Barrow Wights! There's just so much that is in the books that wasn't put into the movies because there wasn't time. And gramma *waves* I hate to disagree with you, but there were very few things...heck, nothing!...that was not in the books but was put in the movies. As far as I can tell, scenes like Aragorn floating down the river and having that dream scene with Arwen were there mainly so the filmmakers had an excuse to keep Liv Tyler around. There's a reason TTT was my least favorite movie of the trilogy.


weaver
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Oct 9 2012, 2:47am

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the Grace of the Valar.. [In reply to] Can't Post

Aragorn's "fall", as others have said, was not in the books...but the ending of the scene, with that vision of Arwen, has more of a basis in the books. There are several references to Aragorn and Arwen's relationship as the thing that kept him going, though it's always a rather hidden/implied thing. I liked the way the films found a way to visualize this as part of this scene.

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weaver
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Oct 9 2012, 2:52am

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do you mean his floating was more like a log? Ick! All wet he was, anyway!.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Oct 9 2012, 6:39am

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"I saw a log with eyes!" // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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squire
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Oct 9 2012, 5:32pm

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No, I mean the Anduin is several hundred miles east of Rohan. [In reply to] Can't Post

To get the answer you want, you have to ask the right question. When Aragorn sang,
'And Rauros, golden Rauros-falls, bore him upon his breast'
he wasn't thinking about taking a dip himself.



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weaver
First Mate


Oct 10 2012, 3:34am

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ah, well, I missed a stroke on that one!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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