The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring script
Synopsis: A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

BLACK SCREEN:

SUPER:
New Line Cinema Presents

SUPER:
A Wingnut Films Production

BLACK CONTINUES... ELVISH SINGING....A WOMAN'S VOICE IS

whispering, tinged with SADNESS and REGRET:

GALADRIEL (V.O.)

(Elvish:
subtitled)

"I amar prestar sen: han mathon ne nen,

han mathon ne chae...a han noston ned

wilith."

(English:
)

The world is changed: I feel it in the

water, I feel it in the earth, I smell it

in the air...Much that once was is lost,

for none now live who remember it.

SUPER:
THE LORD OF THE RINGS

EXT. PROLOGUE -- DAY

IMAGE:
FLICKERING FIRELIGHT. The NOLDORIN FORGE in EREGION.

MOLTEN GOLD POURS from the lip of an IRON LADLE.

GALADRIEL (V.O.)

It began with the forging of the Great

Rings.

IMAGE:
THREE RINGS, each set with a single GEM, are received

by the HIGH ELVES-GALADRIEL, GIL-GALAD and CIRDAN.

GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

Three were given to the Elves, immortal,

wisest...fairest of all beings.

IMAGE:
SEVEN RINGS held aloft in triumph by the DWARF LORDS.

GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

Seven to the Dwarf Lords, great miners

and craftsmen of the mountain halls.

IMAGE:
NINE RINGS clutched tightly by the KINGS OF MEN...as

if holding-close a precious secret.

GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

And Nine...nine rings were gifted to the

race of Men who, above all else, desire

power.

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

2.

CONTINUED:

GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

For within these rings was bound the

strength and will to govern each race.

FADE TO BLACK:

GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

But they were all of them deceived.

FADE UP:
An ancient PARCHMENT MAP of MIDDLE EARTH...moving

slowly across the MAP as if drawn by an unseen force the

CAMERA closes in on a PLACE NAME...MORDOR.

GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

...for another ring was made.

TEASING SHOTS:
SAURON forging the ONE RING in the CHAMBERS of

SAMMATH NAUR.

GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

In the land of Mordor, in the fires of

Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged

in secret a Master Ring to control all

others.

IMAGE:
The ONE RING reflecting FIERY LAVA! FIRE WRITING

emerges on the plain BAND OF GOLD.

GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

...and into this Ring he poured his

cruelty, his malice and his will to

dominate all life.

IMAGE:
THE ONE RING falls through SPACE and into flames...

GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

One Ring to rule them all...

IMAGE:
A GREAT SHADOW falls across the MAP...closing in

around the realm of GONDOR...

IMAGE:
SCREAMING VILLAGERS, MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN, RUN

from their homes, pursued by ARMIES OF HIDEOUS ORCS.

GALADRIEL:

One by one the Free lands of Middle earth

fell to the power of the ring.

FADE TO BLACK:

GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)

But there were some...who resisted.

(CONTINUED)

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Fran Walsh

Fran Walsh was born on January 10, 1959 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is known for her work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). She has been married to Peter Jackson since 1987. They have two children. more…

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