The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Synopsis: While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
Production: New Line Cinema
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 118 wins & 137 nominations.
 
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PG-13
Year:
2002
179 min
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THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS

Screenplay by

Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

Based on "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy by

J.R.R Tolkien.

Transcription credits

Accela, Aina, Bad burn, Bridget Chubb,

Brionn Equus (Lochrann), Drusilia, Elf

Lady, Éowyn Unquendor, Feanari, Finafyr,

Flourish, Galadriel, Heri, Julamb, JustinsIce(Mdjasrie),

Kazren, Krystal, LadyÉowynKenobi, Lady

Evenstar, Legolas’Bow, Lithorose, Melody,

Mormegil, Nilmandra, Padfoot, Penwiper,

Pilgrim Grey, Primula Baggins, Randy

Savage, Samwise the Brave, Sirius Black,

Tethra, The Lidless Eye, Turnar, Xyla,

Yaksha

Elvish dialogue from The Elvish Linguistic

Fellowship.

[TITLE:
THE LORD OF THE RINGS]

[Camera pans over the Misty Mountains

as voices drift in from the background.]

GANDALF:

You cannot pass!

FRODO:

Gandalf!

GANDALF:

I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder

of the Flame of Anor!

[Camera pans closer to the mountain

side.]

GANDALF:

Argh! Go back to the shadow. The Dark

Fire will not avail you, Flame of Udûn!

[Camera zooms in through the mountain

and focuses on Gandalf and the Balrog

on the bridge of Khazad-dûm. The Balrog

strikes down on Gandalf with its flaming

sword. Gandalf parries the blow with

Glamdring, shattering the Balrog’s sword.]

YOU… SHALL NOT... PASS!!!

[Gandalf strikes his staff onto the

bridge. As the Balrog steps forward,

the bridge collapses from under it and

the demon plunges backward into the

chasm. Gandalf, exhausted, leans on

his staff and watches the Balrog fall

then turns to follow the others. At

the last minute, the flaming whip lashes

up from the depths of the abyss and

winds around Gandalf’s ankle, dragging

him over the edge. He clings onto the

bridge but is straining to keep his

grip.]

GANDALF:

Argh!

[Frodo rushes forward but Boromir restrains

him.]

BOROMIR:

No! No!

FRODO:

Gandalf!

GANDALF:

Fly, you fools!

[Gandalf loses his grip and falls into

the chasm]

FRODO:

Noooooooooooooooo!!!!

[Gandalf loses his grip and falls into

the chasm]

FRODO:

[Calls after Gandalf as he falls into

the abyss] Gaaandaaaaalf!!

[Gandalf falls after the Balrog and

grabs hold of his sword Glamdring on

his way down. As they continue to plunge

into the depths, Gandalf hacks away

at the Balrog even as it thrashes and

bounces off the walls. They continue

to plunge at great speed, sometimes

with Gandalf clinging to the horn of

the demon. The battling pair then falls

into an enormous cavern and plunges

into the water. Just then Frodo awakens

as if from a nightmare.]

FRODO:

Gandalf!

SAM:

What is it, Mr. Frodo?

FRODO:

Nothing. Just a dream. [Lies back down.]

[Frodo and Sam climbs over the rocky

terrain Emyn Muil. They look into the

distance at the Mountain of Fire.]

SAM:

Mordor. The one place in Middle-earth

we don’t want to see any closer, and

the one place we’re trying to get to.

It’s just where we can’t get. Let’s

face it, Mr. Frodo, we’re lost. I don’t

think Gandalf meant for us to come this

way.

FRODO:

He didn’t mean for a lot of things to

happen, Sam... but they did.

[Suddenly Frodo feels and sees the Eye

zooming in on him. He gasps and pants

as he backs away.]

SAM:

Mr. Frodo? It’s the Ring, isn’t it?

FRODO:

It’s getting heavier. [Clutches the

Ring by his chest and sits down, still

panting. He then fumbles for his water

bottle and takes a sip.]

FRODO:

What food have we got left?

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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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