Samuel Walters wrote:
^ Quite the reasonable breakdown. Although, personally, I'd like to see Ch. 14 be the start of Film 3. The end of Ch. 14 feels too "final" to be a dramatic lead in to another film (making all of Film 3 seem like one of those "extra endings" that are often criticized in ROTK).
Rather, it'd make for one hell of an opening scene. Of course, shifting Ch. 14 to Book 3 would require something else to be the climactic finale to Film 2 - and I think the conclusion of the White Council's business at Dol Guldur would fit nicely.
Ooo, good thinking. I was trying to figure out where the Dol Guldur part would go, because I thought it might make the third movie a little overcrowded. Your idea would work nicely, anyway, since Gandalf returns to Bilbo in chapter sixteen.