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Old May 31 2013, 12:49 AM   #5
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Re: Quick LOTR movies question

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You know the part at some point during the 12 hours of trilogy where a bunch of alliance people (as in, not orcs) were suiting up to defend something involving walls against a fearful attack and they were (touchingly) sticking helmets on young boys and swords in the hands of babes etc..?

Which movie was this in and what was being defended?

The Two Towers, Helm's Deep.

Howard Shore's orchestral score swells, there's portentious dialogue (I think this is when Theoden recites "Where is the horse and the rider," an old Anglo-Saxon poem), kids and old men look scared.
The full text of the poem can be found in the novel.

Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow.
Who shall gather the smoke of the dead wood burning,
Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning?
"In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst."
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