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Old May 30 2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Quick LOTR movies question

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?

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Old May 30 2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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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?

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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.
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Old May 30 2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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THANK YOU! I knew someone would come up with the goods!

I suspected it was The Two Towers since that was my favorite and the scene was pretty good as I recall.. but it's all pretty much a blur otherwise.

I am very impressed that at the level of geekiness on this board which had my question answered in THREE MINUTES.
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Old May 30 2013, 05:55 PM   #4
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THANK YOU! I knew someone would come up with the goods!
You're welcome.

I love that scene. It usually makes me teary.
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Old May 30 2013, 11:49 PM   #5
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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?

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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?
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Old May 31 2013, 12:58 AM   #6
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The full text of the poem can be found in the novel.
Bernard Hill makes the movie's version of it sound so good.

Tolkien adapted it from "The Wanderer." The specific stanza, translated from Anglo-Saxon into English:

Where is the horse gone? Where the rider?
Where the giver of treasure?
Where are the seats at the feast?
Where are the revels in the hall?
Alas for the bright cup!
Alas for the mailed warrior!
Alas for the splendour of the prince!
How that time has passed away,
dark under the cover of night,
as if it had never been!
Now there stands in the trace
of the beloved troop
a wall, wondrously high,
wound round with serpents.
The warriors taken off
by the glory of spears,
the weapons greedy for slaughter,
the famous fate (turn of events),
and storms beat
these rocky cliffs,
falling frost
fetters the earth,
the harbinger of winter;
Then dark comes,
nightshadows deepen,
from the north there comes
a rough hailstorm
in malice against men.
All is troublesome
in this earthly kingdom,
the turn of events changes
the world under the heavens.
Here money is fleeting,
here friend is fleeting,
here man is fleeting,
here kinsman is fleeting,
all the foundation of this world
turns to waste!
You can read the whole thing here.
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Old May 31 2013, 03:22 AM   #7
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I am very impressed that at the level of geekiness on this board which had my question answered in THREE MINUTES.
To be legitimately impressed at geekiness, you'd really have to have asked a harder question.
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Old May 31 2013, 05:58 AM   #8
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Stop squashing my joy Set Harth.
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Old June 1 2013, 05:57 AM   #9
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I am very impressed that at the level of geekiness on this board which had my question answered in THREE MINUTES.
To be legitimately impressed at geekiness, you'd really have to have asked a harder question.
Yeah, as far as LOTR questions go, that was a pretty easy one.
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Old June 1 2013, 12:33 PM   #10
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Oh come on! It's all like a blur of blades and hobbits to me!
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Old June 1 2013, 08:01 PM   #11
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You obviously aren't nerdy enough.

I watch the trilogy at least once every six months.
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Old June 2 2013, 10:28 AM   #12
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Well how many times have you READ the trilogy RoJo??

I have read it all the way through at least 6 times. And it took me a whole lot longer than your measly 12 hours of viewing so there!

But I still don't remember it because I haven't read it since I was in high school
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Old June 2 2013, 10:51 AM   #13
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I've only read it once. I thought the books were awful.
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Old June 2 2013, 01:27 PM   #14
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You fail at nerd. You're a wannabe.
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Old June 2 2013, 02:11 PM   #15
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The first time I tried to read the books, I slogged through them and didn't appreciate them at all. After the first couple of movies, I tried again and got a lot more out of them. I even wound up reading The Silmarillion and was able to follow and enjoy it...but don't give me a pop quiz!
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