Quick LOTR movies question

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  1. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Allyn Gibson

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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.
     
  3. teacake

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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.
     
  4. Allyn Gibson

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    You're welcome. :)

    I love that scene. It usually makes me teary.
     
  5. InklingStar

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    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?
     
  6. Allyn Gibson

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    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:

    You can read the whole thing here.
     
  7. Set Harth

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    To be legitimately impressed at geekiness, you'd really have to have asked a harder question.
     
  8. teacake

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    Stop squashing my joy Set Harth.
     
  9. RoJoHen

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    Yeah, as far as LOTR questions go, that was a pretty easy one.
     
  10. teacake

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    Oh come on! It's all like a blur of blades and hobbits to me!
     
  11. RoJoHen

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    You obviously aren't nerdy enough.

    I watch the trilogy at least once every six months.
     
  12. teacake

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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 :lol:
     
  13. RoJoHen

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    I've only read it once. I thought the books were awful. :p
     
  14. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You fail at nerd. You're a wannabe.
     
  15. The Old Mixer

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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!
     
  16. Sephiroth

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    for the longest time I couldn't get past Tom Bombadil,i had to skip a few chapters in the first book to finish the series
     
  17. InklingStar

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    I read the Silmarillion before Hobbit and LotR. It is still my favorite.
     
  18. teacake

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    I absolutely despise Tom Bombadil.
     
  19. Enterprise is Great

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    As do I. I've read LotR several times and I always skip that part of the book. I just can't stand the character. I'm not sure why but he just rubs me the wrong way.
     
  20. teacake

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    I always thought he was a pedophile.