Favourite Movie Scene #6: LOTR – The Two Towers

Last modified on December 15th, 2007

There are so many incredible scenes in The Lord Of The Rings, it’s really difficult to single any of them out. The books were pretty influential in my early childhood, as well as shaping some of my literary and cinematic preferences in my teens. I am totally a LOTR geek, and even wore a little ring around my neck for a few months after reading the series for the first time. Actually, the first thing you see when you walk in the door at my Vancouver apartment is a framed poster of Aragorn from The Return of the King (so cool, I know).

When the movies came out, I was totally excited, and ended up seeing The Fellowship Of The Ring in Ottawa with a group of about ten people. We waited about four hours to see it on opening night. I saw the other two films on opening night as well, and caught the first showing in Vancouver of the Return Of The King, which started at midnight and ended around 3am.

I’ll post a few other scenes in the future, but here’s the final segment in the battle of Helm’s Deep which is totally amazing. I love Shore’s score for this part, along the vivid imagery from the hillside charge when the sun is rising.

3 responses to “Favourite Movie Scene #6: LOTR – The Two Towers”

  1. Cristina says:

    Was a total Dungeons & Dragons nerd since the age of six, and since then these are the kind of stories that appealed to me first and foremost. I love all these movies, “The Two Towers” is definitely my favorite. While this is a great scene. I love the scenes with the Ents most..lol

  2. tyfn says:

    I remember going to Toronto Paramount for the opening of the first movie with the girl I was dating at the time. It was the opening weekend and the place was packed. People were dressed in costume. I also remember what movie I was in when I first say the trailer for Lord of the Rings. It was called The Deep End. I was cheering in the theatre as soon as the voice-over started because I knew what was coming in the trailer.

    I loved reading the books and do still prefer them to the movies. My favourite movie and book are: The Return of the King.

    Favourite scene: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Battle of the Grey Wizard vs. the Balrog. The book does a better job here of explaining that his magical power is spent prior to the battle as he had to hold the door magically shut which the Balrog was trying to open the same way. His staff also breaks in the book during the battle to signify that all of his remaining power is being used up in that one shot where he breaks the bridge.

    “You cannot pass,” he said. The orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. “I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you here, flame of Udûn. You cannot pass.”
    — The Fellowship of the Ring II 5: The Bridge of Khazad-dûm.

    Favourite scene: The Two Towers: The appearance of Gandalf the White. It was unexpected and I remember how sad I felt in book 1. I enjoyed this chapter in the book (The White Rider).

    The Return of the King I was a fan of Éowyn and pictured her standing guard over her father at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. I love how this was portrayed in the movie.


  3. Cage says:

    Lord of the Rings has some of the best call to arms speeches I’ve ever heard. I love the series. One day when I was home sick, I watched all three.

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