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Norwegian TV Clips Transcripts

December 4, 2002 at 12:53 pm by Tehanu  - 

Dimatariel in Norway has done great work by writing out a description of the TTT clips that are available on Norway’s TV2 website. It’s nons-streaming 3MB Quicktime, so for those who don’t want to deal with that, and with registering, here’s her description:

It’s a sixteen minute film with all sorts of clips from The Two Towers! But a problem is, you’ll have to be a member on this site to be able to see them. Anyway, the page adress is this one

It’s the Norwegian TV channel TV2 who’s made this. And in case people don’t want to get a password and all on this site, I’ve written a detailed review of what we can see throughout these sixteen minutes of TTT-clips:

CLIP 1: This one is the latest trailer.

CLIP 2: This clip is called “Lembas bread”. The scene opens with Sam and Frodo, sitting on a group of rocks somewhere around Emyn Muil, I suppose. We see Frodo closest to the screen, drinking from a bottle. He asks Sam: “What food have we got left?” Then the picture changes to a close-up with Sam, which shows him looking in his bag and picking up a piece of lembas as he says: “Well, let me see. Ah, yes. Lovely. And look! More lembas bread.” He tosses a piece to Frodo and they both start eating it. Sam says something like: “I know we usually eat forest food. But this stuff… It’s not that bad.” Then Frodo smiles and says: “Nothing ever dampens your spirits, does it, Sam?” And in the end, Sam stares towards the sky and answered: “Those rain clouds will.”

CLIP 3: This one’s called “We’re not alone”. This is also a Sam and Frodo clip, where we see them climbing across a rocky hill. Finally they stop and Sam says: “This looks strangely familiar.” Frodo answers to him, sadly: “It’s because we’ve been here before. We’re going in circles!” They’re look around a bit, and then Sam says: “There’s a nasty smell nearby. Can you smell it?” Frodo walks down to him and answers: “Yes. I can smell it all right. We’re not alone.”

CLIP 4: The clip is called “They’re closing up faster”. We first see Aragorn lying on a piece of rock or something, I’m guessing he’s been resting. Then he stands up as he says: “They must have caught our scent. Hurry!” And runs off, as Legolas approach the screen and shouts “Come on, Gimli!” as he runs after Aragorn. Gimli is standing below the rock Legolas had stood on, and says as he follows them: “Three nights of hard pursuit. No food. No rest.” Then he mumbles something I can’t make out, and so we see the three of them running off over great hills, and there’s some fantastic landscape shots.

CLIP 5: This is a really exciting clip. It’s called “Whispering trees”, and we see the darkness of a huge Uruk-Hai army and Pippin crawling towards a lying Merry, both of them tied up. “Merry!” Pippin cries, and then Merry looks up with the oh so familiar cut in his forehead from the books and says, sadly, to his friend: “I think we may have made a mistake, leaving the Shire.” Moving on we see the Uruk-Hai cutting down a lot of trees around their camp area, and then we hear a scary, whispering sound. Pippin asks Merry: “What’s making that noise?”, and Merry answers him: “It’s the trees”, and he’s sitting up and his face looks like its being refilled with hope. “What?” says Pippin, and Merry explains: “The trees. Remember the Old Forest? The people in Buckland used to say there was something in the water that made the trees grow tall… and come alive. Trees can whisper, and talk to each other. Even move…”

CLIP 6: It’s called “What brings you here?”, and we see the same clip that’s in the trailer with the Riders of Rohan approaching on Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli. As they’re surrounded, Éomer says to them: “What business does an Elf, a Man and a Dwarf have in the ridder mark? Speak quickly!” And then Gimli says to him, rudely: “Give me your name, horse master, and I shall give you mine.” Then Éomer climbs down from his horse and says back to Gimli: “I would cut off your head, Dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground.” Then Legolas quickly grabs his bow and arrow and shouts angrily to Éomer: “You would die before you tried!” or something like that, and all the horsemen prepare their weapons. But Aragorns pushes Legolas’s bow away and says to Éomer: “I am Aragorn, son of Arathorn. This is Gimli, son of Gloin and Legolas of the woods unknown. We are friends of Rohan, and of Théoden, your king.” Éomer sighs and answers: “Théoden no longer recognizes friends and foe.” Then he removes his helmet and says on: “Not even his own kin.”

CLIP 7: “Arrival at Edoras”, is this piece called. And it opens with Éowyn, walking in her white dress out to the steps of Edoras. She stops here, and stares out over the land while a flag loosens by the wind and flies out of the city and lands before the feet of Aragorn’s horse as he and his friends enter. The flag shows a white horse.

CLIP 8: This is a really great one. It’s named “The hospitality has left this house”, and it opens with Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli entering the Golden Hall for the first time. We see Gandalf speaking about the non-welcoming, and then jumps to the shot of Gr’ma and Théoden, the king looking very old and tired. Gr’ma whispers to him about Gandalf: “He is not welcome”, and then Théoden says to Gandalf: “Why should I welcome you, Gandalf storm-crow?” Grima says to the king: “A good question, my liege.” Then he stands up and speaks towards the newcomers: “Late is the hour in which the fool chooses to appear.” Gandalf faces him and says: “Be silent! Hide your poisonous tongue behind your teeth! I have not walked through fire and death to bandy meaningless words with the wretched Worm.”

CLIP 9: This one’s called “We have to get out of here”. It actually opens with Sam saying this exact sentance, I think it’s in the secret cave that Faramir leads them to. Sam and Frodo are alone in a room, and Sam says to Frodo: “We have to get out of here. You go. Go now! You can do it.” He crawls slowly over to Frodo and sits right next to him as he continues to talk: “Use the Ring, mister Frodo. Just this once. Put it on. Disappear.” Frodo sighs, and then he finally answers in a quiet voice: “I can’t. You were right, Sam. You tried to tell me. I’m sorry…” And it actually ends here, as frustrating as that will seem!

CLIP 10: This is called “The answer to all the riddles”, and it opens with Faramir entering the same room that they’re in in CLIP 9. Faramir says, looking at Frodo and drawing his sword: “So. This is the answer to all the riddles.” He is approaching the two hobbits as they stand up. Faramir walks towards Frodo, poiting his sword at him and saying: “Here in the wild I have you, two halflings, at the host of Men. The Ring of power within my grasp…!” And then his sword is pointed at Frodo’s neck, sort of playing with the chain which the Ring hang by. And the scene ends with Frodo’s terrified face.

CLIP 11: “There is still hope” is the name of this one. We see Arwen lying in her bed in Rivendell, with her eyes wide open. Then we hear Elronds voice say: “Arwen”, and then he continues to speak in Elvish to her and it’s subtitled in English: “It is time. The ships are leaving for Valinor. Go now… before it’s too late.” Arwen sits up and says to him: “I have made my choice.” Elrond steps into her room and says with a firm voice: “He is not coming back. Why do you linger here when there is no hope?” But Arwen replies: “There is still hope.” Elrond steps away, staring in another direction as he continues: “If Aragorn survives this war, you will still be parted. If Sauron is defeated, and Aragorn made king and all that you hope for comes true, you’ll still have to taste the bitterness of mortality.”

CLIP 12: It’s called “Ten thousand men strong”, and it opens with Aragorn entering the Golden Hall. The new, younger-looking Théoden is meeting with him. “All Isengard is in war,” Aragorn says to him. Théoden asks: “How many?” and Aragorn answers: “Ten thousand strong at least.” Théoden turns when he hears the shocking news and says: “Ten thousand?” Aragorn continues: “It is an army bred for a single purpose: To destroy the world of Men. They will be here by nightfall.” Théoden first looks terrified, then he gains up his act and says strongly: “Let them come.”

CLIP 13: Another Merry and Pippin-clip, called “Maybe we should go home”. It opens with Merry putting on his jacket as Pippin approaches him, slowly. When he’s nearby, he says: “Maybe Treebeard’s right, Merry. It’s too big for us. We can we do in the end? We’ve got the Shire. Maybe we should go home.” Merry looks up, but not at Pippin. Then he says: “The fires of Isengard will spread. And the woods of Tuckburrow and Buckland will burn. And… and all that was once green and good in this world will be gone.” Then he turns to face his friend, grabs him by the shoulder and finishes: “There won’t be a Shire, Pippin.” Then he walks away.

CLIP 14: “Good with the sword”, have they named this one. We see Éowyn, practicing her skills with the sword in a hall. Then Aragorn walks in on her just as she turns, but she nearly “defeats” him in combat. (It’s that very well known clip from the trailer where the two of them “fight” with their swords.) Aragorn says to her: “You’ve got some skills with the blade.” Éowyn puts her sword away as she says: “Women of this country learned long ago. Those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain.” Aragorn looks at her and says: “What do you fear, mylady?” She looks up at him and answers: “A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accepts it. And all chance of value has gone beyond recalled desire.” Aragorn just shakes his head and says: “You are a daughter of kings. Shield maiden of Rohan. I do not think that would be your fate.”

Well, that was the fourteen clips that TV2 had published. Hope you at TheOneRing.net can find use of them. [Sure can! – many thanks – T]

Posted in Old Spy Reports on December 4, 2002 by

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