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The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition Movie Script

Compiled by beleriel and Elril Galia, for Age of the Ring

Scenes 33 to 36

Scene 33 ~ Moria

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 33

The Fellowship walk through a misty, rocky valley
GANDALF: Frodo, come and help an old man (he puts his arm around Frodo and continues walking) How's your shoulder?
FRODO: (looking up at Gandalf concerned) Better than it was
GANDALF: and the Ring ? (he pauses and Frodo looks up at him) You feel its power growing don't you. I've felt it too.  You must be careful now.  Evil will be drawn to you from outside the Fellowship and I fear from within. (one of the Fellowship walks past and Gandalf looks up, Frodo looks worried)
FRODO: Who then do I trust ?
GANDALF: You must trust to yourself. Trust your own strength.
FRODO: What do you mean ?
GANDALF: There are many powers in this world for good or for evil.  Some are greater than I am and against some I have not yet been tested
GIMLI: (pauses and points) Ah!  The walls of Moria!
In front of them a great sheer flat cliff face appears
GIMLI: Dwarf doors are invisible when closed (he taps the wall with his axe)
GANDALF: Yes Gimli! Their own masters cannot find them, if their secrets are forgotten!
LEGOLAS: Why doesn't that surprise me!
Frodo stumbles and his foot slips into the edge of a lake.  He looks around worried.  The Fellowship continue to walk on.  Gandalf stops and rubs his hand over a smooth part of the wall.
GANDALF Ah... now let me see.... Ithildin (his hands brush away the dirt to reveal patterns in the stone) It mirrors only starlight...(he looks up to see the clouds move away from the moon) and moonlight
As he speaks the patterning on the door shines brightly revealing an ornate door, with elvish writing above it on the arch.  Gimli looks in awe.  Gandalf points at the writing with his staff
GANDALF: It reads "The Doors of Durin, Lord of Moria, Speak Friend and Enter"
MERRY: What do you suppose that means ?
GANDALF: Oh it's quite simple.  If you are a friend, you speak the password and the doors will open (he turns back to the door and holds his staff against the star in the center of it) Annon Edhellen, edro hi ammen! (Gate of the Elves, open now for me!)
Pippin grins widely, but nothing happens.  Gandalf looks confused and clears his throat.  He holds up both his hands
GANDALF: Fennas Nogothrim, lasto beth lammen. (Doorway of the Dwarf-folk, listen to the word of my tongue.)
Still nothing happens.  Gimli grunts.  Legolas looks at him
PIPPIN: (speaking to Legolas) Nothing's happening
GANDALF: (walks up to the door and tries to push it) I once knew every spell in all the tongues of elves, men and orcs
PIPPIN: What're you going to do then ?
GANDALF: Knock your head against these doors Peregrin Took! and if that does not shatter them and I'm allowed a little peace from foolish questions I will try to find the opening words.
The Fellowship are sitting waiting for Gandalf to come up with the right words.  They sit around on the rocks.  Gandalf mutters
GANDALF: Ando Eldarinwa…a lasta quettanya, Fenda Casarinwa… (Gate of Elves…listen to my word, Threshold of Dwarves…)
Aragorn is helping Sam remove the baggage from Bill the pony
ARAGORN: The Mines are no place for a pony even one so brave as Bill.
SAM: BuBye Bill
ARAGORN: Go on, go on (he gives him a push) Don't worry Sam.  He knows the way home. (Sam looks on concerned and the pony walks away)
Merry starts throwing rocks into the lake.  Pippin joins him
ARAGORN: (grabbing Pippin) Do not disturb the water (he looks out at it concerned)
GANDALF: (throws down his staff and walks towards Frodo who is sitting down) Oh it's useless
Aragorn is watching the water as ripples start to appear.  Boromir walks up behind him and looks concerned
Frodo suddenly stands up and looks at the door's writing
FRODO: It's a riddle!
The ripples on the water turn to waves.  Pippin looks worried
FRODO: Speak friend... and enter.  What's the elvish word for friend ?
The ripples move towards the shore
GANDALF: Mel..lon
A great crack is heard and the doors swing open.  Gandalf chuckles.  Gimli removes his pipe from his mouth and looks round. The Fellowship get up as Gandalf leads the way through the doors, placing a crystal in the top of his staff.  Aragorn looks backwards at the lake before entering.
GIMLI: Soon Mr Elf, you will enjoy the fabelled hospitality of the dwarves. Roaring fires! Malt Beer! Red Meat off the bone!
Gandalf blows on the crystal in his staff and it lights up
GIMLI: This my friend is the home of my cousin Balin and they call it a Mine!
The light reveals many dead corpses and skeletons on the stairs in front of them
GIMLI: A Mine!
BOROMIR: (looking around him) This isn't a mine, it's a tomb
They all look about them to see the skeletons of dwarves with arrows sticking out of them
GIMLI: (running to a corpse) Nooooo! NOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo!
LEGOLAS: (pulling an arrow from a skeleton.  He looks at it in distaste) Goblins! (He throws it down)
Aragorn and Boromir draw their swords and Legolas loads his bow with an arrow
BOROMIR: We make for the gap of Rohan.  We should never have come here
The hobbits huddle together backing out of the mines
BOROMIR: Now get out of here! Get out!
Suddenly Frodo falls.  He has been grabbed by a large tenticle that has crept into the mine from the water.
The tenticle pulls Frodo out of the cave
SAM: Strider! (Sam slashes at the tenticle with his sword and frees Frodo.) Get off him!
 The other two hobbits drag him backwards
MERRY: Aragorn!
The tenticle withdraws.  The suddenly many tenticles jump out of the water, knocking the hobbits over and grabbing Frodo by the leg, pull him back and dangle him in the air above the water.
MERRY: Frodo!
Legolas appears and fires an arrow at it, but the creature does not let go. 
FRODO: Strider!
Aragorn and Boromir slash at the tenticles, cutting them off, but more appear. Frodo is drawn into the center where a body appears and a huge gaping mouth with great teeth.  He screams.  Boromir cuts through a tenticle, Aragorn cuts through the tenticle holding Frodo.  Frodo falls and Boromir catches him
GANDALF: Into the Mines!
BOROMIR: Legolas!
He shouts as the creature advances on Aragorn and Boromir (still carrying Frodo) who are struggling to get out of the water.  Legolas fires an arrow into the creature's body. It groans and backs off momentarily.  The Fellowship hurry through the door with the creature following them.  It tears at the doorway, bringing it crashing down and blocking the entrance.

Scene 34 ~ A Journey in the Dark

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 34

In the dark, Gandalf lights his staff
GANDALF: We now have but one choice, we must face the long dark of Moria.  Be on your guard, there are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of the world (he walks off leading the way up the steps) Quietly now, its a four day journey to the other side.  Let us hope that our presence may go unnoticed. 
They walk through great caverns, over narrow bridges and through disused mines, with abandoned ladders, and chains.  Gandalf stops as he notices silvery white lines in the rockface and gently touches them.
GANDALF: The wealth of Moria is not in gold, or jewels, but Mithril
He shines his staff into the cavern below and everyone looks down in awe at the intense abandoned mines
GANDALF: Bilbo had a shirt of mithril rings that Thorin gave him
GIMLI: Aww that was a Kingly gift
GANDALF: Yes.  I never told him, but its worth was greater than the value of The Shire! (Frodo looks astonished)
They continue to climb up some very steep steps.  Pippin slips on them
MERRY: Pippin!
They reach a junction with three doorways in front of them.  Gandalf looks around him puzzled
GANDALF: I've no memory of this place
The fellowship sit down to wait, whilst Gandalf smoking his pipe tries to decide which way to go.
PIPPIN: Are we lost ?
PIPPIN: I think we are
SAM: Ssh! Gandalf's thinking
PIPPIN: Merry!
MERRY: What!
PIPPIN: I'm hungry
Frodo glances behind him, then suddenly turns as he sees a creature climbing up the stairs behind them.  He runs up to Gandalf
FRODO: There's something down there
GANDALF: It's Gollum
FRODO: Gollum!
GANDALF: He's been following us for three days
FRODO: He escaped the dungeons of Barad-Dûr!
GANDALF: Escaped (he turns to face Frodo) or was set loose and now the Ring has drawn him here (Gollum's hand reaches for a rung on a ladder and his face appears, looking)  He won't ever be rid of his need for it.  He hates and loves the Ring, as he hates and loves himself.  Smeagol's life is a sad story (he shakes his head).  Yes (nodding) he was once called, before the Ring found him. Before it drove him mad
FRODO: It's a pity Bilbo didnt kill him when he had the chance
GANDALF: Pity ?  It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand.  Many that live deserve death and many that die, deserve life. Can you give it to them Frodo ? Do not be too eager to deal out death and judgement Even the very wise cannot see all ends.  My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play, yet for good or ill.... before this is over.  (Frodo glances back and Gollum quitely slips away) The pity of Bilbo, may rule the fate of many (Frodo turns away slightly distressed)
FRODO: I wish the Ring had never come to me.  I wish none of this had happened.
GANDALF: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide.  All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.  There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.  Bilbo was meant to find the Ring, in which case you also were meant to have it and that is an encouraging thought. (he raises his eyebrows)
Oh! Its that way
MERRY: He's remembered (he jumps up)
GANDALF: (at the entrance to one doorway) No, but the air doesnt smell so foul down here.  If in doubt, Meriadoc, always follow your nose.
They all get up and follow Gandalf out. They come out of the passageway into a great cavern with many columns arising from floor to ceiling
GANDALF: Let me risk a little more light (he holds up his staff and shines its light on the cavern) Behold the great realm and dwarf city of Dwarrowdelf.
A huge cavern is revealed, filled with ornate columns stretching as far as the eye can see
SAM: There's an eye-opener and no mistake
They walk through the center of the magnificient city.

Scene 35 ~ Balin's Tomb

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 35

Suddenly Gimli spots a room in front of them and runs towards it
Gimli kneels in front of the tomb in the centre of the room
GIMLI: No, no (he bows his head) no
The rest of the Fellowship follow him in.  Gandalf walks up to the tomb and reads the Dwarven rhunes inscripted upon it
GANDALF: Here lies Balin, son of Fundin, Lord of Moria. (Gimli is distraught)  He is dead then. (he removes his hat)  Its as I feared.
Gimli cries.  Gandalf notices a skeleton next to the tomb holding a large book.  He passes his hat and staff to Pippin and picks it up.  Pages fall out of it.  Gandalf blows off the dust.
LEGOLAS: (to Aragorn) We must move on, we cannot linger.
GANDALF: (reading from the book)  They have taken the Bridge and the second hall.  We have barred the gates, but cannot hold them for long.  The ground shakes.  Drums (Pippin is walking backwards looking around him) Drums in the deep. We cannot get out. (everyone is looking around them nervously) A shadow moves in the dark. (Pippin glances behind him at a well on which a skeleton is sat holding chains)  We cannot get out. They are coming.
Pippin reaches out a hand to touch the arrow in the skeleton's hand. Its head falls off and into the well, bouncing off the walls. Gandalf turns around swiftly as the whole skeleton, and the chains it holds fall into the well. It bounces down, echoes are heard throughout the mines. Pippin grimaces. Everyone holds their breath, but nothing is heard.  Aragorn and Boromir breathe a sigh of relief.
GANDALF: (closing the book) Fool of a Took!  (he puts down the book and takes back his hat and staff)  Throw yourself in next time, and rid us of your stupidity!
Pippin looks folorn.  As Gandalf turns away a drum is heard. The drums get louder and faster.  Everyone looks around.  Sam looks at Frodo's sword
SAM: Frodo!
Frodo unsheaths his sword which is glowing blue. A screeching is heard.
Boromir runs to the doors.Two arrows fly past his head, narrowly missing him, and stick into the door.
ARAGORN: (to the hobbits) Get back! and stay close to Gandalf.
Gandalf puts his arms around them.  Boromir shuts the doors quickly. Aragorn comes to help him barr it shut
BOROMIR: They have a cave troll!
Legolas throws axes to them to barr the door. Gandalf draws his sword.  The hobbits copy. The doors are being battered.  Gimli gets up on Balin's tomb
GIMLI: Agh!  Let them come There's one dwarf yet in Moria who still draws breath.
Aragorn and Legolas have their bows drawn.  Boromir stands with his sword at the ready. As the door is battered down, Legolas fires an arrow through a hole in it.  An orc screeches. Aragorn fires an arrow.  The door is broken down and orcs run in. The fellowship fight off the orcs with arrows and swords. Sam suddenly pauses in the fight.  Aragorn looks over to the door as a cave troll, enters, a broken chain around his neck, bashing the walls with his fists. It roars.  Legolas fires an arrow into its chest.  It sees Sam and raises its club above his head to strike Sam. Sam dives through its legs, confusing it. It turns and follows it.  Aragorn and Boromir pulls on the chain around its neck
The troll stumbles backwards and swings around to face them. Boromir is still holding the chain, when the troll grabs hold of it and uses it to fling him against a wall. An orc advances on the dazed Boromir.  Aragorn throws a knife into its neck. Boromir looks at him.  Aragorn nods. The troll smashes its club into the tomb, causing Gimli to fall to the ground. Sam, Merry and Pippin hide behind a pillar. The troll continues to swipe with its club, sending orcs flying and Gimli to the ground.  Legolas stands in front of it, two arrows loaded in his bow and fires, sending it stumbling.  Gandalf fights the orcs with sword and staff. Legolas from on a platform fights off some orc.  The troll heads for him, swinging his chain at him.  Legolas ducks and weaves to avoid it. The chain wraps itself around a pillar.  Legolas stands on the chain, then nimbly walks up it to the trolls head. He stands on its shoulders and fires an arrow into its head.  The troll screams and reaches for Legolas who nimbly jumps down. The chain snaps, leaving just a collar.

Meanwhile Sam fights the orcs, hitting them on the head with his frying pan.

SAM: Think I'm getting the hang of this.
The troll finds Merry, Pippin and Frodo.  They look at it in horror. Merry and Pippin run to one side as the troll smashes his club down. Aragorn shouts to Frodo admist the fight
Frodo hides behind a pillar. The troll's face appears around the pillar sniffing.  Aragorn fights his way over to Frodo. The troll goes around to the other side of the pillar as Frodo sidles around it. As Frodo sidles around, once the troll is gone, he breathes a sigh of relief.  Suddenly the troll's face appears in front of him and roars. Frodo stumbles back into a corner.  The troll reaches out and grabs him by the foot, dragging him along. He shouts for Aragorn.
FRODO: Aragorn! (he grabs hold of a pillar as he is dragged)  Aragorn!
Aragorn rushes over to him.  The troll pulls Frodo off the ledge and he drops to the floor. Aragorn jumps down in front of the troll as it lifts its club to strike.  He drives a stake into its chest.The troll screams.  Pippin and Merry throw rocks at its head. The troll takes a swipe at Aragorn, flinging him across the room where he falls, knocked out. Frodo hurries over to him. The troll behind him, pulls the stake from his chest and plunges it at Frodo.  Frodo moves quickly and the stake goes into the wall instead. He dodges the troll as it lunges for him again. He tries to run away, but the troll blocks his path.  Frodo falls back against a wall. The troll plunges its stake into Frodo's chest.  Frodo gasps.  Gandalf turns around.  Merry and Pippin look on in horror as Frodo gasps for breath.  The troll snorts.  Merry and Pippin look at each other and run towards the troll, swords at the ready. They jump onto its back and attack it. Gandalf looks on.  Sam suddenly notices
SAM: Frodo!
Frodo gasps again.
SAM: Frodo!
Sam fights his way over to Frodo, as do Gandalf and Boromir. Frodo collapses on the ground.  Merry and Pippin continue to stab the troll, still on its back. It reaches up and grabs Merry, dangling him by his legs and throws him to the ground as Gimli faces the troll, attacking it with his axe.  The troll swipes him to the ground.  Gandalf attacks it.  Legolas stands in front of the troll and draws an arrow and fires it directly into its mouth. The troll groans and stumbles.  They watch it, as it stumbles and falls to the ground, flinging Merry (who is still on its back) to the floor. Gandalf hurries over to Frodo.  Aragorn crawls over to Frodo as Sam watches on. 
Aragorn turns Frodo over.  He gasps and groans.  Sam can't beleive he's alive and rushes over. Frodo holds his chest.
SAM: (breathing a sigh of relief)  He's alive!
Gandalf breathes in relief.  Frodo sits up and looks around
FRODO: I'm alright.  I'm not hurt.
ARAGORN: You should be dead. That spear would have skewered a wild boar
GANDALF: I think there's more to this hobbit than meets the eye.
Frodo parts his shirt to reveal the Mithril vest.  Sam touches it
GIMLI: (looking on in awe) Mithril! You are full of surprises Master Baggins!
Gandalf looks around as he hears screeches behind them and shadows approaching

Scene 36 ~ The Bridge of Khazad-dûm

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 36


GANDALF: To the Bridge of Khazad-dûm
The Fellowship run out of the tomb area,  orcs swarm behind them.  The glance around themselves to see thousands of orcs chasing them, climbing out of cracks in the floor, out of the roof and down the great columns.  Eventually they are forced to stop, completely surrounded by orcs.  They hold their weapons out before them. 

Then a great roar is heard from a archway, which glows red.  The orcs look round worried.  The roar is heard again, the orcs screech in terror and scatter. Gimli grins.  A low roar is heard again and the glowing red draws nearer.

BOROMIR: What is this new devilment ?
Gandalf closes his eyes and thinks hard, as if he is dreading telling what is there.  As he open his eyes, the red glow covers the entrance path of columns in front of them
GANDALF: A balrog, a demon of the ancient world.  Its foe is beyond any of you RUN!
They run as fast as they can, leaving the cavern of columns.  Boromir races head, down some steps, but suddenly finds the steps end above a great chasm.  He teeters on the edge trying not to fall, Legolas runs up behind him and pulls him back away from the edge. Gandalf stumbles in last.
ARAGORN: (looking at Gandalf concerned)  Gandalf!
GANDALF: Lead them on Aragorn.  The Bridge is near!
The narrow bridge gaps the two sides of the great chasm.  A roar is heard behind them as the red firey glow draws closer. 
GANDALF: (pushing Aragorn away) Do as I say! (Aragorn looks at him confused.  Gandalf walks past him)  Swords are of no more use here.
They turn to the right and run down the steps in front of them, which wind their way to the Bridge.  Suddenly they reach a break, a gap in the staircase, which is too wide to step over.  Legolas nimbly jumps the gap and looks expectantly at the others.  Gandalf looks puzzled.  They hear a roar again behind them as the roof above starts to crumble.
LEGOLAS: (beckoning) Gandalf!
Gandalf jumps over the gap to join Legolas.  Arrows fire out of the air, narrowly missing Boromir and the hobbits.  Legolas turns, aims one arrow and shoots the orc firing directly in the head.
BOROMIR: Merry!  Pippin! (he takes each hobbit under each arm and jumps with them.  As he does so, a greater chunk of the steps they were standing on, falls away)
Legolas continues to aim at the orcs firing at them, killing them.
ARAGORN: Sam!  (he picks him up and throws him across the gap to Boromir, then looks at Gimli)
GIMLI: (holding up his hand)  Nobody tosses a dwarf! (he takes a mighty leap and lands teetering on the other side.  Legolas reaches out to stop him falling, grabbing his beard)  Mind the beard!
Aragorn fires an arrow at the orcs, as Legolas pulls Gimli to safety.  Suddenly more of the steps they have just left fall away.  Aragorn throws Frodo to safety further up the steps and clings onto the stairs as a great portion of them fall into the chasm.  The gap now, is too wide to jump.  The rest of the Fellowship look worried.  Frodo wobbles on his feet
ARAGORN: (standing up and holding Frodo's back)  Steady! Hold on!
The doorway entrance behind them glows red.  A great roar comes from just behind it.  The doorway and roof above crumble, and a great chunk of rock falls from the roof, into the staircase behind Aragorn and Frodo, creating another great gap.  They are now isolated on the staircase. The column on which this part of the staircase is, begins to crack and the staircase sways.
ARAGORN: (holding Frodo's clothing from behind)  Hang on!
The staircase on which they are standing continues to sway from side to side.  Everyone looks frightenend.
ARAGORN: Lean forward!
The staircase sways then falls forward towards the rest of the Fellowship.
LEGOLAS: (holds out his arms) Come on!
Aragorn and Frodo jump.  Legolas grabs hold of Aragorn, Boromir of Frodo, As they run down the remaining staircase, the part of the staircase they were standing on collapses completely, falling into the chasm.

They run onto another room.  The whole place is now in flames

GANDALF: Over the Bridge! (the flames grow higher.  Gandalf waits for the others to pass) Fly!
They run past Gandalf, who turns towards the growing flames. From out of the midst of the flames a great black, winged creature with a horned head appears.  He roars at Gandalf, breathing fire from his mouth. It walks after them with great strides, as one by one, the Fellowship cross the narrow bridge, Gandalf taking up the rear.  Half way across the bridge, he stops and turns to face the Balrog
GANDALF: You cannot pass!
FRODO: (looking at Gandalf in horror)  Gandalf!
The balrog stretches its wings and draws itself up to full height in front of Gandalf
GANDALF: I am the Servant of the Secret Fire. Wielder of the Flame of Anor.
The balrog reaches down and draws its sword in front of Gandalf, and holds it high above its head.
GANDALF: The dark fire will not avail you. (he holds out his staff in front of him, glowing white) Flame of Udûn!
The balrog brings its sword down upon Gandalf who protects himself with his staff, bringing a crash and flash of great light.  It drops its sword and roars at Gandalf
GANDALF: Go back to the shadow!
The balrog puts out a cloven foot onto the bridge. He wields a great firey whip above its head.
GANDALF: You shall not pass! (he raises his sword and staff above his head and brings his staff down hard upon the Bridge)
The balrog snorts at him, raises his whip and takes another step forward.  As he does so, the Bridge collapses and the balrog falls into the chasm.  Gandalf grunts and turns to walk away.  As he does so, the tail end of the balrog's whip snakes up and around his ankle, dragging him down. He clings onto the edge of the bridge. Frodo dashes towards him, but Boromir holds him back.
FRODO: Gandalf!
Gandalf tries to hold on by his fingertips.
GANDALF: (looking at them for a last time)  Fly you fools! ( he falls into the chasm)
FRODO: NOOoooooooooooooo!
He struggles against Boromir who is holding him.  Aragorn is looking on in disbelief.
BOROMIR: Aragorn!  (he takes Frodo and runs)
Aragorn pauses.  Then turns and runs dodging the arrows firing after him

They run outside, leaving Moria.  The Fellowship all collapse heartbroken, the hobbits are crying, Legolas looks folorn, Boromir hugs a angry Gimli.  Aragorn wipes his sword.

ARAGORN: Legolas!  Get them up!
BOROMIR: Give them a moment!  For pities sake!
ARAGORN: By nightfall this hills will be swarming with orcs! We must reach the woods of Lothlórien. Come, Boromir, Legolas, Gimli, get them up ! (he reaches a tearful Sam and lifts him)  On your feet Sam, (he pats him on the shoulder)  Frodo ? (he sees Frodo walking away in the distance)  Frodo!
Frodo, stops walking and turns to face Aragorn, tears rolling down his face.  Aragorn now leads the remaining Fellowship away from the rocky hills.  He runs ahead across a stream and stops, looking down at woodland below and smiles.

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