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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 9 to 12

Scene 9 ~ At the Green Dragon

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 9

In Hobbiton Frodo takes four mugs of ale from the Rosie at the bar and dances over to Merry and Pippin who are dancing on a table and singing
 
MERRY AND PIPPIN: Hey ho, to the bottle I go!
To heal my heart and drown my woe.
Rain may fall and wind may blow.
But there still be
many miles to go!

Sweet is the sound of the pouring rain,
and the stream that falls from hill to plain.
Better than rain or rippling brook

 
PIPPIN: (singing alone) There's a mug of beer inside this Took!  (everyone cheers)
 
Sam sits at a table with three other hobbits
 
GAFFER: There's been some strange folk crossing the Shire. Dwarves, others of a less than savoury nature
 
NOAKES: (shaking his head) War's brewing. (Sam gazes over to the bar, where Rosie smiles across at him.  He looks away) The mountains are fair teeming with goblins.
 
SANDYMAN: Children's stories that's all that is.  You're beginning to sound like that old Bilbo Baggins! Cracked he was!
 
GAFFER: (laughs and nods at Frodo walking up)  Young Mr Frodo here, he's cracking!
 
FRODO: (sits down with the drinks) and proud of it! Cheers Gaffer!  (he slides the drinks across the table)
 
GAFFER: Cheers
 
SANDYMAN: Well it's none of our concern what goes on beyond our borders. Keep your nose out of trouble and no trouble will come to you. (Frodo raises his mug grinning)
 
Later Frodo and Sam leave the pub, Rosie is standing in the doorway
 
ROSIE: (she grins at Sam) Good Night lads
 
HOBBIT: (getting down on one knee)  Good night, sweet maiden of the golden ale!
 
SAM: Oi Mind who you're sweet talking!
 
FRODO: Don't worry Sam, Rosie knows an idiot when she sees one!
 
SAM: (smiles uncertainly) Does she ?
 
FRODO: (leaves Sam at the gate of Bagend)  Good Night Sam (Sam waves and continues on)
 
Frodo walks up the path in the dark.
 

Scene 10 ~ The Shadow of the Past

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 10
 

He pushes open the door and looks around.  Papers are flying around.  The windows are open. He walks cautiously around.  Suddenly a hand grabs his shoulder from behind. Frodo gasps
 
GANDALF: Is it secret ? Is it safe ?
 
Frodo opens a chest removes some papers looking for it.  Gandalf whisks around at a slight noise.  Frodo finds the envelope!
 
FRODO: Ha! (he holds the envelope up to Gandalf, who whisks it away and throws it on the fire) What are you doing!
 
Gandalf holds out the tongs to take the Ring out of the fire as the envelope burns away
 
GANDALF: (holding the Ring in the tongs)  Hold out your hand Frodo. Its quite cool.  (he drops it in Frodo's palm)  What can you see ? (he stands up) Can you see anything ?
 
Frodo turns the Ring over in his fingers.
 
FRODO: (shakes his head) Nothing. There's nothing (Gandalf sighs) Wait. There are markings (he turns the Ring round, a glowing script appears on the Ring)  Its some form of Elvish.  I can't read it
 
GANDALF: There are few who can. The language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here.
 
FRODO: Mordor!
 
GANDALF: In the common tongue it says

One Ring to Rule Them All
One Ring to find them
One Ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them!
 

GANDALF: (The Ring sits on the table) This is the One Ring. (he smokes his pipe whilst Frodo makes a pot of tea) Forged by the Dark Lord Sauron in the fires of Mount Doom. Taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
 
FRODO: Bilbo found it. In Gollum's Cave
 
GANDALF: Yes, for sixty years the Ring lay quiet in Bilbo's keeping prolonging his life. Delaying old age. But no longer Frodo.  Evil is stirring in Mordor. The Ring has awoken.  Its heard its master's call.
 
FRODO: But he was destroyed.  Sauron was destroyed (he looks at Gandalf for confirmation of this)
 
Whispers are heard from the Ring
 
GANDALF: No Frodo. The spirit of Sauron endured. His life force is bound to the Ring and the Ring survived. Sauron has returned.  His orcs have multiplied.  His fortress at Barad-Dr is rebuilt in the land of Mordor. Sauron needs only this Ring to cover all the lands of a second darkness. He is seeking it, seeking it.  All his thought is bent on it. The Ring yearns above all else to return to the hand of its master. They are one, the Ring and the Dark Lord. Frodo, he must never find it
 
FRODO: (takes hold of the Ring) Alright. (he walks out of the room with it and looks around) We put it away. (Gandalf gets up and follows him) We must never speak of it again.  No one knows its here. Do they ? (he turns to look at Gandalf)
 
GANDALF: There is one other who knew Bilbo had the Ring. I looked everywhere for the creature Gollum but the enemy found him first. (Gollum is lying on a rack in Mordor surrounded by Orcs.  He screams)
Admist the endless screams and inane babble they discerned two words.
 
GOLLUM'S VOICE: Shire! Baggins!
 
FRODO: Shire! Baggins!  But that will lead them here!
 
Black Riders race through the mists towards a hobbit holding up a lantern.
 
HOBBIT: Who goes there ? (he looks shocked as one of the riders holds out a sword and swipes at him)
 
FRODO: Take it Gandalf! (he holds out the Ring to him.  Gandalf backs off)
 
GANDALF: No Frodo.
FRODO: You must take it!
 
GANDALF: You cannot offer me this Ring
 
FRODO: I'm giving it to you
 
GANDALF: Don't! Tempt me Frodo (Frodo takes back the Ring) I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe. Understand Frodo I would use this Ring from a desire to do good. But through me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine
 
FRODO: But it cannot stay in The Shire!
 
GANDALF: No!  No it can't
 
FRODO: (rolls the Ring into his hand and looks resigned)  What must I do ?
 
GANDALF: (Frodo hurridely takes some clothes from a wardrobe) You must leave, and leave quickly.
 
FRODO: Where ? Where do I go ?
 
GANDALF: Get out of The Shire.  (he helps him to pack) Make for the village of Bree
 
FRODO: Bree.  What about you ?
 
GANDALF: I'll be waiting for you.  At the Inn of the Prancing Pony
 
FRODO: (packing some food) and the Ring will be safe there ?
 
GANDALF: Frodo.  I don't have any answers. I must see the head of my order.  He is both wise and powerful.  Trust me Frodo, he'll know what to do (Frodo puts on his coat) You'll have to leave the name of Baggins behind you. For that name is not safe outside The Shire. (he helps Frodo put on his cloak)  Travel by day and stay off the road
 
FRODO: I can cut across country (he slips the Ring in his pocket and takes his walking stick) easily enough
 
GANDALF: My dear Frodo.  (he smiles)  Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about them in a month and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you. (Frodo smiles)
 
They hear a noise outside the window
 
GANDALF: Get down!
 
Gandalf moves slowly to the window, staff outstretched before him.  He quickly jabs it into the flower beds, Where a grunt is heard.  He throws the staff aside and reaches out to pull Sam from the outside, and throws him onto the table
 
GANDALF: Confound you Samwise Gamgee! Have you been eavesdropping ?
 
SAM: I haven't been dropping no eaves. (he shakes his head) Sir honest.  I was just cutting the grass under the window there. If you follow me
 
GANDALF: A little late for trimming the verge don't you think ?
 
SAM: I heard raised voices
 
GANDALF: What did you hear ? Speak!
 
SAM: Nothing important That is I heard a good deal about a ring and a dark lord and something about the end of the world, but please Mr Gandalf Sir, please don't hurt me. Don't turn me into anything... unnatural
 
GANDALF: No ? (he glances at Frodo who smiles) Perhaps not.  I've thought of a better use for you.
 
Gandalf is now leading a horse at a rapid pace, away from The Shire
 
GANDALF: Come along Samwise, keep up!
 
Samwise is hurrying after him.  They walk through a woodland
 
GANDALF: Be careful, both of you.  The enemy has many spies in his service.  Birds, Beasts (he stops and looks at Frodo) Is it safe ? (Frodo clutches his chest.  Gandalf kneels down to him) Never put it on for the agents of the Dark Lord will be drawn to its power. Always remember Frodo the Ring is trying to get back to its Master.  It wants to be found. (he pats Frodo on the shoulder)
 
Gandalf mounts his horse and rides off leaving Sam and Frodo alone to the calling of birds.  Frodo looks worried and Sam steps up behind him. He smiles and they set off, across fields, past a farmhouse, a waterfall, over a hill until they reach a cornfield with a scarecrow in it.
 
SAM: (suddenly stopping) This is it
 
FRODO: (turning back to face Sam) This is what ?
 
SAM: If I take one more step, it'll be the farthest away from home I've ever been.
 
FRODO: (walking back towards him)  Come on Sam (Sam hesitates and takes another step.  Frodo pats him on the back) Remember what Bilbo used to say. Its a dangerous business
 
BILBO VOICE: Going out your door.  You step onto the road and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to (Frodo and Sam reach a woodland)
 

Scene 11 ~ The Passing of the Elves

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 11

 

Sam is cooking a fried dinner, smoking his pipe.  Frodo is relaxing in a tree when he hears an etheral music in the distance.
 
FRODO: Sam!
 
They both listen to the singing, which is increasing in volume
 
FRODO: (smiling) Wood elves!
 
They run up the hill together and peer over a fallen tree trunk to see many elves in procession, both on foot and on horse
 
FRODO: They're going to the harbour beyond the white towers To the Grey Havens
 
SAM: They're leaving Middle Earth
 
FRODO: Never to return
 
SAM: I don't know why.... It makes me sad
 
Back at camp Sam and Frodo are settling down to sleep
 
SAM: Everywhere I lie there's a dirty great root sticking into my back
 
FRODO: (his eyes shut) Just shut your eyes and imagine you're back in your own bed, with a soft matress and a lovely feather pillow
 
Sam lies back
 
SAM: Its not working Mr Frodo Oh! I'm never going to be able to sleep out here (he fidgets around)
 
FRODO: (with a smile on his face) Me neither Sam
 
Dawn is rising over the fields.  A black horse walks into view, ridden by a Black Rider
 

Scene 12 ~ Saruman the White

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 12

 

Gandalf rides swiftly to Isengard.
 
SARUMAN VOICE: Smoke rises from the Mountain of Doom The hour grows late and Gandalf the Grey rides to Isengard seeking my Council (Saruman walks down the steps of Isengard to meet Gandalf as he dismounts his horse)
 
SARUMAN: For that is why you have come, is it not ? My old friend
 
GANDALF: Saruman (he bows)
 
They walk together in the grounds of Isengard
 
SARUMAN: You are sure of this ?
 
GANDALF: Beyond any doubt
 
SARUMAN: So the Ring of Power has been found
 
GANDALF: All these long years it was in The Shire under my very nose
 
SARUMAN: and yet you did not have the wits to see it.  Your love of the Halflings leaf has clearly slowed your mind
 
GANDALF: But we still have time.  Time enough to counter Sauron if we act quickly
 
SARUMAN: Time!  What time do you think we have ?
 
Inside Isengard Tower they talk
 
SARUMAN: Sauron has regained much of his former strength.  He cannot yet take physical form but his spirit has lost none of its potency.  Concealed within his fortress, the Lord of Mordor sees all.  His gaze pierces cloud, shadow, earth and flesh.  You know of what I speak Gandalf.  A great eye, lidless, wreathed in flame.
 
GANDALF: The Eye of Sauron
 
SARUMAN: He is gathering all evil to him.  Very soon he will have summoned an army great enough to launch an assault upon Middle Earth
 
GANDALF: You know this ?  How ?
 
SARUMAN: I have seen it.
 
They walk through to a larger room, in which a pedestal stands and upon which a black cloth is laid covering something up
 
GANDALF: A palantir is a dangerous tool Saruman.
 
SARUMAN: Why ?  Why should we fear to use it ?  (he removes the cloth and underneath sits a black cloudy glass globe)
 
GANDALF: They are not all accounted for.  The lost seeing stones.  We do not know who else maybe watching.  (He covers the palantir back up as he does he sees a flash gljmpse of Sauron's Eye)
 
SARUMAN: The hour is later than you think.  Sauron's forces are already moving. (he sits down on his throne)  The Nine have left Minas Morgul
 
GANDALF: The Nine!
 
SARUMAN: The crossed the River Isen on Midsummer's Eve disguised as riders in black.
 
GANDALF: They've reached The Shire?
 
SARUMAN: They will find the Ring and kill the one who carries it.
 
GANDALF: Frodo (he turns to leave hastily but as he reaches each door in turn it is slammed shut.  He turns to face Saruman)
 
SARUMAN: You did not seriously think that a hobbit could contend with the will of Sauron ? There are none who can. Against the power of Mordor there can be no victory. (Gandalf looks at him in disbelief)  We must join with him Gandalf. We must join with Sauron. It would be wise my friend
 
GANDALF: Tell me. Friend... When did Saruman the Wise abandon reason for madness ? (Saruman looks at him enraged)
 
Saruman lifts his staff and flings Gandalf against the opposite wall, holding him against it high in the air.  He advances upon him and lets Gandalf drop to the ground.  Gandalf lifts his staff and send Saruman on his back to the floor. They fight using their staffs, flinging each other across the room in turn. Saruman turns Gandalf over and over.  Gandalf lifts his staff and flings Saruman across the room onto one of the doorways which opens with the force of the throw. Saruman gets up, and reaches out his hand into which Gandalf's staff flies. He advances on him with both staffs outstretched, turning Gandalf around and around in circles on the floor
 
SARUMAN: I gave you the chance of aiding me willingly.  But you.. have elected.. the way of pain!
 
He lifts both staffs and sends Gandalf circling high into the roof of Isengard
 

 

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