Talk:The Lord of the Rings (movies)
(The voice of Galadriel)
The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air (Elvish translation). Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it. It began with the forging of the great rings: three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf Lords; great miners and craftsman of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of men, who above all else desire power. For within these rings was bound the strength and will to govern each race. But they were all of them deceived, for another ring was made: in the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the dark lord Sauron forged, in secret, a master ring to control all others. And into this ring, he poured his cruelty, his malice, and his will to dominate all life.
One Ring to Rule Them All.
One by one the free lands of Middle Earth fell to the power of the Ring. But there were some who resisted. A last alliance of Men and Elves marched against the armies of Mordor. And on the slopes of Mount Doom, they fought for the freedom of Middle Earth. The victory was near, but the power of the Ring could not be undone. (Cue Sauron's wrath and the fall of King Elendil)
It was in this moment when all hope had faded that Isildur, Son of the King, took up his father's sword. (Cuts the One Ring from Sauron's hand; Sauron's helm drops to the ground in defeat)
Sauron, the enemy of the free peoples of Middle-earth, was defeated. The Ring passed to Isildur who had his one chance to destroy evil forever.
The above passage was added to the end of the article but needs some editing and correction before being placed in proper sequence. ( I don't have time right now to check it and amend it, but if no one else does I will probably do so in the next day or two). ~ Kalki 21:30, 5 Jun 2004 (UTC)
- I noticed a few days ago that I had never gotten around to this. I now have done so, extended a few quotes and comments, and will probably amend a bit more today. ~ Kalki 20:50, 15 Sep 2004 (UTC)
- I have corrected the Sindarin part of the opening quote. See this Fellowship of The Word-smiths analysis. Ddawson 14:53, 22 May 2005 (UTC)
- Oh yeah. I almost forgot. Cate Blanchett (or maybe whoever printed the dialogue that day) erroneously changed 'noston' to 'nostron' in the opening. It seems to be corrected, though, in Galadriel's speech (er, though, rather) in TTT. Ddawson 15:10, 22 May 2005 (UTC)
namely corrected on 5 Oct 2016