Greetings! I am the
player of Fergus, who you may have seen wandering around mume from time to
time. Over the past year or more I have been closely following the
development of the movie trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" (LOTR for short).
I have accumulated much information and images of the movie and its making
over this period and would love to share some of it with
"The fate of the world will soon
be decided. The dominion of evil grows even stronger, there is a union now
between the two towers: Barad-dur, fortress of the dark lord Sauron, and
Orthanc, stronghold of the wizard Saruman. The peril of the ringbearer
deepens. An unseen danger draws closer, for there is another who hunts the
- the voice
of Galadriel, played by Cate Blanchett, narrating the Two Towers
What a magnificent splendour awaits
us this Christmas! After enjoying the near three hours of Fellowship of
the Ring (soon to become 3 and a HALF hours in November when the special
edition DVD/video is released), we have another instalment awaiting us in
a few months. It promises much for the movie-goer, but if you did not like
Fellowship of the Ring due to some plot embellishments, you may not like
the Two Towers.
||There is plenty of minor changes to the script to make a
visually appealing movie that may not sit well with the Tolkien
purists. For instance, there are elves in Helm's Deep, we see Eowyn
sparring with Aragorn and it is rumoured that we will see the full
fight of Gandalf and the Balrog (for me I certainly hope we do!!!).
The Two Towers offers us what may
become one of the greatest battles in cinema history, the Battle of Helm's
Deep. Unlike the prologue to the Fellowship of the Ring, this battle is
fought by thousands of real people. In such a grand battle we see Aragorn
in his regal, commanding best, Legolas displaying the grace and prowess
that endeared him in the first movie (despite his obvious lack of acting
experience), elven archers in full flight, Uruk-hai attacking and grim
Riders of Rohan defending their homeland.
||The Two Towers trailer has been cleverly written to show us a
glimpse of Faramir, Eowyn, Theoden, Wormtongue and Eomer but not
tell us anything of what is going to happen. All we find out is that
the 'Battle for Middle-earth' is about to begin and that a now
white, straight haired (like Saruman) old friend has returned.
If you have not seen the trailer yet, log on to the official
movie site (www.lordoftherings.net) and thoroughly enjoy yourself. As I
have said before, and will probably say again, it is great that the new
characters (ie Eomer, Faramir, Eowyn, etc..) are mainly little known
actors hailing mostly from New Zealand and Australian television. Rather
than saying 'that is the actor from..' you will come to know the face as
Faramir or Eowyn.
back to you now at the turn of the tide.'
- Gandalf, the Two Towers
Did you know....
- that the little hobbit girl sitting down gasping at Bilbo's story in Fellowship of the Ring is actually Peter Jackson's daughter? Now that is cost cutting!
- that "The Two Towers" is actually Minas Morgul
and Orthanc? This minor detail seems to slip most readers so it is
little surprise that they used poetic licence in the movie too...