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That gate to Moria was created in the "Second Age" of Middle Earth, and was used to trade mithril with the Noldorian Elves of Eregion. Relations between the Elves and the Dwarves were more cordial in the Second Age. The inscription and password on the gate created by Celebrimbor, the leader of the Noldor, hence is in elvish. Celebrimbor also forged the 3 ...


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Frodo saw the effect the ring had on Boromir (Sean Bean), and knew that eventually it would corrupt the rest of the Fellowship. No one is immune to the ring. Even, Gandalf and Galadriel refused to touch it. Frodo as a hobbit, is a bit resistant to the ring, but not completely impervious to it's influence. This is something that Lady Galadriel had foretold ...


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There are indications that other prologue narrations were considered, and you might find what you are looking for on the Extended Edition DVD. From the DVD Journal review of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition Under the menu for Visualizing the Story you'll find a featurette called Storyboards and Pre-Viz: Making Words ...


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Aragorn didn't shatter the blade. When Lurtz threw the blade at him Aragorn used his own sword to deflect it. I'll see if I can get a screencap and put it up. Okay, after several tries I cannot get a decent screen cap that clearly shows the blade. It just looks like a flashing blur.


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First of all, when Gandalf was speaking the black tongue he actually quoted the ring inscription, which is itself written in black tongue. So for one point he "stayed true to the source material":                           Ash nazg ...


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The language spoken is the Black Speech, which Tolkien described as thus: The Black Speech was not intentionally modeled on any style, but was meant to be self consistent, very different from Elvish, yet organized and expressive, as would be expected of a device of Sauron before his complete corruption. It was evidently an agglutinative language. ...


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Gandalf is both meddeling and hands-off, this is part of what makes him an interesting character. For instance, for as powerful as he is, don't you think he could have devised a better way to get to Mt. Doom rather than just walking/horse back? Sure, but the journey wasn't up for him to decide, it was for the rest of Middle Earth. The Balrog, if you look ...


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I think it's Argonath you are talking about. Also known as The Gates of Argonath or The Pillars of Kings. The names of they are Isildur and AnĂ¡rion. Isildur was the High King of Gondor and Arnor. He also cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand. AnĂ¡rion is the brother of Isildur. Both ruled together a part of Gondor. The Argonath, also known as The Gates of ...


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The Balrog was a powerful magical creature and was a "foe beyond any of [them]". In this situation Gandalf had to turn his dials up as it was the only option. His mission was to inspire and assist, he was not permitted to take over and fight everyone's battles for them.


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I don't believe that there was any mention in the books that destroying the Ring would destroy Sauron and no mention at the Council of Elrond. The goal was to prevent Sauron from obtaining the One Ring, which he would use to conquer middle-earth. In The Fellowship of the Ring, chapter 2 - The Shadow of the Past, Gandalf tells Frodo that the only way to ...


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At the time of the Lord of the Rings more and more of the Elven population of Middle Earth have decided to return to the Undying Lands due in part to the original rise of Sauron from which they endured heavy casualties but could not quite recover as the men of Gondor and Arnor did. The prosperity of the men in the following years while there was still a High ...


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She's diminishing because the time for the dominion of men had come. This means she's going to be loosing her position of authority. She's remaining Galadriel because the ring won't transform her as it did for Golem (To illustrate what would happen if she accepted, she presented an image of herself corrupted by the ring, declaring: ""In place of a Dark ...


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I'm pretty sure it is the 'voice of the ring', therefore Sauron's voice, as the one ring was forged by him, with his own spirit infused in it.



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