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Favorite scene that didn't make it into the movies

Posted by sulien on 07.07.2008 at 11.48.am
sheiannasherra mentioned a scene from The Two Towers that made me think of one of my very favorite scenes that didn't make it into the movie script and I wondered what other scenes you folks wish could have been included.

Mine is the scene in The Two Towers when the Three Hunters first encounter Éomer and the Rohirrim. In the books, Aragorn draws Andúril and declares himself as the Heir of Isildur. I always loved that scene and desperately wanted to see my Ranger from the books but, alas, he didn't really make it into the films. :-(


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sheiannasherra at 2008-07-09 16:15 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that was disappointing. I'd add to this the handing over of weapons when they reached Meduseld too since it showed just how important the lineage of the weapons and therefore the weapon bearers was. I guess I can understand it being cut because of time restraints but still...
sulien at 2008-07-09 19:56 (UTC) (Link)
Me too! I remember leaning forward in anticipation of that scene, but no joy. The movies would have been somewhere around twice as long if they had kept in all of the wonderful scenes and moments Tolkien had in the books, and people were kvetching that the movies were too long as it was. Though I remember the first time we saw Fellowship, my Step-Dad (who has never read the books) commented that it was the shortest two and a half hour movie he'd ever seen. The movies are a lot of fun and are in my top 10, but I will take the books over the movies, hands down.
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