The lord of the rings (script to the movie “the lord of the rings: the return of the king” directed by peter jackson )

(Black screen).

I amar prestar aen. The world is changed.
han mathon ne nen. I feel it in the waters.
han mathon ne chae. I feel it in the earth.
a han noston ned gwilith. I smell it in the air.
Much that once was is lost. For none now live who remember it.

The words ‘The Lord of the Rings’ appears in gold lettering on the screen, the screen fades back
to black, then a fire comes onto the screen. A pair of tongs are seen pouring a heated liquid into a
mould.

It began with the forging of the great rings.

(Three elf hands are seen, each wearing one of the elven rings, which each have jewels on them.
We see the elves looking at the rings on their fingers.)
3 rings to the elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings.

7 to the dwarf lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls.
(We see the dwarves take their rings)

And 9. 9 rings were gifted to the race of men,

who above all else desire power.
(The men are seen with thier rings)

For within these rings was bound the strength and will to govern each race. But they were all of
them deceived.
(We see a map of Middle Earth, which blackens, as the screen blacks out.)

For another ring was made.
(Map is shown again, this time showing Mordor).

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.
(We see Mt Doom, a volcano, spitting out lava from the top. We see Sauron’s face, wearing a
golden mask. Then we see a more distant shot of Sauron, this time holding something up in his
hand).

And into this ring he poured his cruelty, his malice, and his will to dominate all life.
(Fire blots out his image, and in the fire we see round, gold ring. We see a close shot of Sauron,
with the ring on his hand. The camera zooms in on the ring, which has fiery elvish letters on it.)

One ring to rule them all.
(Once again, we see a map of Middle Earth. A dark cloud originating from Mordor spreads to the
rest of Middle Earth).

One by one, free lands in Middle Earth fell to the power of the ring.
(The map blends into a village in Middle Earth, where people are running away from orcs, who
are brandishing axes, and burning down houses)

But there were some who resisted.
(We see an army of men marching, then a long shot of the battle field, where there are thousands
of men, elves, and orcs in battle, marching towards each other. The camera moves up to show Mt
Doom)

A last alliance of Men and Elves marched against the armies of Mordor. On the slopes of Mount
Doom, they fought for the freedom of Middle Earth.

We see an orc snarling, then a line of archers shooting arrows. Once again, we see a long shot of
the battle field, with orcs falling off cliff tops as they are shot. There are tens of thousands on the
battle field.

We see an army of elves and men, commanded by Elrond, who shouts a battle cry

Elrond:
Tangado a chadad
(Translation: Establish to hurling)
(The Elves/Men have their sheilds drawn, and as the orcs charge towards them, they draw their
swords and fight them. They slaughter many orcs)

Victory was near. But the power of the ring could not be undone.

(Sauron appears, and with him, a hazy cloud. We see a close up shot of his hand, which is
wearing the golden ring. The fiery letters are very clear. Sauron swings his sword, and the men
and elves against him are flung outwards, yelling in pain. The king charges forward, trying to kill
Sauron.



The lord of the rings (script to the movie “the lord of the rings: the return of the king” directed by peter jackson )