Thursday, December 04, 2008

"I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something."

"What are we holding onto, Sam? "

"That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for. "

9 comments:

Rishi Agarwal said...

Ah! Love this quote. Equally good is the original quote from the book. This quote from the LOTR movie looks really good and inspiring on the screen.

You can find both quotes here:
http://blog.rishiagarwal.in/2008/09/i-wonder-which-story-our-we-in.html

Hawkeye said...

rishi,

your mention of the book got me thinking about the changes jack son made to the movie. have you wondered why they ever left out tom bombadil? i always thought tom at least deserved a passing mention.

Gradwolf said...

haa, I've quoted this in my blog too! Sure makes sense,during these times. Dideernu nyamagam vandhudha?


Tom Bombadil sure deserved a mention. His story is little bit of a drag in the end but made a wonderful read overall. They completely igonred it in the movie.

A change I liked was giving Arwen Evenstar a bigger role. That was for pure cinematic glory and was captured very well by the rescuing scene after Frodo's injury.

Kaushik said...

Hawkeye- Bharath
Sriram here.. Eppadi ellam ungala pidikka vendiyadha irukku...... :)
Nice postings anyway..

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Sriram

Rishi Agarwal said...

Well, there is no mention of Tom Bombadil in the extra scenes too.

But in the Extended Edition DVD, Peter Jackson admits that he had too cut lot of characters and scenes which were not relevant to the main plot of the 'movie'.He admitted that even though Tom Bombadil was a important character of Middle Earth, he dint keep in the movie for the same reasons. Also, he felt that including him would have confused the audience who have not read the book and were watching the movie in theaters for the first time.

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buddy said...

nice.
we need an aragorn. and a gandalf

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Anonymous said...

In the book, Frodo was a really brave character and Sam was just a sidekick and a simpleton. In the movie, for some reason, Sam seems to be the real leader of the two and Frodo is the weakling and fragile character. Quite a few scenes and dialogues have been changed from the book to make Sam appear more smart. Frodo is literally just the "ring-bearer" and nothing else in the movie.