lotr:-the-fellowship-of-the-ring

Depressing Fellowship of The Ring “Easter Egg”

During Boromir’s death scene in the Fellowship of the Ring film, you a hear a choir in the soundtrack. The choir isn’t singing random vowel sounds; they’re actually singing in Elvish.


The English translation of the lyrics? It’s a line from the books: “I do not love the sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only what they defend.”


For bonus hurt points– in the book, those lines were said by his little brother Faramir.


(to request a soundtrack to be analyzed/translated, reblog this linked post. All these soundtrack-related posts will be tagged #lotrsoundtrackfacts)

RAVENCLAW:

“FRODO: He deserves death.
GANDALF: Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”

–J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

  • Hermione: Did you find out anything from Dumbledore?
  • Harry: Not much—only hints and riddles.
  • Hermione: Did you ask about your scar hurting?
  • Harry: We didn’t discuss it.
  • Hermione: You should have. I am sure it is very important.
  • Harry: In that case I am sure Dumbledore would have refused to explain it.

(re)read in 2017 →  the fellowship of the ring → jrr tolkien 

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.