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.
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Riz Ahmed as Frodo, Jiang Wen as Gimli, Idris Elba as Aragorn, Pedro Pascal as Boromir, John Boyega as Sam, Remy Hii as Legolas, Alexander Siddig as Gandalf, Alfie Enoch as Pippin & Steven Yeun as Merry
“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)