User:Amroth/Screenplays/Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring/The Account of Isildur
EXT. BARAD-DUR -- NIGHT
The jagged ruins of" BARAD-DUR. THE DARK TOWER! TEASING
IMAGES: THE HUGE DARK TOWER OF BARAD-DUR is being rebuilt!
Thousands of ORCS crawl over the surface, hauling stone and
iron up the towering heights.
WIDE ON: MOUNT DOOM...A HUGE, BILLOWING CLOUD OF BLACK FILTH
grows and spreads across the red streaked sky...casting a
shadowy pall over the nightmarish landscape.
EXT. MINAS MORGUL -- NIGHT
NINE BLACK RIDERS burst out of Minas Morgul and charge toward
EXT. THE WEST ROAD, GONDOR -- DAY
WIDE ON: A LONE HORSEMAN gallops to the crest of a hill on
the west road. The main highway south to Minas Tirith...he
looks toward the saw toothed mountains of Mordor...
...seeping out across the blood red sky, his face grave. He
spurs his horse on.
INT. CITADEL, MINAS TIRITH -- NIGHT
ANGLE ON: GANDALF
making is way down into the lower depths of the Citidel.
INT. CITADEL CHAMBER, MINAS TIRITH -- NIGHT
CLOSE ON: Pages flipping as Gandalf searches ancient scrolls
and books placed high on a wooden table. His eyes settle on
one old parchment. He murmurs hurriedly to himself, reading.
The year 3434 of the Second Age...here
follows the account of Isildur, High King
of Gondor, and the finding of the ring of
CLOSE ON: ISILDUR, TRIUMPHANT, REACHES FOR THE ONE RING, HIS
EYES FIXATED ON IT.
It has come to me...the ring of power!
It shall be an heirloom of my
Kingdom...all those who follow in my
bloodline shall be bound to its fate, for
I will risk no hurt to the
ring...it is precious to me, though I buy
it with great pain...
CLOSE ON: ELVISH LETTERING MARKS ON THE FADED OLD DOCUMENT
IN GANDALF'S HAND.
The marking upon the band begin to
fade...the writing which at first was as
clear as red flame, has all but
disappeared...a secret now that only fire
EXT. HOBBIT FARMHOUSE -- EVENING
FARMER MAGGOT is chopping wood in his garden CLOSE ON:
SNORTING HORSE NOSTRILS...as the shadow of a black rider
looms over a Hobbit House. Terrified, FARMER MAGGOT cowers in
his doorway...FANG, his dog, Whimpers and backs away.
There's no Bagginses around here! They
are all up in Hobbiton...that way.
The BLACK RIDER GALLOPS AWAY AT SPEED