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User:Amroth/Screenplays/Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring/The Ring Goes South

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The Fellowship climb the long steep path out of the cloven
vale of Rivendell.

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The fellowship trekking through a land of Deep Valleys and
turbulent waters...the misty mountains rise sharply to their

                    GANDALF (V.O.)
          We must hold to his course west of the
          misty Mountains for forty days. If our
          luck holds, the Gap of Rohan will still
          be open to us. From there, our road
          turns east, to Mordor.

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CLOSE ON: Sam at the campfire. The sound of clashing swords!
Wider: Aragorn and Boromir are giving Pippin Sword tuition...



          Get away from the blade, Pippin...on your
          toes...good, very good...I want you to
          react, not think.

          Should not be too hard...

          Move your feet.

          Quite good, Pippin.


CLOSE ON: GIMLI has managed to corner Gandalf....

          If anyone were to ask for my opinion,
          which I note they have not, I would say
          we are taking the long way round.
          Gandalf, we can pass through the Mines of
          Moria. My cousin, Balin, would give us a
          royal welcome. Gandalf clearly thinks
          that is a bad idea.

          No, Gimli. I would not take the road
          through Moria unless I had no other

Boromir thrusts, catching Pippin on the hand. Pippin throws
down his sword, kicks and lunges at Boromir, tackling him to
the ground. Much laughter. Legolas' eyes are fixed on a
distant Dark Patch which darts about the sky, like flying
smoke in the wind.

          What is that?

's just a wisp of a cloud.

          It's moving fast...against the wind.

          Crebain from Dunland!




          Merry..Pippin...Sam...take cover! WIDE
          ON: THE FELLOWSHIP scramble under what
          little cover

there a regiment of Large crows fly low overhead at
Great speed, wheeling and circling above. As their dark
shadow passes over the fellowship, a single harsh croak is
heard...and the crows suddenly wheel away, back towards the
south. Gandalf staggers to his feet.

          Spies of Saruman. The passage South is
          being watched.

Gandalf looks at Aragorn, turns to the others...gesturing
towards a high mountain pass.

                    GANDALF (CONT'D)
          We must take the pass of Caradhras!