The Account of Isildur
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|The Account of Isildur|
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
|Scene number||7 (theatrical edition)
8 (extended edition)
|Event||Gandalf travels to Minas Tirith to research the One Ring; the Ringwraiths search for "Baggins".|
|Characters||Gandalf, Isildur (in flashback), Ringwraiths|
Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe (scene)
At the Green Dragon
The Account of Isildur is the seventh scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and the eighth scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition).
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Gandalf leaves Frodo and the Shire, crossing Middle-earth to the land of Gondor, hoping to see the archives of Minas Tirith. Gandalf arrives and begins looking at the various scrolls in the archives. It is not long before he finds one authored by Isildur himself, the last person to see the One Ring before it vanished. Isildur describes the Ring's appearance and how fiery letters appear when the Ring is heated. Gandalf realizes he must test Frodo's ring by using fire.
Differences[edit | edit source]
As a result of the time compression discussed earlier, Gandalf's search for information regarding the One Ring is drastically shortened from the time it takes in the books. Denethor, who has a brief appearance when this scene is described at the Council of Elrond, is omitted. The language on Isildur's scroll is slightly different than that of the book, but not substantially.