Favorite Movie Moments - Fellowship of the Ring

(collected by Black Breathalizer)

Magic Moment # 1
Set-up: Frodo alone on the banks of the river.
The look on Frodo's face at the precise moment when he remembers Gandalf's words to him in Moria.
Contributed by: BB

Magic Moment # 2
Set-up: Frodo and Sam coming out of the pub at Hobbiton.
As the two pass through the doorway, the look on Sam's face as he smiles up at Rosie.
Contributed by: Rosie

Magic Moment # 3
Set-up: Frodo and Sam sitting at the table in Bree.
The grumpy look on Sam's face.
Contributed by Rosie

Magic Moment # 4
Set-up: Gandalf's farewell to Frodo and Sam in the woods outside of Hobbiton.
The annoyed "what have we gotten into" look Sam gives Frodo right after Gandalf leaves.
Contributed by Rosie

Magic Moment # 5
Set-up: The Fellowship's meal break in Hollin.
Merry and Pippen tackling Boromir during their sword play practice and wrestling him to the ground.
Contributed by: HastyEnt

Magic Moment # 6
Set-up: The Fellowship's battle with the orcs and cave troll.
Frodo hiding behind the stone pillar and suddenly having the cave troll's head pop around the corner to his surprise.
Contributed by: The-nosebag-of-shadowfax

Magic Moment # 7
Set-up: Gandalf and Frodo at Bag End.
The look of fear and loathing on Gandalf's face when he recites the ring verse for Frodo.
Contributed by: The Young Took

Magic Moment # 8
Set-up: The Council of Elrond
The expression on Gandalf's face when he becomes the first of the council to hear Frodo's declaration to take the ring to Mordor, particularly when he closes his eyes and then opens them, you feel the anguish, acceptance and the love he has for Frodo.
Contributed by: OldGaffer & Melbryn

Magic Moment # 9
Set-up: Frodo's ‘good-bye' to Pippin and Merry.
The look on Pippin's face when he realizes Frodo is going away without them.
Contributed by: Pippin's Scarf

Magic Moment # 10
Set-up: The Fellowship regrouping after leaving Moria.
The expression on Frodo's face (and the tear rolling down his cheek) when he turns in response to Aragorn's call.
Contributed by: Lirien & Marian

Magic Moment # 11
Set-up: Gandalf and Frodo at Bag End.
The abrupt change on Gandalf's face when Frodo first says there's nothing on the ring, then says "Wait, there's some kind of writing."
Contributed by: deliz

Magic Moment # 12
Set-up: Gandalf's arrival in Hobbiton.
The old hobbit laughing at Gandalf's fireworks, then trying to look gruff again when he notices his wife's glare.
Contributed by: deliz

Magic Moment # 13
Set-up: The Council of Elrond
The look of anger on Elrond's face when Merry and Pippin come running out to join the Fellowship! It's like hobbits are coming out of the woodwork!
Contributed by deliz

Magic Moment # 14
Set-up: Balin's tomb in Moria.
Pippin's expression when he accidentally causes the skull, the skeleton, the chain, and finally the bucket to fall into the well
Contributed by deliz

Magic Moment # 15
Set-up: Aragorn and Frodo below the seat of Amon Hen.
The look in Aragorn's eyes when he tells Frodo he would have gone with him to Mt. Doom.
Contributed by: deliz

Magic Moment # 16
Set-up: Frodo and Sam at the end of the film.
The smile on Frodo's face right before he says "I'm glad you're with me, Sam."
Contributed by: deliz

Magic Moment # 17
Set-up: Frodo entering Bag End to discover that Bilbo has already gone.
The image of Gandalf smoking by the fire in Bag End whispering "Riddles in the Dark" as Frodo enters.
Contributed by: Hasty Ent

Magic Moment # 18
Set-up: Gandalf and Frodo in Bag End.
The growing fear in Frodo's eyes when he turns to Gandalf and asks "Do they Gandalf?" (asking for confirmation that no one knows the ring is there).
Contributed by: Kethery Elf

Magic Moment # 19
Set-up: The battle between the Fellowship and the Uruk-Hai at Amon Hen.
The sight of Legolas using an arrow to stab one Orc (Uruk-Hai) in the throat and then pulling it out as quick as lightning to shoot with his bow into another Orc.
Contributed by: Kethery Elf

Magic Moment # 20
Set-up: Gandalf arrives by cart to Hobbiton
The expression on Frodo's face when he tells Gandalf he is late. Then the two of them struggling to remain stern before bursting into laughter.
Contributed by: Elanor & Fan Forever

Magic Moment # 21
Set-up: The Prancing Pony in Bree.
Our very first glimpse of Strider sitting smoking at a corner of the Inn. It's so good because it's such a P-E-R-F-E-C-T picture of the scene Tolkien described.
Contributed by: Black Breathalizer

Magic Moment # 22
Set-up: The Prancing Pony in Bree.
After seeing Aragorn's shadowy figure in the Prancing Pony, the cut to extreme close up where his flaring pipe illuminates his eyes with a red glow.
Contributed by: Prince Imrahil

Magic Moment # 23
Set-up: Balin's Tomb
The look on Boromir's face when he turns to Aragorn and Legolas and says his famous "They have a cave troll" line.
Contributed by Prince Imrahil

Magic Moment # 24
Set-up: Gandalf and Elrond talking privately in the house of Elrond.
Elrond's look of scornful disdain when he says, ""I was there the day the strength of men failed."
Contributed by Prince Imrahil

Magic Moment # 25
Set-up: Boromir's death scene
Boromir looking up at Aragorn and saying with dismay, "They took the little ones!"
Contributed by: Prince Imrahil

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Magic Moment # 26
Set-up: The scattering of the orcs in Moria as the Balrog approaches.
The look of weariness, exhaustion and absolute dread on Gandalf's face when it becomes clear that a powerful demon from the depths may stand between them and their escape from the mines of Moria.
Contributed by: Prince Imrahil

Magic Moment # 27
Set-up: The journey up Carradras
When Legolas walks on snow - absolutely no attention is drawn to it, it's just accepted as part of the logical 'rules' of the setting.
Contributed by: Prince Imrahil

Magic Moment # 28
Set-up: Boromir's death scene
The wistful, melancholic expression on Legolas' face when he sees that Boromir has fallen.
Contributed by: Prince Imrahil

Magic Moment # 29
Set-up: The flight from Khazad-dum
The look on Frodo's face as he cries out Gandalf's name when he realizes the wizard will not make it out.
Contributed by: Narya

Magic Moment # 30
Set-up: An injured Frodo carried by Aragorn after Weathertop
Frodo calling for Gandalf.
Contributed by: Marian

Magic Moment # 31
Set-up: Gandalf atop the tower of Saruman
Gandalf whispering instructions to a moth.
Contributed by: Marian

Magic Moment # 32
Set-up: The Flight to the Ford
The wide shot of Arwen facing the Nazgul in the river; her sword raised in the air.
Contributed by: Marian

Magic Moment # 33
Set-up: The Council of Elrond
Frodo saying "I will take it." (The first time when no one hears him.)
Contributed by Marian

Magic Moment # 34
Set-up: Weathertop when Frodo frantically puts out the fire.
Pippin's look when he says, "Ash on my Tomatoes."
Contributed by Marian

Magic Moment # 35
Set-up: The journey up Carradras
The look on Boromir's face when he holds up the ring and says, "Such a little thing..."
Contributed by: Prince Imrahil

Magic Moment # 36
Set-up: The flight to the ford.
The look on Arwen's face when she prays for Frodo, "May the grace..."
Contributed by: Marian

Magic Moment # 37
Set-up: The regrouping after Moria
The shot of Sam crying on the rocking slopes.
Contributed by: Nanya

Magic Moment # 38
Set-up: The end of the movie.
The shot of our two little hobbit heroes staring out at the rocky peaks of Mordor off in the distance.
Contributed by: Narya

Magic Moment # 39
Set-up: Balin's tomb
Boromir placing a comforting hand on Gimli's shoulder when the dwarf realizes that Balin is dead.
Contributed by: Nanya

Magic Moment # 40
Set-up: The temptation of Boromir
Frodo's look as he says to Boromir, "You're not yourself."
Contributed by: Nanya

Magic Moment # 41
Set-up: Frodo, Pippen, Mary, and Sam on the Road.
The fear of the unknown in Frodo's face when he says, "Get off the road!"
Contributed by: White Lady of Rohan

Magic Moment # 42
Set-up: Amon Hen
The look on Pippin's face when Gimli describes their path to Mordor.
Contributed by: Marsaili

Magic Moment # 43
Set-up: The regrouping after Moria
Legolas helping Mary and Pippin up.
Contributed by: Marsaili

Magic Moment # 44
Set-up: The Council of Elrond
Frodo's face after Pippin asks: "Where are we going?"
Contributed by Marsaili

Magic Moment # 45
Set-up: Rivendell
Arwen's eyes when she and Aragorn are together on the bridge
Contributed by: Marsaili

Magic Moment # 46
Set-up: The flight from Khazad-dum
Boromir carrying Frodo out of the mines.
Contributed by: Marsaili

Magic Moment # 47
Set-up: The Fellowship meet Galadriel
The shot of Sam's face when Galadriel says, "but hope remains if the company remains true."
Contributed by: Marsaili

Magic Moment # 48
Set-up: Bilbo's party
Gandalf dancing at the party.
Contributed by: Marsaili

Magic Moment # 49
Set-up: At the door to Moria
The look on Sam's face when Aragorn explains that the mines are no place for a horse.
Contributed by: Marsaili

Magic Moment # 50
Set-up: Boromir's death scene
Aragorn's face when he looks up after saying, "Rest in peace, Son of Gondor." There is a shot of him with a tear coming down as the sun shines in the background. The juxtaposition of the sun and the sorrow is striking.
Contributed by: Marsaili & Elektra

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Magic Moment # 51
Set-up: Boromir's death scene
The look on Pippin and Mary's face when Boromir is first shot by an arrow.
Contributed by: Arabee

Magic Moment # 52
Set-up: Bilbo's party
The very first shot of Frodo's face when he realizes that Gandalf has arrived.
Contributed by: Lirien

Magic Moment # 53
Set-up: The Prancing Pony at Bree
The look of utter concentration on Frodo's face when he falls and the ring flips up into the air.
Contributed by Nanya

Magic Moment # 54
Set-up: The Council of Elrond
The dazed look on Pippin's face when he says, "Where are we going?"
Contributed by Nanya

Magic Moment # 55
Set-up: The Prancing Pony
The look on Merry's face when he says, "This my friend is a pint!"
Contributed by: Nanya

Magic Moment # 56
Set-up: The Shire
Sam stopping in the field and saying that with one more step he'll be the farthest from home he's ever been.
Contributed by: Nanya

Magic Moment # 57
Set-up: The Prancing Pony
The rage in Sam's voice when he barges into the room, fists raised, and says to Strider, "I'll have you, Longshanks!"
Contributed by: Nanya

Magic Moment # 58
Set-up: Bilbo's party
The look that crosses Frodo's face when he realizes that Bilbo is about to announce that he is going away.
Contributed by: Nanya

Magic Moment # 59
Set-up: The Prancing Pony
The cute way Pippin says, "A pint? I'm getting one!"
Contributed by: melbryn

Magic Moment # 60
Set-up: Rivendell
The look on Frodo's face when he says to Bilbo, "I'm not like you."
Contributed by: Elektra

Magic Moment # 61
Set-up: Weathertop
When Frodo cries out after being stabbed and Sam hunches over him.
Contributed by: Elektra

Magic Moment # 62
Set-up: Rivendell
Our first look at Legolas
Contributed by: Marian

Magic Moment # 63
Set-up: Hollin
Legolas's ‘Robin Hood' pose as he watches the crows arriving in the sky.
Contributed by Marian

Magic Moment # 64
Set-up: Battle of Amon Hen
Legolas shooting 3 arrows in a row at light speed
Contributed by Marian

Magic Moment # 65
Set-up: Balin's Tomb
Legolas's eye going narrower as he aims his first arrow in Moria
Contributed by: Marian

Magic Moment # 66
Set-up: Lorien
The look of Legolas when he is asked to translate the "lament for Gandalf"
Contributed by: Marian

Magic Moment # 67
Set-up: Boromir's death scene
Aragorn's silent nod to Boromir when he says, "our people."
Contributed by: Fan Forever

Magic Moment # 68
Set-up: Amon Hen
Close up of Aragorn's large hands as he gently folds Frodo's fingers back over the ring.
Contributed by: Fan Forever

Magic Moment # 69
Set-up: Boromir's death scene
The exact moment Aragorn kisses Boromir's forehead.
Contributed by: Fan Forever

Magic Moment # 70
Set-up: Weathertop
Frodo's scream and face expression when stabbed on Amon Sûl
Contributed by: Fan Forever

Magic Moment # 71
Set-up: Movie's Prologue
Elrond blinking his eyes at the battle on the foothills of Mount Doom.
Contributed by: Fan Forever

Magic Moment # 72
Set-up: Frodo and Gandalf at Bag End
The expression on Frodo's face when he hears that the Enemy has heard of the "Shire" and "Baggins"

Contributed by: Dandy

Magic Moment # 73
Set-up: Balin's Tomb
The expression on Sam's face when he realizes that the cave troll didn't kill Frodo.
Contributed by Dandy

Magic Moment # 74
Set-up: Boromir's death scene
Merry and Pippin surrounded by orcs then a slow-motion cut to Boromir running to protect them with his sword in the air.
Contributed by Essi

Magic Moment # 75
Set-up: The Mines of Moria.
The combination of Howard Shore's soundtrack (track 12) and the view as Gandalf turns up his light and the Fellowship get their first glimpse of the great hall of the dwarves.
Contributed by: Marian

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Magic Moment # 76
Set-up: Lorien.
The combination of Howard Shore's soundtrack (track 13) and the view as the Fellowship climb the circling steps on their way to an audience with Galadriel.
Contributed by: Marian

Magic Moment # 77
Set-up: Lorien.
Howard Shore's Lament for Gandalf (track 13) and Legolas's comment about it being too near to translate.
Contributed by: Marian

Magic Moment # 78
Set-up: The Mines of Moria.
The triumphant music of Howard Shore's soundtrack (track 12) at the moment the stairs crash together and Aragorn and Frodo rejoin the Fellowship.
Contributed by: Marian

Magic Moment # 79
Set-up: Gandalf enters Hobbiton with Frodo.
The combination of the sweeping and stirring moment in Howard Shore's soundtrack (track 2 - Concerning Hobbits) and the view of the green hills and hobbit holes of Hobbiton appear on the screen from our view behind Frodo, Gandalf, and the horse and cart.
Contributed by: Black Breathalizer

Magic Moment # 80
Set-up: Amon Hen.
The look of determination in Aragorn's face after telling Frodo to run and striding out to alone face the onslaught of orcs. The view over Aragorn's shoulder of the mass of orcs climbing up the hill is one of the movie's best "Oh, ****!" moments.
Contributed by: deliz

Magic Moment # 81
Set-up: Rivendell
Frodo waking up and seeing Gandalf at this bedside.
Contributed by: Melificent

Magic Moment # 82
Set-up: Frodo and Gandalf at Bag End.
The moment just as Frodo finishes getting packed to leave Bag End. He looks up at Gandalf as a innocent young child would looking at a beloved grandfather. Gandalf looks down at Frodo's smiling face and says, "Hobbits truly are amazing creatures. One can learn about their ways in a few weeks or months and in a hundred years they will still surprise you."
Contributed by: StefBaggins

Magic Moment # 83
Set-up: Frodo and Gandalf at Bag End.
Frodo unfolding the shirt that Gandalf has just folded.
Contributed by Dandy

Magic Moment # 84
Set-up: Sam and Frodo in the cornfield.
The expression on Sam's face when he thinks he's lost Frodo.
Contributed by Dandy

Magic Moment # 85
Set-up: Rivendell.
Our very first view of Rivendell.
Contributed by: ArkansasGirl

Magic Moment # 86
Set-up: The Battle of Amon Hen.
The look in Lurtz's eyes when he pulls his bow gun back to shoot Boromir for the fourth time.
Contributed by: jan-u-wine

Magic Moment # 87
Set-up: Frodo and Bilbo in Rivendell
The look of horror, then sadness in Frodo's eyes when he realizes what has happened (perhaps the look indicated he knew that Bilbo hadn't really "transformed"...that it was only the way he viewed Bilbo at that moment..and a sad realization of how the Ring had come between them.)
Contributed by: jan-u-wine

Magic Moment # 88
Set-up: Bilbo and Gandalf in Bag End
Bilbo getting a hug from Gandalf after the wizard has scared him.
Contributed by: Primula

Magic Moment # 89
Set-up: The Battle of Amon Hen.
The look on Merry and Pippin's face when they realize that Boromir is dying and they raise their swords to fight only to be picked up by the orcs.
Contributed by: Marbev

Magic Moment # 90
Set-up: Amon Hen.
Aragorn's eyes as he puts on Boromir's vambraces.
Contributed by: arwen75

Magic Moment # 91
Set-up: Amon Hen.
The scene where Aragorn puts his hands on Legolas' and Gimli's shoulders and responds to Gimli's comment that "this has all been a waste...the fellowship has failed" with "Not if we hold true to each other".
Contributed by: arwen75

Magic Moment # 92
Set-up: Gandalf and Frodo in the cart.
Gandalf's little laugh after he shoots off the fireworks for the little hobbit children when he and Frodo are riding through town.
Contributed by: kimmanndra

Magic Moment # 93
Set-up: The Mines of Moria.
When Gandalf faces the balrog and with the light from his staff he becomes a small, white ball of light in front of the balrog's towering smoke and flame.
Contributed by Arabee

Magic Moment # 94
Set-up: The Mines of Moria
The look on Gandalf's face when he say to the Balrog, "You...shall not...pass!"
Contributed by Black Breathalizer

Magic Moment # 95
Set-up: Weathertop
The combination of the music and the scene showing the four little hobbits facing off against the five *huge* wraiths drawing their swords in unison.
Contributed by: Arabee

Magic Moment # 96
Set-up: Hollin
The combination of Howard Shore's music and the shot of each member stepping onto the top of the mountain, one after the other on that path between the rocks.
Contributed by: Arabee

Magic Moment # 97
Set-up: Amon Hen.
Sam rushing into the water to follow Frodo.
Contributed by: sindarleaf

Magic Moment # 98
Set-up: Bilbo's party
Bilbo telling the trolls tale to the little hobbits, particularly the looks on the little hobbits' faces.
Contributed by: Dandy

Magic Moment # 99
Set-up: Elrond and Gandalf talking privately in the House of Elrond.
The look of sureness, yet sadness on Elrond's face when he says to Gandalf, "The Ring cannot stay here." The sound in his voice conveys the sincere regret that Rivendell cannot withstand the Power that hunts the Ring any longer. The look of anxiety that Elrond's comment brings to Gandalf's face is also priceless.
Contributed by: melbryn

Magic Moment # 100
Set-up: Mines of Moria
Frodo wishing out loud that the ring had never come to him and Gandalf's fatherly advice.
Contributed by: Dandy