Guess no one has any idea, Dex.
iirc, and I probably don't, the Eagles were "friends" of another Gandalf-like wizard...something like that. I think they are intelligent, too.
Been too long since I read the books. Sorry.
'And it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive.'
the eagles are friends of gandalf. gandalf summoned them with that butterfly-like creature as the messenger...just like when he escaped from saruman's tower.
superfly. Thanks for answering the query !
Thanks LSS and superfly!
Bollocks to your pompous hiney! -makerc
There's something that's been driving me nuts. Somewhere I saw posted the words Gollum was singing in the forbidden pool but now I can't find them. Anyone know where they might be? That particular scene always makes me laugh.
I found it. Thanks, y'all.
You would probably enjoy reading the Appendixes at the end of RoTK, ARG. It tells of what happens to Samwise and the other characters (Aragorn and Arwen, Legolas, etc). It's pretty interesting. Just in case some people don't know anything of the ending, I'll spoiler-tag it.Originally Posted by aMaZiN'RaCeGuY>Click to see Spoiler:Samwise lives a pretty happy life in the Shire with his family. He becomes mayor seven different times. When his wife dies, he leaves Bagend and is rumored to have left for the Havens to join the other two Ringbearers (as superfly said).
I loved this movie. I sorely missed a few scenes from the book, but I realize PJ couldn't include everything or the movie would have been 5 hours long. Still, no scenes ofwas fairly strange. But, I still found it to be one of the best movies I've seen.Click to see Spoiler:Saruman
"Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter."- Yoda
"I'll just see where Providence takes me and try to look like I got there confidently." - Craig Ferguson
I've heard that The Silmarillion gives pretty good insight to what happened in the First Age and the events leading up to the War of the Ring.Originally Posted by stargazer401
Hey all you Lord of the Rings fans - Barnes and Noble University is offering a free course on the Lord of the Rings.
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Here is the link if any of you are interested: