Reconstructing the ROTK movie

~Frodo & Sam's story

Includes scenes with Gollum

 

name of track

time stamps

movie scene

NIM = Not In Movie  speculative scene in italics

1

A Storm is Coming

0:00 - 1:54

Opening titles - Déagol and Sméagol fishing, Déagol finds the Ring.

1

A Storm is Coming

1:54 - end

NIM - possibly an early score to Sméagol and Déagol's fight for the Ring.

6

Minas Morgul

0:00 - 0:23

The beacon of Minas Morgul is lit.

6

Minas Morgul

0:23 - 0:35

NIM

6

Minas Morgul

0:35 - 1:24

Minas Morgul empties of it's troops while Frodo, Sam and Gollum cower nearby.

6

Minas Morgul

1:24 - end

NIM - possibly written to score the beginning of the climb up towards Cirith Ungol.

9

Cirith Ungol

0:00 - 0:36

Sméagol plants seeds of doubt in Frodo's head about Sam's intentions.

9

Cirith Ungol

0:36 - 1:20

Frodo sends Sam away.

9

Cirith Ungol

1:20 - end

NIM - possibly scored for a cut scene where Frodo and Gollum start climbing alone without Sam.

11

Shelob's Lair

0:00 - 2:34

Frodo enters Shelob's Lair and is pursued by the spider

11

Shelob's Lair

2:34 - end

Sam fights and mortally wounds Shelob.

15

The Black Gate Opens

0:51 -  1:40

Frodo and Sam struggle up the sides of Mount Doom.

15

The Black Gate Opens

2:02 -  2:57

On the Mountain, Sam remembers the Shire. Frodo cannot remember.

15

The Black Gate Opens

3:23 - end

Seeing Frodo's desperate state, Sam picks him up and carries him up the mountain.

16

The End of All Things

0:00 - 0:44

At the Crack of Doom, Frodo claims the Ring and puts it on. Gollum appears and knocks out Sam.

16

The End of All Things

0:50 - 0:58

Gollum and the invisible Frodo are wrestling over the Crack of Doom.

16

The End of All Things

1:02 - 1:22

Having bitten off Frodo's finger, Gollum holds up the Ring.

16

The End of All Things

1:33 - 2:00

Gollum is jubilant. Dazed at first, Frodo comprehends what has happened. He gets up and attacks Gollum, wrestling him for the Ring.

16

The End of All Things

2:07 - 2:13

Frodo and Gollum are still wrestling. Suddenly, both tumble over the precipice.

15

The Black Gate Opens

3:07 -  3:28

Frodo dangles over the Crack of Doom as Sam pleads for him to grab his hand.*

16

The End of All Things

2:13 - 3:52

NIM - possibly scored for the consumption of Gollum in the lava, Frodo's dangling scene, and the final destruction of the Ring.

16

The End of All Things

4:09 - end

The Eagles, with Gandalf, arrive on the lava filled mountainside to rescue the prostrate Frodo and Sam. The music ends as Frodo begins to awake in Ithilien.

17

The Return of the King

0:00 - 2:04

Frodo awakes in Ithilien and the Fellowship (Sans Boromir) is reunited at his bedside.

17

The Return of the King

6:14 - 6:42

All assembled at the King's Coronation bow before the four Hobbits.

17

The Return of the King

6:42 - 8:22

We transition to the Shire as the Hobbits make their way back to Hobbiton.

17

The Return of the King

8:42 - 9:39

At the Green Dragon, the four Hobbits make a silent toast. Sam makes a decision.

17

The Return of the King

9:39 - end

Sam and Rosie are married.

18

The Grey Havens

entire track

The four Hobbits ride with Gandalf and Bilbo to the Grey Havens. Goodbyes are said. Bilbo, Gandalf and Frodo board the ship with the Elves and the ship departs from Middle-earth.

 

*indicates that the same basic melody is used in the movie as on the CD but the tin whistle is absent.

 

 

 

 

 

Entire ROTK Movie

Frodo and Sam's StoryAragorn's StoryMerry and Pippin's Story

Breakdown of CD tracks