Reconstructing the ROTK movie

~Merry & Pippin's stories

 

Pippin

Includes scenes with Gandalf, Faramir, and Gondor

and events at the Black Gate.

 

name of track

time stamps

movie scene

NIM = Not In Movie  speculative scene in italics

2

Hope and Memory

entire track

Pippin leaves with Gandalf after looking in the Palantír.

3

Minas Tirith

1:37 - 1:53

Gandalf and Pippin top the rise to see Minas Tirith.

4

The White Tree

0:00 - 1:02

Gandalf and Pippin arrive at Minas Tirith and meet Denethor.

4

The White Tree

1:24 - 1:33

Gandalf takes Pippin to do 'one more task' for him.

3

Minas Tirith

0:00 - 0:54

The Orcs sneak into Osgiliath by way of boats.

4

The White Tree

1:02 - 1:24

Pippin climbs up to the beacon of Gondor.

4

The White Tree

1:33 - end

Gondor's beacon is lit and others follow suit all the way to Rohan.

3

Minas Tirith

0:54 - 1:37

The Battle of Osgiliath. Faramir calls the retreat.

3

Minas Tirith

1:53 - 2:35

The retreat from Osgiliath is attacked by Nazgûl. Gandalf wards them off.

5

The Steward of Gondor

entire track

Faramir rides out of Minas Tirith to retake Osgiliath.

12

Ash and Smoke

0:00 - 1:10

The unconscious Faramir returns to the city and the Orcs begin their attack.

12

Ash and Smoke

1:55 - end

Denethor abandons his duty in despair and Gandalf takes command.

13

The Fields of the Pelennor

1:20 - 2:53

The Nazgûl on their winged steeds attack Minas Tirith.

12

Ash and Smoke

1:10 - 1:55

The gates of Minas Tirith have been broken by Grond and the lower level is overrun.

14

Hope Fails

0:24 - 1:43

The Mouth of Sauron delivers news of Frodo's death and the mithril coat.

15

The Black Gate Opens

0:00 -  0:51

The Black Gate opens. (In the EE version, this follows the beheading of the Mouth of Sauron.) Aragorn rouses the Men (and Hobbits)

15

The Black Gate Opens

1:40 -  2:02

Those at the Black Gates steel themselves for their doom.

16

The End of All Things

0:44 - 0:50

At the Black Gate, a huge troll shows up to take on Aragorn.

16

The End of All Things

0:58 - 1:02

The troll knocks Aragorn down. Legolas is desperate to get to him but can't.

16

The End of All Things

1:22 - 1:33

Legolas is still trying to get to Aragorn.

16

The End of All Things

2:00 - 2:07

Aragorn continues his battle with the troll. Gandalf looks around in exhaustion?

16

The End of All Things

3:52 - 4:09

This phrase is heard as Barad-dur begins to crumble. It is reprised a few times in the movie as the Orcs spill into the newly formed chasm and Mount Doom erupts in the distance.

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.

 


 

Merry

Includes scenes with Théoden, Éowyn, and the Rohirrim

and events at the Black Gate.

 

name of track

time stamps

movie scene

NIM = Not In Movie  speculative scene in italics

2

Hope and Memory

entire track

Merry says goodbye to Pippin who leaves with Gandalf after looking in the Palantír.

7

The Ride of the Rohirrim

0:00 - 0:52

The muster of the Rohirrim at Harrowdale.

7

The Ride of the Rohirrim

0:52 - end

Merry is told he cannot ride with the Rohirrim but is swept up by Éowyn.

13

The Fields of the Pelennor

0:00 - 1:20

The Rohirrim arrive at the Pelennor Fields. Théoden rallies his troops.

13

The Fields of the Pelennor

2:53 - end

The Rohirrim charge into the Army of Mordor.

14

Hope Fails

0:24 - 1:43

The Mouth of Sauron delivers news of Frodo's death and the mithril coat.

15

The Black Gate Opens

0:00 -  0:51

The Black Gate opens. (In the EE version, this follows the beheading of the Mouth of Sauron.) Aragorn rouses the Men (and Hobbits)

15

The Black Gate Opens

1:40 -  2:02

Those at the Black Gates steel themselves for their doom.

16

The End of All Things

0:44 - 0:50

At the Black Gate, a huge troll shows up to take on Aragorn.

16

The End of All Things

0:58 - 1:02

The troll knocks Aragorn down. Legolas is desperate to get to him but can't.

16

The End of All Things

1:22 - 1:33

Legolas is still trying to get to Aragorn.

16

The End of All Things

2:00 - 2:07

Aragorn continues his battle with the troll. Gandalf looks around in exhaustion?

16

The End of All Things

3:52 - 4:09

This phrase is heard as Barad-dur begins to crumble. It is reprised a few times in the movie as the Orcs spill into the newly formed chasm and Mount Doom erupts in the distance.

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