The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
Paranoia and suspicion rises between Frodo, Sam and Gollum as they continue their increasingly dark and dangerous travel to Mount Doom, the one place where The Ring can be destroyed once and for all.
Sam: [Both are overcome by exhaustion] Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?
Frodo: No, Sam. I can’t recall the taste of food… nor the sound of water… nor the touch of grass. I’m… naked in the dark, with nothing, no veil… between me… and the wheel of fire! I can see him… with my waking eyes!
Sam: Then let us be rid of it… once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can’t carry it for you… but I can carry you!
Another Sean Astin speech, not as long as some of his others but emotional.
Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. Gandalf to Frodo, The Fellowship of the Ring (the movie version).
Of course based on the books by the very educated J.R.R. Tolkien.
I don’t know if this speech is in the original book or not, I have the books, but unfortunately they are packed up now with an upcoming move I will be making. (Good bye suburbs, hello city living). If anyone could tell me how close, if at all, this speech from the movie is to the book it would be greatly appreciated, in fact first one to send me a comment will be allowed to follow my blog for one year free. 🙂
A very wonderful speech by delivered by Sean Astin from the movie “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers“.
I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it’ll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. And I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turnin’ back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holdin’ on to something.
Frodo asked: “What are we holdin’ onto, Sam?” to which Sam replied:
That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.
Here is the Youtube clip.
I really liked this little fact, it just goes to show you that no matter how great an award or honor is, something will bring you back to reality: On 4 December 2001, Sean had his image as Samwise Gamgee immortalized on a 90-cent New Zealand postage stamp that he shares with “Lord of the Rings” co-star Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins). However, Sean’s last name is spelled incorrectly on the presentation pack of the stamps (Austin instead of Astin).
Of course Sean Astin was in another of my favorite movies of all time Rudy.