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Movie Challenge

Challenge Details

The movie has of course made changes to the books. Some changes we accept, others we feel fall short of expectations, and some outright violate our expectations in a way we feel is barely acceptable, if that.

Pick a scene from either of the two movies that particularly bothers you, either due to continuity, or due to issues of characterization. Then, while remaining within the movieverse, attempt to explain or fill the gap in a way that would enhance the movie for you as a lover of the books.

If this is a persistent characterization problem, try to pick the moment that you feel is defining of the wrongness of the characterization and work with it.


  • Faramir, just before news of Gollum in the pool is brought to him: what was he thinking that would make his future actions more comprehensible to you?
  • Why did Frodo walk out to meet the Nazgul at Osgiliath? Ring-induced zombieness, or something else?
  • Elrond: what happened between him and Arwen just after she cries on his shoulder and just before we get the scene of her leaving Rivendell?
  • What is Gimli thinking every time he makes a joke?
  • Where did Aragorn get those hobbit-swords in FoTR?

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Alawa - Gilraen's Memorial
General Audience
Last Updated: 18 Jan 03
Before the Fellowship’s departure from Rivendell, Aragorn thinks about Arwen, Elrond and his duty while visiting Gilraen’s grave. A response to the HASA Movie Challenge so set in the movieverse.
Arwen Imladviel - From Shadow to Shadow
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 05 Jun 03
Movie-based in last two chapters. A woman is haunted by the past, tries to solve her feelings by anger and arrows, and ends up as a restless spirit who haunts others. Epilogue in the Third Age. Entered in the movie challenge for that scene... I can't spoil the surprise, can I?
Avon - Words Unsaid
General Audience
Last Updated: 06 May 03
Movieverse - Aragorn's arrival at Helm's Deep from Legolas' POV. Given it's my first ever LOTR story ANY feedback/suggestions/criticism would be most welcome.
Cruisedirector - Fragments of Truth
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Sep 03
Aragorn reflects on the things he will never tell Arwen. Fully movie-verse.
Eledhwen - Little Hope
General Audience
Last Updated: 13 Mar 04
In answer to the movie challenge, Aragorn's pov following the confrontation with Legolas at Helm's Deep. Also featuring Gamling. Very short!
Evening Nightshade - This Rose Without A Thorn
General Audience
Last Updated: 06 Jul 03
Sam thoughts as he watches Rosie that night in the Green Dragon Inn. In answer to the Movie Challenge.
Lyllyn - End Games
General Audience
Last Updated: 20 Jan 04
When Arwen found Aragorn in the forest near Weathertop, why did a wise Elf act that way? An answer to the Movie Challenge.
Morwen Tindomerel - Faramir
General Audience
Last Updated: 17 Apr 03
Faramir's thoughts and motivations during and after his encounter with Frodo and Sam. Movie Canon.
Morwen Tindomerel - Road To Rivendell, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 13 Apr 03
The Journey as it might have taken place in the the movie-verse. Fanon and Original characters.
Morwen Tindomerel - Those Who Wait
General Audience
Last Updated: 12 Apr 03
Happenings in Rivendell after the departure of the Company. Movie-verse, original characters.
shadow975 - Weakness Of Men, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 11 Mar 03
In answer to the Movie Challenge, this tries to make sense of Aragorn's mishandling of Boromir when they argue near Parth Galen, shortly before Boromir's fall.
Suzene Campos - Different Kind Of Sacrifice, A
General Audience
Last Updated: 05 Mar 03
This is an entry for the Movie Challenge, specifically for the "What is Gimli Thinking Each Time He Makes A Joke" idea. Set directly after the battle for Helm's Deep, this movie-verse story contains spoilers, angst, and Dwarf-stripping. You have been warned.
Suzene Campos - Giving Ground
General Audience
Last Updated: 23 Jan 03
Legolas' POV after he and Aragorn argue at Helm's Deep. Two Towers movie-verse.
Victoria - Lothlórien
General Audience
Last Updated: 03 Apr 03
Movie-fic. When the Fellowship arrives in Lothlorien, they find themselves at the business end of twenty bows; this is that part of the movie from Legolas' point of view.

Written for the Movie Challenge.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Jemi Gr
Entry Date: 20 Dec 03

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Challenge Info

Open Date: December 23, 2002

Closed: December 23, 2003

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Entries: 18

Originator: Dwimordene

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