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Pride and Despair: 3. Trailer

Music: “Requiem for a Dream” - music to previews of The Two Towers.

Flash: Line of Swan Knights before Gate of Minas Tirith facing swarm of Mordor Orcs.
VO: While Orcs and Men fought for the White City...

Flash: Fleet of black ships sailing up the Anduin
VO: While Northern Rangers and cursed men of an earlier age followed their king to their fate...

Flash: Merry kneeling before Théoden, crushed beneath his horse on the Pelennor.
VO: While the King of the Nine and the King of Rohan breathed their last...

Flash: Beregond stands before the door of the Steward’s House while Pippin and Gandalf hurry down the Silent Street.
VO: A battle long prepared plays out in the heart of Minas Tirith.

Flash: Faramir’s rangers ambush Easterlings in Ithilien.
VO: Long has the Lord of Gondor fought to protect the Free West.

Flash: Denethor in a dark tower, peering into the palantír, followed by a flash of the Eye of Sauron
VO: Long has he battled the Shadow in ways few can imagine. Now is the hour when his strength shall be tested, when the great must be brought low.

Music: “Adiemus” by Enya

Flash: Shot of map of Gondor, replaced pan-shot of Gondor’s countryside.
VO: But things were not always so.

Flash: Denethor hangs a starry mantle around Finduilas and draws her tight.
VO: Before the Shadow reached its height,

Flash: Boromir’s funeral boat floating down the Anduin; Imrahil fighting over Faramir’s body, lying face down on the Pelennor; the standard of Mordor flying from the White Tower.
VO: Before great doom could claim all those that he loved,

Flash: Young Faramir hides behind a withered tree in an abandoned orchard in Ithilien.
VO: Denethor discovered just what he was protecting.

Music: “The White Tree” by Howard Shore (about 2:30 in, when Amon Dîn beacon is kindled.)

Flash: Shot of the White Tree with the White Tower behind it.
VO: Traditions must be honoured.

Flash: Gondorian soldiers rebuild the Outwalls as Gandalf and Pippin ride toward Minas Tirith on Shadowfax.
VO: Walls must be strengthened.

Flash: A beacon lights on the horizon.
VO: Old alliances must not be forgotten.

Flash: Denethor breaks the Rod of the Stewardcy on his knee, lies down, and rests the palantír on his chest. Smoke rises.
VO: If he faltered, he still was great once.

Flash: Fade to black.
VO: Behold the Man who was.

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Last Update: 27 Feb 05
Stories: 6
Type: Workshop/Group List
Created By: Steward's Family, The

Stories focusing on Boromir and Faramir as youths, and their relationship with their father Denethor.)

Why This Story?

Set as flashbacks during the Pyre sequence, I've tried to explore the relationship of Denethor with Faramir, Boromir, and Imrahil; three scenes hinted at in book-canon.


Story Information

Author: Marta

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/21/04

Original Post: 09/13/04

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