The lord of the rings: The two towers

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New Line Home Entertainment,
Pub. Date:
[2003]
Language:
English
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The second film in Peter Jackson's series of screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's internationally popular Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers literally begins where The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ended, with the Fellowship splitting into three groups as they seek to return the Ring to Mordor, the forbidding land where the powerful talisman must be taken to be destroyed. Frodo (Elijah Wood), who carries the Ring, and his fellow Hobbit Sam (Sean Astin) are lost in the hills of Emyn Muil when they encounter Gollum (Andy Serkis), a strange creature who once carried the Ring and was twisted by its power. Gollum volunteers to guide the pair to Mordor; Frodo agrees, but Sam does not trust their new acquaintance. Elsewhere, Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) are attempting to navigate Fangorn Forrest where they discover a most unusual nemesis -- Treebeard (voice of John Rhys-Davies), a walking and talking tree-shepherd who doesn't much care for Hobbits. Finally, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) arrive in Rohan to discover that the evil powers of Saruman (Christopher Lee) have robbed King Theoden (Bernard Hill) of his rule. The King's niece Éowyn (Miranda Otto) believes Aragorn and his men have the strength to defeat Saruman, his henchman Wormtongue (Brad Dourif), and their minions. Éowyn soon becomes infatuated with Aragorn, while he struggles to stay faithful to the pledge of love he made to Arwen (Liv Tyler). Gandalf (Ian McKellen) offers his help and encouragement as the Rohans, under Aragorn's leadership, attempt to face down Saruman's armies, but they soon discover how great the task before them truly is when they learn that his troops consist of 10,000 bloodthirsty creatures specially bred to fight to the death. Most of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was shot in tandem with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King during a marathon 18-month shooting schedule, overseen by Peter Jackson. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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auth_author2 Astin, Sean,, Astin, Sean., Blanchett, Cate, 1969-, Bloom, Orlando, 1977-, Boyd, Billy, 1968-, Boyens, Philippa,, Boyens, Philippa., Dickson, Ngila., Horton, Michael., Jackson, Peter, 1961-, Major, Grant., McKellen, Ian,, McKellen, Ian., Monaghan, Dominic, 1976-, Mortensen, Viggo, 1958-, Osborne, Barrie,, Osborne, Barrie., Pellerin, Michael,, Rhys-Davies, John,, Rhys-Davies, John., Serkis, Andy,, Serkis, Andy., Shore, Howard., Sinclair, Stephen, 1956-, Sinclair, Stephen., Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973., Tyler, Liv,, Tyler, Liv., Walsh, Fran, 1959-, Wood, Elijah, 1981-
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display_description The Fellowship has been broken. Boromir is dead; Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee have gone to Mordor alone to destroy the One Ring; Merry and Pippin have been captured by the Uruk-hai; Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli have made friends of the Rohan, a race of humans that are in the path of the upcoming war, led by its aging king, Theoden. The two towers between Mordor and Isengard, Barad-dur and Orthanc, have united in their lust for destruction. The corrupt wizard Saruman and his slimy assistant, Grima Wormtongue, have created a grand Uruk-hai army bent on the destruction of Man. The rebellion against Sauron is building up, led by the wizard Gandalf the White. One of the Ring's original bearers, the creature Gollum has tracked Frodo and Sam down in search of his "precious", but is captured by the Hobbits and used to lead them to Mt. Doom. The War of the Ring begins.
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subject_facet Action and adventure films, Adaptations, Baggins, Frodo, Baggins, Frodo (Personaje literario) -- Teatro, Baggins, Frodo -- Drama, Drama, Fantasy films, Feature films, Feature films -- New Zealand, Feature films -- United States, Fiction films, Film adaptations, Middle Earth (Imaginary place), Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Drama, Middle Earth (Lugar imaginario) -- Teatro, Tolkien, J. R. R. -- (John Ronald Reuel), -- 1892-1973. -- Two towers -- Film adaptations, Two towers (Tolkien, J. R. R.), Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display The lord of the rings. The two towers
title_full The Lord of the Rings. The Two Towers / New Line Cinema presents a Wingnut Films production ; producers, Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson ; screenplay writers, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson ; director, Peter Jackson, The lord of the rings. The two towers [videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents a Wingnut Films production ; directed by Peter Jackson ; screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson ; producers, Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson, The lord of the rings. The two towers [videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents a Wingnut Films production ; producers, Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson ; screenplay writers, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson ; director, Peter Jackson
title_short The lord of the rings
title_sub The two towers
topic_facet Baggins, Frodo, Baggins, Frodo (Personaje literario), Middle Earth (Imaginary place), Middle Earth (Lugar imaginario), Tolkien, J. R. R
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