The Fellowship of the Ring
Movie Script - Book One, Chapter III
Three is Company
Scenes 1 and 2
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Scene 1:  Leaving the Shire   (Click HERE for the associated images)
Gandalf: Come along, Samwise.  Keep up...

Be careful, both of you.  The enemy has many spies in his service.  Birds, beasts...

Is it safe?

(Frodo pats the ring in his breast pocket)

Never put it on, for the agents of the Dark Lord will be drawn to it's power.

Always remember, Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to it's master - it wants to be found.

(Gandalf rides off to Isengard.
Sam and Frodo exchange a meaningful glance:
What have we gotten ourselves into?
Then they also take off and we see various shots of them walking across the countryside of the Shire)
Sam: This is it...
Frodo: This is what?
Sam: If I take one more step, it'll be the farthest away from home I've ever been.
Frodo: Come on Sam...

Remember what Bilbo used to say:

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.
You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet,
there's no knowing where you might be swept off to...

Scene 2:  The Treachery of Isengard   (Click HERE for the associated images)
Saruman: Smoke rises from the Mountain of Doom.
The hour grows late and Gandalf the Grey
rides to Isengard, seeking my counsel.
For that is why you have come, is it not, my old friend?
Gandalf: (Takes off his hat and bows his head)


(They go walking on the grounds of Isengard)
Saruman: ...You are sure of this?
Gandalf: Beyond any doubt!
Saruman: So the Ring of Power has been found...
Gandalf: All these long years it was in the Shire,
under my very nose.
Saruman: And yet you did not have the wit to see it.  Your love of the halfling's leaf has clearly slowed you mind...
Gandalf: But we still have time, time enough to counter Sauron,
if we move quickly...
Saruman: Time?  What time do you think we have?

(They move from outside into Saruman's study in Orthanc)

Sauron has regained much of his former strength.
He cannot yet take physical form, but his spirit
has lost none of it potency.  Concealed within
his fortress, the Lord of Mordor sees all...
His gaze pierces clouds, shadow, earth and... flesh.

You know of what I speak, Gandalf.
A great eye, lidless, wreathed in flame...
Gandalf: The Eye of Sauron...
Saruman: He is gathering all evil to him.  Very soon he will have summoned an army great enough to launch an assault on Middle-Earth.
Gandalf: You know this?  How?
Saruman: I have seen it...  (They go into Saruman's Throne Room)
Gandalf: A palantir is a dangerous tool, Saruman.
Saruman: Why?  Why should we fear to use them?
Gandalf: They are not all accounted for, the lost seeing-stones.
We do not know who else may be watching...
Saruman: The hour is later than you think - Sauron's forces are already moving.  The nine have left Minas Morgul.
Gandalf: The Nine?
Saruman: They crossed the River Isen on Midsummer's Eve,
disguised as Riders in Black.
Gandalf: They've reached the Shire!
Saruman: They will find the Ring, and KILL the one who carries it!
Gandalf: Frodo!
Saruman: You did not seriously think that a hobbit could contend with the will of Sauron.  There are none who can.
Against the power of Mordor, there can be no victory.

We must join with him, Gandalf.
We must join with Sauron.
It would be wise, my friend...
Gandalf: Tell me, 'friend', when did Saruman the Wise
abandon reason for MADNESS !
Saruman: I gave you the chance of aiding me willingly, but you...
have... elected the way of ... PAIN !!

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