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    Movie clip: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - The Cure of Theoden Amongst a vast plain lies the bustling city of Rohan. This city not alike others as it houses the greatest riders in all the lands and a grand wooden hall that houses the king of all Rohan; King Theoden. On most days people would go about their own humble business and avoid conflict within the city. This was not like most days. A entourage of two men (Gandalf and Aragorn), an elf (Legolas) and a dwarf (Gimli). Each with their own set of skills and glorified heritage. Gandalf - a powerful wizard that fights to end the turmoil in Middle-Earth. Aragorn - The lost son of the king of Gondor and soon to be the leader of the army of the dead. Legolas - The wood elf that was intrusted to oversee the fellowship on behalf of the elves. Last, but not least, Gimli - son of Gloin who fought in the second war for Middle-Earth. All looking to cure Rohan of a hidden evil that spreads its corruption. The king resided on his throne, silver-tongued Grima whispering deceit and corruption into his ear, as he witnessed the “grey” wizard stride in with his entourage. “My lord, Gandalf the Grey is coming” Grima croaks while the great wooden doors of the hall close slowly as the guard watch in awe of the men, elf and dwarf confidently enter. “He is a herald of woe” continues Grima. Gandalf raises his voice for all to hear while continuing to march, entourage beside him “the courtesy of your hall is somewhat lessened of late,…

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    The Battle of Helm’s Deep was the first major battle of the War of the Ring where the Rohirrim defended Helm’s Deep from Saruman’s militia of Uruk-hai and orcs. The Battle of Helm’s Deep acts dissimilarly in both the film and the book. In the film, it is a pivotal battle, similar to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields in The Return of the King. In the book, it is simply just another battle in the lead-up to the finale at Pelennor Fields and Minas Tirith. Per se, there is much less detail in the…

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