Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

[Frodo and Sam follow Gollum through rocky terrain.]

Gollum: "See, see, we've led you out! Hurry hobbitses, hurry. Very lucky we find you."

[Gollum jumps on a rock. Frodo walks past and Gollum cowers as Sam nears.]

Gollum: "Nice Hobbit."

[Sam steps in to the swamp.]

Sam: "Whoa! It's a bog! He's led us into a swamp!"

Gollum: "Swamp, yes yes. Come master. We will take you on safe paths, through the mist. Come Hobbits come! We move quickly."

[Gollum looks back and gestures for the hobbits to follow him.]

Gollum: "I found it. I did. The way through the marshes. Orcs don't use it. Orcs don't know it. They go round for miles and miles. Come quickly. Soft and quick as shadows we must be."

[Frodo, Sam, and Gollum have stopped to rest. Gollum eats a large worm, causing Sam to lose his appetite.]

Sam: "I hate this place. It's too quiet. There's been no sight nor sound of a bird for two days."

Gollum: "No, no birdses to eat. No crunchable birdses. We are famished! Yes! Famished we are, precious."

Frodo: "Here."

[Frodo throws Gollum a piece of his bread.]

Gollum: "What does it eats? Is it tasty?"

[Gollum chokes on the Elven bread.]

Gollum: "Aggh! It tries to chokes us! We can't eats Hobbit food! We must starve!"

Sam: "Well starve then, and good riddance!"

Gollum: "Oh! Cruel Hobbit! It does not care if we be hungry. It does not care if we should die. Not like Master. Master cares. Master knows."

Gollum: "Yes, precious. Once it takes hold of us it never lets go."

[Gollum reaches towards Frodo.]

Frodo: "Don't touch me."

[Little fires burn in the swamp. Sam sees faces under the water.]

Sam: "There are dead things! Dead faces in the water!"

Gollum: "All dead. All rotten. Elves and men and orcses. A great battle long ago."

[Gollum turns to face the hobbits.]

Gollum: "The Dead Marshes. Yes, yes! That is their name. This way. don't follow the lights."

[Sam's foot slips again into the water.]

Sam: "Ohh!"

Gollum: "Careful now! Or Hobbits go down to join the dead ones, and light little candles of their own."

[Frodo is in half-trance and follows the lights, drawn to one of the faces. He stares at it intently.]

[Suddenly its eyes open and Frodo falls into the water.]

Sam: "Frodo!"

[Under the surface, Frodo sees greenish, ghotsly faces, screaming and reaching for him.]

[Frodo is then pulled ashore by Gollum. Frodo looks at Gollum in disbelief.]

Frodo: "Gollum?"

Gollum: "Don't follow the lights!"

Sam: "Frodo! are you all right?"

[Frodo lies panting, looking at Gollum.]

[Night has fallen. Sam is asleep, but Frodo is awake. He holds the Ring in the palm of his hand, staring at it and stroking it.]

Gollum: "So bright, so beautiful."

[Frodo hides the Ring and looks up to see Gollum stroking the center of his palm.]

Gollum: "Our Precious."

Frodo: "What did you say?"

Gollum: "Master should be resting. Master needs to keep up his strength."

[Frodo moves over and crouches in front of Gollum.]

Frodo: "Who are you?"

Gollum: "Mustn't ask us, not its business. (gollum gollum)"

Frodo: "Gandalf told me you were one of the River Folk."

Gollum: "Cold be heart and hand and bone. And called be travelers far from home."

Frodo: "He said your life was a sad story."

Gollum: "They do not see what lies ahead when sun has failed and moon is dead."

Frodo: "You were not so different from a Hobbit once were you? — Sméagol."

[Gollum looks up slowly.]

Gollum: "What did you call me?"

Frodo: "That was your name once, wasn't it? A long time ago."

Gollum: "My — My name… Smé — Sméagol."

[Gollum notices something overhead and screams.]

Sam: "Black Riders!"

Gollum: "Hide! Hide!"

Frodo: "Argh!"

[Frodo feels a sharp pain in his shoulder. Images of the Ringwraiths comes to him in flashes.]

Frodo: "Argh!"

Sam: "C'mon Frodo, C'mon!"

Gollum: "They will see us! They will see us!"

[Frodo clutches at the Ring on his chest. Sam drags him across to hide beneath a bush.]

[The Nazgûl appears riding a flying beast.]

Sam: "I thought they were dead?!"

Gollum: "Dead? No, you cannot kill them. No."

[The Nazgûl lets out a loud scream.]

Gollum: "Wraiths! Wraiths on wings!"

Gollum: "They are calling for It. They are calling for the Precious!"

[The call of the Ring is very powerful and Frodo is taken over by it and tries to put the Ring on.]

[Sam grabs hold of Frodo's hand just as he reaches for the Ring and holds his hand.]

Sam: "It's all right."

[The Nazgûl continues to circle, then flies away.]

Gollum: "Hurry Hobbits. The Black Gate is very close."