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EXT. RIVENDELL - DAY

WIDE SHOT: ARWEN'S HORSE gallops over the BRIDGE and through
the GATES into RIVENDELL.

EXT. ELROND'S BALCONY, RIVENDELL - DAY

ANGLE ON: ELROND seated alone ... ARWEN runs up the STEPS
towards him ...

                    ARWEN ....
          What did you see?

CLOSE ON: ELROND stands - stunned. ,,

                       ELROND
          Arwen?

ANGLE ON: ARWEN breathing hard, walking towards ELROND with a
fierce light in her eyes . . .

                    ARWEN
          You have the gift of foresight - tell me
          what you have seen.

CLOSE ON: ELROND his face grim. '
                                                 .

                    ELROND
          I looked into your future and I saw death.

                    ARWEN
          There is also life. ,

Her father turns away ...

                     ARWEN (cont'd)
          You saw there was a child . . .
          you saw my son.

ELROND stares into space, the fight seems to go out of him.
He won't look at her . . .
                                                      (CONTINUED)

                                           Final Revision - October, 2003 26,
CONTINUED:


                        ELROND
                  (quietly)
             That future is almost gone.

                        ARWEN
             But it is not lost ...

                        ELROND
             Nothing is certain.

ANGLE ON: ARWEN gently takes her FATHER'S face in her hands
and turns him toward her . . .

                      ARWEN
           Some things are certain. If I leave him now
           I will regret It forever.
                (whisper)
           Ada, it is time.

INSERT IMAGE: A HOODED FIGURE ascends a CURVED STAIRCASE
towards a GALLERY ... The FIGURE stops before a STATUE that
holds the BROKEN SHARDS of an ancient sword in its arms.

                        A RW EN ( V .O .) (c on t' d )
             From the ashes of fire shall be woken,
             a light from the shadow shall spring,
             renewed shall be blade that was broken ...

INSERT IMAGE: The BLADE shattering in several fragments as
ISLIDUR brandishes NARSIL at SAURON.

                        ARWEN (V.O.) (cont'd)
             The crownless again shall be King . . .

CLOSE ON: The HOODED FIGURE looks up into the sorrowful face
of the STATUE ... The figure is ARWEN . . .

                       ARWEN V/0
             Reforge the sword.

INT. ARWEN'S CHAMBER, RIVENDELL - NIGHT

ANGLE ON: ELROND stares at his daughter, unwavering . . .



                                                           (CONTINUED)

                                      Final Revision - October, 2003 27.
CONTINUED:


                       ARWEN
             Ada ...

ANGLE ON: ELROND turns away . . .

ANGLE ON: ARWEN in ANGUISH, sits on her bed, the book falls
to the FLOOR ...

CLOSE ON: ELROND picks up her JOURNAL and takes one of her
hands in his . . .

                        ELROND
             Your hands are cold.
                  (distressed)
             The life of the Eldar is leaving you.

CLOSE ON: ELROND'S despair is plain . . .

                        ELROND (cont'd)
             It has begun.

                        ARWEN
             This was my choice. Ada ... Whether by your
             will or not, there is no ship now that can
             bear me hence.

ANGLE ON: ELROND, he understands now that to protect his
dauther, he must trust her . . .

INSERT IMAGES: A BROKEN SWORD GLOWS with RED HEAT . . . It's
BLADE in SEVERAL FRAGMENTS.

IMAGE: A HEAVY HAMMER pounds the RED-HOT BLADE on an ANVIL
. . . As ELVEN-SMITHS TEMPER the STEEL.

IMAGE: ELROND'S FACE lit by FLICKERING FIRE as SPARKS fly in.
the RIVENDELL FORGE.

CLOSE ON: The SWORD is withdrawn from a POOL OF STEAMING
WATER ... LIGHT SHIMMERS as the WATER DROPS slide down the
BLADE of NARSIL, the SWORD that was broken has been remade.

 

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