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- While John Gilbert was editing The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and Michael Horton was editing The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Jamie Selkirk was cutting the final chapter. From the start, Peter Jackson wanted his longtime associate Selkirk on this movie, as he knew Selkirk would stay focused on the climax of the entire saga.
- After Frodo tells him to go home and he starts crying, the next close-up of Sam shows where his real and fake ear meet-right above the curl of hair.
- Aragorn: We have time. Every day Frodo moves closer to Mordor.
- Gandalf: Do we know that?
- Aragorn: What does your heart tell you?
- Gandalf: That Frodo is alive. Yes. Yes, he's alive.
Atom User Reviews
The invisible wizard Peter Jackson makes use of every scene to show us the meaning of magnificence. Never has a filmmaker aimed higher, or achieved more.
The Return of the King is too long...The various story lines...come together in stilted, episodic ways. The narrative is less-than-seamless.