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Old 01-20-04, 12:10 PM
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A Helm's Deep question.

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This has been bugging me for quite some time. Before the battle of Helm's Deep, there are many panoramic shots of the Hornburg nestled in the Deep in the mountain face that it was built in. Around the Deep, there are only mountains, and no forest. (that I can see, anyway)

When Gandalf arrives with the riders of Rohan, then charge down the mountain side from the east, and rout the remaining Uruk-Hai army. The Uruk-Hai that flee, run into the forest seemingly back in the direction from which Gandalf and the riders arrived.

My question is: Did the forest move to that spot during the night, or is it located on some sort of plateau that didn't make the panoramic shots?
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the forest moved there. the trees (known as the huorns) moved to the battle site.

I don't think it was in the Theatrical edition of Two Towers... But in the EE, treebeard points out the moving trees to merry and pippin.
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I remember the tree moving scene in TTT EE, and guess that I never connected the two.

heh

I'll have to read the book again.
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Yeah, it's shown more in the extended cut, as you'll see the huorns leaving Isengard and Treebeard say "they have business with the orcs," and then see the orcs run into them as they flee the battle.
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And speaking of that, what a fantastic scene it makes! All part of the reason I will never watch the theatrical cut of The Two Towers again.
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Speaking of Helm's Deep, I guess they don't believe in moats or drawbridges.
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Originally posted by mike45
Speaking of Helm's Deep, I guess they don't believe in moats or drawbridges.
neither did any other stronghold in the movies
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A drawbridge would have made helms deep much safer. But nobodys perfect i guess
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yeah, well, atleast the fortresses are consistant, none of the others have drawbridges either.

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Originally posted by Suprmallet
And speaking of that, what a fantastic scene it makes! All part of the reason I will never watch the theatrical cut of The Two Towers again.


I saw the EE for the first time in the theaters. And all I could think was, "why was that kept out? That was one of the coolest things ever." The 'stomping' scene was one of my favorites out of the three films.

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