The Two Towers soundtrack title list announced by Soundtrack.net today provides many clues about the order of scenes in the film. Here’s are some guesses from our messageboard posters about what those clues suggest.
1. Foundations Of Stone: Gandalf’s fight with the Balrog. (“Yet it has a bottom, beyond light and knowledge,” said Gandalf. “Thither I came at last, to the uttermost foundations of stone. He was with me still. His fire was quenched, but now he was a thing of slime, stronger than a strangling snake.” This may also carry over to the initial scenes in Emyn Muil.
2. The Taming Of Sméagol: Frodo and Sam capturing Gollum in the Emyn Muil.
3. The Riders Of Rohan: The Three Hunters (Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli) encountering Eomer and his riders on the plains of Rohan.
4. The Passage Of The Marshes: Gollum leading Frodo and Sam across the Dead Marches.
5. The Uruk-hai: The Riders of Rohan attacking the Uruk-hai, allowing Merry and Pippin to escape.
6. The King Of The Golden Hall: Our introduction to Edoras, possibly before Gandalf and company arrive.
7. The Black Gate Is Closed: Gollum leads Frodo and Sam to the gates of the Morannon.
8. Evenstar: Arwen in Rivendell. Possibly includes Elrond deciding to abandon Rivendell for Lothlorien.
9. The White Rider: Possibly the arrival of Gandalf the White, with him then riding Shadowfax to Edoras.
10. Treebeard: Merry and Pippin visiting our favorite Ent. Possibly includes the Entmoot.
11. The Leave Taking: The Elvish exodus from Rivendell to Lothlorien and/or the Rohirrim exodus from Edoras to Helm’s Deep.
12. Helm’s Deep: Most likely a pre-battle sequence where the Rohirrim arrive at the refuge and/or set up their defenses.
13. The Forbidden Pool: Faramir’s refuge at Henneth Annun. Gollum is captured while catching fish at the forbidden pool.
14. Breath Of Life: Possibly a Lothlorien sequence. We know that Arwen looks into the Mirror of Galadriel and has a vision of Aragorn’s death at Helm’s Deep. She then convinces Elrond to talk Celeborn into sending elven warriors to assist the Rohirrim. Another possibility is Aragorn waking up after thought dead while spying out Sauron’s approaching Uruk-hai.
15. The Hornburg: The battle of Helm’s Deep.
16. Forth Eorlingas: Theoden and Gandalf leading their separate horse charges, defeating the Uruk-hai.
17. Isengard Unleashed: Possibly the ents storming of Isengard.
18. Samwise The Brave: Possibly during the ascent to Cirith Ungol where Frodo and Sam discuss what stories will be told someday about their quest, with Frodo replying that children will want to hear more about “Samwise the Stouthearted.”
19. Gollum’s Song: Probably the song played over the end credits.
20. (Bonus Track): Farewell To Lórien: From the Extended Version of FOTR.
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