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There was another of what Peter now calls their ‘often misguided Hollywood moments’ that originally provided an action-packed conclusion to The Fellowship of the Ring. The sequence had Frodo and Sam paddling down the River Anduin in the Elven boat when an Uruk bursts up from under the water, lurches into the boat, grabbing at Frodo, who vainly tries to defend himself with the paddle. Seeing the Ring on the chain around Frodo’s neck, the Uruk seizes it and drags the struggling Frodo overboard and down to the bottom of the riverbed. Following a terrific underwater struggle, Frodo manages to kick himself free, is helped back into the boat by Sam and the boat is carried away by the Great River towards the second film!

— Brian Sibley, Peter Jackson: A Film-maker’s Journey

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