I saw this recently – Peter Jackson Reveals He Didn’t Write or Direct His Favorite ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy Scene:https://www.indiewire.com/2020/12/peter-jackson-didnt-direct-favorite-lord-of-the-rings-scene-1234604508/. It’s a longer article, but here’s enough to give you some information.
It’s one of the most iconic “Lord of the Rings” scenes, and Peter Jackson had nothing to do with it.
Zack Sharf December 14, 2020
What’s the best scene in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy? There are a handful of answers that usually pop up for fans, from the Battle of Helm’s Deep in “The Two Towers” to Sam lifting up Frodo to climb Mount Doom in “The Return of the King.” When asked recently by Stephen Colbert (via The Independent) to pick his single favorite scene in the trilogy, “Rings” director Peter Jackson sidestepped all of the battle sequences and landed on Gollum’s iconic monologue from “The Two Towers.”
“We were shooting ‘Two Towers’ and it was introducing Gollum,” Jackson said. “A key thing with Gollum is that most people know he’s Sméagol and he’s Gollum, it’s like a split. But we hadn’t got a scene where you really got the idea of it…‘This guy is two people.’ So we knew that we needed it but we had no time to shoot it.”
Jackson was preoccupied with other elements of production at the time, so he convinced his co-writer and co-producer Fran Walsh to create the scene featuring the two halves of Gollum interacting with one another. Jackson told Colbert that not only did Walsh write the scene, but she went on to direct what would become his favorite moment in the trilogy as well.
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