16 The Ring In The Fireplace
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship OF The Ring
With so many epic, sweeping events to choose from in these films, it’s easy to overlook an iconic yet small moment such as this one. Gandalf throws the Ring into Frodo’s fireplace as the baffled Hobbit looks on, then waits anxiously to see if anything will happen – and, just when you think it’s all been a false alarm, those foreboding words appear on the gold band. A swirl of flames, a brooding whisper on the soundtrack and suddenly evil has come to Bag End... and a quest begins.