The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1957
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson, the USA, 2001
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson, the USA, 2012
Antonius Block, The Seventh Seal: I want to confess as best I can, but my heart is void. The void is a mirror. I see my face and feel loathing and horror. My indifference to men has shut me out. I live now in a world of ghosts, a prisoner in my dreams.
Jonas Skat, The Seventh Seal: I’ll find a tree and climb it. So no bears, wolves, or ghosts can get hold of me.
Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring: [reading] They have taken the bridge and the second hall. We have barred the gates but cannot hold them for long. The ground shakes, drums… drums in the deep. We cannot get out. A shadow lurks in the dark. We can not get out…
Radagast, The Hobbit: No, Gandalf, ’tis not. A dark power dwells in there. Such as I have never felt before. It is the shadow of an ancient horror. One that can summon the spirits of the dead. I saw him, Gandalf, from out of the darkness.