Friendly reminder that Dean O’Gorman and Aidan Turner needed 47 takes for that scene: “Fili and Kili, at your service.” Because they didn’t manage to bow at the same time and because Martin Freeman was behind the camera making faces like this
"Peter Jackson actually thought it would be an upbeat fun tune. That's why Pippin says "we don't have songs for dark times." But when he sang it the reaction was so real they kept it! I love that song.