In my book Cate Blanchett can do no wrong, but her performance in the Lord of the Rings movies was particularly spellbinding, especially when she spoke the Elvish language of J.R.R.
In the short clip above, Tolkien himself recites the Elvish poem Namarie, or Galadriel’s lament, from The Fellowship of the Ringnovel (it doesn’t appear in the film). Namarie translates as “Farewell,” and the poem in English reads thus:
Ah! like gold fall the leaves in the wind, long.......
It's so fascinating -