Sam gives a speech, with a montage in the background, and everyone cries (often in slow motion). Even Gollum. The speech is enough to make Faramir change his mind and let Frodo go. This is, of course, just after seeing Frodo try and give the ring to the black rider.
That has to be the saddest part about changing Faramir’s character. The exact moment when he would actually be justified in taking the ring from Frodo is the moment when he stops being a dick and lets them go on their merry way.
Minutes Watched: 2.3:24.45
Number of Montages: 13
Number of slow motion close-ups of people crying: 50