Corrected entry: I just get a hoot out of the fact that the Uruk-Hai are these huge, ferocious, twisted and unbelievably strong warriors, yet at the end when they attack the Fellowship, many of them are being felled by the rocks that Merry and Pippin are tossing at them. Though those rocks may seem big to the young Hobbits, compared to the Uruk-Hai they would be no more than small stones, yet many of them are being laid out easier than Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli are doing with their swords.
Corrected entry: When the Uruk-Hai come after the Fellowship right near the end of the movie, Merry and Pippin shout at the orcs to lead them away from Frodo. As they run away, Pippin is in front of Merry at first, but then suddenly in the next shot Merry is in front and Pippin skids to a stop beside him as they realize there are now orcs before them as well as behind. (02:37:21)
Corrected entry: In the high angle wide shot of the Nazgul in a V-formation chasing Arwen and Frodo, there are only eight of them. Granted, the last one could have joined the chase afterwards, but he either would have had to have a horse that was much faster than the others, since there is no sign of him behind them, or he'd have to be waiting for them all in the trees ahead. But if so, he never jumped in front of them, which would make a lot more sense, but just joined the chase behind them.
Corrected entry: At the birthday party at the beginning of the film, Frodo pushes Sam onto the dance floor and into Rosie Cotton's arms. As they go sweeping off to the right, you see the musicians in the background. For an instant (more visible in freeze-frame), there's an object that looks strikingly like a modern bottle of mineral water by one of them. (00:20:37)
Corrected entry: For the most part, the height difference between Hobbits and Humans is very well done, but just after the fellowship is formed we see the members walking over the crest of a hill one by one. Just after Legolas walks over, a horse accompanied by at least one Hobbit follows, however the horse is at least as tall as Legolas was, and the Hobbit is at least as tall as the horse.
Corrected entry: When Bilbo is giving Frodo the sword and apologizing to him for giving him the burden of the ring. Bilbo sees the ring on Frodo's chest and after making the evil face Frodo buttons the shirt back up and covers up the ring with it being tucked inside his shirt. The camera angle changes and Frodo is seen walking up to Bilbo and the ring and necklace it is on is now outside of the shirt. (01:34:53)
Corrected entry: When Arwen and Frodo are being chased by the Ringwraiths, in some editions and certainly in the cinema, the soundtrack to the scene was of a cantering horse. Canter is three beats, whereas gallop (which is what all the horses on screen are doing) is four very fast beats that frequently sound like a single beat. It is also obvious that there should be more than one horse on the soundtrack (both Asfaloth and the Ringwraiths' horses), but instead the soundtrack (in the cinema and on my VHS copy at least) is of a single horse.
Corrected entry: Why are the passwords for Moria, a Dwarvish city, in Elvish?
Corrected entry: When Elrond tells the group that someone in the group needs to take the ring back to Mordor to be destroyed, the wide camera angle of the group shows Boromir with his right hand on his chin sitting straight up. The camera angle changes to a close up of him and he hand is now rubbing his forehead as he speaks. (01:29:52)
Corrected entry: In the scene where the Fellowship first enters Balin's tomb in the Mines of Moria, Gandalf finds a book that is written in Dwarvish. He begins to read the book, as well as translates the Dwarvish runes on Balin's tomb. However, Gandalf does not speak, understand or read Dwarvish, because Dwarves, unlike Elves, refuse to teach their language to anyone and keep it a secret from anyone but Dwarves.
Corrected entry: When the Fellowship is crossing over the mountain, Boromir sort of becomes transfixed by the ring and drops his shield. When he returns to his normal state, he picks his shield up from the snow and lifts it onto his back. When he does this, you can see the camera crew reflected briefly in the center of the shield. (00:08:15)
Corrected entry: After Bilbo disappears from his birthday party and then re-appears inside his front door, there's a scarf tied around his neck. He still has the scarf on as he picks up a walking stick in the next shot. Then, a split second later, the scarf is gone. (00:24:50)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Frodo falls in the snow and Boromir picks up the ring, you can see Aragorn standing behind Frodo. After Boromir ruffles Frodo's hair, only Aragorn's left hand is resting on the handle of the sword. Boromir then turns to leave and Aragorn has suddenly completely changed position, with his left hand on the scabbard and his right hand on the handle, although Boromir has already started to walk away and is no longer a threat. (01:35:30)