The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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.

Correction: It's stated in the books that hobbits are extremely good shots - even Uruk-Hai have vulnerable spots that could be exploited by somebody with good aim. It doesn't seem unreasonable that the impact could at least stun the Uruk-Hai temporarily.

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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)

Correction: Pippin stops to look behind his shoulder and comment "It's working". Merry, who doesn't stop, thus passes him.

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.


Correction: This is in corrections already - in fact has the distinction of being the first correction I ever submitted. The book states that there were only 8 Ringwraiths chasing Frodo, until they near the Ford, and the 9th one comes out of the woods near the road.

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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)

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Correction: I've already corrected this once - the object is far away, indistinct, and VERY similar in shape to the pottery vases on the tables throughout the scene. IMHO not a mistake. :)

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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.

Correction: The "horse" is Bill the pony, so the hobbit would be the right size. The camera angle also changes between the time Legolas passes and the hobbits pass, quite possibly to make it hard to gauge differences in height.

Bob Blumenfeld Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene at the end, when Boromir is killed, the Uruk-hai has a bow, and is about to shoot Boromir again, when Aragorn jumps out at the Uruk-hai. Suddenly, the Uruk-hai's weapon changes from a bow to a sword and shield.

Correction: Lurtz (the Orc) dropped his bow as soon as he knew he was being attacked at close quarters, and we can see him seize another Uruk-hai's shield and sword from the ground. Lurtz had the best reflexes of the entire army (as demonstrated when he was "born"), and that was why he was picked as leader.

Corrected entry: In the scene after the battle of Amon Hen, when Merry and Pippin have distracted the Uruk Hai and have run across the bridge, why does an Uruk Hai come at the hobbits with an axe as if to kill them, when they have direct orders from Saruman to bring back the hobbits alive?

Correction: Isn't it easy to capture someone if you are threatening them mortally? After all Merry and Pippen DON'T KNOW that the orders are to capture and not kill.

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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)


Correction: I've checked this and it seems as if Frodo did not have the time to really close this last button. Instead he clasps his hand over the ring to protect it, which is why you can see it later when he walks up to Bilbo.

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.

Correction: Sound issues such as this are impossible to report accurately on a system with an analog or inadequate sound setup (VHS). A proper 5.1 home theater setup has multiple hoofbeat tracks coming from all directions depending on the location of the horse. The soundtrack also accurately portrays Arwen's horse Asfaloth in a full gallop.

Phil C.

Corrected entry: Why are the passwords for Moria, a Dwarvish city, in Elvish?

Correction: The road from that gate used to lead to the Elvish city of Ost-in-Edhil. The Dwarves of Moria and the Elves of Ost-in-Edhil were friends.


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)


Correction: He had plenty of time to get his hand into this position during the shots.

Corrected entry: When Aragorn is telling Gandalf that they must turn back during the avalanche, Gandalf is seen as being about 5 feet in front of him but when the camera angle changes to a wide shot, Gandalf is now seen about 15 feet away from Aragorn. (01:40:45)


Correction: Gandalf is not followed by Aragorn, but by Boromir, so Aragorn is always further away from Gandalf. You can identify Boromir in the split second when the group is shown from behind and Legolas passes by: first he passes by Aragorn, then by Boromir - this is when Boromir turns his face sideways you can identify him.

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.

Correction: Dwarf runes are modified Elf runes, so Gandalf can read them. And in the book much of the text is written in the Elf language, which Gandalf understands.

Corrected entry: The Horn Of Gondor worn by Boromir is seen to be split in two after his fight with the orcs, however it is repaired when Aragorn comes to kneel by his side. (01:24:55)

Correction: It's a long shot and very hard to see. I don't think the statement's right. In any case the two halves could just be resting together.

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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)

Correction: This is a pretty dodgy claim - something is reflected, VERY briefly, in the centre of the shield, but they are not obviously crew members. They probably are, but it's not clear.

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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)

Correction: This scene is not in real time. Bilbo has come back from the party, has changed his coat (and scarf), and is packing a bag. It is not a 'split second later'.

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Corrected entry: When the orc kills Boromir, he shoots him twice, and you can see the hole/blood stain for the third arrow between first ones, and only then the third arrow appears. (01:20:00)

Correction: There is a stain of some sort on the front of Boromir's tunic, in roughly the place where the third arrow later hits him, but it doesn't look like a hole - and if it's just a blood stain that can't really be counted as a mistake.

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Corrected entry: Boromir cut himself with the broken sword, and we can see the blood. However, after he sees Aragorn, the blood is gone. Look closely when he is putting down the sword. (01:30:45)

Correction: Boromir's fingers are slightly curled so the cut isn't visible.

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Corrected entry: When Gandalf rides to meet Saruman, Isengard is seen set in a dry valley. However, when Saruman is on top of Orthanc casting weather spells, there is a wide, curving river just outside the walls.

Correction: There is a river on one side, and trees on the other. Gandalf approaches Orthanc from among the trees and the river is out of shot on the other side.

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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)

Correction: Boromir seems to be giving the Ring back, but Aragorn doesn't trust him and has quietly moved to have his sword ready in case of trouble.

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Visible crew/equipment: After starting their four day journey through the long dark of Moria, a few shots later Gandalf pulls on his hat brim, and just as he walks (with Legolas close behind) to his left (towards the viewer's right), up some stairs, the black electrical cable leading from the staff to under the robe's left sleeve is visible. (00:19:30)

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[Another Hobbit drunkenly hits on Rosie, Sam's crush.]
Frodo: Don't worry, Sam. Rosie knows an idiot when she sees one.
Sam: [Worried.] Does she?

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Trivia: While filming the trilogy, Viggo Mortensen got so into character that, during a conversation with Peter Jackson, Jackson addressed him as "Aragorn" for more than half an hour, and Mortensen didn't even realize it.

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Question: When Gandalf is hanging on the edge of the bridge in the mines, what does he say just before he drops? At first I thought he said 'run you fools' but it sounds different every time I hear it.

Answer: "Fly, you fools"

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