The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Corrected entry: Look at the faces of Boromir, Legolas and Merry after they leave Moria and get outside. They have dirt on their faces in a particular pattern. Then they make their way to Lothlorien and get cleaned up. But in the final scene, the dirt returns in exactly the same places.

Correction: Not true. The dirt is in similar places, but it is definitely different (checked this one carefully.)

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Corrected entry: When Saruman uses his magical powers to bring an avalanche down on the group, Legolas is seen standing to the right of Gandalf but when the avalanche starts he is now standing to his left. (01:41:17)

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Correction: He is part way back to joining the group but then runs out to pull Gandalf to safety.

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Corrected entry: In Balin's tomb in Moria, Boromir runs to the door and avoids two arrows flying towards him. In the next shot, he runs back into the room a few feet away from the door, but in the next shot, he is back at the door, preparing to slam it shut. (00:27:11)

Correction: He doesn't run any feet into the room. He turns to see Aragorn coming to help him and then they both slam the doors closed.

Corrected entry: Right after Frodo rescues Sam from drowning, in the boat Sam's left ear, camera side, is round and not pointed like it has been in the whole movie. This shot is repeated until the scene is over. (01:27:35)

Correction: It's pointy. You only see it from behind so you don't get a very good look at it, but it is indeed pointy.

Corrected entry: After Boromir has been hit by the third arrow, shots of him alternate several times between showing all three completely parallel with each other and then sticking out from his chest at completely different angles. (02:33:30)

Correction: He is involved in a pretty full-on sword fight - it's more than reasonable to assume he's knocked the arrows with his arms more than once.

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Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, during the Prologue when Cate Blanchett gives a brief history of Middle Earth, near the end of her monologue she says "For none now live who remember", referring to the war of the Last Alliance, this is in contradiction to two major facts of the story. The first being that the elves are immortal, therefore at least some of them would still be present at this time. The second is that Elrond is clearly shown fighting in the battle, and later he vividly recalls to the Fellowship, at the meeting in Rivendell, how he begged Isildur to cast the Ring into the fire of Mount Doom. Proving not only was he present but he can also remember the Last Alliance.

Correction: What Galadriel says is that 'much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it'. She does not say, or mean, that nothing of the Last Alliance can be remembered; she is speaking generally about Middle Earth's history, and saying that of the many races and peoples within it, lots of knowledge has been lost as people have died and taken their memories with them.

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Corrected entry: Does it strike anyone else as odd that the members of the Fellowship have to tap at the walls outside Moria (extended DVD) to try to find the gates, when the gates have an enormous great tree at either side of them - the two holly trees which are later ripped up by the Watcher and used, along with stones and other rubble, to block the entrance. In the book they never had any trouble finding the door, only making it appear; the holly trees, which were 'larger than any trees of holly that Frodo had ever seen or imagined,' and stood 'like sentinel pilars at the end of the road,' marked the spot even from quite a distance.

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Correction: The trees were present in the book also, and yet Gandalf had Legolas and Gimli looking for the door. If you call it a mistake, don't blame the movie, blame the book.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Aragorn exposes the wound in Frodo's shoulder there is no blood on the shirt but when the shot cuts out then back in there is a large bloodstain on the shirt.

Correction: Watch in slow motion - Arwen's gloved hand obscures most of the bloodstain, but it is there.

Corrected entry: This is found on the extended version, the scene where Frodo is offering Galadriel the One Ring, she moves towards him with her right hand extended. After her morphing scene she regains composure and tells Frodo that she, too, is a Ring Bearer and then extends her right hand again - this time showing her ring. Where was the ring when she extended her hand the first time?

Correction: This is true to the book: it is only at the end of their conversation that Frodo is able to see Galadriel's ring, even though she's been wearing it all along. She explains to him that as a Ring-bearer, his sight has 'grown keener'. Even Sam (who is present in this scene in the book) cannot see it, instead saying something about seeing 'a star shining through your finger'.

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Corrected entry: When Gimli the Dwarf tries to smash the ring to pieces at the council of Elrond his axe breaks into small pieces instead. In a shot shortly after, when the fellowship is decided, he promises his axe and his company to the fellowship, but this time the axe is completely whole.

Correction: He does not grab his own axe, he grabs the axe of the dwarf next to him.

Corrected entry: When Gimli is going on about finding their way to Mordor through Emin Muil, you can see Sam sleeping in the background with both hands wrapped around his sword. In the next shot when you see Sam, the sword is by his side, and only one hand is even near it.

Correction: This is not a "mistake". Watch Sam exclusively during this scene. At first he is lying quietly against the rock. A moment later, he shifts about briefly to adjust the sword, presumably to get more comfortable. Shortly after that, he lies back again into stillness with the sword in a slightly different position.

Corrected entry: When the Ringwraiths have found the hobbits again at Weathertop, they all draw their swords at the same time and point them at the hobbits. Frodo falls over, and then pulls out the ring, one of the Ringwraiths looks at him and then draws his sword. Didn't they already draw their swords?

Correction: The ringwraith has two swords, a regular one and a Morgul Blade, which he uses to stab Frodo.

Corrected entry: After Frodo pulls the ring off for the last time, he falls off the stone ruins, and lands on his back. He then immediately jumps up, having no reaction to his fall. It seems like after falling a distance of about six feet and landing flat on his back, he'd need a minute to recover from the wind being knocked out of him, or hitting his head. (01:16:55)

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Correction: He's a bit hesitant getting up, and panting, plus we've been told many times that Hobbits are sturdy creatures.

Corrected entry: At the end, when Aragorn leans over to kiss Boromir's forehead, watch Boromir. When Aragorn's hair touches his face, Boromir closes his eyes tight.

Correction: He definitely doesn't. There is a moment when a strand of Aragorn's hair passes over his eye that could be confused for this, but Boromir's eyes remain the same.

Corrected entry: When the Fellowship crosses a mountain ridge, just before Frodo falls in the snow and loses the ring, there is an aerial shot - where's Bill, the pony, in that shot?

Correction: He's there - just a little difficult to see. Look in the middle of the party - if you look carefully (and freeze-frame doesn't hurt!) you can see him in both the aerial shots and the ones from Aragorn's / Frodo's POV, ie. the bottom of the slope.

Corrected entry: As the orcs pursue the fellowship through the large hall in Moria, the camera's position sweeps to the right and we see orcs popping up from the floor in the foreground and giving chase. The view is cut by a pillar, and when it returns those orcs have vanished.

Correction: The camera is tracking along in this shot and the original orcs go off screen.

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Corrected entry: Aragorn has a ring on his right index finger with a marquise shaped stone. When we first see it, as Boromir is teaching Merry and Pip to fight, it is whole. Next as Aragorn prepares to draw his sword on Boromir if he does not return the ring to Frodo, it is broken. After the Fellowship is buried under snow, we see it again and it is whole. Finally we see it as Aragorn lets Frodo go, and it is broken again.

Correction: The ring is never broken - the detail on it can be seen from different angles at times, but it stays in one piece throughout the film and can be seen many times in The Two Towers as well.

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Correction: You can see Frodo's lips move if you look carefully. They just don't move that much. You can see it more the second time he says Aragorn.

Corrected entry: When the Fellowship first sets off they are on top of a mountain and the bird spies are approaching, Boromir says that it can't be a cloud because it's blowing against the wind, when quite clearly his hair is blowing in the same direction as the shape is moving.

Correction: The *prevailing* direction of the wind is from behind Boromir. This does not mean that the wind cannot shift momentarily and blow his hair in a different direction, particularly when he is standing near many large rocks and outcroppings that would cause eddies and swirls in the wind's patterns.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Sam is chasing Frodo into the river, there is a shot of Sam sinking in slow motion. However, you can see that the water surrounding him is murky with sand. That proves that his feet are touching and kicking the bottom.

Correction: Some people have said that as the scene was shot on a dry soundstage it's not a valid mistake, but that doesn't change anything - they should have used clear water when adding the effects later. EXCEPT other people have pointed out that he could easily be kicking the bottom and still drowning - he can't swim, and is loaded with heavy equipment to boot.

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: According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Lord of the Rings holds the record for the greatest number of false feet used in one movie: 60,000.

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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: "Run, you fools" (in the original theatrical release). "Fly, you fools" (in the DVD release).

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