The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Corrected entry: In the mines of Moria Frodo is stabbed by the cave troll. He falls to the floor and the spear is shown. The camera cuts away and then returns and the spear has gone.

Correction: When the camera returns, we only see part of Frodo ? where the spear should be is out of the shot so of course we don't see it.

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Corrected entry: Towards the end of the fight in Moria, the cave troll slams Pippin on his back, but in the very next shot (look at the bottom center), Pippin is standing up as if nothing happened.

Correction: There is enough time when Pippin is off-screen for him to jump to his feet again. He'd have to do it quickly - but I think the possibility of an enormous cave troll squashing you as you lay there would be motivation enough.

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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.

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Krista

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

Corrected entry: When Gandalf first approaches the village on the cart, a water-powered mill can be seen slowly turning in an anti-clockwise direction. The water in the foreground stream appears to be travelling from right to left which would make the mill turn in a clockwise direction. However, in the very next scene (shot looking across the bridge at the same mill) the water is clearly stationary because the leaves on the surface of the stream are not moving. So either the mill is turning the wrong way or it should not be moving at all.

Correction: If you look closely at the mill house, you can see a water sluice over the top of the wheel. It is the water from the sluice which is turning the wheel, not the water in the river. In fact the wheel doesn't even touch the river.

Corrected entry: After the fellowship passed the statues of Argonath, the river ends by a huge waterfall. There's a huge rock on the very tip of the waterfall, yet the reflection is not visible on the water; compare it with the Argonath statues which have its reflections on the water.

Correction: In this shot, nothing is reflected in the water but the sky (compare the rock, Tol Brandir, to the banks to the left and right). In a later shot, Tol Brandir reflects along with everything else. Although the rock was added digitally to this footage, it?s clear the film makers have been careful to match its reflection and general appearance to the rest of the scene.

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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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Corrected entry: When Saruman is summoning an avalanche on Carhadras a bandage can be seen on his left middle finger.

Correction: This isn't really a mistake - although it was a real bandage from an injury (it is mentioned in the commentary on the extended DVD) it isn't anachronistic in any way.

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Gandalf: Confound it all, Samwise Gamgee, have you been eavesdropping?
Sam Gamgee: I ain't been dropping no eaves, sir, honest! I was just cutting the grass under the window there, if you follow me.
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Sam Gamgee: I heard raised voices.
Gandalf: What did you hear? Speak!
Sam Gamgee: Oh, nothing important. That is, I heard a good deal about a Ring, and a Dark Lord, and something about the end of the world, but please Mr. Gandalf, sir, don't hurt me. Don't turn me into anything... Un-natural.

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Mistakes

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.

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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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