Other mistake: When the hobbits are hiding under the tree trunk from the Ringwraith in the beginning, you can see space to the left and right of the tree above them. Logically when the Ringwraith walks past the tree you would see it on the right side of the tree first, then on the left, but you don't - it looks like it walks out of the tree instead of behind it. [Confirmed on the commentaries - Elijah Wood asks his fellow actors if anyone spotted the mistake: 'It kind of magically comes out of the tree'. Sean Astin: 'You mean it doesn't pass from the other side?' Wood: 'No, it comes out from the centre.'] (00:51:40)
Gandalf falls into darkness in Khazad-dum with the Balrog, but the rest of the Fellowship decide to continue on without him. Boromir, who tries to take the Ring from Frodo, dies protecting Merry and Pippin. They are then captured by Uruk-hai, so Legolas, Aragorn and Gimli follow them to try and save them. Frodo and Sam head for Mordor, and Mount Doom, alone.
Question: In the scene where Gandalf and Saruman are fighting in the tower Saruman takes Gandalf's staff and sends him to the top of the tower. What happened to Gandalf's staff? When he escapes he somehow gets his staff back and uses it the rest of the movie. Is it another similar staff, or am I missing something?
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