The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Trivia: When Merry and Pippin light the firework, Billy Boyd was so shocked by the firework going off when it was being filmed that he actually let out the high pitched shriek that is heard when the tent goes up. In some of the behind the scenes stuff, Dominic Monaghan makes fun of Billy by calling him 'a slightly feminine character', while poor Billy tries to defend himself.

Trivia: The scream of the Nazgul (Ringwraiths) is actually Fran Walsh, co-writer with Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson (director) on the film.

Trivia: According to Ian McKellen: 'Tolkien's 10-year old grandson walked up to me and said that I was his favorite actor. Clearly a boy of taste.'

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Trivia: Gil-Galad shows up in the movie during the prologue. He has armor like all the other elves, but he is wearing a blue cloak. He is the one who pins an orc to the ground with a spear.

Trivia: When the Ring speaks to Aragorn, the subtitles say, "Aragorn, Aragorn, Elessar." However, when listening to the words spoken, it sounds like the Ring says, "Aragorn, Aragorn, bless us." Even on the audio commentary, Elijah Wood (Frodo) says, "I love that the Ring actually speaks to Viggo, as it tempts him, 'bless us', that's amazing, I didn't pick that up until the third time I saw the movie." The other three Hobbit actors (Sean Astin, Dominic Monahan, and Billy Boyd) seemed to concur. (01:17:50)

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Trivia: When Legolas is on the Troll, only some shots of the lower part of his body are CG, the rest of him is real. Whereas, when Merry and Pippin are seen on the Troll, they are entirely CG. Commentaries, extended DVD. (00:30:55 - 00:32:30)

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Trivia: John Rhys-Davies developed an allergic reaction to his makeup.

Trivia: Even though Bilbo Baggins's opening scenes are in Hobbiton, Ian Holm never actually worked on the location. All of his scenes were done against a blue screen.

Trivia: When they are on the ledge of the snowy mountain, notice that Legolas is walking on top of the snow while the others are trudging through it.

Trivia: During Bilbo's party, right after Merry and Pippin set off the dragon rocket, we see Pippin's blackened face, then Merry's blackened face, then a shot of four Hobbit guests looking up at the sky, three males and one female - the female Hobbit is on the right side of the screen. I may be completely wrong, but I think she might have been played by Philippa Boyens, one of the movie's screenwriters. There are some shots of Boyens on the behind-the-scenes disc, especially in the feature called "A Passage to Middle Earth," and she and this Hobbit sure look alike to me. (00:17:33)

Trivia: The scene in which the Fellowship mourns Gandalf in Moria was filmed, ironically, before the group had even met Ian McKellen.

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Trivia: The climactic fight scene was shot in the middle of a heatwave, with temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. Many of the actors playing the Uruk'hais had to be taken off the set with heat exhaustion.

Trivia: When Pippin causes a loud noise with the suit of armor, Gandalf scolds him by saying, 'Fool of a Took! Throw yourself in next time, and rid us of your stupidity.' The insult in the book was even funnier where Pippin threw a rock down a deep shaft which startled everyone and was scolded by Gandalf as follows: 'Fool of a Took! This is a serious journey, not a hobbit walking party. Throw yourself in next time, and we'll be rid of your stupidity. Now be quiet!'

Allister Cooper, 2011

Trivia: Sean Bean, who is famous for his many on-screen deaths, has said that the death of Boromir in this film is his favorite.

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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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