The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Audio problem: When Sam, Frodo, and Gollum are in the forest of Ithilien, when Sam says "Can't you hear yourself, don't you know who you sound like?" the shots change and you can see Sam mouthing the words again. (01:38:30)

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Audio problem: When the Ents are attacking Isengard, just after the river has been released. Merry calls to Pippin "hold on!", but if you look at his lips, he says "Hang on!" The lip-syncing doesn't match. (02:35:25)

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Audio problem: First there is a wide shot of the Dead Marshes and Gollum says, "Soft and quick as shadows we must be." Then in the next shot as the camera starts to pan towards Sam, he begins to say, "I hate this place, it's too quiet..." When the camera first shows Sam, his mouth is not in sync with these particular words, "I hate this place," the words originally said on camera were changed during ADR. Extended DVD. (00:42:45)

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Audio problem: When Gimli says the line "Helms Deep! They flee to the mountains when they should stand and fight! Who will defend them if not their king?", Legolas, Aragorn, Gimli and Gandalf are walking towards the stables. Gimli's lips are not mouthing any of the lines. This is because it is the scale double of Gimli walking with the three other actors and John Rhys-Davies added the dialogue in ADR later.

Audio problem: On the Deeping Wall, Theoden says, "Draw all our forces behind the wall..." but Theoden's lips are moving before we hear him say those words. (00:17:10)

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Audio problem: When Gandalf rides off to find Eomer, Shadowfax isn't wearing any sort of harness. But just as Gandalf rides out of the stable past Legolas, you can hear a jingle, like a bridle would make. (01:30:20)

Audio problem: When Gollum starts leading the hobbits, just after they let him go, he slips slightly on one slope and there is a sound of stones sliding down. But no stones are dislodged.

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Continuity mistake: Merry and Pippin were bound when taken by the Uruk-hai, and the bonds weren't cut until after they managed to escape during the fight. Yet, when the horse almost crashed down on Pippin, he had his arms spread out up near his face, not bound, even though they weren't cut until later. In the next shot, his hands are bound again. (00:31:15)

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Gimli: Oh come on, we can take 'em.
Aragorn: It's a long way.
Gimli: Toss me.
Aragorn: What?
Gimli: I cannot jump the distance you'll have to toss me!...don't tell the elf.
Aragorn: Not a word.

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Trivia: In order to get the stunt Elves riled up enough to be on the offensive during certain scenes, the very aggressive stunt Uruk-hai would nastily taunt and mock them incessantly on the set and even call them, "Cupcakes." It worked! Commentary, extended DVD.

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Question: I'm just curious, but at Helm's Deep, when Legolas says to Gimli "Shall I get you a box to stand on?" or words to that effect, was that line improvised by Orlando Bloom or was it in the script?

Answer: There's nothing to indicate that it wasn't in the script. It seems in line with much of the humour displayed throughout the trilogy, so was likely there from the start.

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