The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Corrected entry: When we first see Shadowfax, the wild horse that only Gandalf can ride, without a saddle or bridle, he has a breast collar mark. (00:57:45)

Correction: Shadowfax was not a wild horse originally. He was the King's horse, born and bred in the King's stable and only the King of Rohan was allowed to ride him. After Gandalf took him away, Shadowfax became wild, and would not let anyone else near him, until Gandalf reappeared.


Corrected entry: Merry and Pippin are brought by Treebeard to see Gandalf in Fangorn. Later, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are told by Gandalf that the hobbits had been there. Then Aragorn mentions Gandalf's name, and he recalls that as being his name. Now, during the hobbits' prior meeting with Gandalf, one of them would have probably called him by his name, and therefore, he would have heard it before Aragorn gets there.

Correction: It was Gimli who first mentioned Gandalf's name. Besides, he says, "Yes, Gandalf the Grey, that was my name. I am Gandalf the White". The point is that he is now a White Wizard and not that he does not remember his name.

Corrected entry: It is rather astonishing that the German dubbed version is following Tolkien's guidelines for pronunciation more closely than the original English version. In the Appendixes to the novel (Appendix F, 'On Translation') Tolkien states that Sam's name is not of Hebraic origin but being short for 'Samwise' (an Anglosaxon word, Tolkien being lecturer for Anglosaxon and Old English) and therefore not to be pronounced similar to 'Sam' as being the abbreviation for 'Samuel'. Instead he would have had this name pronounced [sahm] (the 'a' like in British English 'fast'). Likewise goes for placenames as 'Isengard' ('Isen' rhyming with 'treason').

Correction: Actually this doesn't have to be the case. In Sweden the A in Samuel is pronounced like in British English "fast", yet in the nickname Sam the A is pronounced differently. There's no reason why this couldn't be the case in Middle-Earth too.

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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: Why did they change Faramir? In the books he wasn't even tempted by the Ring.


Answer: Most likely to emphasize the power of the ring to corrupt men. It shows that Faramir was actually the stronger brother, because he was able to resist its power.

Jason Hoffman

You mean that Faramir should have joined the Fellowship? Because I think if he joins the Fellowship, he would be corrupted. Or Is Faramir more stronger than Boromir?


Boromir is most motivated by glory for Gondor, whereas Faramir is most motivated by honor. Boromir was therefore more susceptible to the Ring's corruptive influence than Faramir was as the Ring has great power which Boromir believes Gondor could use to defeat Sauron. Faramir understands that the Ring must be destroyed at all costs, any other course of action is futile, and therefore dishonorable. Hence, he is able to resist the Ring's influence.

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