Continuity mistake: Gimli is lying with his face under the water, after jumping off the Deeping Wall and landing on the Uruk-hai. In the close-up, the right arm that grabs Gimli's shoulder to help him out of the water is Legolas' right arm. Yet, in the wide shot, suddenly it is Aragorn helping Gimli to his feet, not Legolas. (01:11:10)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Christopher Lee, Sean Bean, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Dourif, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, Hugo Weaving, Karl Urban, Andy Serkis, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Bernard Hill, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Dominic Monaghan, John Noble, Billy Boyd
Trivia: During post-production, one of the effects technicians had to transport the first effects shots to a special location, since their computer could not send them all the way to Peter Jackson. After storing them in his iPod, he walked out into the street and was targeted by two thugs. After some serious sprinting, he managed to reach a hotel and save WETA's visual effects from falling into criminal hands.
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?
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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.