Corrected entry: In the scene where Gollum has just blamed Sam for eating all the lembas and Frodo is convincing Sam to go back home, tear tracks are visible on Sam's face before he actually starts crying. The tracks are obvious, since his face is thoroughly dirty by this point and the tears have cleaned parts of his cheeks.
Corrected entry: When Frodo has his arms around Sam when they are on the rock in the middle of the lava, his "missing" finger is tucked completely under his hand on Sam's shoulder. Usually there is a stub visible, about to the first knuckle, but in this shot, it is completely gone, down to the hand. There is also considerably less blood.
Corrected entry: One of the men riding with Faramir back to Osgiliath is the same man that we see a couple of close-ups of at the black gate near the end. Faramir was the only man to survive after riding back from Osgiliath.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the Rohirrim ride into the Pelennor Fields, there is a closeup shot of Eomer riding a horse with a spear in his left hand. It appears that Eomer is reaching offscreen for his spear.
Corrected entry: After the Rohirrim crush through the orcs and the huge elephants come from the direction of Osgiliath, there is a river going straight through the city and they come from the far South anyway, so why are they marching on Minas Tirith from the East? There is no way they came over the river, and I doubt they can fly.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the beacons are being lit to call the Rohirrim to the aid of Gondor, no smoke is visible from the massive piles of burning wood.
Corrected entry: When Frodo is being held prisoner in the tower, Sam comes to rescue him & uses Sting to kill the orc that was there with Frodo. Sam stabs the orc with the sword & draws it back out, but no orc blood is ever seen on Sting. Often other scenes with orcs being stabbed show orc blood on the blades.
Corrected entry: When the Nazgul swoop in to attack the diversionary force at the Black Gate, several eagles intercept them and begin battling them in the air. When Frodo puts on the ring and Sauron becomes aware of him, the Nazgul ride their beasts directly towards Mount Doom. It's easy for them to do this, since there are suddenly no eagles anywhere to be seen. They didn't fly away and weren't killed by the Nazgul, since three of them assist in the rescue of Frodo and Sam following Mount Doom's eruption. So what happened to them?
Corrected entry: You can see a severely wounded King Theoden lying partially under his horse on the Pelennor Fields after being attacked by the Witch King. The length of his legs are out of proportion, since you can see his waist above the horse's back, and a large part of his lower leg underneath the horse's belly.
Corrected entry: When Frodo is stung by Shelob and wrapped up, Sam appears a good 20 feet away, ALREADY carrying Sting and the Phial of Galadriel. He couldn't have collected these items from Frodo's body. In the book, Frodo and Sam enter the cave together, and Frodo gives these items to Sam, but that wasn't possible here.
Corrected entry: Merry and Pippin drink Ent draughts in TTT and grow taller. At the end of ROTK when all the hobbits are standing together (Aragorn's crowning in Minas Tirith) Merry and Pippin are no taller than they were to start with (compare with the group shot at the Council of Elrond in FOTR as one example). Yes, Merry does say "everything's back to normal", but that's because they've had equal amounts of the draught so he's back to being the tallest. The book states the effect is the draught is permanent, and the film doesn't suggest otherwise.STP
Corrected entry: Obscure one, here; in one of the books released about Lord of the Rings, it discusses the difference between normal Gondorion helmets and Citadel Guard helmets. Citadel Guards helmets have bronze wings carved to the side of them. Yet, when Pippin is made a Citadel Guard, he is given a standard Gondorion helmet. I also think he's given the wrong armor, too; he's given what looks like the armor of the Fountain Guard instead of the Citadel Guard.