The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Audio problem: When Arwen and Aragorn are talking on the bridge, you see Arwen's lips moving while Aragorn is speaking. When you zoom in you can see that Arwen's mouth is definitely moving as she is talking animatedly, both when neither character has any dialogue and when Aragorn's voice says 'I thought I had strayed into a dream'. (01:32:15)

Audio problem: When Merry, Pippin and Frodo are separated by the Troll's club smashing the ground beneath them in Balin's tomb (right before Frodo gets smelled round the pillar), Aragorn shouts, 'Frodo!', but his mouth is not in sync (it looks as if he shouts 'Legolas' in that shot, but it was dubbed over.) (00:30:00)

Audio problem: In two shots at the end of Frodo and Gandalf's conversation in Moria (before the Fellowship enters Balin's tomb), Gandalf's beard is moving as if he were talking, but he doesn't say anything.

Audio problem: When Bilbo and Frodo are reunited at Rivendell, Bilbo embraces Frodo and Bilbo's voice can be heard saying "Oh." But, his mouth is closed and could not have possibly said it.

Audio problem: When Haldir is seen talking to the Fellowship in Lothlorien in the extended edition, he says "You can go no further." From Aragorn's point of view you can see Haldir saying "You can go no-" but when Haldir is walking away, he isn't moving his mouth to say the word "further." (00:46:18)

Audio problem: When Bilbo is saying good-bye to Gandalf outside, he's standing by the door and then he turns to walk to his gate. When the camera angles behind Gandalf, Bilbo is standing at the gate with it open; the gate is too far away for Bilbo to have been there in a split second, and we never hear the gate open, but we hear it squeak shut. (00:29:15)

Audio problem: At Orthanc, as Saruman and Gandalf walk towards the Palantir, Saruman asks, "Why? Why should we fear to use it?" but his lips say something completely different. (00:48:40)

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Other mistake: When Sam and Frodo are in the field with the scarecrow, you can plainly see a car cruising past in the distance, from right to left. Further comment - there are two different shots which show the car moving from right to left. One starts at the top right distance, and in a shot a few seconds later the car has traveled down the road a bit and is more easily visible. Complicating matters is that the dust thrown up by the car looks similar to smoke from a chimney in the right distance, making some people think it is just the chimney. But chimneys don't move, and the smoke from the chimney is separate from the moving vehicle. [It is deleted on the DVD, but you can still see an obvious bit of image fakery on the hill just left of the smoking chimney. One can see the hill, tree, and surrounding area move up and down and shimmer slightly where someone has done a cut and paste to cover up the auto. The "car inclusive" scene appears on the National Geographic documentary, "Beyond the Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." Also, watch the music documentary on the Extended DVD - when it shows this scene the car is still in it. Bizarrely, in his commentary Peter Jackson said he never saw a car and doesn't know what people are talking about, but the production/post-production team say in their commentary that despite not thinking anyone would be able to see it, they took it out anyway.] (00:42:55)

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Aragorn: Gentlemen! We do not stop 'til nightfall.
Pippin: But what about breakfast?
Aragorn: You've already had it.
Pippin: We've had one, yes. But what about second breakfast?
[Aragorn stares at him, then walks off.]
Merry: Don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip.
Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?
Merry: I wouldn't count on it.

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Trivia: While filming the trilogy, Viggo Mortensen got so into character that, during a conversation with Peter Jackson, Jackson addressed him as "Aragorn" for more than half an hour, and Mortensen didn't even realize it.

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Question: In the scene where Gandalf and Saruman are fighting in the tower Saruman takes Gandalf's staff and sends him to the top of the tower. What happened to Gandalf's staff? When he escapes he somehow gets his staff back and uses it the rest of the movie. Is it another similar staff, or am I missing something?

Answer: It is a different staff. Look at the branches at the top of the staff.

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