History Film / TheLordOfTheRings

7th Feb '18 10:32:55 AM Discar
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* EagerRookie: Merry and Eowyn both want to join the battle of Minas Tirith but have to sneak in with the rest of the Rohirrim, since them joining the fight is met with disapproval from the others due to being a hobbit and a woman, respectively.
1st Feb '18 3:01:51 PM WillKeaton
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The theatrical versions were lengthy epics (all clocking around at 3-ish hours), and the "Extended Editions" (released before the succeeding movies) added at least another half-hour to each film's running time[[note]] Around 12 minutes of that extra run time is credits added for the fan community website[[/note]]. Unusual for such a thing, Creator/PeterJackson has stated that the Extended Editions are not an actual DirectorsCut (feeling the term would unfairly imply that he was unsatisfied with the theatrical releases) but merely a fan-friendly extension to enlarge the world of Middle-Earth and see what things they left out of the faster paced Theatrical Versions.

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The theatrical versions were lengthy epics (all clocking around at 3-ish hours), and the "Extended Editions" (released before the succeeding movies) added at least another half-hour to each film's running time[[note]] Around time.[[note]]Around 12 minutes of that extra run time is credits added for the fan community website[[/note]]. website.[[/note]] Unusual for such a thing, Creator/PeterJackson has stated that the Extended Editions are not an actual DirectorsCut (feeling the term would unfairly imply that he was unsatisfied with the theatrical releases) but merely a fan-friendly extension to enlarge the world of Middle-Earth and see what things they left out of the faster paced Theatrical Versions.
25th Jan '18 8:24:18 PM Josef5678
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** The lair of Shelob is fairly well-lit despite being depicted in the book as pitch black, (we are told she "secretes" darkness), but here the audience has to see. Frododoes run right into a web he should have been able to clearly see, so apparently the lair is lit in our view, but not in his.

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** The lair of Shelob is fairly well-lit despite being depicted in the book as pitch black, (we are told she "secretes" darkness), but here the audience has to see. Frododoes Frodo does run right into a web he should have been able to clearly see, so apparently the lair is lit in our view, but not in his.
24th Jan '18 8:18:10 PM DragonQuestZ
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* The night battles at Helm's Deep and Osgiliath are shown in a blue tint. Helms Deep occurs with rain during the bulk of the battle,meaning that the only light would have been lightning and scattered torches, but this isn't cited as nor provides any obvious difficulty. Osgiliath is a retreating battle in which both sides tried to ambush the other, no one has torches lit, but the orcs in the boats stay low, and the Gondorians took cover in the broken urban landscape
* The lair of Shelob is fairly well-lit despite being depicted in the book as pitch black, (we are told she "secretes" darkness), but here the audience has to see. Frododoes run right into a web he should have been able to clearly see, so apparently the lair is lit in our view, but not in his.

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* ** The night battles at Helm's Deep and Osgiliath are shown in a blue tint. Helms Deep occurs with rain during the bulk of the battle,meaning that the only light would have been lightning and scattered torches, but this isn't cited as nor provides any obvious difficulty. Osgiliath is a retreating battle in which both sides tried to ambush the other, no one has torches lit, but the orcs in the boats stay low, and the Gondorians took cover in the broken urban landscape
* ** The lair of Shelob is fairly well-lit despite being depicted in the book as pitch black, (we are told she "secretes" darkness), but here the audience has to see. Frododoes run right into a web he should have been able to clearly see, so apparently the lair is lit in our view, but not in his.
24th Jan '18 3:21:01 PM Occidensill
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* The night battles at Helm's Deep and Osgiliath are shown in a blue tint. Helms Deep occurs with rain during the bulk of the battle,meaning that the only light would have been lightning and scattered torches, but this isn't cited as nor provides any obvious difficulty. Osgiliath is a retreating battle in which both sides tried to ambush the other, no one has torches lit, but the orcs in the boats stay low, and the Gondorians took cover in the broken urban landscape
* The lair of Shelob is fairly well-lit despite being depicted in the book as pitch black, (we are told she "secretes" darkness), but here the audience has to see. Frododoes run right into a web he should have been able to clearly see, so apparently the lair is lit in our view, but not in his.
23rd Jan '18 8:31:49 PM ChiliConQueso
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* AdaptationalModesty: Frodo has lost his cloak and Mithril vest in the Tower of Cirith Ungol, leaving him [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]]. In the book the Orcs have stripped him completely naked. Which explains Sam's line about how "you can't go walking through Mordor in naught but your skin", which is quoted verbatim from the book.
21st Jan '18 11:41:13 AM eroock
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* BlindedByTheLight: The orks are blinded by the rising sun when Gandalf and his army come charging towards them.
21st Jan '18 8:55:02 AM TenTwelveEleven
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* FreezeFrameBonus: The extended palantir scene with Aragorn and Sauron very briefly shows Sauron holding the palantir in his armored form, implying that he has returned to a humanoid form.



* {{Oculothorax}}: In the film version, Sauron is depicted as a literal flaming eye. In the books, the term "The Eye of Sauron" is not meant literally, but rather as a symbol of Sauron's vigilance, evil and influence; which several characters describe or perceive as being like a great eye WreathedInFlames.

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* {{Oculothorax}}: In the film version, Sauron is depicted as a literal flaming eye. In the books, the term "The Eye of Sauron" is not meant literally, but rather as a symbol of Sauron's vigilance, evil and influence; which several characters describe or perceive as being like a great eye WreathedInFlames. However, the extended edition has a scene with the palantir where Aragorn fleetingly glimpses Sauron in his armored form holding the palantir - implying that he has a humanoid form.
21st Jan '18 12:46:05 AM jormis29
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** Merry instantly recognises Eowyn when she is disguised as a Rohirrim soldier. This is because it would have been impossible to make Miranda Otto look like a man without it looking silly, and for Merry to not realise it was her until she takes off her helmet (as happens in the book) would have made him look like an idiot.

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** Merry instantly recognises Eowyn when she is disguised as a Rohirrim soldier. This is because it would have been impossible to make Miranda Otto Creator/MirandaOtto look like a man without it looking silly, and for Merry to not realise it was her until she takes off her helmet (as happens in the book) would have made him look like an idiot.
18th Jan '18 7:32:57 AM GunarmDyne
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* GiantSpider: Creator/PeterJackson [[AuthorPhobia applied his actual arachnophobia to full use]] to make Shelob as horrible as possible. Strangely, Shelob had a stinger in her belly, and a gaping mouth instead of actual spider fangs. {{Justified|Trope}} in that she is meant to be an EldritchAbomination.



* GiantSpider: Creator/PeterJackson [[AuthorPhobia applied his actual arachnophobia to full use]] to make Shelob as horrible as possible. Strangely, Shelob had a stinger in her belly, and a gaping mouth instead of actual spider fangs. {{Justified|Trope}} in that she is meant to be an EldritchAbomination.
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