History Trivia / TheLordOfTheRings

25th Apr '16 4:10:54 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatVoice
** What [[Creator/JohnHurt Aragorn]] did, [[Series/DoctorWho he did without choice]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor in the name of peace and sanity]].
** Legolas is [[Franchise/StarWars C-3PO]]!



* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Who knew [[Series/{{Fringe}} Walter Bishop]] was [[Creator/JohnNoble the last Steward of Gondor]]?
*** He also voices the [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Scarecrow as he drags Gotham into oblivion]].
** [[Creator/HugoWeaving Elrond]] [[TheMatrix considers humanity to be a broken species]] for much of the trilogy. While he's not openly hostile (nor does he comment on the smell), he openly shows his contempt. At least this time he has a reason for it (that being Isildur's betrayal).
*** And yes, he's wearing a [[Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert dress]] again. Sort of, anyway.
** Seems like somebody went from Flipper to carrying the SoulJar of the BigBad.
** [[Creator/IanMcKellen Gandalf]] is [[Film/{{X-Men}} Magneto, Master of Magnetism.]]
** How many people wanted to scream [[Film/{{Rudy}} RUDY! RUDY! RUDY!]] as Sam was carrying Frodo up Mount Doom?
** [[Creator/JohnRhysDavies Gimli]] has experience dealing with [[Film/RaidersoftheLostArk mystical]] [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade artifacts]] before.
** This wouldn't be the last time Eomer [[Film/{{Dredd}} wore a]] CoolHelmet.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Japanese dub have a cast of very well-know voice actors playing some of the main characters:
** Frodo [[Creator/DaisukeNamikawa is]] [[Manga/BlackLagoon Rock]] and [[{{Manga/Gantz}} Kei Kurono.]]
** Legolas [[Creator/DaisukeHirakawa is]] [[VisualNovel/SchoolDays Makoto Itou]].
** Gimli [[Creator/KenjiUtsumi was]] [[Anime/FistOfTheNorthStar Raoh]] (Even funnier if you know that Raoh is [[LargeAndInCharge BIG]]).
** Aragorn [[Creator/HochuOtsuka is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Yazan Gable]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Jiraiya]].
** Boromir [[Creator/RikiyaKoyama is]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Yamato]] and [[MetroidOtherM Adam Malkovich.]]
** Éomer [[Creator/KoichiYamadera is]] [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]] and [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Ryoji Kaji]].
** Éowyn [[Creator/TakakoHonda is]] [[Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar Kiriko Aoi]].
** Faramir [[Creator/MitsuruMiyamoto is]] [[Anime/TheBigO Roger Smith]].
** Elrond [[Creator/TakayukiSugo is]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hashirama Senju]].
** Gollum [[Creator/YuichiNagashima is]] [[Manga/OnePiece Brook]].



** The role of Theoden almost went to Kevin Conway, an actor you've [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra never heard of]] who has [[HeyItsThatGuy been in everything]].

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** The role of Theoden almost went to Kevin Conway, an actor you've [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra never heard of]] who has [[HeyItsThatGuy been in everything]].everything.
1st Apr '16 4:27:08 AM benda
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** The Gollum & Sméagol conversations are sort of this trope.

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** The Gollum & Sméagol conversations are InUniverse sort of this trope.
11th Mar '16 7:40:22 PM heathershadows
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** Gandalf's line discribing Éowyn is changed to something Grima says to her directly. As Peter Jackson says, it wasn't important who say it, only that it was said about Éowyn
--> '''Wormtongue: When you are alone, in the bitter watches of the night, when all your life seemed shrinking, and the walls of your bower closing in about you, a hutch to trammel some wild thing in?'''
19th Dec '15 7:59:58 PM nombretomado
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** Éowyn [[Creator/TakakoHonda is]] [[ShinkonGattaiGodannar Kiriko Aoi]].

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** Éowyn [[Creator/TakakoHonda is]] [[ShinkonGattaiGodannar [[Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar Kiriko Aoi]].
13th Oct '15 5:58:26 PM dvorak
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** The Siege of Minas Tirith was supposed to have [[TankGoodness tanks]] at pne point.

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** The Siege of Minas Tirith was supposed to have [[TankGoodness tanks]] at pne one point.
13th Oct '15 5:57:34 PM dvorak
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** The Siege of Minas Tirith was supposed to have [[TankGoodness tanks]] at pne point.
13th Oct '15 3:24:15 AM Morgenthaler
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*** And yes, he's wearing a [[TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert dress]] again. Sort of, anyway.

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*** And yes, he's wearing a [[TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert [[Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert dress]] again. Sort of, anyway.
25th Sep '15 7:05:35 PM Magestad
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: At one point, Music/TheBeatles had approached Creator/StanleyKubrick to direct them in a film adaption based on the books, but Kubrick felt the story was unfilmable.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** In Tolkien's lifetime he rejected a proposal for an AnimatedAdaptation. This was unconnected to Creator/RalphBakshi's project which was after his death.
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At one point, Music/TheBeatles had approached Creator/StanleyKubrick to direct them in a film adaption based on the books, adaptation but Kubrick felt the story was unfilmable.unfilmable.
** Creator/JohnBoorman wanted to adapt the books into one long epic movie but this fell through and he made ''Film/{{Excalibur}}'' instead.
19th Aug '15 10:19:35 AM throwaawy
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* WrongfullyAttributed: The now famous line, "A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to," was first uttered in the 2001 Fellowship film. Somehow, however, the line keeps being referenced as a Tolkien by casual fans of the 'verse.
2nd Aug '15 8:11:54 PM MechWarrior
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*** This is given a nice CallForward in ''Film/TheHobbit'' where Kíli manages to pull the same stunt. [[{{Lampshading}} He seems surprised that it worked.]]

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*** This is given a nice CallForward in ''Film/TheHobbit'' where Kíli manages to pull the same stunt. [[{{Lampshading}} [[{{LampshadeHanging}} He seems surprised that it worked.]]
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